Our Story

Suncoast Pilates is Tampa Bay area’s oldest and most established Pilates studio, awarded Tampa Bay’s “Best Pilates Studio 2018”, “Best Pilates Studio 2014,” “Best Pilates Studio 2013,” and “Best Pilates Studio 2007,” with the area’s most experienced, highly trained and Certified Pilates instructors. The studio, opened in 1997, is now celebrating our twenty-fourth (24th) year, serving  the Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Tampa Bay area. Our fully equipped Pilates studio specializes in Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training, and is the premier Central Florida Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Center. Our studio offers client Pilates equipment training in private, one-on-one sessions, tailored to each individual.

Patricia Welter, Co-Owner (with husband Robert) / Director of Pilates Instruction at Suncoast Pilates, Balanced Body Master Instructor, Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher ( PMA®-CPT ), is a “Second Generation Pilates Teacher” and “Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™”. Patricia completed the Pilates Master Mentor Program with Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel, the only living “First Generation” Pilates teacher who worked with and was certified to teach Pilates by Joseph Pilates himself. She is both a Balanced Body Pilates Master Instructor and CoreAlign Master Instructor. As Suncoast is an approved Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Facility and Balanced Body Host site, Patricia teaches monthly Pilates instructor training and CoreAlign instructor training modules and workshops. Patricia is one of the area’s most experienced and highly Certified Pilates instructors. 

Patricia, who has been a trainer in the area for twenty nine years, and has owned an area studio for over twenty-four years, brings a wealth of training and experience in Pilates as well as other exercise disciplines and holds numerous certifications in Pilates, personal training, fitness, post-rehab fitness and aquatics. When looking for the right Pilates instructor, remember to consider experience, certifications, qualifications and expertise.

Patricia Welter