Small Group Pilates Reformer Classes

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. 

Class Levels

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.

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.

Still not sure of your level? Contact Leslie Olsson at and we'll figure it out together!

Ready to Sign Up?

Take a look at our current class offerings and register today!

Downtown Berkeley Classes

Join us for a six week series from the options below! Each series is $150 and includes 4 participants. Registration opens on Monday, August 22 at 10:00am, next series begins August 29!

Level I

Monday 11am Monday 12pm Monday 4pm Tuesday 10am Wednesday 10am    

Level I/II

Tuesday 11am  

Level II

Monday 5pm

Pleasant Hill Classes

Choose your 5 week Reformer Series from the options below! Each series is $160 and includes 3 participants. Registration opens on July 20th, next series will run August 1 - September 1.

Level I

Monday 6pm   Monday 7pm   Wednesday 5pm   Thursday 12pm

Level I/II

Monday 5pm   Tuesday 9am   Wednesday 6pm   Thursday 11am

Level II

Wednesday 10am


For questions about Downtown Berkeley's Pilates Reformer program, reach out to Katy Yates at

For questions about Pleasant Hill's Pilates Reformer program, reach out to Leslie Olsson