Pilates South Bay Classes

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Pilates South Bay is a Pilates Studio on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach, California servicing the surrounding beach cities of Palos Verdes, Redondo, Torrance, Hermosa and Manhattan Beach. We offer Private Sessions, Group Sessions, Sessions for Expecting Moms and even cardio classes. Have fun while we help you with your search for: Core Strengthening, WEIGHT LOSS, Better Sleep, Revitalization, Less Pain, Sculpted Musculature & Improved Posture! Pilates is an amazing way to get in touch with your body. Whether you're an athlete or recovering from injury or pregnant or a new mom, you'll be thrilled with your results and the pleasure Pilates brings you! We understand that Pilates may be your main form of exercise or it may be just a part of your healthy lifestyle and we've structured our packages accordingly. The Owner specializes in private sessions with students over 65

Thank you for visiting Pilates South Bay, For so many of us, Pilates is much more than a method by which we exercise. It is a way of life. A fusion of the mind, body and soul in which dormant muscles and brain cells are reawakened. Pilates gives us the chance to live life beyond functional motion.

As a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Pilates Instructor Michelle stresses the spinal health benefits that Pilates promotes. She pecializes in Pilates and holds certification through Balanced Body University at Core Conditioning including the reformer, Cadillac (trapeze table), wunda chair, ladder barrel and spine corrector. Her training includes diverse influences in fitness, physical therapy and Pilates.

Michelle had always been interested in fitness, however, due to scoliosis, she was constantly searching for a remedy against chronic back pain, fatigue and insomnia. Here's the good news: Pilates has been her "lifesaver" because it has not only helped her to alleviate back pain, but now she sleeps soundly and has more energy throughout the day. Further, her posture has drastically improved and she has connected her mind and body through controlled breathing. All of this through the healing of Pilates. If you're in search of core strengthening, if you aim to sleep well and have less pain - Pilates is for you! Serving Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance and surrounding South Bay areas.


Online Mat Sessions

Have fun with us from Home! Michelle will take you through a series of fun stretches and strengthening moves that will make you remember her the next day :) Each course will be customized to the students in class. Michelle is an expert at finding alternate exercises for the Reformer exercises we all love so much. Be ready to have your camera pointed at you so Michelle can make corrections, a laptop is suggested but a phone is do-able. Try to get your full mat into the camera shot. You will receive an email 10 minutes before class sets up. It's helpful to have a theraband but small weights can also be used. Email Michelle with any questions: [email protected]




Our 50 minute Reformer Classes are customized to the individual class members and have no more than 7 attendees. Each class covers Reformer Basics, (learning to change springs, adjust footbar, etc.) and also covers Pilates Breathing and basic Fitness Fundamentals. You will appreciate the Reformer for it's ability to stretch and strengthen you all at once. Reformer work is a fun, creative way to take the Pilates Journey. Reformer classes are offered for the over 50 crowd, expecting moms, conditioned athletes and for the avid golfer. See schedule on homepage for dates and times.

Private sessions are 50 minutes of one on one instruction with a Certified Pilates Instructor. With Private Sessions you can find out about your body and learn to quickly take ques from your Pilates Instructor. You will learn Pilates Basics, Reformer Basics, and enjoy a customized work out. Private Sessions are the perfect way to begin your Pilates Journey, or to continue with your self discovery - it's all about you!  


For the changing pregnant body, special care and instruction is needed. The PSB Pilates Reformer classes for pregnancy are designed with safety and comfort for the new Mom in mind. This repertiore consists of traditional pilates strengthening combined with the wonderful stretching ability that the reformer allows. Enjoy an hour to yourself as an experienced, compassionate instructor helps you to relieve some tension and keep your back strong. Sometimes pregnant students can blend with a regular class and take special precautions and modifications. 

WHAT IS Pilates?

What the heck is Pilates?Pilates (pronounced Pi-lah-tees) is a system of body conditioning designed to strengthen and lengthen the body's muscles with emphasis on reducing incidence of back pain and injury. Pilates was developed over 80 years ago by Joseph Pilates. It is appropriate for all ages because it tones and strengthens the muscles without impacting the joints. It improves posture and strengthens the parts of the body that age attacks, including the stomach muscles, inner thighs and upper arms. Pilates can be done with and without apparatus based on eight basic principles. Many forms of exercise create tightening of certain muscles while over stretching others. Pilates is a method that aims to create a balance in the body, designed to cater for the needs of the individual. The aim is to improve flexibility and strength and to create a balance in the body. It includes comprehensive regulation of the physical functions and leads to physical and mental relaxation. Ever heard of a REFORMER?

The reformer is a piece of resistance exercise equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. It consist​ of a platform that moves back and forth along a carriage. Resistance is provided by the exerciser's body weight and by springs attached to the carriage and platform.