The Instructors at Maiden Lane Studios

Pilates instructor in San Francisco


Certified Pilates Instructor


Ali grew up swimming competitively from the time she was seven until going off to college at the University of Michigan. She then took up running and progressively built her way up from a 10K to the marathon. She has run several half and full marathons, completed a triathlon, and several swims from Alcatraz. After years of long distance swimming and running, Ali was seeking a way to gain more strength and flexibility. Upon finding Pilates, she realized just how much she needed a way to counter-balance the effects of the years of repetitive motion. Ali was amazed at the difference she saw in her own balance, flexibility, mobility, and strength.

Ali has always been passionate about helping people feel stronger & more confident about who they are and believes movement is an excellent way to build that. She decided to become a Pilates teacher to help other people discover the same sense of strength for themselves. Ali completed her comprehensive teacher training with Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) in 2014.

Fact. I'm obsessed with Maiden Lane Studios. Not in the creepy, restraining order type of way...but in the go 6-times a week type of way. I'll be honest, I never truly got the whole barre craze...until coming here. The classes are amazing (to the credit of the kick-ass instructors), and the studio is absolutely beautiful.


Maiden Lane Studios is the absolute best for Pilates and Barre Classes in San Francisco. I was introduced to the studio last year through lululemon and so glad I found my go-to place for an incredible strength training workout. It's like you're in someone's living room as the decor and feel of the place is so gorgeous and inviting.


I've tried other barre classes in the city and felt bored because they seemed the same, class after class. Not here. Every class challenges you and each instructor has something great to offer. I also LOVE that they offer more than just barre. Yoga, check. Pilates, check. It's a dream studio come true.


Beautiful, uber clean and most importantly an amazing talented and caring staff to make your every goal a reality. I have some very specific needs and have been challenged and accommodated beyond my expectations. Would never consider anywhere else...They create a supportive and positive environment unlike any other studio I've tried. Love it here!


Wow. I'm *STILL* feeling pumped 4 hours after my frist Booty Barre class this morning! This studio is fantastic and booty barre is seriously fun. I'd definitely recommend taking the 8:30am class with Naimah. She's an awesome teacher and totally kept me motivated throughout the class (even when it was kicking my ass). Excited to make visits here a regular part of my workout week!


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