Gold Line Pilates features top-of-the-line equipment and gold-standard instructors to ensure an excellent and customized Pilates experience for every individual client.
About The Studio
Gold Line Pilates is located at 501 South Arroyo Parkway (between Bellevue and California). The studio is on the second floor of a funky mid-century building designated by the Historical Society. Its quirky charm includes an old bank vault left over by a previous tenant and a retro built-in receptionist desk. The Pilates room itself is spacious and bright with huge windows and hard wood floors. The parking lot is accessed from southbound Arroyo immediately north of the red brick building and directly across the street from Parkway Grill. The front door is on the street. One-hour street parking is available on Arroyo; however, using our lot is highly recommended.
About Our Instructors
Pilates training programs are a dime a dozen. Gold Line Pilates seeks out the best instructors that the industry has to offer. Every instructor has been certified through a rigorous and reputable training program including apprenticeship and has a proven track record of instructing in diverse environments from large groups to individuals, from big-box gyms to boutique studios, from all over California to all over the world. Additionally, Gold Line instructors are all unique individuals with diverse interests. Gold Line clients feel the difference and reap the benefits of a well-trained instructor, and enjoy doing so.
About Our Approach
Our approach to Pilates is highly tailored to your particular needs to achieve measurable results. While we enjoy teaching Pilates for fitness and weight loss, our instructors find assisting you with specific goals to be highly gratifying. For instance, our instructors have extensive experience in creating effective Pilates programs for the following issues:
• Rehabilitation of knees, hips, ankles, and shoulders; • Chronic back pain;
• Slipped or bulging disks;
• Restoring range of motion post-surgery; • Osteoporosis and osteopenia;
• Lifestyle-induced scoliosis (musicians, athletes, commuters, specific occupations, etc);
• Pre- and post-natal (including mild to severe diastasis); • Pelvic floor dysfunction;
• Nerve disorders and Parkinson’s disease; • Sports performance enhancement (golf, baseball, tennis, cricket, triathlon).
Pilates is an exercise method created by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) to stretch, strengthen, align and balance the body. Pilates has evolved over the years, but the basic concepts of spinal stability and core strength remain integral. Its popularity is a testament to its accessibility to all ages, fitness levels and limitations. Pilates can be mat-based or equipment-based utilizing specialized apparatus.
Melissa Woolf Heger, Founder
A long-time fitness fanatic, I was hooked on Pilates from my very first lesson. Throughout my 20’s and 30’s, I punished my body with things like running, hot yoga, classical ballet training, aerobics and boot camp for a long time and through many stretch goals and extreme pursuits. Pilates provided me a systematic context for smarter movement while still allowing for a challenging exercise experience. My husband, Andrew, and I have returned to Pasadena after sailing our boat around the world for 8 years.See more