Meet Our Students


Rebecca started our program during COVID to treat her lower back and neck pain. The plan was to develop her core muscles so that all those hours spent writing at her desk could be supported with good posture and alignment.

Throughout COVID closures, Rebecca stayed committed to her two-three Pilates sessions a week. She started in the Pre-Pilates system in2019 and is now learning the Intermediate system. Rebecca incorporates the exercises she learns in class in her regular at-home workouts.
This is a drastic change for a writer who is used to sitting for long hours. We are so proud of her!

Her first unassisted rollup happened during a COVID lockdown. Just check out the look on her face!


Bill and his awesome wife, Kathrine, found us through ClassPass. Bill’s job required repetitive lifting of heavy boxes and crates, which caused knee pain. He came to us because his knee pain forced him to give up his favorite way to workout: weight lighting. Over six months, we worked with Bill to develop core and leg strength, and teaching him how to use those muscles to return to the weight room safely.

It was our pleasure to have Bill in our program. His work ethic and thirst for learning was an inspiration.


Libby started our program during spring of2021. We quickly realized that her low back pain was caused by her unstable hips and uneven sides. She started with a few months of private sessions to make sure every rep was correct, ensuring her readiness for group classes. Libby was able to take a long term deep dive into her Classical Pilates training because of our more affordable membership options and open studio. Because of this she stayed committed to three training sessions a week.

Libby is progressing beautifully, as indicated by the clip above. She went from back pain everyday to beautiful back bending. Keep up the great work Libby!

We care about our students!


Laura, our high-powered supermom, is a Pilates School SF member for life! She likes that our program offers a continuity of care so she can train with any trainer in a private session, class, or open studio. She does need an occasional nudge to get into the studio, and we are happy to provide it. Laura knows we will be there for her in spite of her busy work schedule and long weekends at her son’s basketball tournaments.

What we love most about Laura is her positive vibe she brings to every training session. She’s a joy to have in class!


Jade has and loves her beautiful curves. She was our first member and helped us refine our program during our first two years. She trusted us to try something crazy. We wanted to see if Classical Pilates training could be affordable without watering the work down. She started our program as a Basic mover, and is now Advanced in her Classical Pilates practice.

We most enjoy Jade when she becomes a glorified teacher’s assistant to a new member that is struggling with an exercise. It is inspiring to see her share the knowledge she has gained with others. She proves that with fortitude and dedication to the work, any body can express an advanced level in Classical Pilates.


Yuva joined our program in late 2018, referred tous from physical therapy. She struggled with labored breathing and chronic pain in her upper back and left leg. We still remember Yuva’s first leg shaking Pre-Pilates session. There were very tough moments where she felt she would be plagued with constant body pain for the rest of her life.

Fast-forward 14 months and she was a completely different person able to live a full life, and return to her greatest passion in life, Kartak dancing. By the time she left us, Yuva was an Intermediate mover, confident in her foundation in Classical Pilates. The home practice she learned at The Pilates School is something she can take wherever she goes.



All new students start with a Consultation.