Barre, Pilates, Meditation, Yoga, Metabolic Training and Fascia Movement  for ALL Bodies!

As a boutique fitness studio in downtown La Plata, our main goal is to help you find an integrated path to fitness that includes stability, strength, flexibility, and mindful wellness. Our studio is one of a kind and caters to a broad range of clientele. Our expert team of instructors bring together years of movement expertise to maximize your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We provide everything your mind and body could possibly need. Welcome home to Breathe Pilates Place!


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Our Amethyst Attic offers an intimate setting for small-group classes. Instructors offer each participant individual attention, modifications, and adjustments. No matter whether you want to get strong on the outside or the inside, our classes have you covered! Choose from Barre, Metabolic Training, Meditation, Mat Pilates, Qi Gong, Rollga Fascia Foam Rolling, Yoga, & More...

Metabolic Training

Private & Semi-Private Strength Training at Breathe incorporates a mind/body philosophy to maximize results while maintaining personal balance & building self-confidence. Sessions include weights, resistance bands, body weight, stability balls, low impact cardio, TRX, kettlebells, or even boxing gloves!

 In this positive, upbeat atmosphere, you receive support, encouragement, and guidance to help you meet your personal fitness goals. Work with a certified personal trainer to address muscle strength & endurance, cardiovascular fitness, burn fat, build muscle, improve blood flow and lymphatic function. Even if you've been frustrated in the past, your metabolism CAN improve.  All fitness levels welcome.


You'll be amazed by how quickly you progress. Our lovely studio packs a large variety of fitness into a small space!

Pilates is based on strengthening the body's core and moving from that strong, stable core outward to the limbs. With this class, you will learn and practice the tools needed to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle, while also remaining mindful in every act you perform.


The precision and control developed by practicing Pilates under the watchful eye of a certified instructor leads to genuine awareness of how the body works and how to optimize that work, obtaining results from fewer repetitions and with lighter weights/resistance than other strength training methods.


Unlike static stretching methods or traditional strength training, Pilates builds muscles that are long, lean, and strong through the full range of motion. Whether your goals are enhanced athletic performance, living a healthier everyday life, or post-rehabilitative training, Pilates has a diversity of exercises and modifications to suit a wide range of levels from beginner to advanced.

Group Pilates Apparatus classes are held in our Garnet Garret space - a state-of-the-art, fully equipped Pilates apparatus studio powered by STOTT PILATES® Equipment.

Recovery & Wellness

Schedule other services including Health & Lifestyle Coaching or a private session with one of our highly qualified instructors.


515A Charles St, La Plata, MD 20646, USA

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Yoga by the Ocean
Yoga at Home

"A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion."

- Joseph H. Pilates

"Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body." 
- Thich Nhat Hanh
"Just as all rivers end up in the ocean, all yoga ends up raising the kundalini. What is the kundalini? It is the creative potential of the human being."
- Yogi Bhajan


The Journey

Breathe Pilates Place was founded in 2013 by Christine Heckel, STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor and Lead Instructor Trainer, bring the highest level of Pilates training to Southern Maryland. In 2018 she expanded Breathe Pilates Place to create a holistic fitness facility that incorporates strength & metabolic training, yoga, meditation, qi gong and fascia movement/stretch to offer each client the tools to balance mind, body & spirit.

Our team approach provides a clear advantage in helping you maintain your optimal fitness and wellness. Whether you are an athlete seeking your performance edge or simply want to improve your physical and mental wellbeing, Breathe Pilates Place provides a healing and friendly environment to achieve your goals.


Our highly trained, certified instructors have experience in providing modifications for pain-free movement and pre-hab, post-rehabilitative, & prenatal/postpartum exercise. In addition, our studio environment is adaptable to provide a sensory-friendly experience.