About Me

Sarah has been teaching & training for 15 years. She is a dance & fitness specialist teaching/training at UC Santa Cruz, College of San Mateo, and Agile Monkey Pilates Studio. Sarah is a Balanced Body Faculty member offering certificates and CECs in Pilates, Anatomy, and the *NEW* Balanced Body Barr... more less
Profession
Expertise
Degrees
AA Studio Art, Cabrillo College
Bachelor's Degree BFA- Dance Performance and Choreography, California State University Long Beach
Master's Degree Dance, Mills College
Years Experience
11-15 years
ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified
Balanced Body® - Balanced Body Barre™ Training
Verified
Balanced Body® - Balanced Body® Pilates Faculty
Verified
NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
Verified
Pending Verification
Pending Verification
Pending Verification
Pending Verification
Pending Verification
American Heart Association
American Heart Association

Sarah's Locations

College of San Mateo - Trainer/Instructor
1700 W.Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402
Mission College - Trainer/Instructor
3000 Mission College Boulevard , Santa Clara, CA 95054
Bali Body Pilates - Owner/Manager
Within 25 miles of 95062 (Mobile Training Radius)
www.balibodypilates.com | (415) 244-8326

Additional Information

Rate
$65.00 / hr
price varies depending on location & packages available
Payment Methods
Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks
Awards & Accomplishments
Founder/Director of Pilates Instructor Certificate Program @ CSM
Languages Spoken
English
Gender
Female
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Client Reviews/Comments

7 reviews
Camilla Betteridge
On Aug 02, 2011
Can't say enough great things about Sarah!
Most recently, she really helped me with a knee injury.
Tried a few things for a couple months and just did not have
any improvements until my first appointment with Sarah. She is so
thorough and helped to stretch and strengthen my knee. After just
under a month it is completely better.
In the past, I have seen her for group and individual pilates sessions. Sarah really knows her stuff and can help you look and feel your best ever!
Thanks so much for your awesome work, Sarah!
=)Camilla
No Name
On Aug 01, 2011
I have taken classes w/other Pilates instructors, what a disappointment. We just went through the exercises, seemed more about repetition than actually doing them correctly. Sarah demos & explains what exercise targets what areas & the benefits of doing them. She makes sure you're thinking about all the different aspects you need to pay attention to as you do the exercise. With her, it's all about doing it correctly, being in control & concentrating on the muscles you're working on. You really begin to understand your body so much better with her. She also helps you individually with your personal issues or ailments. She accurately prescribes the right movements for pains or injuries you've sustained. Not a better instructor around!!!
Erika Matos
On Jul 19, 2011
If you are looking for someone who understands anatomy, who has outstanding knowledge in different areas of fitness, and who can give you an amazing, fun workout, look no further! I'm thoroughly impressed with Sarah as a Pilates Instructor. She is personable, detail oriented, and her experience is reflected in everything she does. Take a class with her and you'll know what I mean! A+
~Erika Matos
Anonymous
On Jul 19, 2011
I have been studying pilates for the last 11 years and have taken many workshops from many different teachers and I would put Sarah in the top of the class! She knows her stuff, can explain the exercises in a very understandable way, demo beautifully, and has a very memorable way of instructing the anatomy of the body as it pertains to pilates! She is a joy to learn from and I would highly recommend taking her classes. I am grateful to have had this time studying with her.
Anonymous
On Jul 19, 2011
I have been studying pilates for the last 11 years and have taken many workshops with many different teachers and I can say from my experience that Sarah is one of the top I have had the privilege of studying from. She explains each exercise in a very understandable way, demos brilliantly,and is a joy to learn from. She knows her anatomy and relates it to pilates in a very memorable way! I highly recommend learning from her....I am glad I have the chance to.
kathryn Phipps
On Jul 18, 2011
Kathryn P

Sarah is an excellent Pilates teacher. She is very knowledge about each very Pilates exercise, its purpose, its effect on the body, and most importantly, what works for “you”. Besides, Sarah is the only teach who can demonstrate every advance Pilates exercise perfectly. I am in Sarah’s class only little over a month, I have learned so much about Pilates exercise. I am doing the Pilates in a much more efficient way and I can feel that my body is responding to that. I cannot say enough good things about Sarah. I am so glad I take her class.
molly colin
On Jul 17, 2011
Sarah is a terrific Pilates teacher. She's gifted in her ability to explain exercises and how to modify them for individual needs. I highly recommend studying with her!

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