Pilates reformer classes are now available at our Downtown Berkeley and Pleasant Hill YMCA locations!
Pilates reformer is a full-body workout that focuses on stabilizing and gaining strength from your center outwards. Improve sports, martial arts, and dance performance by building core strength and greater body awareness. Pilates on the reformer is also beneficial for injury prevention and recovery.
We offer three different levels of classes. Take a look at the descriptions below to find the best fit for you, and sign up today!
If you're looking for more individual coaching, we offer Pilates personal training sessions at Berkeley and Pleasant Hill.
Level I Fundamentals: This class will give you a solid foundation of the fundamental Pilates reformer exercises. This level is perfect for people new to Pilates, haven't done Pilates in a while, or just want to go deeper into the fundamentals of Pilates reformer. This class is for all levels.
Tower Level I/II: Advanced Fundamentals: Try this lesser known but awesome Pilates equipment class with it's unique mixture of ways to increase full body strength, stability, and mobility. Prior reformer experience is required.
Level I/II Advanced Fundamentals: This class is for members who have the foundation of Pilates reformer fundamentals and looking for a more challenging class beyond our Level I offering. Prior reformer experience required.
Level II Intermediate: Up your Pilates practice by taking an intermediate reformer class. Intermediate classes offer expanded and more challenging Pilates repertoire in choreography and ability. Must be relatively free of injuries and limitations. Prior reformer experience required and must have permission from Katy Yates or Leslie Olsson.
Jump Board Level II - Intermediate: The Pilates Jump Board combines the resistance training of the reformer with cardio conditioning! Jump to increase your heart rate while getting a full body strength workout. This is class is for people who have Pilates reformer experience and have little to no injuries. Must have healthy feet, knees, hips, and back.
Still not sure of your level? Contact Leslie Olsson at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll figure it out together!
We are offering specialty and 1-time classes to end 2023! Registration will open Monday, December 11th at 10am. Check out our offerings below!
These classes are designed to help those concerned about their knees, back, hips, or shoulders & neck. Learn approaches to typical reformer exercises in a way that will help rehabilitate injuries and protect against (further) pain/injury. They are appropriate for anyone who has completed 3 or more Reformer classes.
Thursday, December 21st
Thursday December 28th
Jumpboard Level I classes:
Jumpboard Level I/II classes:
Tower Level I/II
Our next series will be 4 weeks long running from November 27th-December 21st! Registration will open Monday, November 13th at 9am. The cost is $100 for 4 classes. Here are the classes with direct links below!