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 and has operated the Pilates studio in the Carpinteria area since 2004. After her own struggle with breast cancer in 2021 she became a certified Health Coach, EFT and Reiki practitioner and now is passionate about helping women recover from breast cancer treatment. She conducts her coaching program online at Her education also includes a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Business Administration.

Client Raves:

"When I started Pilates I was happy to realize that it is a full body workout and I enjoy it more than going to the gym.  Pilates will always be part of my workout routine." Kathy

"For years I've done cardio and weight training.  A year ago I was looking for something to supplement this and decided to try Pilates with Cherie.  I am hooked!  I love the way it transformed my body in the way it looks, feels and performs.  I recommend Santé Pilates to everyone!" Jill

Sante Pilates Studio, Pilates Classes in Carpinteria

Studio History

Santé Pilates Studio, named after the French word for "health", opened in Summerland in 2004 and moved to Carpinteria in 2006. The bright, spacious, fully equipped studio is conveniently located on Carpinteria Avenue across from the Alcazar Theater. We offer private and small group Reformer Pilates classes daily, including evening and lunchtime classes.  Our certified instructors are passionate about Pilates and love to help clients feel better and do more with their bodies. 

Why Pilates?

Pilates was developed a century ago by a man named Joseph Pilates.  This method of mind-body exercise involves strengthening and stretching 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 Pilates 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!​