About Meraki Studio and Laura Escott

Laura is a seasoned mover and expert fitness instructor who values holistic health and wellness. After many years of studying the body, mentoring, and training clients in fitness, BarreAmped® and Pilates, Laura decided to open Meraki Studio’s doors. Since 2016, Meraki Studio has offered clients a space to not only participate in group fitness classes that strengthen and tone the body but also to provide balance and help to connect the mind, body and soul. You may first enter the studio to try out a Bounce Cardio class on rebounders (yes, trampolines!) but you’ll stay for the carefully crafted classes and electric energy.


Meraki: The name comes from modern Greek and signifies pouring heart, soul, and creativity into what you do. It truly captures the essence and vision of Laura’s sanctuary-style studio in Pittsburgh’s dynamic Strip District where her talented team provides classes for all levels.

Laura and her team have been challenged in the recent times to stay connected with the community virtually. Laura felt strongly about serving people the best way she knows how: through movement. For five weeks, she provided free daily workouts on Instagram Live as a part of the studio’s at-home movement series. Now, there is a Digital Studio available to bring Meraki to your home.

Join the Meraki Community by following @meraki_studio412 for inspirational content and studio updates on Instagram and Facebook! You can also follow Laura at @laurabreenescott for motivational messages and pics of her sweet Pom pup, Avery.


Not local to Pittsburgh? No problem. Connect with Meraki via the new Digital Studio and workout at home, and join out email list!