The Instructors at Maiden Lane Studios



Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Barre Instructor

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Starting dance at a young age, Michelle has been involved in movement and Pilates most of her life. After taking three semesters of Dance Pilates in college, and even performing with the Cal Poly Dance Team, she decided to turn Pilates into her career. Michelle received her comprehensive Pilates certification through BASI, as well as undergoing the BASI mentor and Pilates Dance Specialization programs. Additionally, Michelle teaches barre through her Booty Barre certification. She is also preparing for the BASI Master Program in 2015 and is studying for the American Council of Exercise personal trainer certification.

Why I Teach Pilates

It’s simple: Pilates makes my body feel and look good, from the inside and out. I want to share this feeling with others. It’s more than fitness, it changes your perspective of how you hold yourself mentally and physically. If I can make one person feel the passion of Pilates, then I’ve done my job.

Why I Teach Barre

Barre is an outlet to unleash my inner dancer again. Form is critical, but it’s also important to enjoy your workouts! It’s a fusion of my three favorite things: Dance, Pilates, and Yoga… It’s hard not to leave my class completely sweaty and with a big smile!

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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