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Wunda Chair

“If you really want to get your butt licked take a Wunda Chair class, you wont be able to laugh or cough for a few days!!”

Wunda Chair

Challenge your stability, strength, and flexibility.

Though the basic design is simple, there are a myriad of exercises that can be performed on the Pilates Wunda chair. It is excellent for strengthening the core muscles, arms, and legs. Exercises are performed lying down, sitting, and standing on the chair, as well as from positions at the sides of the chair.

What is the Wunda Chair?

Like the Reformer, the Pilates Chair is another of Joseph Pilates’ resistance exercise machines. The Wunda chair is a box with one side that can be pressed down against the resistance of springs, like a large pedal. The pedal portion can also be divided into two parts that can be worked independently for more of a challenge.

 

Wunda Chair Class Pricing

1 Class Drop-in 5 Class Pack
(90-day expiration)
10 Class Pack
(90-day expiration)
$35 $170 $330

Supersaver Card: 3 Class Pack with 15-day expiration $90

 

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Springboard

“The mat/springboard classes are my favorite and all of the trainers are very knowledgeable and talented. No two classes are the same and the benefits to mind, body and spirit are priceless.”

Springboard

Add resistance or support to your Pilates exercise regimen.

EHS Pilates is home to the original Springboard studio, an innovative exercise tool invented by Ellie Herman. The springboard (now produced and distributed by Balanced Body® is based on the Pilates Cadillac, classic Pilates equipment invented by Joseph Pilates. Accordingly, Springboard classes combine classic Pilates repertoire with original exercises developed by Master Pilates teacher Ellie Herman. The spring attachments provide added resistance and/or aid the user with body stabilization.

What is a Springboard?

The Pilates Springboard is a 5-foot rectangular wooden board with eyelets placed on both sides in 6-inch increments with a dowel at the bottom to use for arm or foot support. It is equipped with:

  • Two arm springs with neoprene handles;
  • Two leg springs, with cotton loops; and
  • One wooden roll-back bar.

Our spacious Springboard Studio has a maximum capacity of 9, allowing for more individualized attention and safety.

Springboard Class Pricing

1 Class Drop-in 5 Class Pack
(90-day expiration)
10 Class Pack
(90-day expiration)
$30 $145 $280

Supersaver Card: 3 Class Pack with firm 15-day expiration $75

 

For information on private sessions click here.


Reformer

“I’ve been really happy with the classes I’ve taken here, especially the more advanced reformer ones. The instructors are talented and personable, and they vary the exercises a good amount within a class, so you’re getting in a well-rounded workout. “

Reformer

Increase overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance while addressing virtually every part of the body.

Known for its versatility, the Reformer allows you to perform exercises in a variety of positions. These exercises promote length, strength, flexibility, and balance, leading to daily life improvements such as better posture, graceful and efficient movement, and for many, relief from pain associated with physical imbalances.

What is the Reformer?

The Reformer is a piece of resistance exercise equipment designed by Joseph Pilates. It consists 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.

Which Class is Right for You?

Mixed-level group classes are appropriate for those without injuries and with prior Pilates experience. As with all of our mixed level classes, appropriate variations and modifications will be taught for each level.

If you are “New to Pilates”, we highly recommend taking at least one private one-on-one session with one our trainers. Private sessions are the fastest way to bring you up to speed for group classes by learning the Pilates language and understanding your body.

Reformer Class Pricing

1 Class Drop-in 5 Class Pack
(90-day expiration)
10 Class Pack
(90-day expiration)
$40 $195 $380

Supersaver Card: 3 Class Pack with 15-day expiration $105


For information on private sessions click here.


Andrea Scarabelli

Andrea Scarabelli

Andrea came to Pilates as a “practice body” for a friend completing Ellie Herman’s teacher training program in 2002. With Pilates, she found that her lifelong back pain had all but disappeared. She fell in love with the method, and its ability to radically alter one’s quality of life. In 2007, Andrea joined EHS Pilates as a manager and bookkeeper. She completed the Balanced Body teacher training in 2012. Andrea is also a college professor at Cañada College, teaching writing to non-native speakers. Teaching is her passion, whether it is movement or ESL!

