|The Peninsula's most personalized Pilates Studio
Purifying Pilates is a full service contemporary Pilates Studio in Downtown San Mateo, focusing on individual client needs...offering Private
Instruction, Group Reformer, Jumpboard, and Mat classes. One
Sunday per month group classes include a Spinal Mobility Circuit Class and an Arm Chair Class.
We offer a variety of training options for all levels of physical
ability--from the "never exercise" or rehabilitating an injury to the aspiring or professional dancer or athlete.
Many of our clients
find a combination of private training and group classes each week to be the ideal option. The optimal program for your physical
and financial needs will be designed for you at your Initial
What is Pilates?! Pilates
is and always has been more than just exercise. It is whole-body conditioning, based on the coordination of breathing and
movement, a strong "core cylinder" of muscles to support the spine and a body/mind connection. Joseph
Pilates was decades ahead of his time in his theories of core strength, spinal mobility and centered, whole body movement.
We have the added benefit of scientific research to enhance Joe's work, orignally called Contrology. Through breath
and controlled, thoughtful movement, Pilates is truly a path to wellness and vitality. Exercises are performed on the
mat and on various pieces of equipment with springs for resistance. This is an optimal environment to strengthen and stretch
muscles, and to train the fascia. The result is elongated, elastic, stronger,
muscles that are more resistant to injury, and a well- balanced and centered body. Better posture and balance, increased range
of motion, and reduced pain are just a few of the many benefits of Pilates.
Private Session Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
(by appointment) Friday-Saturday:
“…Two years ago I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and was put
in a back brace. The doctors recommended several different types of exercise to help lessen my curve. On that list was Pilates,
so I began my search for a studio that could cater to my back and lifestyle. That’s when I found Purifying Pilates.
The trainers knew exactly what I was going through and almost always know how to straighten me out. After every session I
feel taller, straighter and in balance. Because Pilates focuses on the core muscles, I and my parents have noticed a definite
improvement in my back…”
“…Three months ago
when I walked into the studio I had just gone through major back surgery, including Laminectomy, Discectomy and Sequestrectomy,
all at one time. This is all a lot of fancy lingo for not being able to lift either foot high enough to walk stairs and having
loss of feeling in my legs from nerve damage after the operation. Thanks to Rene I am pain free and walking stairs with ease…”
for poor posture aggaravated an old back injury, and I was in constant pain. The therapist suggested Pilates, and the results
are truly amazing. Rene Morlaes' expertise in adapting Pilates to my needs has eliminated my pain , and I can once again swing
a golf club. And friends actually say I look taller!"
--Karen, age 55
Most of us have muscular asymmetry
in our bodies just because of handedness and gravity. Lifestyles, sitting at a computer or sports you might play, such as
golf or tennis, create increased muscular imbalances. Scoliosis or an injury or accident
also create imbalances that quite often result in pain. Pilates is the ideal approach to balancing these asymmetries. We specialize
in exercises for posture, scoliosis and post- injury rehabilitation, as well as in sports and dance conditioning.
Pilates unites the Body and Mind, creating a well balanced,
centered, strengthened whole being.