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  • UPDATE:  Virtual and in studio sessions available
  • We observe all COVID protocols and have installed a commercial grade air-purifier with HEPA filtration.


  • Improve posture
  • Relieve back pain
  • Meet your athletic goals
  • Increase strength and stamina
  • In 30 sessions, you will have a different body!


Because of the realities of modern lifestyle and the environment in which we live today, we must change our philosophy about exercise and what it means to be healthy. Mindful movement can positively change your life.

Get started at Studio in Balance today and your body will thank you. Whether you want to relieve back pain, tone up, lose weight, enhance your sport, change your posture or in need of post rehab, we offer excellent training in a non-competitive, supportive atmosphere.

Our clients range in age from 13 (started at 10) to 93 years young. We teach a contemporary version of the original works of Joseph H Pilates, which is also incorporated in other forms of exercise, so that our bodies are more balanced and aligned and can function with less tension.



In addition to Pilates, we offer total body strengthening and conditioning using free weights, TRX, Cardio Tramp, Bosu, stability ball, flex bands and yoga.  We have recently added Fascial Stretch Therapy.


FST is one of the quickest, most effective and pleasant methods to eliminate pain, restore function, move & feel better in activities of life, fitness and sports!  Call us for more information.


One trainer per client: the best way to experience a workout.
You receive full attention and a workout that is tailored specifically to the client. Clients will work on reformer, Cadillac, stability chair, arc and ladder barrels and mat to provide a challenging, engaging workout. Our trainers strive to bring out your body’s limitless possibilities.


One trainer per two clients. For clients who have experienced privates and want to pair up with a friend, spouse, sibling or child at the same level. Workouts are less specified to individuals. All pieces of equipment used for privates will be used for duos except for the Cadillac. Duos provide a relaxed environment and allow us to reach fitness goals in good company. Classes are progressive. Reach fitness goals you never thought possible a partner at your side every step of the way.


Chair, Reformer and/or Cardio Tramp

One trainer, three clients, at the same level of experience.
A more informal class setting with variety in your workout to keep you engaged.
Much less tailored to the individual but conducive to those looking for a setting that will be both challenging and encouraging and allows us to feed off of each others energy.


Mat work with props focusing on core stability and fluid movement. Mixed level and modifications available. This is a progressive series. Mat classes will also include principles of yoga and general fitness (weights, Tubing, BOSU) to keep things interesting and increase challenge.


This group class is done at the ballet barre to music. It is a combination of Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training, designed to tone arms, legs and core. No dance experience required, just a willingness to move, strengthen and challenge your entire body.

New Client Introductory Package
3 Private sessions at 200.00
After you have completed your introductory series, ask about our Series discounts.


PRIVATES $85 – $120 per session

DUOS $60 per session per person

TRIOS $45 per session per person

Group virtual mat class $20 per person.  Our fees above represent a range that varies according to the frequency by which you attend.
Prices: Prices subject to change without notice.

Please call or email for additional pricing information
Phone: 651-645-5542

651-338-6540 (TEXT ONLY) Rose

651-247-6263 (TEXT ONLY) Tony

Email: studioinbalance@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StudioInBalance
Website: https://studioinbalancestp.com

About Us

About Us

Studio In Balance is a family owned and operated fully equipped Pilates and Personal Training establishment. Situated on Selby Ave in Merriam Park, St. Paul, it is a cozy, private studio with natural light and void of the commotion of the big club atmosphere.
Studio in balance was established in 2001.

EMAIL: studioinbalance@gmail.com
ADDRESS: 1679 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
WEB: https://studioinbalancestp.com
PHONE: 651-645-5542

Rose Krawetz Principal
Stott™ Certified Pilates Trainer                              
Certified Personal Trainer                 

Rose is the proud founder and principal of Studio in balance. Growing up in Trinidad, movement was a part of daily life. Rose started her career in fitness as a Certified Strength Trainer and soon realized that post-rehab training was imperative. Medical Exercise Specialist was next. In 1998, Rose was introduced to Stott Pilates®, became certified to teach Matwork, and eventually full certification. Approaching 25 years in the Fitness industry, she is constantly learning new ways to challenge herself and clients. “My greatest accomplishment has been raising two wonderful sons, one of whom has made a dramatic entry into the world of health and fitness. We continue to pursue holistic lifestyles which emphasize the mind body connection to health and wellness.”