 
 
 

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Nancy Myers

Nancy Myers

Nancy has been a movement practitioner for over 20 years. Her injuries due to teaching dance and running were rehabilitated with Pilates at St. Francis Dance Medicine Center with Elizabeth Larkam in 1989.

In 2000, she certified with Ellie Herman Studios in San Francisco. Nancy has extensive knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology, and she has dedicated her Pilates career to an emphasis on posture and gait analysis and how it applies to the Pilates work. Nancy has experience teaching all types of fitness populations including dancers, professional athletes, pre and post natal, senior citizens, and clients with injuries and special issues. It is her belief that functional movement is the key to pain relief through better body mechanics.

Over the years Nancy has studied with 1st and 2nd generation Pilates teachers that have inspired and deepened her understanding of the system. In addition, the work of Vladmir Janda, Thomas Myers, Sherry Brourman, Eric Franklin and other masters have influenced and inspired her perspective on how she approaches her practice.

She is inspired and learns everyday from the bodies she encounters and is grateful to be able to follow her passion to make a difference in a person’s life with every step they take within the inspirational atmosphere that is EHS Pilates.

Nancy is also a consultant for MBT shoes, a certified personal trainer and group exercise director. She has a BS in International Business and is currently working on her masters in Holistic Nutrition. Her Foot and Gait Mentorship program is featured at EHS and she teaches both in the US and internationally, both teacher trainings and continuing education workshops. She has been interviewed and written about several times in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Nancy’s current projects include authoring “Fabulous Feet” and “Pilates on the CoreAlign”.

Merits

  • Director of EHS Pilates Institute’s International Teacher Training Program
  • PMA Certified Senior Pilates Trainer with special focus on Gait Therapy
  • Director of EHS Pilates Institute
  • Faculty member of Balanced Body University
  • CoreAlign Master Instructor
  • MBT Trainer/Educator
  • EHS Retreats

Specialties

  • Pre and Post surgical rehabilitative pilates
  • Postural alignment
  • Essential Posture and Gait patterning
  • Foot problems
  • Pilates-based rehabilitation
  • Author of “Fabulous Feet” and “Pilates on the CoreAlign”

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Tracey Sylvester



Tracey Sylvester

Tracey started her Pilates career when she joined EHS as a business manager in 2004. In 2007, She purchased the business from Ellie Herman along with her business partner Nancy Myers, and as of 2016, Tracey is the sole owner of EHS. Tracey has completed her teacher training journey and is currently training as an apprentice.

Tracey has dedicated the past 12+ years advocating for small businesses; from brick-&-mortar to sole-proprietors. As a member of the Executive Board of the SF Council of District Merchants, board member of the Mission Merchants Association, and member of both the Valencia Corridor Association and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tracey has a unique opportunity to effect positive change in the community she calls home.

Another of Tracey’s passions is to bring a sense of community to EHS Pilates and give her clients an oasis from the day-to-day city grind. Tracey believes that a Pilates studio can be fully integrated by incorporating a wellness center; focusing on energy, health, and strength. She is also passionate about the EHS Mission Collective with periodic events at EHS; bringing the SF art, music and performance community together to celebrate neighborhood, community and culture.

Before her time at EHS, she worked in the optical industry for over fifteen years as a general manager, media spokesperson, new business developer, and a licensed optician. Tracey also worked in the service industry and has a passion for food and wine; volunteering for 18 Reasons and Slow Food Nation which keeps her current in farm to table education and trends in the movement. Tracey is a 20+ year resident of the Mission District and has been dancing for the local go-go dance group The Devil-Ettes, off and on, as The Rebel, since 1998.


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