Be Strong. Stand Tall.
The name “Gerda” derives from Germany and means “Protector”. At Gerda Pilates, we believe that our Pilates-based movement provides the world’s greatest methodology for our clients to gain mastery of their bodies; which will strengthen them and protect them so they may pursue their own personal best and achieve true happiness. And that’s exactly why we wake up each morning—to help people feel great.
Challenge, Motivate, Encourage, Inspire
HOW you Teach is JUST AS IMPORTANT as WHAT you Teach
The Pilates Academy International is committed to helping dedicated and qualified individuals gain the knowledge and teaching skills they need to become excellent, sought-after Pilates instructions.
GERDAPILATES is fully licensed to conduct (Pilates, CARDIOLATES, SilkSuspension) Teacher Training programs by the Pilates Academy International (PAI) and is a registered school of the Pilates Method Alliance. PAI is headquartered at Pilates on Fifth in New York City.
Gerda Pilates offers Private classes, Duet Classes, Trio Classes, Mat Pilates, Yoga Sessions, Barre Classes, Jungle Sports and Sling Training.
Gerda Pilates is located in a serene, private courtyard with lovely landscaping. When the studio doors are open, ocean breezes flow through the space.
Gerda Pilates uses Stott equipment. We have Rehab Reformers, Reformer/Tower, and Cadillac Reformers. Our studio is fully equipped with an array of additional equipment and accessories including, Split-Pedal Stability Chair and Stability Barre, jump boards, spine correctors, spine supporters, arc barrels, Pilates mats, rings, blocks, bands, balls, and free weights.
SCHEDULE & RATES:
To see our entire class schedule and rates, please click below and Sign In to the Gerda Pilates class scheduler.
If you need any assistance, please give us a call at 949-675-8400. We look forward to seeing you!
MEET OUR TEAM:
Gerda Pilates is committed to its clients and ensuring that every client experience is a positive one. Our trainers teach a customer-centric version of Pilates so that each session is uniquely tailored to the needs of the client. Our studio prides itself on offering the highest level of instruction and service.
My background: previous surf instructor for Soul Surfing, competed Brooks Street Surf Contest in Laguna Beach, college Varsity AA basketball, volleyball, born in Molokai, HI. Taught PE in Hawaii 1 year. Marie Jose trained, 200 hr yoga cert, TRX, wall yoga, Bhodi suspension, owns and trains with Surfset and SUP, spin instructor, loves to run outdoors, and experiment with Tye 4.
Keith trained and received his Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification from the the Body Alchemist in San Diego. He also received his certification from the Pilates Conditioning Program at Orange Coast College. He has his MFA in Dance from UCI. Keith has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years, and has a long history of teaching fitness and dance. He teaches men and women with wide ranges of fitness levels and ages. He has worked with professional athletes and various clients requiring rehabilitation from injuries.
Lisa is an energetic, encouraging, and detail oriented Pilates instructor. After a successful career as a fashion designer, Lisa turned her attention to something that is always in style, people! She yearns to share the beauty and the benefits of the Pilates method, and to assist clients in reaching their goals. She completed the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program at BASI, Body Arts and Science International, Costa Mesa, California. She was trained, critiqued, and observed by world-renowned practitioner and teacher, Real Isacowitz, MA. Lisa’s desire is to inspire and guide clients to reach their full potential by utilizing her knowledge, experience, and creative teaching ability.
Shawn received her Yoga Certification from YogaWorks in 2009. She is experienced at teaching all levels and has been practicing yoga for 35 years. She is amazed at how the body responds to the mind, through positioning, and breath work. She is very passionate about teaching and believes in the personal transformation that yoga offers and wants to share that with her devoted students.
Maryanne has been an athlete her whole life. A Yoga practitioner since 1989 in the Hatha Yoga Tradition, the Bikram Yoga Series since 2007, and most recently incorporating Vinyasa Power Yoga, since 2013. Maryanne became Certified in the 300 hour Teacher Training Program through Core Power Yoga in Huntington Beach in 2013, along with being Certified for Children’s Yoga through Smiling Monkey Yoga at the Center for living Peace in Irvine. Maryanne brings her many years of study, and knowledge, along with her passion to give back to the community what Yoga has given to her. Humbly forever a student always learning and growing her practice.