Meet the owner

Cherie Stolz

Cherie took her first Pilates class in 2002 as a means of stress relief from a busy career in Human Resources.  Not only did she find that stress relief she was seeking, but she felt great!  Pilates was making her stronger, improving her posture, body awareness and even self confidence.  She loved the way it made her feel so much that she decided that she wanted to help others feel the benefits of Pilates as well. 

 

Cherie was certified to teach the Pilates method by BASI in 2003.  She works with a wide range of clientele, including golfers, tennis players, equestrians, business professionals, retirees and cancer survivors.  Her education includes a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Business Administration. Cherie is also TRX Qualified and is currently pursuing a Health Coach certification through ACE.

Carpinteria's Pilates Studio


Studio History

Santé Pilates Studio, named after the French word for "health", opened in Summerland in 2004.  The studio has been operating in Carpinteria since 2006, and in February 2013 moved to a new, larger location in the heart of downtown Carpinteria.  The bright, spacious, fully equipped studio is conveniently located on Carpinteria Avenue between Elm and Linden Avenue.  We offer private and small group classes daily, including evening and lunchtime classes.  Please call or click on the Contact page to schedule an appointment to discuss your fitness goals, needs and desires and see how Santé Pilates Studio can help you achieve them!


Why Pilates?

Pilates was developed almost a century ago by a man named Joseph Pilates.  This method of mind-body exercise involves the strengthening and stretching of the muscles of the whole body creating profound results including improved muscle tone without adding bulk, strong abdominal and back muscles, improved posture, flexibility, body awareness, balance, coordination, range of motion, and muscle symmetry.  By strengthening the muscles of your inner core, Pilates can benefit any body.  It can improve your sport or athletic performance, help with rehabilitation after injuries, help prevent future injuries and help decrease back, neck or joint pain.


Pilates is also an education in body awareness that goes beyond a 55 minute class and moves into your daily life.  When you're sitting in front of a computer, brushing your teeth, or in the case of one of my clients who was standing at the alter - the words you hear in class come home and you stand up taller, pull your shoulders down, your navel in and breathe!



What is Foundation Training?

Foundation Training is a safe and effective method of exercise that was developed by a chiropractor to change our ineffective and improper movement patterns that cause our bodies pain.  It was specifically designed to relieve chronic back pain, improve posture and enhance athletic performance by strengthening the muscles of the posterior chain (back, glutes and hamstrings).  It is a series of poses, postures and movements performed primarily standing or lying on an exercise mat. Both men and women can benefit from this training.  Imagine going through your day without back pain, playing the sports you enjoy or playing with your children without chronic back pain.  Foundation Training is very complimentary to a regular Pilates practice.