About Studio 20

Studio 20 was born out of the desire to serve our community and create a space where like-minded movers and healers could collaborate. It’s a boutique-style movement studio on a sunny corner in the Mission, and all the practitioners, who call it home, work hard to help you build a deeper understanding and awareness of your body. Whether you need to stabilize and strengthen with Pilates; relax and unwind with yoga; or find something in between, we are confident that there is a movement modality here for you.

We exercise. And we build strength. But in an age where fitness is primarily about working loudly, quickly, and to many extremes, we find the importance in a slow, subtle approach based in alignment and efficiency. By working in this way, we not only provide a unique and challenging movement experience, we help you build a new relationship with your body–one that allows you to be your most grounded and powerful self every day.

Our studio stands strongly behind the meaning of the number 20. It symbolizes our shared passion for being of service to others; support and compassion are the foundation for the strong relationships we build with our clients and each other. Read more »

I completely trust Caitlin as an expert guiding me to work through my weaknesses and build upon my strengths.

Maha M.

Pilates Instructors

Caitlin Kolb, Owner

Caitlin holds her Pilates certification from Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) and is a NASM certified personal trainer. She has been teaching all around San Francisco for the last 10 years and is extremely grateful for her last long teaching residency at Pilates on Page in Hayes Valley. Caitlin’s thriving business has grown solely from word of mouth referrals from her close collaborations with many San Francisco physical therapists and movement professionals. It was working with this inspiring post-rehabilitation community that led her to opening Studio 20 in January of 2016.

Originally from New York, Caitlin relocated to the Bay Area after graduating from Goucher College in Maryland. Shortly after her move, she began her professional dance career with Robert Moses’ Kin and other local contemporary choreographers. Caitlin performed, toured, and taught as an active part of this dance community, but after her sixth year, she ultimately found that her passion was in the Pilates studio with her clients.

Caitlin is committed to constant personal and professional development and is so thankful for all that she learns from her fellow Studio 20 collaborators, her favorite local personal trainers, and her genius, “secret weapon” of a mentor, Melissa Condron. She loves working with brand new movers and skilled athletes alike, and is known for her enthusiastic yet nurturing demeanor, her passion for anatomy and biomechanics, her intuitive approach to programming, and her tactile and sometimes silly verbal cues.

Islay Dillon-Ogden

Islay Dillon-Ogden is a Level 1 STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor and holds a BA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach.

Islay has been a dancer most of her life, but as a teenager she suffered a knee injury caused by poor alignment. She was introduced to Pilates in high school, and began to explore the practice more in depth while in college. By providing the body awareness and proper mechanics needed, Pilates proved to be one of the only forms of therapy to offer relief from her enduring injuries. Witnessing similar experiences in her dance students and colleagues, Islay was inspired to to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor so that she could share these benefits with others.

As an instructor, Islay takes a personalized, hands on approach with each client. Her focused eye and outgoing personality help to create a nurturing and motivating environment.

Tingzin Ellis

Tingzin has been practicing Pilates for 23 years and it continues to be a transformative force in her life. In 2008 she earned her comprehensive Balanced Body University Certification, joined the instructor team at Spring Pilates & Yoga and has been teaching Pilates in San Francisco ever since.

Creating an environment for her clients that promotes and enhances health and
wellness is one of many values Tingzin shares with the Studio 20 team. She also brings a sense of enjoyment and humor to the work, which has always been there for her. She has special training and experience with pre and post natal, senior populations and clients with injuries or physical limitations. She designs each class and individual session for her clients with the intention to motivate, inspire and educate them towards better movement.

For the last decade Tingzin has worked with and been influenced by many Pilates and movement specialists. She attained her Pilates certification and completed her Movement Medicine training under the tutelage of Nora St. John at Turning Point Studios. Her education continued with trainings by Karen Clippinger, Erik Franklin, Marie-Jose Blom, Lolita San Miguel and Lizz Roman. Currently she is studying the Janda assessment and rehabilitation techniques and has completed her CoreAlign training at EHS with Nancy Myers.

Tingzin’s college background is in art and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY. As a youth, she practiced dance, dressage and found her niche in figure skating.

Lauren Hurst

Lauren is a Polestar Pilates certified instructor and holds an M.S. Exercise Physiology from SDSU and B.S. Kinesiology from SFSU.

A California native, Lauren moved to San Francisco in 2003. She has worked as an exercise physiologist in Bay Area hospitals since 2006, helping patients recover from cardiac events through rehabilitative exercise. Lauren’s first experience with Pilates followed a chronic back injury. When traditional therapies failed to remedy her pain, she turned to Pilates to improve her alignment and strength. Inspired by these personal events, Lauren decided to pursue a new career as a Pilates instructor so that she could share the healing she experienced with others.

Lauren is dedicated to helping her clients meet their wellness goals. Her instruction is positive, hands-on, and carefully tailored to the specific needs of each person.

I came in for some super glamour Pilates abs and ended up with a much greater understanding of my body, how it works, and how to use it. It’s crazy that I am a 39 year old man who just found a world of muscles I didn’t even know I had. Thanks Islay and Studio 20, you are never getting rid of me!

David

Pricing

New Client Introductory Special

Two Private Sessions: $130

Private session rates with a Studio 20 team member:

Single session: $85
10-packs: $800
20-packs: $1500

Private session with Studio 20 owner, Caitlin Kolb:

Single session: $100
10-packs: $900

Semi-private and group instruction is also available. Please contact the studio for details and rates.

All sessions are 55 minutes in length and are non-refundable/non-transferable. We ask that you give at least 24 hours notice for all cancellations to avoid being charged for the full session.

Since working with Lauren I feel stronger, more resilient… and more prepared to care for myself and maintain my mobility. I’ve learned to recruit muscles I never felt I had before to do tasks now with greater efficiency, no pain, and improved posture.

Karen

Location & Contact

Studio 20

3354 20th St. (at Shotwell),
San Francisco, CA


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