Small Group Pilates Reformer Classes

Pilates reformer classes are now available at our Downtown Berkeley and Pleasant Hill YMCA locations!

Pilates reformer is a full-body workout that focuses on stabilizing and gaining strength from your center outwards. Improve sports, martial arts, and dance performance by building core strength and greater body awareness. Pilates on the reformer is also beneficial for injury prevention and recovery. 

We offer three different levels of classes. Take a look at the descriptions below to find the best fit for you, and sign up today!

If you're looking for more individual coaching, we offer Pilates personal training sessions at Berkeley and Pleasant Hill. 

Class Levels

Level I Fundamentals: This class will give you a solid foundation of the fundamental Pilates reformer exercises.  This level is perfect for people new to Pilates, haven't done Pilates in a while, or just want to go deeper into the fundamentals of Pilates reformer.  This class is for all levels.

Tower Level 1: Fundamentals: Try this lesser known but awesome Pilates equipment class with it's unique mixture of ways to increase full body strength, stability, and mobility.

Level I/II Advanced Fundamentals: This class is for members who have the foundation of Pilates reformer fundamentals and looking for a more challenging class beyond our Level I offering. Prior reformer experience required.

Level II Intermediate: Up your Pilates practice by taking an intermediate reformer class. Intermediate classes offer expanded and more challenging Pilates repertoire in choreography and ability.  Must be relatively free of injuries and limitations.  Prior reformer experience required and must have permission from Katy Yates or Leslie Olsson.

Jump Board Level II - Intermediate: The Pilates Jump Board combines the resistance training of the reformer with cardio conditioning!  Jump to increase your heart rate while getting a full body strength workout.  This is class is for people who have Pilates reformer experience and have little to no injuries.  Must have healthy feet, knees, hips, and back. 

Still not sure of your level? Contact Leslie Olsson at and we'll figure it out together!

Ready to Sign Up?

Take a look at our current class offerings and register today!

Downtown Berkeley Classes

Join us for a six week series from the options below! Each series is $150 and includes 6 participants. New series starts Monday, September 11. Registration opens Tuesday, September 5 at 10am.

Level I

Monday 12pm w/ Paul   Monday 4:30pm w/ JC   Tuesday 11am w/ Paul

Wednesday 11am w/ Paul    Wednesday 4:30pm w/ JC   Thursday 10:30am w/ Kendal

Friday 4:30pm w/ JC


Tower Level I

Thursday 12:30pm w/ Kendal

Level I/II

Monday 11am w/ Paul  Monday 5:30pm w/ JC   Tuesday 10am w/ Paul   Tuesday 12:30pm w/ Paul 

Wednesday 10am w/ Paul  Thursday 11:30am w/ Kendal  Friday 5:30pm w/ JC

Level II

Wednesday 5:30pm w/ JC  

Pleasant Hill Classes

Join us for a five week series from the options below! Next series is $125 and runs from September 11 - October 13. Registration opens Monday, August 28 at 9:00am.

Level I

Monday 4:30pm with Ramona   Monday 6:30pm with Ramona   Tuesday 6:30pm with Richelle   

Wednesday 9am with Richelle   Wednesday 10am with Richelle   Wednesday 5pm with Ramona

Wednesday 7pm with Ramona  

Level I/II

Monday 10:30am with Richelle   Monday 5:30pm with Ramona   Tuesday 5pm with Leslie

Level II

Wednesday 6pm with Ramona   Thursday 11am with Leslie 


For questions about Downtown Berkeley's Pilates Reformer program, reach out to Katy Yates at

For questions about Pleasant Hill's Pilates Reformer program, reach out to Leslie Olsson