Our talented and experienced instructors at Pilates Heights are dedicated to empowering clients toward their fitness goals.
Areas of specialty include:
- Physical Fitness
- Post-Rehab Conditioning
- Athletic Conditioning
- Prenatal and Postpartum Instruction
- MELT Method Instruction
Pilates Heights (PH) opened in the fall of 2005. Since then, PH has grown into a workout environment that is supportive, professional and welcoming to each client who walks through the door. We believe that Pilates is one of the most effective, safe and enjoyable ways for people to strengthen, balance, rehabilitate, and grow – both inside and out of our studio.
Pilates Heights is a neighborhood studio, located in the heart of Bernal Heights on Cortland Avenue. We are thrilled to be part of a thriving and diverse community, working to enhance the wellbeing of our clients of all ages and abilities. Our 2nd floor studio is quite, serene and filled with natural light. The intimacy of our studio gives clients the opportunity to work without distraction, under the watchful eye of their trainer, while having fun at the same time!
Pilates Heights trainers work with clients of all fitness and experience levels – from beginners who may not have been physically active for many years to advanced athletes who have been practicing Pilates for decades.
Some examples of clients who train with us include:
- Adults of all ages looking to improve posture or heal their bodies after years of workplace stress.
- Post-Rehab: Individuals looking to continue rebuilding functional strength and learn new ways of being after their PT is complete.
- Pregnant and postpartum women who want to strengthen their abdominals and pelvic floor while limbering up tight hips and shoulders.
- Athletes focusing on improving their performance and reducing risk of injury.
- Older adults looking to feel stronger and more limber, have better posture, improve balance and work on ways to use their bodies safely for everyday life activities.
What’s special about us is that we are a small boutique studio that’s been a neighborhood gem since 2005. This means that we have the privilege to have an incredibly refined and loyal team. What that means is that all of our teachers are brilliant, committed and highly qualified.
What We Also Offer
types of pilates classes
private pilates sessions
Private sessions are ideal for designing a program that addresses your unique fitness needs and goals.
Small Group Pilates Mat & Springboard Classes
Mat work is the heart of the Pilates program and can be a lot of fun in a group setting.
After one year (of doing Pilates regularly) I rarely experienced muscle spasms. Posture improved. Gait improved. I now have tools I can use anywhere (movement sequences as well as props) to realign, stretch and strengthen muscles. My muscles are learning new ways of responding to my curved spine. When my body talks I am more likely to listen and be respectful of what she is saying. I try to be interested and not annoyed. You (Elizabeth) listen and watch intently and give me feedback and suggestions that are invariably insightful and beneficial. I feel I have a partner in health maintenance. Although I continue with my little morning program and wakeful awareness, I will not continue to improve without the ongoing guidance you provide. Thank you.
(After my first session) I felt sore and a little dubious that I could achieve what was promised doing these exercises that seemed so unchallenging in many ways, certainly not what I’d ever had experience with before. I started feeling and seeing results within weeks. I first noticed how strong I FELT. Then I noticed that my abs looked killer. Then I noticed that without noticing I’d become almost pain free!
I decided to start taking better care of myself and started Pilates as a birthday gift to myself. I’m not fond of “gym culture” and I wanted to try one on one training… I started to notice a difference after the first month or so, having more energy, enjoying the challenge of each session, feeling stronger, more confident. I feel excited about continuing my Pilates workouts: I am stronger and more flexible + more knowledgeable about body mechanics and how to deal with aches and pains when they arise. Pilates has definitely contributed to an increase in self esteem, open myself up to venture, ever so slowly, into other physical activity (at least try it and see if it’s for me). I see myself speaking up with more confidence, “having more weight”, feeling grounded… My mood uplifted.