Our Values

Joe Pilates at age 57 and at 82.

Our mission is to help you build a body you can depend on. For life. Because that’s what Pilates can do when you practice the way Joseph Pilates intended.




Joe liked to show how strong his clients were by standing on them.

If you had no idea until just now that someone named Joe is behind the Pilates phenomenon, you’re not alone. In the time since Pilates exploded in popularity, it’s become diluted with other stuff, and there are only a few of Mr. Pilates’ students remaining.


Our Power is in our Teachers


We want you to experience Pilates in all of it’s body-altering, mind-blowing glory. So, we brought together the best classical teachers in the world, including two who learned from Joe himself (you can only see them here). Our teachers are respected for keeping Pilates true to the source.



How do we do it?


Pilates fuels our outdoor adventures! Here we are backpacking in Colorado.

Pilatesology is a small family-run company comprised of myself and my husband Jack Coble, a former travel photographer.

Before Pilatesology, Jack was a travel photographer. We went to Rajasthan, India for this assignment.


I’m the Pilates side of the equation. When I found Pilates in 1997, I was lucky to train with Romana Kryzanowska, the woman who carried the Pilates torch after Joe died.


I’ve lived and breathed the method ever since and tried every style of Pilates. Now, it’s crystal clear that the closer to the source the teacher is, the more powerful their grasp of Joe’s work. And the more profound the changes in my body.


While part of our mission is to make classical Pilates accessible and affordable, we also want to bring you together with the awesome community of people who are here with us. Whether you’re a first time student wanting to ease back pain or a Pilates pro looking to refine your skills, we have a class for you.



We’re so grateful to be a part of your journey of discovery with Pilates!


~ Alisa


P.S. – We were blown away when CBS News called us the “gold standard of online Pilates.” Click here to check out more of our press.



Our Studio

While our videos stream all over the world, we also have a physical space located at 1038 Aviation Bl, Hermosa Beach, California.


Here, we’ve brought together a small group of fantastic local teachers who share our desire for a fun and welcoming place to work out and teach the original method. It’s also where Pilatesology shoots happen when we’re not on the road.

Please email studio@pilatesology.com to book sessions and to receive studio news.