Use your VCR to tape over old workout tapes with cherished episodes of AfterMASH. With today's Groupon, $50 gets you two private Pilates lessons and one mat group class at Bella Forma Pilates (a $145 value). Located above Borders at the Carlsbad Forum Shops, the sumptuous studio takes a personalized approach to toning, the kind rarely seen since the legendary Golem of Prague was blessed by his creator with rock-hard abs.
Craving a new profession, owner Gina Axelson veered off the corporate career path to pursue her love of Pilates. After completing the essential training and certifications, she opened Bella Forma Pilates, her second studio, in 2006. And unlike the aforementioned animate clay protector, her creation will never go rogue and begin exterminating townspeople. Axelson's goal is simple: spread the love of exercise by introducing it as not only a workout, but also as a way of life.
Bella Forma's studio makes you want to workout. An elegant chandelier dangles from the ceiling, sunlight spills against the putty-hued walls, and the state-of-the-art equipment is in pristine condition. Top-notch instructors make the process seamless, even if you’re a newbie who can’t touch your toes. After your flexibility improves from the two private sessions, you’ll be ready to bend with the best at your group mat or yogalates session. Even the group classes are small and highly personalized, so you’ll get what feels like one-on-one attention while you limber and strengthen your limbs. Strive for maximum flexibility, even if you're not made of clay.
- A great pilates studio. They have privates, mat classes and reformer classes as well as other cool stuff going on. It's clean, upscale and totally worth it - a great community of people run this place. – Lisa W., Yelp
- Bella Forma Pilates is my favorite! The studio is beautiful and comfortable and the trainers are extremely welcoming and encouraging! – Natasha T., CityVoter
- They have helped me tremendously with recovering from shoulder surgery and to relieve the tension and soreness I suffer from with neck and back problems.– Ddklechman, CityVoter
1905 Calle Barcelona #216
Carlsbad, California 92009Get Directions