We are a private Pilates studio in Oakland, California, just off Piedmont Avenue near Kaiser hospital. Our studio is dedicated to the original work of Joseph Pilates. We take pride in providing a safe, comfortable space for you to enjoy your Pilates practice.
Everyone at our Oakland Pilates studio understands and values the challenge of developing a personal Pilates practice that is true to Joe’s brilliant system. All of us at Bayside Pilates follow this daily practice.
Here's how we do it:
As in any profession, having the correct tools matters. We don't skimp when it comes to the equipment we provide for your use. Gratz is the longest standing equipment manufacturer building Pilates apparatus to Joe Pilates' original specifications.
You might wonder why this matters... Joe Pilates designed the apparatus with particular results in mind; the most important one being that the apparatus was to function as an extension of the body on it. In doing this the apparatus gives the moving body constant information about it's mechanical center. In order to serve this initial purpose, an apparatus must meet certain specifications. When changes to the original designs are made for reasons apart from this core purpose, the function of the apparatus suffers and the bodies that employ it no longer reap the benefits.