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Why These Pilates Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Concord Pilates Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Center Strength Pilates

Center Strength Pilates is a cooperative fitness studio with more than two decades of experience serving clients in and around Berkeley, regardless of their age, injury, or fitness level. The goal is to bring each student an experience that helps them move better, feel better, and change the state of their body. Center Strength specializes in one-on-one Pilates instruction by appointment, and it welcomes a diverse background of instructors. Studio owner/teacher Dallas Everleth has many years of experience at the front of Pilates classes, and she also has training as a massage therapist. Other teachers hold experience with running, dancing, and personal training.

Berkeley, CA 94707



CoreKinetics is an award-winning studio recognized by the Better Business Bureau as an A+-rated business. The center is active in the community of Orinda and a member of the local chamber of commerce. It serves clients in the surrounding communities of Contra Costa County with strenuous hourlong sessions that target back muscles, abdominals, movement/flexibility, strength, and muscular endurance. CoreKinetics is a supporter of the Pilates Method Alliance, and it features a staff of highly-qualified instructors with decades of combined experience and credentials from such well-respected fitness institutions as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Personal Training Institute, and American College of Sports Medicine.

Orinda, CA 94563


Finding Center

Finding Center is a studio in the Oakland area that brings Pilates training to students interested in physical rehabilitation. Studio owners Susan Klawiter Barnes and Kate Weglarz have more than three decades of combined experience and training. Barnes is a certified instructor in the Pilates Method of fitness and rehabilitation through movement, and Weglarz received her certification through the prestigious Ellie Herman Studios in San Francisco, also with a bent towards rehab. Sessions include ongoing assessment of student progress, warmups and stretches, customized exercises to help meet body goals, and home program development for students who want to keep their momentum going beyond the studio walls.

Oakland, CA 94618


HEAL: Pilates

HEAL: Pilates is a studio located in Albany and serving students with a diverse background of ages and fitness levels throughout Alameda County. Studio owner Ayanna Makalani possesses experience in competitive gymnastics from early childhood. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Los Angeles. Her certification in Pilates comes from the prestigious Body Arts and Science International institution. Makalani has taught Pilates for more than a decade, and her team has combined decades of experience in Pilates, dance, and injury rehabilitation. HEAL: Pilates promises students a body positive environment and instruction that meets the student where they are in their development.

Pilates at the Plaza

Pilates at the Plaza welcomes all ages, skill levels, and physical capabilities to classes that teach the Pilates Method. Founder Beth Harris possesses extensive experience in the fields of professional dance and movement coaching. She is a master trainer in the Z Health Neural Performance technique as well. Beth employs a small but highly-qualified team of Pilates instructors, and customer reviews have credited the Pilates at the Plaza experience as being a game-changer for their physical and mental outlooks. Class offerings include single and duet training, mat Pilates, and reformer training, to name a few. The studio operates out of Albany in Alameda County.

Albany, CA 94706


Pilates by Carolyn

Pilates by Carolyn is a studio located in Concord and serving students throughout the surrounding area of Contra Costa County. Carolyn claims to have turned to Classical Pilates as a response to her osteoporosis diagnosis, and she credits the practice with helping her bone density. Carolyn has since attained certification to teach through Seattle-based Metropolitan Pilates studio, and she has spent several years assisting others to break into and grow through the Pilates Method. Carolyn emphasizes continuing education in her practice, studying under renowned teachers such as Mejo Wiggin, Bob Leikens, and Dorothee VandeWalle. She offers her students the option of private sessions and duets.

Concord, CA 94518


Star Pilates and Fitness

Star Pilates and Fitness is a studio located in Moraga that serves fitness clients throughout Contra Costa County. The center provides a mix of group mat classes as well as Reformer classes to assist in the rehabilitation of injuries. Star also offers instruction for flow yoga, spinning, and the practice of barre, which helps to burn fat, build muscle, and break through fitness plateaus. Additional offerings include but are not limited to the TRX suspension trainer method. The Star team welcomes all fitness levels from beginner to expert, including children and young people. It also provides mindful meditation classes to address mental clarity and spirit.

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