RTL Center is a fully-equipped Pilates & Functional Movement studio

located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, New York City.

 We offer Private and Duet sessions as well as

Pilates, Barre, and Yoga classes for all levels of fitness.

Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.
— Joseph Pilates


I have been taking Pilates private sessions at RTL since it opened and am consistently impressed with the high quality of the instructors and equipment. All the instructors/owners are great and all bring something different to the table.  The instructors all push me -- it's a real workout! -- but I always feel well-aligned after a session.  I deal with back pain and hip issues on a regular basis and Pilates has helped so much in making me stronger in all the right places.  RTL also has a very comfortable friendly, family atmosphere.  I love coming here!

Sarah D

RTL is the best studio and I love the caring extremely professional instructors who are helping me bring my fitness to a higher level. I do resists pushing myself but they do not let me get away with slacking.  I also enjoy the studio itself. Light, clean and tasteful. I know if I have a problem (and I have not) that it would be addressed.  I just love the group classes. The private lessons I have recently begun (as duet with my husband) are particularly great for him as part of his PT plan in his effort to repair all the damage other kinds of exercise has caused. We are lucky to have RTL so close by.

Andrea W

Return to Life offers great reformer classes that are limited to 5 students so you're assured of individual attention.  All the instructors are terrific and pay close attention to your form. Depending on the experience level of the students, a class may be more (or less) challenging, but there are always modifications to increase the difficulty of a specific exercise.  I definitely recommend if you're looking to increase your core strength.

Christine K

Return to Life is a wonderful studio and I love taking classes there. All of the instructors are fantastic as well as friendly and encouraging and the quality of the instruction is excellent. Classes are challenging and I always work up a good sweat or at least a healthy glow. The studio itself is also great - bright, sunny and very clean. I also appreciate that they supply small towels for class and the shower room is fully equipped with body wash, shampoo/conditioner and lotion - little details like that mean a lot. I highly recommend RTL!

Diane S