“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

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Who Are We?

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MVP is your urban Pilates retreat!

We are an intimate Pilates studio located in the heart of the Montclair Village in
Oakland, CA.

We are a unique Pilates studio: a warm, welcoming place for movement, featuring teachers from many diverse Pilates lineages and backgrounds. Our teachers 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.

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–with a maximum of 4 students each–, privates, and duets.

Our teachers 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.

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.

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.

Get Started with Pilates:

Buy 3 Private Sessions, get 1 free!

Our New Client Introductory 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.

Ready for a Small Group Experience?

Try one of our Classes!

We have small group training available 6 days a week–our wide selection includes fitness-focused classes, gentle classes, creative contemporary classes, and invigorating classical classes. Read class descriptions here; sign up for classes here.

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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