Tony Krawetz
Pilates Instructor
Personal Trainer

Tony was first introduced to Pilates as a high school athlete through stretching techniques taught to him by his mother to improve flexibility for football and basketball. While he initially considered this a supplement to general fitness, he later found it to be an invaluable technique to subside back pain from hours of sitting in the car and at the computer at work. He began taking regular Pilates sessions and saw incredible improvement in his back. Once he saw how Pilates helped change his body, he became fascinated with the art of body movement and started a deeper study of Pilates and Yoga. So impressed with the improvements in his back and overall fitness, Tony found he wanted to share this knowledge with others. Also an avid weight lifter, Tony has found that a fine balance of these techniques has helped him reach fitness goals he never thought possible. He has found true joy in sharing his knowledge of body movement with his clients and loves to help them reach their goals just as his first Pilates instructor, Rose Krawetz, did for him.


Studio in balance was established in 2001. It is a fully equipped Pilates and Personal Training Studio, located in the heart of Merriam Park on Selby Avenue

A gliding carriage with spring resistance/assistance that allows us to perform hundreds of exercises.
 Perfect for full body resistance training without extra stress and torque on joints. The reformer can be used for people of all shapes, sizes and levels. A perfect machine to rehab injuries or to physically challenge elite athletes with something as basic as a supine squat or as complicated as the famed teaser series.

Build strength and stability on the Reformer and move it over to the Cadillac!
 The Cadillac includes a stable surface with a number of bars and springs to mobilize different parts of the body. With the Cadillac, we take the concept of stability to a new level. Add abdominal strength and spinal flexibility with the roll down bar. Stretch like a dancer. Challenge core strength with hanging knee raises and leg circles. The Cadillac allows us to perform exercises with simple movements as well as fascinating choreography to challenge any body type and any level of fitness.

CARDIO TRAMP The Cardio-Tramp™
Rebounder easily transforms any STOTT PILATES® Reformer into a unique Pilates cardiovascular machine.
This versatile tool provides a soft landing surface and allows for plyometric activity for extended periods of time, increasing workout potential for all exercisers – from post-rehab to elite athletes. –


A fully expandable and adaptable class for any client.  Total Barre integrates elements of Pilates, dance, cardio & strength training, and is fully expandable and adaptable to any client base.  The possibilities are really endless!


A very unassuming piece of equipment with endless possibilities. The stability chair has a pedal attached to resistant springs that is used to strengthen and tone ever muscle in your body. Build leg strength with step ups, tone your arms with supported triceps dips, increase hip and hamstring flexibility with our hip opening series. The stability chair will challenge our beginner clientele along with elite level athletes. Springs can be adjusted according to strength and goals.


~ Chuck

I am 70 and have been working with Rose, at Studio In Balance, for over 16 years. My original goal in getting involved with Pilates was to establish general muscle tone and to increase my flexibility. I was finding that , as I aged, both were becoming harder and harder to maintain on my own. What is amazing to me is that after working with Rose, two times a week for only two years, I had actually grown a half an inch. So when do men over sixty grow? I stand straighter, have more strength, am able to bend over and put my palms on the floor and, in general, am stronger and more flexible than I was at fifty. I am pretty happy about that! ~ Chuck

~ Sue

I’ve been doing Pilates for 12 years. Working with Rose is what keeps me grounded, flexible and feeling like my body is my friend not something to fight as I grow older. Pilates isn’t just an exercise or a discipline, if you do it regularly, it becomes your core.

I love you . . . I love you!!! I just came off the 36-mile Milford Track. I hiked 9 hours one day, up to mountain summit (rocky climb up and down). The other 2 days were in rain – mud, more rocks and climbing. Abs, balance and core strength got me through when my legs were ready to quit. The rest of “Team America” is suffering today and I feel great. Thanked God for you over and over! ~ Sue

~ Eugene

When I came to Studio In Balance I already had 6 unsuccessful attempts at qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Over a period of four years and six marathons I change my diet, mileage, training intensity, coaching and team participation but still had problems crashing and burning in the last miles of the marathon.

Flexibility was one of the areas I knew that I was neglecting so I bit the bullet and contacted Rose. Full disclosure, Rose is my aunt and I have known about her studio since it’s opening in 2001. But I thought Pilates was “fufu” exercise and continually dismissed it. I sucked it up and called Rose and asked her to help improve my flexibility.

Starting in December 2013 I starting meeting with Rose on Saturdays after my long runs for what I call enforced stretching. I quickly learned that Pilates is not “fufu” exercise. Looking back, Rose was a little drill sergeant, “stand up straight’, “Suck in your gut”, “sit up straight”. Some of the exercises seemed to be easy and I did not see how there could be any benefit if you only did one set. I wanted to work harder. And what was all this business about straightening up and focus on posture.

