Authentic Pilates Los Gatos is dedicated to the classical Pilates method of body conditioning. Our studio offers only authentic Pilates, using the original teachings and apparatus built from original design specifications and mechanics of Joseph Pilates' own equipment.
Our spacious and spotless studio is a state-of-the-art facility, which features the full complement of top-of-the-line Gratz equipment.
All our instructors have undergone an extensive and rigorous 700 hour training program in the classical Pilates method and have been certified at Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle, Washington. The teacher certification program involves hands-on experience as an apprentice, as well as written tests to demonstrate knowledge of the systems. Headed by master teacher Dorothee VandeWalle, Metropolitan Pilates is the premier classical training center and its Teacher Certification Program is recognized nationally and abroad.
Lindsey Jellinek - owner, instructor
In July 2011, Authentic Pilates Los Gatos will open its studio doors. Owner and 3rd Generation instructor, Lindsey Jellinek, is delighted to share the classical Pilates method with the South Bay community. As a classically trained instructor with direct instructional lineage to Joseph Pilates, Lindsey's Pilates training and teaching methods are genuine to the true original teaching of Joseph Pilates. Lindsey welcomes you to her studio to experience the authentic Pilates method of body conditioning.
Originally from Los Gatos, Lindsey graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2000. Lindsey then moved to Sun Valley, Idaho, where she fell in love with both the healthy mountain lifestyle and the authentic method of Pilates. Lindsey returned to Seattle in 2006 and earned her certificate in classical Pilates at Metropolitan Pilates under the instruction of Master Instructor, Dorothee VandeWalle. With over 700 hours of apprenticeship study under VandeWalle, Lindsey became the Director of the Pilates studio at Sun Valley's most prestigious health club, Zenergy at Thunder Spring. In 2008, Lindsey opened her own studio, Studio Pilates Sun Valley. After operating her studio for three successful years in Idaho, Lindsey has returned to California to teach the classical Pilates method and open a state-of-the-art Pilates studio in her hometown.
Lindsey is currently enrolled in a rigorous year-long classical Pilates training program, under the guidance of Jay Grimes, at Vintage Pilates to further her Pilates education and training. In addition to completing her Pilates certification under VandeWalle and her current training with Grimes, her Pilates education has also involved numerous workshops, testing, and continuing education seminars with various master teachers recognized in the classical Pilates community.
Lindsey teaches in the traditional, authentic method of Pilates body conditioning. She teaches matwork, as well as private, semi-private, and group sessions using traditional Gratz equipment. Lindsey enjoys working with clients of all levels and abilities, creating Pilates workouts to best fit her clients' individual needs. Lindsey is passionate about Pilates and sharing its principles, techniques, and method with all clients as it delivers long lasting results. She invites you to see for yourself how classical Pilates will positively enhance your overall fitness, regardless of your current shape, size, age, or ability.
Lindsey is an avid outdoor enthusiast and loves spending her downtime outside with her dogs, running and hiking. She incorporates Pilates into her daily life and she encourages her clients to do the same, as classical Pilates truly is the most effective and balanced form of exercise.
• Private & semi-private sessions are by appointment only.
• Prepayment is required.
• Apparatus sessions are 55 minutes.
• Mat classes are 50 minutes.
• APLG has a 24-hour cancellation policy. You will be charged for your session or class unless you call to cancel at least 24 hours in advance.
• Socks are required. You must wear socks to all sessions and classes.
Pilates sessions or classes must be paid for in full prior to the beginning of each session. Sessions may be purchased individually or in advance at www.mindbodyonline.com
Authentic Pilates accepts all forms of payment.
• Complete required Participation Consent and Release Form to participate in Pilates sessions at Authentic Pilates Los Gatos (please arrive 10 minutes before first session to sign necessary paperwork).
• Wear comfortable clothing -- fitted pants, leggings, layers.
• Please wear socks.
• Do not wear perfume or jewelry.
• For your own comfort, do not eat heavily two hours before your session.
• Bathrooms are available for changing clothes before and/or after workouts.
Please refer to map for directions to Authentic Pilates Los Gatos.
"I'm new to Pilates and I'm glad I chose to start with Lindsey at Authentic Pilates. After just the first couple of sessions, I started walking out of there feeling stronger, taller, and centered --- mentally and physically. I'm taking private lessons so I learn the basics and build a solid foundation. I've always been afraid to try it -- all those machines! -- but it's the best thing I've done lately for my overall health and well-being. Make an appointment."
