East Bay Pilates is a Classical Pilates Studio located at 1522 Park Avenue in Emeryville, California, wedged between Oakland and Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. We teach Classical Pilates, meaning the original work of Joseph Pilates.

This authentic method incorporates all the apparatus designed by Mr. Pilates. It is not a hybrid, adaptation or other contemporary system of movement it is the method as seen in archival footage and written works of Joseph Pilates.

We believe Pilates is a unique workout that builds stretch and strength with control.

 

“Physical Fitness can neither be acquired by wishful thinking nor by outright purchase.”

Joseph Pilates

A Unique Method of Body Conditioning

Benefits of Classical Pilates

Strength
Pilates builds muscular strength and stamina through controlled exercises utilizing your own body weight in all planes of motion.
Stretch
Pilates increases flexibility and mobility of the whole body. Obtained through the unique design and order of exercises combined with diverse apparatus.
Control
Each and every exercise in Pilates is done with precision and efficiency of movement to create a uniformed and balanced body in motion.
Make your own 3 week summer camp.

Summer Special

Summer Special

Make your own 3-week summer intensive with the Summer Special Offer. 9 privates for $650, all sessions must be completed in 3 consecutive weeks at 3 per week. Choose 3 weeks during the period June 12 to August 12, 2017. Must be injury free or not dealing with a chronic issue. Limited spots available, 1 time only.

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What Clients Say About Us

Testimonials

  • Hello! My name is Barnaby Edwards. I'm a 69-year-old survivor of head and neck cancer.

    A year ago, when I began studying with Robert and Krisna at the East Bay Pilates studio I couldn't lift my head from a flat position to learn to do the "Hundred". Now I daily feel stronger and more evenly balanced as I go through my routines.

    Pilates has, literally, changed my life and my gratitude to the studio and my Teachers is boundless!

    Barnaby
    Client
  • I am so grateful to Krisna and Robert of East Bay Pilates. I started to work with them on referral of my orthopedist following surgery to correct a herniated disc at L5-S1. I thought I would never regain the strength and mobility I had long enjoyed. They were completely familiar with my condition; they assessed my functional capacity and set me on a course designed to recover my former strength and flexibility.

    I have been going to them regularly since April 2015. They are compassionate, supportive and yet serious with the training, encouraging me to work through those days when my energy is low. Throughout the session they are attentive, and monitoring the technique to make sure I am doing the exercises efficiently and safely. In short, they are both simply superb and I am forever grateful to have found them.

    Jacqueline
    Client
  • Robert and Krisna have a wonderful studio in Emeryville. Their devotion to their craft is infectious. I look forward to each studio session. Being in the studio is like being with family. Do your body a favor!

    DeWitt
    Client
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Pilates’ questions: Critical thoughts on the field

    Pilates’ questions: Critical thoughts on the field   Taking class   One question I ponder on a regular basis and still struggle to comprehend is “Why do so few Pilates’ teachers take regular class themselves?” While we recommend to our clients two to three times a week? I would wager some teachers hardly get one in every so many months, if that at all?   In street lingo, “what’s up with that?”   Now I fully understand for some there are reasons such as; live in an isolated area have financial obstacles at present and or maybe don’t…

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Privates vs. Group Classes

    Privates vs. Group Classes   As Classical Pilates’ students (and that includes Pilates’ teachers) the choices between doing private sessions versus group classes is a frequent topic. In order to make a good decision on which path is for you it’s interesting to think through various reasons why you might choose one or the other or possibly both.   This is not a commentary of which is “better” but knowing your own personal goals can assist in the decision process. Vital to the process on privates vs. group classes is your overarching objective. This could range from just…

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