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WELCOME! More than a decade ago, I left the corporate world to spread the joy of Pilates. In this time, I’ve been rewarded with the wonderful changes I’ve seen happen in bodies and minds. Spines miraculously lengthen, pounds melt away, and best of all I see people begin to enjoy the body they were born with. I learn something new from my inspiring clients each day and have come to understand why Joseph Pilates called his method The Art of Control. In a world in which we have so little control of everything else, it’s exciting to see the confidence that comes from bodies achieving their fullest potential.


Lauren Fendrick & Brooke Niles

Pro Beach Volleyball players, Matt Fuerbringer, Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Niles (formerly Hanson) train with me. 2012 was an exciting year as all three of them narrowly missed the London Olympics, ending their season ranked 3rd (only 2 teams from each country go). With Pilates, they have long careers ahead and you can even work out with them on Pilatesology. Check out the links below!

Photo by Patrik Giardino

You can workout with athlete Matt Fuerbringer on Pilatesology.com. See his class below!

Pilates Mat Workout for Athletes with Pro Volleyball Player Matt Fuerbringer
CLICK HERE to see a preview.
Join Lauren Fendrick for a quick sports warm up.
CLICK HERE to see a preview.
Brooke Niles (and Matt's partner Nick Lucena) crush the Magic Circle in this workout.
CLICK HERE to see a preview.

I had never done Pilates before finding Alisa and I immediately noticed a difference. Her methods transformed the stubborn areas of my body (abs, butt, thighs) more than any workout I have done with previous trainers or classes. What’s more amazing is that I actually look forward to my workouts. – Angel Archer, Model


Check out my article on how to get your arms in shape for surfing in Pilates Style (Dec 09)!


Ongoing Private & Group Training:

1) Vintage Pilates (I teach 1 day per month at Vintage)
2016: January 25 / February 15 / March 21 / April 18 / May 9 / June 6 / July 25

2) Pilatesology Studio
(Our studio in Hermosa Beach, CA. I teach group class 1x per month) $45 Beg/Int 2pm, Adv 3pm. Email alisa@pilatesology.com to attend.
2016: January 26 / February 16 / March 22 / April 19 / May 10 / June 7 / July 26


May 29 – June 4, 2016 in Lake Como, Italy
Escape to Shape
Luxury fitness retreat on the shores of Lake Como. From $4500pp.

Workshops for Teachers:
(PMA CEC’s available for all)

1) April 30 – May 1, 2016
Workshops in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Workshops & classes for Instructors.

2) May 27 – 29, 2016
Workshops in Porto, Portugal
Details to come.

PILATESOLOGY is the source for Classical Pilates Online

I’m proud of the amazing growth of our website, Pilatesology. (That’s me on our home page doing the Scissors.)

Pilatesology is a place where anyone of any age or skill level can do their own classical Pilates workouts at home. We post fresh, new workouts every week and our classically trained teachers are simply the very best in the world.

Members of Pilatesology get unlimited Pilates workouts for less than the cost of one class in a Pilates studio and you can try a limited FREE trial, no credit card required :). Join pilatesology.



Everyone asks me what my favorite exercise clothes are and I have to confess, I am an expert on this topic! Most days, I am in workout gear all day long and have worn every brand to death.

Which is why I’m always excited to find a new brand like 15Love: Quality Sports Wear. These are absolutely tops in craftsmanship, hug your curves in all the right places and draw compliments like crazy. I had their capris on at my local farmer’s market recently and 4 people stopped me to ask where I got them. Here’s one of my go-to outfits, featured in a story on HellaWella:



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Solow is another fave brand for workout wear! Yummy soft fabrics and hip styles that look so so cute on. Check them out!!