“Our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”

-Joseph Pilates

Happy 2017!

MVP is a serene community Pilates studio located in the heart of the Montclair Village in
Oakland, CA.

Sign up and buy sessions and classes here.

Try one of our New Classes!

Pilates Mat Technique: 2 classes on Fridays

with Sophia Thorsen

Intermediate Level: Fridays, 10–11am

Beginning Level: Fridays, 11am–12pm

Beginning Reformer: A solid classical foundation

with Sophia Thorsen

Thursdays, 6–7pm

Gentle Reformer: A new addition to our weekly schedule

with Jill Woolums

Fridays, 8–9am

Pilates Fundamentals: Start your group practice strong!

with Krista Knudsen Thomas

Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30pm


Visit our Group Classes page for class information!

Jump start your fitness level with our

New Client Special: 

Buy 3 Private Sessions, get 1 free!

This special is a great way to get your practice started…buy 3 private sessions, get 1 free. 4 sessions for $240! That’s a savings of $80. (Note, this special is only for new clients, has a 2-month/60-day expiration, and can only be bought once per client. Thank you!)

For our current clients, we offer discounts on private sessions when purchased in bulk. Please see our Services page for rates and details.

Who Are We?

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MVP is a unique Pilates studio: we are a warm, welcoming place for movement, featuring teachers from many diverse Pilates lineages and backgrounds. We have teachers who have been trained by the most prestigious training programs, from classical Pilates to contemporary Pilates, including Balanced Body, Body Arts and Science International (BASI), STOTT Pilates, and The Pilates Center of Boulder. Each of our teachers combines their own unique training with their own personal teaching style to give our clients the highest-quality movement experience possible. We are all committed to the Pilates principles of strength, stretch, control, and whole-body movement, in order to create balance in the body, mind, and spirit.

Our owner, Krista Knudsen Thomas, is an active member of the Pilates Method Alliance, the world’s leading professional Pilates association and certifying body. She is also a PMA-Certified Teacher.

We believe that Pilates truly helps improve the quality of people’s lives, and we make it our mission to share the wisdom of the method. We believe that the most important element of the Pilates method is the attention to detail and mindfulness in the execution of each movement; we therefore only offer small group classes, privates, and duets.

Our instructors possess extensive expertise in the areas of post-rehabilitative instruction, post/prenatal methodologies, classical, contemporary, and fitness Pilates. If you live in Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, San Francisco or other East Bay area and would like to sign up for a session, send us an email, call us at (510) 499-5559 or directly make your appointment via our online scheduling system.


Where Are We?

We are located at 2064 Antioch Court, Suite C; Oakland, California, 94611. We are located up the stairs, just to the left of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, in the Montclair Village neighborhood of Oakland.


New to us?

Want to chat or set up a session? Give us a call (510) 499-5559 or send us an email at montclairvillagepilates@gmail.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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