When we met Jessica Stare, a certified pilates instructor and the owner of Health in Harmony Pilates Studio & Wellness Center, we knew we were in good hands. Stare exudes a welcoming energy that instantly put us at ease. “We keep a very serene and spa like environment so that people feel less stress the moment they walk in the door,” says Stare. Her free Intro to Pilates class was one of the reasons we loved Health in Harmony: You get to try before you buy, which is great if you’re not sure the practice is for you (unlike one of the other studios we visited, which charged $65 for our first lesson). We also love that Stare offers equipment- and mat-based classes, yoga classes, nutrition workshops and rehabilitation services. 602 Kailua Road #202, 263-0343, healthinharmonyllc.com.