Rose got me to think of a whole systems approach to health and fitness. It did not make any sense to put in a lot of mile and then slouch around, eat junk, drink lots of caffeinated beverages, stay up late…get up and do the same thing all over again. Our sessions became a review of my weekly progress in training, doing exercises at home, lots of discussions about the latest findings in sports, medicine and wellness research. Rose has several certifications in Fitness Training and Pilates and is well informed on many health and fitness topics. She is a great resource if you are looking to up your game.

On Sunday October 5, 2014 I at age 53 I completed my 9th marathon in a time of 3:27:12 well under the 3:30:00 I need to qualify for the Boston Marathon. 3:27:12 is 5 seconds faster than my first marathon time of 3:27:17 set back in 1982 a mere 32 years ago. ~ Eugene


I was encouraged to try Pilates by a friend after “struggling with” a bad knee for many years. After five plus years of training with Tony I have a new level of activity that I thought was not possible! When I’m not at Pilates I am either walking, hiking, on the treadmill or elliptical machines. The muscles surrounding my knee are much stronger now and allow me to participate in the things that I love doing. Studio In Balance has been great for me—down to the core! Thanks Tony and Rose! -Sharon

~ Karen Little

I have been coming to STUDIO IN BALANCE since 2008. I like the Studio because it is small and i get individualized attention, which is important because I”ve had whiplash, rotator cuff sprains and arthritis, which have compromised my ability to put my body in certain positions. I have worked primarily with Tony and he is a stickler for proper form, which helps to ensure maximum benefit, with the least risk of injury.

Tony is extremely knowledgeable, with a broad and extensive background. He gives precise cues and explains the whys and wherefores of each movement. Sessions are jam-packed but go by quickly because Tony is personable and a good conversationalist!

Pilates is a serious workout, even if the movements are not big and showy. Don’t be fooled by the seeming simplicity_Pilates exercised really are a challenge to do properly.

I would highly recommend STUDIO IN BALANCE to anyone who wants a serious workout with personal attention.
~ Karen

~ Becky

Rose has been working with me for several months and I have found her to be very knowledgeable and a patient teacher. I have been learning how to breathe and move in ways that reduce and/or completely prevent some of the aches and pains that come with aging and bad habits. She has a way of guiding me through exercises that work for me and I’m finding that it’s easy to incorporate much of what I’m learning from her when I’m not in the studio.
~ Becky

~ Wallis Scott Russell

I am 78 and have been coming to STUDIO IN BALANCE since it opened. My goal was to strengthen my body, improve balance and energy during aging. Today, i cannot imagine being without these workouts and the mentoring from Rose and Tony, or what my quality of life would be without Pilates.

I have had an osteoarthritic shoulder rehabbed, with almost no pain, because of Pilates. Rose has taught me how to focus, how to work with my body while aging, to improve balance and strength. I am active with my grand children and feel renewed energy after each session. Always a new challenge!

I recommend STUDIO IN BALANCE to anyone, regardless of age, who wants to feel better, mentally and physically and improve quality of life. ~ Wallis

~ Julia Steinberger MD

I have been a client of the studio in balance for almost 6 years. When I started, I had chronic back pain and I had limited the range of motion in my spine fearing flare-up of the pain. I was also interested in developing greater muscle mass & resistance training. Rose and her team have worked with me in a very patient and attentive fashion. The results were extremely rewarding. She trained me in strengthening my core, thus avoiding excessive use of back muscles, and I currently have much improved flexibility of my spine. I very rarely have back pain, and when I do, I can improve it by using some of the techniques I learned from Rose. I am also very pleased with the resistance training and I feel that I am in better shape than I ever was. The training Rose and her team provide is personal and tailored to my specific problems and needs. ~ Julia

~ Jill Koosmann, CEO & President of a Wealth Management Company

In the summer of 2004, Rose started training me in Pilates three days a week. When I started learning Pilates, I found that the breathing was very difficult for me, as I have Lupus and have some lung issues. I also found that I was trying to “muscle through” the moves while doing Pilates rather than using my core strength to initiate each move. Rose had the patience and encouragement of a saint as I struggled through learning how Pilates was supposed to be performed. “Over the nine years I have been doing Pilates, I have learned how to: use my core, how to breathe and use my entire lung capacity, increase my strength, muscle tone and flexibility, and I have a wonderful time doing it! My lower back and lung issues are gone and I feel like a new woman. I enjoy Pilates so much and feel the life-long improvements it has made to my body that I encouraged my husband to start doing Pilates with Rose. He started doing Pilates over 6 years ago and loves it too. Thank you Rose, for making exercising so fun and rewarding. I can’t imagine ever wanting to stop this training with you and Tony. ~ Jill