Office Phone: (203)202-7499
770 Connecticut Ave. Suite 3 Norwalk, CT 06854
Our Expertise, Your Growth.
Our highly skilled instructors have over 35+ years of Certified Pilates experience. We have a contemporary/clinical approach to the Pilates Method. Our team can form programs for any type of client, including, but not limited to, children, the elderly, pre/postnatal, and special population clients.
Whether you're a complete beginner, or looking to further expand your practice, Essential Pilates & Fitness is here to help. Our mission is to listen, observe, identify, correct, and guide exercises that support and enhance musculoskeletal symmetry and health.
We go above and beyond the State of Connecticut's COVID-19 requirements. All clients and Pilates teachers are required to wear masks, gloves, and socks while in the studio. Everyone that enters the studio must have their temperature taken.
EPF uses a hospital-grade, anti-viral (COVID-19)/anti-bacterial cleaning solution after each use of all equipment in the studio. There is hand sanitizer available throughout the studio. All clients and teachers maintain 13'-15' proximity distancing throughout each session. There is no physical contact during our sessions to protect all parties involved.
To maintain proper and safe distancing in group classes (limited to 5 clients), we have created studio workstations. Each client has use of their own reformer, trapeze table, chair, ladder barrel, spine corrector, barrels and accessories. There is no overlapping of clients and equipment in our studio space.
Essential Pilates & Fitness is available to teach / train you remotely. Regardless of whether you have your own Pilates equipment, or just a yoga mat and motivation. We can provide you with a safe, smart, and challenging alternative to coming to the studio.
"Mind and body-changing exercise regime. If your body is not keeping up with your activity goals, EPF will strengthen your weaknesses and help you to attain your fitness goals. They are simply the best"
- Suzanne D., Darien CT
"Pilates with Paul Fuller continues to be an amazing journey where his instruction takes you to the next level of fitness and health. I’ve been his client for the past several years and he has really improved my physical health, especially my shoulders, by designing a Pilates program for me that addresses my specific needs. This is Paul’s gift for sure; the ability to see one’s body and develop a Pilates program that is unique to the individual and address their particular strengths and more importantly, devise a program that strengthen the weak/underdeveloped muscles in their body.
Paul’s new studio is beautiful! It’s airy, bright, clean and organized. He is very detail-oriented, and it shows in how well the studio is organized. Paul is extremely knowledgeable, caring, kind and focused. All these qualities distinguish Paul Fuller and his studio from other studios in the area.
I highly recommend Essential Pilates& Fitness to anyone who is looking to begin a Pilates program, or to Pilates students and even instructors who want to advance their practice"
- Jean M., Darien CT
"I wanted to email and thank you so much for having us both over to your place for a "duet." I wanted to thank you personally. I always had an idea of what you all do, now I know what you do.
Your command of your stage is precise and exacting. You are working with 2 at different levels of experience and monitor both as we proceed with the ability to adjust routine for all depending on stress and input from your clients. What a skill to have in life overall! Intermittent stretches to ease off and then back to routine... continuous flow and re-organization.
~ Keven C., Norwalk CT
After years of trying every type of workout under the sun, I have finally found a truly life changing/body transforming gem! Essential Pilates is the best. Paul is a Pilates God! I have back and neck issues and both have gotten better after just a few sessions. The space is convenient, bright and has every piece of Pilates equipment needed. You can't go wrong with Essential Pilates and the entire staff. 💪
~ Amy C., Darien CT
"Paul Fuller was one of my first Pilates instructors over 15 years ago. Already a fitness professional and yoga instructor, I was drawn to and inspired by his acute understanding of anatomy and physiology, in addition to his solid study of PIlates. I eventually went on and became a (PMA) Certified Pilates Instructor and had ongoing mentoring by Paul, in addition to continuing my own Pilates practice under his instruction. I highly recommend Essential Pilates & Fitness to all -- whether you are brand new to the system or an advanced instructor, elite athlete or someone with chronic conditions or injuries, Paul, and any instructor who works with him, is highly qualified to help you reach your goals through this amazing system of Pilates!"
~ Peggy L., Charleston SC
My happy place! Paul and anyone who teaches for Paul are true professionals. I’ve been training now 3 days a week for almost two years and it’s been transformational on all levels. I didn’t realize Pilates was a whole body work out. My body has never been stronger—I’m in the best shape of my life thanks to Essential Pilates! 💕💕
~ Charisse C., Rowayton CT
"Love the new studio! There’s great equipment, lots of space and I am enjoying my lessons with Paul more than ever. He always finds new and creative ways to challenge my abilities"
~ Jordan M., New York NY