Owner & Teacher
Carolyn grew up in Baltimore, MD where she enjoyed a very active life, playing lacrosse, swimming, running, kickboxing, and practicing Bikram yoga. She moved to New York City in 2004 to attend Parsons School of Design and in 2009, she discovered Classical Pilates and fell in love with the method. Within a few short months, she noticed an improvement in her asthma, her runs became longer, her body leaner, and her general health improved.
In September 2012, she began studying under Brooke Siler and Cary Regan at re:AB Pilates. After completing over 800 hours of training, she graduated the program and became a senior teacher at re:AB as well as Equinox Printing House and Plank Pilates. In March 2014, Carolyn, her husband, and their pup moved from New York City to San Francisco. Carolyn began teaching at Dharmaspace Pilates in March 2014 and in August of 2014, she purchased what is now Keep It Classical Pilates.
A passionate teacher who infuses every session with knowledge, energy, sweat and laughter, Carolyn is thrilled to be able to share her love of the Classical method with San Francisco and to grow her studio in this vibrant and exciting city.
Jacqueline began practicing Pilates over a decade ago, when she discovered it was a great complement to her marathon training and deep interest in fitness and nutrition. Jacqueline is originally from the beautiful coastal area of Encinitas, California, where she has always led an active and healthy lifestyle; running marathons, hiking mountains, exploring beaches, and walking countless city miles.
After moving to San Francisco, she discovered the classical method of Pilates and deepened her love of Pilates. Jacqueline spent a year as an apprentice in the rigorous Metropolitan Pilates Authentic Training program, earning her classical Pilates certification from master teacher trainer Dorothee VandeWalle. She describes her path to Pilates as a life-long journey, and one that will never be completed, as she continues to discover more and more about it every day.
Jacqueline credits Pilates with strengthening her body, as well as her mind. She teaches with passion and enthusiasm and is an active supporter of those seeking healthy changes in their lives. When she’s not working with clients or continuing to refine her own Pilates technique, Jacqueline likes to hike, play with her dogs, travel the world, or just relax on an empty beach.
Kelly grew up in Redmond, WA, where from a young age, she lived a very active lifestyle. Her passions ranged from running, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, dance and performing arts. After many years of an energetic and lively routine, she settled into a desk job that wreaked havoc on her alignment and general health. Kelly started practicing Pilates as a method of pain management, and soon realized it was her calling.
She moved to New York City in 2011 and continued her Classical Pilates practice at re:AB Pilates. There she began her teacher training under the tutelage of Brooke Siler and Cary Regan in 2013. In 2015 she moved to San Francisco, and continued her Pilates education with The Pilates Center of Boulder's satellite studio, The Pilates Workshop, under Erika Groff and Susanne Staehr. Kelly has completed combined total of 1300 hours of teacher training, and continues to further her education at workshops and lectures.
Kelly helps her clients reach their goals through personally designed sessions, and is delighted to give each and every one of them the gift of health that Pilates has given her.
Miki is originally from Seoul, South Korea and came to the United States to study in health science. While she was in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she was encouraged to pursue her career as a Pilates teacher by Dr. Chung who had been coaching her weight lifting and cardio exercises. After a single session on apparatus, she experienced the total transformation of her body and life which includes relief from back pain, increased flexibility, and a good night of sleep.
In 2015, she was introduced to Classical Pilates by one of her colleague while teaching in Korea. She was deeply inspired to learn the exercise in its original form taught by Joseph Pilates. She began Classical Pilates teacher certification program under Martt Lawrence and Dorothee VandeWalle. She completed more than 700 hours of apprenticeship and was fully certified in 2017 June. She believes that Classical Pilates provides the foundation for healthy life and should be offered for everyone.
Miki tailors each session to a client’s needs to improve precision in muscle control, strength, and flexibility. Clients will gain quality of movements and function by creating body awareness, coordination, and endurance. She’s been teaching Pilates since 2014, and holds a BS degree in Human Nutrition at UIUC.
Isabelle Abrams M.A
Isabelle's introduction to the wellness industry began after having her 3 children, as she wanted to support them in becoming resourceful, healthy adults, with the capacity to make conscious life choices. Isabelle initially completed her BA of Health Science in Nutrition, before adding Massage & Reflexology qualifications, and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. She began practicing Pilates in 2003, for nearly a decade, before pursuing a career in teaching.
In 2013, Isabelle began an 800-hour training course in Classical Pilates, with Olga Tamara at Authentic Pilates Education in Sydney Australia. Since graduating in 2015, Isabelle has completed an additional year of instruction with some of the best teachers in the Pilates industry including Cynthia Lochard, Lea Francis, Valerie Genatas, & Nick Wearne. To keep up to date with her knowledge, she regularly attends conferences and continued education workshops–most recently with Kathryn Ross Nash, & Jay Grimes. In August of 2018 the San Francisco Bay area became her new home.
Isabelle is grateful to be able to pass on the wisdom that Joseph Pilates left through his wonderful corrective exercise system. Pilates is a method–the complete coordination of body, mind & spirit. It has become the foundation for incorporating modalities such as massage, reflexology, nutrition & life coaching, which Isabelle practices at her wellness center on iconic Lombard St. in San Francisco.