Rhody Gem: November 2019

Providence Pilates Center – East Side Monthly


We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

What it is:

In 2001, Cheryl Turnquist opened Providence Pilates to provide pilates instruction as well as barre sessions, spin classes, and instructor training.

Where to find it:

North of Wayland Square, you’ll find Cole Avenue, a quiet residential street. You can see the front as you drive by, but turn onto Lincoln Avenue and you’ll see a little sign. The center is divided into two different buildings, and this wide alley off Lincoln offers the best access.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

Providence Pilates helps introduce novices to “Classical Pilates,” the techniques first developed by German athlete Joseph Pilates in the 1920s. Students can sign up for a range of private sessions and group classes, using devices like the Wunda Chair and Spine Corrector to develop strength, balance, and flexibility. If you come to love it, you can participate in Providence Pilates’ rigorous teacher training program.

Providence Pilates Center
5 Lincoln Avenue, Providence