Let Pilates move you. That’s our mantra.
At MatWorkz, our philosophy is simple: we believe in the power of movement to strengthen and heal your mind, body and spirit. We believe in the mission of Joseph Pilates and his groundbreaking work, and the transformation that his fitness system continues to offer the world. While the program has evolved over time, we continue to honor his simple and elegant approach to exercise – valuing movement and knowledge above all else.
Our story began in 1997, when Texas native Deborah Watson began her own pilates practice. She saw the immense need for the healing power of Pilates in her adopted home town of Winter Park, Florida. After completeing her classical comphrehensive training with Romana Kryzanowska in 1999, she opened MatWorkz Pilates Studio.
Deborah has always felt a driving hunger to help the people in her community with movement, guiding them down a healing path towards mental focus, wellness and happiness. In addition, she has handpicked some of the most talented movement teachers in Central Florida to help her continue with this mission.
Since opening the doors to MatWorkz, Deborah and her team have helped hundreds of people across Central Florida reach their individual fitness goals – accessing the athleticism, mental focus and healing attributes of Pilates and GYROTONIC®. With our complete line of Pilates Reformer equipment and one of the region’s only GYROTONIC® studio systems, anyone from age 8 to 80 can discover the power of movement in both individual and group environments.
MatWorkz Body Awareness
MatWorkz Body Awareness offers the area’s most unique and immersive Pilates experience. It unlocks the hidden wisdom of your body, giving you deeper insight into your relationship with gravity, balance, bone structure and more. This approach is different from other studios, providing a more intimate and connected experience that elevates every part of your being – and helps your achieve true balance both physically and mentally.
The MatWorkz commitment to education is central to our technique and approach, and delivers greater impact and results. Our dedicated instructors have a broad range of education and are more than teachers – they’re passionate practitioners with a heart-centered focus on the art and science of Pilates. They lead by listening, and bring decades of experience and a true love of their craft to help you achieve your goals. The more you know, the more successful you’ll be.
Unlike other fitness studios, we’re driven to connect on a much deeper level with our community of members, listening to their unique needs and reflecting that in our work. We crave quality over quantity. We never stop learning. And we strive to bring balance to everything we do, both in and out of the studio.
Join the MatWorkz movement – and let Pilates move you.
Small, warm and intimate, our studio is a reflection of everything we teach – and a welcoming environment for learning. It also features some of the most advanced Pilates and GYROTONIC® equiment on earth. Explore it all here.
Talented. Devoted. Meet your guides on your journey towards balance and movement.
Learn more about our individual and group classes designed for every age and skill level.