“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

It’s Fall…turn over a new leaf at MVP!

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!

Introduction to Pilates: A 10-Week Workshop

with Sophia Thorsen

Thursdays, 6–7pm, beginning Oct. 13

$285 for all 10 weeks!

Gentle Reformer: A new addition to our weekly schedule

with Jill Woolums

Fridays, 8–9am

Contemporary Reformer Level 1: Start your group practice strong!

with Brijett Warto

Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30pm

October 19–November 16

Visit our Group Classes page for class information!

Private Training:

Jump start your fitness level with our Baker’s Dozen Private Session Special.
  • Buy 12 privates at regular price, get a 13th session free!
  • Can be purchased by new or existing clients.
  • 6-month/180-day expiration (As long as you take an average of 2 sessions per month, you’ll have no problem using this package.)

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 always 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 feature 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. Our equipment has been carefully chosen with this in mind to accommodate our diverse styles. 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 share with and learn from each other. 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 We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Haven’t been at MVP in a while? We’ve missed you!

We’ve migrated our client software system to MindBody Online. What does that mean? Clients are now able to view calendars, book privates and group sessions online, and even buy sessions from the comfort of their own computer or mobile device! You can set up your profile and purchase sessions now. If you still have credits left from our old Schedulicity system, not to worry! They’re still valid and we have them on file.

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