Ready to get started?

We've got you covered! Many new students don't know whether to begin with Pilates, GYROTONIC, or GYROKINESIS. If you're not sure, check out our page where we compare the two disciplines (click here). Since all training at the studio begins with introductory private lessons (see our Getting Started page), simply book your first sessions and let's get you moving! Together we’ll chart the course for your success. We believe in you!

(GYROKINESIS does not require any experience to begin, although a single private lesson is highly encouraged to get the most out of your lessons.)

The Studio with Aloha

About us...

Kona Pilates is a boutique movement arts studio in Corona, CA (located near Rodrigo’s with easy access from the 15 fwy). Kona Pilates is the only fully equipped Contemporary STOTT Pilates and GYROTONIC® studio in the entire Inland Empire. At Kona Pilates, our passion is to share the joy of movement with you while awakening the infinite possibilities of body, mind and spirit. We believe you have amazing potential. We'll help inspire you as you discover it. Envision waking in the morning and your body feels good to move in. Envision feeling stronger & leaner with improved posture and decreased pain. Envision feeling your body aging gracefully. Envision feeling ease and grace as you move throughout your day. Envision  experiencing extra energy during your day. Envision unwinding your body from the effects of your daily routine (sitting, driving, errands). Envision improving the skills your body needs for the recreational things you love to do (or want to return to doing) like tennis, golf, dancing, hiking, and more). Envision a friendly studio where you fit in with other creative, intelligent people looking to find health, harmony and relief from stress.  Welcome to Kona Pilates.

Kona Pilates is equipped with the finest STOTT Pilates apparatus: 2 Reformers, 1 Cadillac/trap table, 3 Springboards, 2 Stability Chairs, 1 Ladder Barrel, 2 Spine Correctors, and 3 Arc Barrels. We have 2 GYROTONIC® Pulley Towers, 2 GYROTONIC® Ladders, and 1 Jump-Stretching Board. We also have nearly every prop (toy) you can imagine from BOSU and Orbit to Foam Rollers and TRX. In addition to Pilates and GYROTONIC® lessons, we offer a variety of barre classes, mindfulness meditation, chi kung, suspension training, and so much more! Each lesson at Kona Pilates is 60 or 90 mins in length (we believe in an honest hour).

Kona Pilates transformed the lives of our clients in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii for over 15 years. On June 1st we moved to Corona in Southern California (to be near family). Our new beautiful boutique studio will be opening SOON with the exact location to be announced as soon as we sign our lease. Get ready to be transformed Corona, Eastvale, Norco! Once you experience the personalized attention and quallity of instruction we offer - not to mention feeling GYROTONIC® in your body, you'll never want to do workout anywhere else.

Experience just how amazing a program utilizing Contemporary STOTT Pilates and GYROTONIC® techniques is, with some of the most highly qualified Certified Instructors and Movement Educators/Therapists in California, Hawaii & the world.  From the skills you’ll learn and our studio setting that you’ll thrive in, to our small student-to-teacher ration that allows for superior personalized attention, we bring an extra dose of flair, elegance, fun and expertise to each client we teach.  From an intimate private or duet lesson to a flowing GYROKINESIS® group class of 6, your lessons will be as unique as you are, specific to your physical needs, and always inspiring.  

Our quiet studio is an oasis of peace and calm - the perfect atmosphere for you to evolve. Join us in our tranquil studio for an hour or so of bliss, and take time for yourself. Arch. Curl. Spiral. Lengthen. Breathe. Evolve. Thrive.

We believe...

  • Quality is more important than quantity. We specialize in private and duet lessons and our group classes have a maximum of 4 to 6 students!. You'll never get lost in the masses with us; 
  • We believe in "the honest hour" ~ our lessons are either a full 60 mins or 90 mins depending on the session type.
  • As movement arts educators, we believe in teaching you exactly which muscles you're supposed to be using in each exercise, and what the goal of each exercise is, so that you'll get the most out of your workouts with us. We are constantly told how differently we teach; 
  • Knowledge is power—the more you know about your body, the more you'll feel confident making decisions about your health;
  • As instructors, we strive for the highest level of education in our field (we have thousands of hours of training, multiple certifications/licenses, and numerous degrees). We regularly take continuing education courses to enhance our repertoire and share it with you!;​
  • Your body’s ability to transform and heal is amazing, and we can help you tap into that ability;
  • Your workout is supposed be enjoyable and something you look forward to doing;
  • Sessions at Kona Pilates go beyond the physical: your workout can help support your personal growth on all levels with infinite possibilites.
  • Transformation is possible no matter where you are starting and where you desire to go – together, we’ll get you where you want to be.


