• Find your core.

  • Private one-on-one instruction available

  • aware pilates is a professionally staffed studio and gym in Santa Fe, NM specializing in personal and group instruction.

  • You will be learning the Original Joseph Pilates Exercise System

  • We will train you to increase your motor skills, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility


aware pilates is a professionally staffed studio and gym in Santa Fe, NM specializing in individual and group teaching of the Pilates Method.

No matter what your age or fitness level, it is never too late to get into shape and improve your quality of life.

studioThe studio features exclusively Balanced Body equipment and is set-up to accommodate up to three clients at one time in a comfortable studio environment.
The studio is equipped with a full Trapeze Table (Cadillac), two Reformer/Half Trapeze Combos, a Legacy Reformer, three Chairs and three half Barrels, mats and various auxiliary equipment. The over eight hundred square feet studio features sixteen feet ceilings with a skylight and fifty feet of mirrors.

Since I want to make sure that you will be able to breath deeply and with ease as you exercise I have installed a five-filter air purifier that not only cleans the air and neutralizes any odors, but also features a special filter to discard of most germs and bacteria.

Even the Pilates mats are environmentally friendly and free of latex, PVC, phthalates and chloride. Furthermore all the reformers are made of Strata Artisan Maple, which uses most of the tree to be more eco friendly and therefore shows of more character and grain.

All paper products, whether in the bathroom or in the office are made from 100% recycled paper and soap and lotion are completely organic.

The drinking water is purified through a “Zero Water” filter system.


Stefan Liebert

stefan-liebert-machineIn 1995, following a motorcycle accident in which I sustained various injuries including three broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a dislocated thumb, I was unable to follow my regular exercise program of lifting weights and riding my mountain bicycle. A friend of mine mentioned to me that after my ribs had healed I should try Pilates.

At the time I had never heard of Pilates and since I was not able to either lift weights or go cycling, I figured why not try something new and different.

After just a few sessions I already felt the incredible benefits from Pilates and loved it. The body-mind-spirit connection felt very familiar to my Tai Chi practice of many years and I started to feel results very quickly. It helped tremendously with my flexibility and the strengthening of my core as well as my balance. In 1998 I started to race off-road motorcycles, something that I had wanted to do since I was nine years old, but never had the means to. I started out in desert racing and then in 2001 added Motocross as well. I could definitely feel how much my Pilates training was helping me by providing me with better balance, separation and overall strength and flexibility.

_G5Y0800By 2004 I had won two Motocross championships and I turned my attention to Supermoto, a mix of road racing and Motocross. I was able to win the New Mexico State Open Expert Championship in 2007 and in 2008 I fulfilled my dream and goal to turn Pro and to finish out my racing career racing with the top pro riders of the world in the AMA Pro Nationals. After many years of studying Pilates I decided to become a teacher in the Pilates Method. I went through a vigorous certification program and started teaching at a couple of local studios.

In 2009 I decided it was time to retire from racing and focus my attention on creating my own top-notch quality Pilates studio. Seeing the results that I am able to achieve with Pilates, my goal is to help others to progress and succeed in their discipline and/or life by training them correctly in the Pilates method.

I have seen great results for runners, golfers, cyclists, equestrians, motorcycle racers and no matter what sports clients are engaged in, the Pilates Method always seems to propel them to the next level in their discipline.
At the same time I take great pride in accelerating my clients recovery from knee or hip joint replacements to enable them                                                                                  to get back to their normal activities.

I continue my education in anatomy, movement and rehabilitation and also have become a registered Yoga teacher to expand my knowledge to help and guide my clients to a healthier and more fun and full life.

  • “If you will faithfully perform your Contrology exercises regularly only four times a week for just three months as outlined in “RETURN TO LIFE”, you will find your body development approaching the ideal, accompanied by renewed mental vigor and spiritual enhancement.”

    Joseph H. Pilates
  • “Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

    Samuel Beckett
  • “I’ll be floating like a Butterfly and Stinging like a Bee.”

    Muhammad Ali
  • “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”

    Joseph H. Pilates
  • “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely, aware…”

    Henry Miller
  • “Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor.”

    Joseph H. Pilates

Rates / Schedule / Sessions


Posted in - Philosophy
on April 24th 2014

In Studio Service (55 minutes):
private session: $85
private session, 10 pass, twice a week: $ 800
private session for two, per person: $50
Online Studio Service
(60 minutes):
private session: $75
group class, 10 pass, for one person: $170
All prices already include the
8.4375% gross receipts tax.

No Refunds. No Exceptions.
Payment is due at time of service.
In Studio services require a 36 hour cancellation
or payment is due in full.
The studio does not accept Credit or Debit Cards.
Cash and Check only. Correct change appreciated.
Please contact the studio in regards to any questions you may have.



Posted in - Uncategorized
on November 14th 2011

Currently there are no group classes available at the studio.

Private Sessions for up to two students are available and are by appointments only.
Please, no walk ins.
It is mandatory to wear a mask during workout.

The Studio is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Please contact the studio for online private sessions and available classes.
Thank you.



Posted in - Philosophy
on June 22nd 2009

Individual (private) Sessions

At aware pilates an individual (private) session is exactly that, a one on one work out session between the teacher and client, with no other instructors and clients present, no distractions or disturbance, with a specific focus on the client.

The Teacher may choose one or various Pilates equipment available to best customize and provide the client with a superior workout to address the client’s goals and needs, with …

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What is Pilates?

Pilates is a Mind-Body-Spirit whole body exercise system that focuses on integration and strengthening of the core. Pilates exercises are designed to correct and improve separation, sequencing, timing and efficiency of every movement in a mindful, present and controlled matter. By learning to use the body correctly one will achieve a balanced body that will optimize one’s posture in the process. Pilates is meant to work in conjunction with any other activity or sport and was designed primarily as an exercise system. As such a certain flexibility and strength is required. However a big part of Pilates is the ability to function as physical rehabilitation and is an incredible tool to help with rebuilding after an injury or surgery. Joseph Pilates was a pugilist, a boxer and a wrestler, he even had a circus act with his brother at one point. He trained the Nürnberger Polizei (Police) in Germany and was even asked to train the “New” German military, which he declined. The now called Pilates Method, as Mr. Pilates called his exercise regimen “Contrology”, is a very athletic and even acrobatic exercise program that takes heavy cues from Yoga and martial arts, which Mr. Pilates studied as well.

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Contact Info & Directions


The aware pilates studio is located at 825-D Early St. less than a mile and a mere two minutes from downtown Santa Fe. It is next to the Aikido Arts Center and there is always ample parking available. It is easily accessible from either Cerrillios Road or from Cordova Road.

Our contact information is below, or you may use the form on this page to reach us.