About Gabriella Walters


Gabriella Walters, founder of Inferno Hot Pilates, started the Hot Pilates craze in Las Vegas in 2009 – creating the first 60 minute, high intensity, low impact workout performed in a room heated to 95 degrees (F) and 40% humidity. In 2012, Gabi started her own studio, Inferno Hot Pilates, and began offering teacher trainings all over the world. Today, Inferno Hot Pilates is offered in over 100 studios in the USA and over 40 studios outside the USA. 

Originally from Budapest, Hungary, Gabi grew up as an accomplished athlete, competing in Track and Field and winning her age group in many events including the Long Jump,
High Jump, 400m, and 800m distances. She moved to the US in 2002 to compete in Fitness where she competed in many events across the country. Only after suffering a severe knee injury, did she discovered Meditation, Yoga, and Pilates.

Because of her knee injury, Gabi started to do more Yoga and Pilates, and during this time, she learned the benefits of low impact training, one which requires no jumping or running. It wasn’t long until Gabi incorporated her track and field experience by using High Intensity Interval Training, or H.I.I.T, into her workouts. 

In 2009, she designed a class which became the basis for Inferno Hot Pilates — a challenging, full body, low impact, high intensity workout, using Pilates principles. The room is heated to 95 degrees (F) with 40% humidity. It is designed for all fitness levels. It helps tone and strengthen muscles without the pounding of a high impact workout. The class is performed with fast paced music making it fun and exciting. The class is super motivating, with students seeing results almost immediately.