Pilates South Texas

As a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center, certification training, programs and continuing education workshops are conducted to expand the education and knowledge of the STOTT PILATES® method to all Pilates, Yoga and Fitness instructors who desire to provide safe and effective Pilates exercise to their clients.

STOTT PILATES® is the premiere brand of Merrithew Health & Fitness.



“I attribute the genius of Chau’s teaching technique for helping to improve my overall movement.  Two years ago I was considering no longer performing longer corneal transplant procedures, but now I can operate for hours without back issues.  Thank you for keeping me in the game!”


John G., MD

“The time dedicated to learning the STOTT PILATES® method from Chau at Pilates South Texas has been very educational and rewarding.  She is very patient and calm, but resolute in getting you to understand the concepts and to work in the desired manor.  She constantly learns from her own further studies and she engages in a feedback loop with students in an effort to assist others to become more accomplished pilates instructors.”

– Cynthia E., STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor

“In 1973, I crushed 3 vertebrae in a parachute jump.  For 40 years, I had undergone yearly periods of back pain and sometimes disability even after surgery.  With my regular practice since 2013 at Pilates South Texas my back pain has diminished and I contribute that to my improved posture.  I look forward to continuing my pilates sessions to support my active lifestyle at the age of 74.”

– Mike H., Senior VP Financial Services

“Before I came to PST, my workout approach fit the ex-football-player stereotype:  lots of weights, lots of grunting.  But I had been persuaded to look for a pilates program that would help with my lower-back pain. Chau, over the past seven years, has progressively changed the way I approached training while ensuring that I worked up a good sweat without getting bored or frustrated.  My lower-back pain is gone – and my strength, mobility, and overall conditioning are leaps and bounds beyond my pre-PST days.  Anyone interested in a sophisticated (and fun) pilates studio should try out Pilates South Texas!”

– Larry T., IP Attorney

“I turned 60 this year. I don’t look it. I don’t feel it. And much of it is thanks to Pilates South Texas.

The technical knowledge and care with which my instructor trains me has had many benefits.  It’s helped me develop core strength to enhance my ability to enjoy horseback riding again.  I’ve developed some glutes and now look great in jeans. By learning about my body and how to move it correctly, I am today stronger, straighter, healthier and more attractive.  More importantly, my bone mass density test has no significant change every year.

It’s the best investment I’ve made for my overall health. Thank you Pilates South Texas! I’m a happy, happy client since 2011.”

– Maria F., CCP, CPT

HeartMath Certified Trainer

“I had a back surgery a year ago and my doctor suggested Pilates to recover and strengthen my back muscles and core. Pilates South Texas has become by second home since moving from Ecuador in May 2017.

The studio is clean and all the equipment is well maintained. I feel pleased and happy with the improvements in my body, especially with my back.  My instructor, Candace Cagle, is the best!  It’s an honor to recommend this studio for anyone that’s looking forward on exercising and bringing out the best of your body and soul for a better quality of life.”

– Alegría PA., Enthusiastic Client

“Candace Cagle is an extraordinary pilates instructor.  She is a disciplined, patient, kind and consummate professional.  Her achievements in the art of teaching Pilates with her dance training and experience highly enhance her skills.   Additionally, she is adorable and we look forward to seeing her every week.”

– Michael W., Attorney

“I’ve been Chau’s client at Pilates South Texas for almost four years and continue to see benefits as I learn new information about how my body works and continue to build core strength.  Chau is an exceptional instructor, someone who thoughtfully tailors her instruction to my learning style.  I appreciate her patience, persistence and professionalism.  My hip pain has disappeared and I am confident in my body’s ability to support my activities.  I highly recommend Pilates South Texas to anyone seeking expert instruction in a professional and supportive environment.”

Jenny T., Ph.D.

“After 11 years, I still look forward to the continuing education Chau offers as well as the weekly sessions I take at Pilates South Texas with the other highly trained STOTT PILATES® instructors.”

– Howard K., STOTT PILATES® Education Student