After just one session with her I was hooked

I walked into a Pilates studio one day with a sense of skepticism and met Sunni Almond. After just one session with her I was hooked. I could not wait until the next time to workout and this from a girl who hated to workout. Since that day I have evolved not only in my body but in the knowledge of Pilates. Sunni is now teaching me about authentic classical Pilates  on equipment like I’ve never seen before.

She is knowledgeable, and energetic and teaches safely and appropriately for the person she is working with  She is teaching me the exercises the way Joseph Pilates intended for them to be taught, I feel the difference in my own body after each session.

There is no pounding out endless reps on high resistance like what happens in a gym, which is another reason why I hated to excersie. She has carefully designed a program to fit my needs and abilities, strengthen my weak parts and challenge my strong ones. I feel the differences that Sunni inspires me to make. I’m more flexible, stronger from within, my muscles are getting to be sleek and defined. I believe there is a difference in quality of moves over quantity of moves. I prefer the quality.

Thank you Sunni and Studio S Pilates for showing me what fun a workout can be as well as learning about all the styles and methods of Pilates today.  It is hard to beat the original.

Monica Jorgenson

I wish there were more driven professionals like her in my industry!

Sunni introduced me to a whole new world of pilates. From the beginning, you could feel her passion for the art and its effects.

Sunni’s biggest flaw is her heart. It’s too big, too loving, and too forgiving.  Her beautiful business is small and personalized, just how she wants it to be.  She offers quality and direction specific to your body’s imbalances. A good day for her is her seeing you work through that “stuck” spot and seeing your eyes brighten when you get a move down.

She’s a wonderful teacher that’ll help you connect and spend quality, getting to know you time with your body. She’s the perfect person to guide the experience.

I also took her student-teacher training course. Sunni has a very structured class, and she expects the same commitment from her students as they do from her. She works around your schedule to make it possible for you to get everything you can out of your work with her. She can be a tough teacher, but you’re not paying her good money to be easy. She challenges you, and pushes you to think deeper and harder. Everyone going through the training program, and paying top dollar (worth the knowledge of a sound professional that if she doesn’t know the answer will research and come back to you with it..very personal, very passionate)  everyone knows exactly what they’re getting into. Sunni has stipulations for submitting an application to her program. You MUST have trained with her at least 6 months, which means everyone is already acquainted with her teaching style.

I’ve known Sunni through Studio S Pilates for 3 years now and Sunni’s stuck through it all with me. She’s a good friend, an even better pilates instructor, and she wants to see real professionals in her industry that can tell the difference between a quadricep and an adductor. I wish there were more driven professionals like her in my industry! We could use a leader like you!

Rachel H.

March Mat-ness!

In honor of March Mat-ness, Studio S Pilates is offering a beginning group class beginning Saturday mornings at 9, starting next Saturday morning March 7!
Please call the studio, or respond here to RSVP. There are only 6 spots open. $15 each per class, per series of 6 sessions. This will be an ongoing series, buy as many series as you like at that price by end of March 31, 2014. The price goes up to $20 per class April 1.

Contact us today to RSVP!

Studio S Pilates

I get it…Pilates isn’t for everybody.

I get it – I know Pilates isn’t for everyone.

But if you’ve ever had a stiff neck or too tight shoulders, or slept wrong and woke up feeling out of sorts, hip ache, sore low back, crunchy knees, or if you have a situation like recovering from an injury, or struggling with an illness, are or were (or are in your dreams) an athlete, plus desire a healthy spine that will take you the rest of the way in your life, and never let you down, but enable your ability to live your life off the couch……you just may be interested.

You may also get a side benefit of looking taller and leaner, having more muscle tone, ridiculously strong abdominals, seriously toned and strong arms, legs and glutes, and some increased flexibility….as your range of motion increases, you better your game on and off the field. 😉
So what are your goals for yourself? You won’t know you’ve achieved anything or see the level of achievement if you don’t start by setting some goals, and charting the progress.

Call me up, I can help you get where you’re going. We’ll set the goals, chart the progress and prove that we walk our talk. If you want to bring a like-minded friend or two, we’ll have a class and keep it fun and challenging.

Do a 30 min Focused Private and  let’s get specific, and/or work it all in a 55 min lesson. Looking forward to hearing from that 1% that’s concerned with taking care of their spine! AND paying it forward to yourself is a really good goal.

See you in the studio ☀️

Thanksgiving Gift!

It’s that season again! What are you thankful for? We’re thankful for you! And to show our gratitude for your support and all the happiness you’ve brought our way, we’d like to offer you a special 10-pack deal!

As many of you may know, we’ve recently added massage therapy to our services at the Studio. So, our 10-pack is yours to mix and match: a total of 10 one-hour private pilates sessions and/or one-hour massages.

Our special package is discounted at 50% normal rates! 10 mix-and-match sessions for $325!

Please call us at (951) 972-2632 or email us at [email protected] for more information and to purchase this special package.

Workshop with Andrea Maida


 Hosts The Fabulous Andrea Maida

Saturday, November 16, 2013 Cost $125 before Oct 15, $150 after Oct 16

Suitable for Pilates Teachers of all schools, and advanced Pilates students

  Wunda Chair: The Springs and Connection


About Andrea:

Andrea Maida with Pilates legend Romana

A graduate of Vintage Pilates inaugural class of The Work, Andrea was thrilled to be invited into Teaching the Work under Jay Grimes, 1st Generation MasterTeacher and former student of Joseph Pilates.  She has comprehensive training through Excel Movement Studios in Washington, DC and Romana’s Pilates in New York.


Andrea is the owner of a private Pilates studio in Solana Beach, CA and also an instructor at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles. She is privileged to be a teacher and blogger for which is dedicated to recording, preserving and spreading Joseph Pilates’ original work worldwide. Find more information, contact Andrea and read the blog at


A ‘Teaser’ About the workshop:

Join me as we look at the challenging exercises on the Wunda Chair. We’ll get help from the springs, your powerhouse and the 2-way stretch. You might even end up liking some of them!


Payment Plans are available, please contact Sunni at Studio S Pilates (951~971.2632) [email protected] regarding payment and optional payment arrangements.