Pilates Reformer (All Levels)


This class is taught by:

Colleen Anderson

Along with Colleen's passion for Pilates, her primary background is in dance. She began dancing at the age of 7 in her parents living room, putting on little shows for them constantly. After convincing them to send her to dance classes she continued to do so until she graduated high school. She then attended San Diego and San Francisco State University as a dance major with a minor in Dance Medicine. In 2004, she became a principal dancer with a world touring dance company and toured seven months out of the year for over 12 years. Within those years she performed and taught workshops in over 20 countries. After falling in love with Pilates over 9 years ago, and due to her love and extensive experience in exercise, movement, and kinesiology, Colleen completed her Pilates instructor training at " Pilates Monterey," in Monterey, C.A. She is PMA certified which allows her to lead instruction on all the Pilates apparatuses'. Colleen is a kind and patient instructor with the motivation to help others reach their health and fitness goals.

Chinami Stern

Chinami discovered Pilates when she was looking for a good stretching method, while working out with heavy weights at the gym. One of her Pilates instructors showed her how to stretch and strengthen her body without using weights. She had an old shoulder injury and lower back pain, made worse by having kids. Working with Pilates method helped her to rehabilitate from those injures.
This experience motivated her to study Pilates and she was certified as an instructor in 2009 by Body Art and Science International (BASI). Prior to this, she worked as a personal trainer and also holds a certification in nutrition. Chinami is an active and busy mother of two college students. For her, the enjoyment of Pilates is working with a variety of people and sharing the joy of living with a healthy body and mind.

Alex Harris

Alex is a reformed couch potato, who discovered movement over 14 years ago and has been moving ever since. After losing a lot of weight in 2007, Alex starting practicing Pilates and he has not looked back. Three years ago, he began his journey as a Pilates Instructor and has completed his entire instructor training at the Absolute Center in Lafayette. Alex’s passion for wellness and movement, combined with his expanding knowledge, enthusiasm and energy are reflexed in his private and group sessions. Alex has a Ph.D. in Biochemical Pharmacology and he worked in the Biotech R&D world for many years before redefining himself a few years ago. Fun Fact: Alex owns two Shiba Inu dogs and a Bengal cat, but if his wife didn’t stop him, their house would more like a zoo, with lots of exotic creatures.
This is our standard Pilates reformer class, which features the basic Pilates exercises plus their progressions, as well as intermediate exercises. This class flows at a moderate pace, and instructors may offer progressions or modifications on an individual basis, if needed. Max capacity is 8 participants.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Apr 28 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Colleen Anderson
  • Fri Apr 28 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Colleen Anderson
  • Fri Apr 28 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Chinami Stern
  • Fri Apr 28 11:00 am - 11:55 am with Chinami Stern
  • Sat Apr 29 8:00 am - 8:55 am with Alex Harris
  • Sat Apr 29 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Alex Harris
  • Sat Apr 29 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Alex Harris
  • Sun Apr 30 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Colleen Anderson
  • Sun Apr 30 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Colleen Anderson
  • Mon May 01 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Chinami Stern
  • Mon May 01 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Chinami Stern
  • Mon May 01 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Colleen Anderson
  • Mon May 01 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Colleen Anderson
  • Wed May 03 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Alex Harris
  • Wed May 03 11:00 am - 11:55 am with Chinami Stern
  • Wed May 03 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Chinami Stern
  • Wed May 03 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Colleen Anderson
  • Wed May 03 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Colleen Anderson