Suzie Katzman

Owner | Tommy’s Joynt | SF

I have been working with Stella for about a year. I am in my early 60’s and therefore I am concerned with flexibility and core strength so as I age my body is stronger instead of weaker. Stella is so precise with her training and so in tune with my body that I never worry about hurting myself, instead I trust that she is helping me get the body I want as I age. The Pilates training is wonderful and she knows just how much to
push me, and she encourages me every step of the way. Thank you Stella.

    Juan Loredo

    Owner | BarrelHouse & Vinyl Room

    Thanks to Stella, her training and her dedication I have built a stronger core, longer and leaner muscles, increased flexibility and improved sports performance. Whether you have a lingering sports injury or just a kink in your body that day, Stella is aware of your body’s needs. Walking out of a Pilates session with Stella is therapeutic.

      Marissa Torres

      Direct Marketing at Bare Escentuals

      Stella Sandoval is not only an amazing instructor, but she is an amazing person. She has a heart of gold and authentically cares about all of her clients. Regardless if you work one-on-one with Stella, or if you just happen to drop in on a class, Stella ensure that you get hands-on attention.
      Her passion for people, nutrition and healthy living is something that she infuses perfectly into her teachings so that even the most novice of learners can absorb. It has been such a pleasure to learn from Stella.

        Brett Eckbern

        Wine Archivist and Sourcing at Delectable

        I look forward to my session with Stella every week! Through her experience in the fitness industry and understanding of Pilates, Stella is able to tailor a session to me that can offer endless challenges. With each passing session, I leave the studio feeling stronger and more confident. Always standing a little taller, feeling rejuvenated. In addition Stella also brings a level of understanding and compassion to her work. It is apparent that she understands that learning the work and waking up your body and mind is a process. Through continual practice the work will improve, but most importantly, you will improve.

        My first class ever with Stella was in a group Mat Class. You couldn’t help but feel her enthusiasm for the work. With clear queueing, she is able to command the room, to keep a great flow and a challenging pace. She has a great sense of the room and offers extra help or extra challenges to those students who would benefit from it. All that said, working with Stella is just fun and full of good energy! I always have a blast!

          Jacqueline LaTour

          Apprentice, Pilates Center of SF

          Stella balances a challenging workout with motivational words and really knows how to get to a body to move. Her genuine heart and spirit were my inspiration to get more involved with Pilates.