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. As of 2016 Tracey is the sole owner of EHS and is looking forward to applying for Legacy Business Status in SF in a few years. Tracey has completed her teacher training journey and is currently training as an apprentice.

Before her time at EHS, she had worked in the optical industry for over fifteen years as a general manager, media spokesperson, new business developer, and a licensed optician. Tracey also works 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. She now bartends a few days a week at the American Conservatory Theater. 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.

In 2007 She is the co-founded the United Pilates Collective, which existed to create a dynamic community that provides benefits, business support and information sharing for the Pilates professional. Tracey’s passion is to bring a sense of community to EHS Pilates and give her clients an oasis from the day-to-day city grind. Tracey also believes that a Pilates studio can be fully integrated by incorporating a wellness center; focusing on energy, health, and strength. Expanding on that vision she launched the EHS Restorative & Therapeutic Yoga program in 2017. She is passionate about the EHS Mission Collective  periodic events at EHS; bringing the SF art, music and performance community together to celebrate neighborhood, community and culture.

Tracey has been serving as a Board Member of the Mission Merchant Association and a Member of the Valencia Corridor Merchant Association. Both rolls keeps her finger on the pulse of the neighborhood and allows her the opportunity to effect positive changes in the community she calls home.

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