"I've taken Pilates and GYROTONIC lessons all over the world (I travel for a living). I have never had the superior level of instruction that I received from Laura before. Her ability to make you feel welcome and comfortable, plus her imagery and cueing helped me embody more in a single session that I have in years of study. If you are lucky enough to have Laura as your regular instructor, you are truly blessed. Laura, how about I pack you in my suitcase and bring you home with me? Thank you so very much."

-- Kate

"Suffering from back pain for most of my life, I'm always looking for alternative methods to minimize my discomfort. Laura and Steve have made a major contribution to achieving that goal. Their knowledge of anatomy, sense of compassion, level of enthusiasm and personalized approach make every session rewarding. Doesn't matter if it's a class or a private, they seriously yet cheerfully provide you with the opportunity to learn how to re-educate your body to make it work the way it's supposed to. Pilates and GYROTONIC have been the only workout programs whose hourly routine I look forward to and whose end comes too quickly. My doctors have watched my strength grow and my pain scale decline and fully credit my working with Steve and Laura on a regular basis for these accomplishments. I can't thank them enough for all they've done and continue to do to help me feel healthier, both physically and mentally. Thanks guys!" 
-- Mary Lou S.

"As a professional athlete, I thought my body was strong and flexible. A friend suggested that I try Pilates because I had broken my ankle and could not train in my regular sport (professional surfing). I began working with Laura and Steve at Kona Pilates. Wow. What a difference this has made in my body...and my performance on my board. Thank you!" 
-- Ayako M.

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​​​a boutique movement arts studio

exclusively offering Stott Pilates & GYROTONIC® exercise

"What we teach goes way beyond what you’ll do at a gym or even in the studio. You’ll use these skills in LIFE!​"

Options you'll love...

  • All of the variety of modalities we teach are available in Private Lessons (one student, one instructor), Duet Lessons (two students, one instructor). Our Shared Lessons (2 or 4 students, one instructor) & Small Group Lessons (no more than 6 students, one instructor) are fun filled creative lessons where you'll never get bored;
  • Multiple modalities to choose from (you'll never get bored with us). Choose one or all, the choice is yours! STOTT Pilates, the GYROTONIC ® & GYROKINESIS ® methods, Yoga Therapy, Chi Kung for Healing, Mindfulness Meditation, Body Rolling, Barre Classes, Pilates/Yoga for Dancers;
  • Teacher training, movement seminars, and Manual Therapy training for massage therapists;
  • Outcall Medical Myofascial Massage Therapy with Laura;​
  • Outcall Onsen® Structural Manual Therapy with Steve.

We offer...

  • The aloha spirit is alive and well at Kona Pilates;
  • Kona Pilates is a woman owned and operated business, catering to women & men of all ages and abilities;
  • We specialize in private & duet instruction with very small group lessons;
  • Partnership & encouragement to help you meet your goals;
  • An intimate boutique studio of sanctuary & calm amidst the hustle & bustle of life;
  • Complimentary fresh filtered water, mints, yoga mats & towels. Grip socks for sale;
  • We specialize in providing personalized attention in Private, Shared and our very small Group Classes, allowing you to make the most of your workout time; 
  • Our mission is to empower people to move freely in their bodies and expand their minds to feel healthier, happier, and more alive! Our highly trained husband and wife team of instructors come from a variety of backgrounds allowing us to offer a tailored experience for each client's needs;
  • Services personalized for your unique needs: from fitness and athletic performance enhancement to rehabilitating from injury, from surgery, or an accident (including TBI, stroke, whiplash);
  • We each have thousands of hours of movement arts education and 25+ years of experience across multiple disciplines AND we are both licensed massage therapists with extensive training in medical massage therapy.