209 F Street , Suite A
Mon-Thurs — 8AM - 8:30PM
Friday— 8AM - 4:00PM
Saturday — 9AM - Noon
Sunday — 9AM - Noon
(530) 756-5320
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Barbara Zaro
Pilates Method Alliance, Gold Certified
July 2004
Payment Method
Check, Credit Card, Cash

Balance Point Pilates Studio is a Pilates studio in downtown Davis. The studio is owned by Davis resident and certified Pilates instructor Barbara Zaro, who works with several other instructors in two fully-equipped studios. Studio I, located upstairs behind Fleet Feet, offers apparatus/equipment classes and Studio II, located off the E Street Plaza near the Wardrobe, offers Pilates Mat classes. In an interview in The Aggie, she described Pilates as "an amalgamation of various disciplines including martial arts and yoga". Pilates heightens mind and body awareness while developing core strength, flexibility, and overall vitality.

Balance Point Pilates Studio helps you reach your strength, flexibility, and fitness goals with a program that fits your needs. Pilates is believed to offer a safe and effective whole body workout for any age, body type, or fitness level. According to Joseph Pilates, “You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions and have a completely new body in 30 sessions.”

Pilates is believed to offer benefits such as:

  • Creating longer and leaner muscles, without adding bulk
  • Regaining strength and stamina
  • Developing or improving flexibility and balance
  • Building core strength and stability
  • Providing an efficient, creative, fun total body workout
  • Losing post-pregnancy inches

Balance Point Pilates offers:

  • Sports-specific pilates for golf, running, cycling, tennis, skiing, and equestrians
  • Prenatal and postnatal pilates
  • Back care management and injury recovery
  • Apparatus/equipment classes (Reformers, Towers, Cadillacs, and Chairs)
  • Mat classes (Basic Mat, BOSU, EXO Chair, Spring Board, and Booty Barre)
  • New client introductory packages and monthly unlimited packages

Pilates Teacher Training Program/Instructor Certification

Balance Point Pilates Studio serves as the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Northern California Regional Training Center and each year offers the BASI College level Comprehensive Teacher Training and Mat courses to aspiring Pilates Professionals.

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2009-11-25 13:18:24   They have buy one get one free class on November and December, and truly amazing Cardio Drumming lesson (they just started it). See the flyer hereval

2011-04-04 11:12:59   They're offering the popular Booty Barre classes as of April 2011. Clients got to try it out over four free preview classes. It was packed! They had to turn people away. It's a really fun workout!

You can see class descriptions and schedules at http://balancepointpilatesstudio.com/rates/description.html.

Here's some info from a press release:

The Booty Barre™ workout is a uniquely fun, high-energy group fitness experience, which combines the toning benefits of yoga, Pilates, and dance to strengthen and stretch the body. You'll firm, tighten, and tone without adding bulk - and you'll burn mega-calories along the way.

No dance experience is required and classes are suitable for all fitness levels. From the entry-level Booty Barre™ Flex and Flow class to the heart-pumping Booty Barre™ Plus workout, you'll get results and have fun doing it.

"I'd been looking to offer a fun, low-impact cardio workout that was easy on the joints," said Balance Point Pilates Studio owner Barbara Zaro. "Booty Barre™ founder, and fitness expert, Tracey Mallett worked with physical therapists to design the workouts, so I knew it'd be perfect for Balance Point Pilates Studio.

The workouts ensure there's not an excessive amount of repetitious movements that could cause injury to the joints. The program alternates movements to both sides of the body and varies the planes of motion within which you work so that you build strength without damaging yourself. Light hand weights, flex bands, and small exercise balls are used as props to enhance the workouts. Participants can modify movements that are too demanding quite easily. It's truly an efficient workout in terms of time and energy expended." —CRominger