Pilates >Ehs Pilates
1452 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.749629 -122.420418
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Neighborhoods: Central East, Mission
Best Pilates Studio in San Francisco – I joined EHS pilates studio 6 months ago and just love it. Karen Goldstein, my springboard instructor, has helped me so much with managing my s.i. joint problems. Being a ballet dancer herself she understands my injuries so much better than other people I have turned to for help. She is also very funny!
Kerri Myers is my reformer teacher and is just fabulous. I love how much stronger I am since starting her classes. I have the monthly membership and that means every wednesday and friday I am in her class. What a way to start a weekend, with champagne fridays. Two of my favorite things, pilates and champagne, can't beat that!
Moan Luna teaches core align and I have done some of her classes. I love her serene way of teaching. Especially a class that for me is quite challenging.
She keeps me going with encouraging words even though I feel like I am the worst student possible!
Thank you EHS Pilates you are the best!
great one-on-one instructors! – I take of advantage of the incredible student teachers...especially those with great experience and knowledge of anatomy. It's the best way to learn how to feel what you should feel and to take your practice and awareness to a whole new level. Relaxing yet challenging and great studio feel. This is a great way start pilates before you take a group class.
Life changing and affordable (for pilates) – After 20 years of low back pain, I now have ZERO low back pain. Ellie Herman Studios has been a life changing experience!
It's a teacher training facility, and I'm not referring the weekend certifications that many mat class instructors at the big gyms get, I'm talking intensive anatomy, body mechanics, and Pilates. They have an international reputation as one of the best certification programs.
I've tried PT rehab, Iyengar yoga, chiropractic, and acupuncture - all providing some relief but no cure. A PT suggested I try Pilates. Fist off, there are some basic things that anyone doing Pilates needs to learn correctly from a qualified teacher before they can do ANY Pilates correctly. I committed to 1-on-1 sessions, but realized I couldn't afford it for an extended period of time. The instructor suggested a student teacher 2-3 times per week for only $20 a visit. She designed a program specific to my rehab, and instructed the student on the proper approach. Since then, I've worked with 3 trainers at the student/apprentice levels (switching teachers when certified, as hourly rates go up). The studio has been supportive of my cost conscious needs, and it's been key to my success.
It's now been about two years, and I've been pain free for over one year!
They have student teachers, apprentice level instructors, fully certified instructors, senior instructors, Master instructors, and specialists in Pilates based rehab.
Lower back pain can be a downward spiral of constant discomfort and depression. You should be able to carry your toddler up the stairs after they've fallen asleep in the car - You should be able teach your kid how to swing a baseball bat - You should be able to put in a quality day of work at the office....
The studio asked for my commitment, found a way for me to afford it, and after 20 years of pain, Ellie Herman Studios and the fantastic trainers have given me back these gifts we all take for granted.
Great place for guys – I thought Pilates was just for the girls...boy was I wrong. It was a great workout, I never expected it. My friend told me about the benifits of Pilates and I gave it a try. I did the 3 private intake package they have for $150 that got me started and it has been 8 months now. I am so flexible now and have no back pain.. I highly recomend this studio. Lots of classes and very talented trainers.
EHS Pilates is wonderful! – Wow. This place rocks. It is a great environment. The best thing about EHS is that all shapes and sizes and ages are very welcome. I felt very comfortable at the studio. I was coming from a place where I was not so fit and was not at all intimidated. The staff at the front desk was great and I really like that there is always someone at the desk to answer the phone. They are very dedicated to customer service. I called 5 other studios and no one picked up the phone or did not call back for days. Worked out great for me. . .now I am a 3x a week client and I'm working on a great new body......
Best pilates studio in SF! – Ellie Herman is a great pilates studio. Since they are a pilates trainer teaching facility they have many different prices for privates. If you can't afford to see a certified trainer you can go to a student for. They also do rehabiliative work which is great for me since I had back surgery. Pilates has helped my body so much. They have classes every day of the week and all throughout the day. With friendly staff and lots of trainers they can fit me in pretty much whenever I want to come.
User review by mattsteele – Really nice studio with very skilled trainers. The work out was great and not too intense.
Terrific pilates studio! – Ellie Herman's studio is a terrific place to learn pilates. The trainers are excellent.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Pilates, enhanced by elements of yoga, dance and gymnastics in private, semi-private or group classes, plus massage, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy.
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