- Teri M. San Jose, CA 2/13/2012
"Having just moved to the Bay area from a world where Classic Pilates is the norm, I was SO ecstatic to find Lindsey and Authentic Pilates. Not only is the method completely different than the other 'styles' (balanced body, Stott for example) but having worked for 11 years with other very skilled, 2nd generation trainers, Lindsey is very talented, committed and helps you get IN There and WORK. Love it. The Studio space is filled with light, the equipment is excellent (if you're used to Balanced Body--come in and try it -- leather straps, not bungee cords, springs made with a heavier weighting than the BB reformer etc...completely different gear! Add to that the instruction and focus with Lindsey--YAY. I can't wait for her to offer MAT classes. For those of you NEW to Pilates: You DON'T have to DO the equipment to get a killer workout. Mat ROCKS! Lindsey, please offer one soon. We'll show up. Promise." … 9/26/2011
… updated… "Go See Lindsey! If you are doing any other 'Pilates'--you have not experienced the actual work! Authentic Pilates uses the correct equipment, it's a lovely, open, naturally lit space. The quality of instruction is absolutely top notch (I've studied under direct decedents of Joe Pilates like Dorothee, etc.) and Lindsey is easily on par."
– Rebecca J., Los Gatos, CA 11/2/2011
"I was introduced to Lindsey last January while spending the winter in Idaho. She introduced me to Pilates and I loved it! She is a great teacher and gives a very good workout while at the same time making sure you are using correct form so injuries will not occur. I was sad she decided to leave the Sun Valley area, but happy she was beginning a new chapter in her life near her family. You will not be sorry if you decide to begin Pilates with Lindsey."
- Carol H., Seattle, WA 10/30/2011
"Love this great workout! Authentic Pilates has done wonders for my strength and shape. Lindsey is the best teacher... I attended her classes in Sun Valley, Idaho for 4 years and truly miss her unique way of teaching me the "Joseph Pilates" PILATES!! I still attend Pilates classes, 3 times a week, to keep in shape but miss Lindsey's classes for the best workout ever!!!"
- Laura C., Sun Valley, ID 10/7/2011
"Los Gatos you have a treasure! Lindsey is a fantastic instructor and a real professional. In a community full of athletes and trainers she stood out as one of the very best. As mostly a x-country skier and hiker I found Pilates to be truly life changing and beneficial to all other activities. And with Lindsey, one of my favorite things to do!"
– Patrice C., Hailey, ID 9/17/2011
"I hated Pilates, until I took classes from Lindsey in Sun Valley Idaho. She is a true expert, encouraging and tough with a great sense of humor. Her studio was state of the art and clean.... I mean really clean."
– Robin L., Ketchum, ID 9/17/2010
"I just love Lindsey's teaching style. She is versatile enough to take an injury through to its recovery, and an athlete to their goal. She always remains focused. I have learned so much about Pilates and my own body through Lindsey."
– Eva H., Hailey, ID 9/16/2011
"Lindsey is an outstanding instructor. My wife and I have had at least 10 other instructors in the last 5 years, and Lindsey would rate at the top of the list. Her knowledge of Pilates is extensive. She is able to tailor a program to any ability level and make it fun and rewarding in building your Pilates skills. A top notch instructor." – Tom L., Excelsior, MN 9/15/2011
"Lindsey is a very knowledgeable instructor. She assesses your level of ability and takes into consideration any disabilities you have and works to help you strengthen your body to help you correct any areas that are weak. She works around my arthritis and helps me strength my core muscles to support joints that are weak. She also has a marvelous sense of humor that makes the sessions fun."
- Mari L., Excelsior, MN 9/13/2011
"I live in Ketchum, Idaho and took a mat class and a few tower classes from Lindsey and she got me hooked on Pilates but mainly because of her energy and excellence as a teacher that I unfortunately haven't found in another teacher since. Her classes flowed quickly with her great explanations of poses and her ability to tweak individuals during the session and never missing a beat. Great sense of humor yet serious. Really miss her and Pilates definitely change my body and core."
- Nancy F. Ketchum, ID 9/11/2011
"I took Pilates from Lindsey for a couple years in Sun Valley, ID and stopped only because she moved her studio to the Bay Area. The machinery and devices in her studio are high quality and clean. Lindsey has a very good eye for technique and has a deep knowledge of her craft. She communicates well. Perhaps most importantly, Lindsey is enjoyable to be around; her studio is definitely not something to dread." - Jack B., Ketchum ID 9/11/2011
"I'm a 70 year old who started out a "virgin" pilatier with Lindsey in Sun Valley at the age of 67 and I really really cannot live my life without Pilates and I attribute that to Lindsey and her superior teaching technique. Her personal attention to me and to each of her students makes for satisfied folks. Her warm personality and drill sergeant like instruction style makes for great classes. I recovered from open heart surgery so quickly and so well because I wanted to return to class....I missed the 4 month interruption."
- Susan B., Hailey, ID 9/9/2011
"The best thing I ever did for myself was walking into Lindsey's studio in Sun Valley. It was an awesome space, professional and full of personality. Her equipment was top of the line and beautifully maintained. It was obvious she was passionate about Pilates and her ability as an instructor. So I gave it a try and have been hooked ever since, that was three years ago. She always worked to make you better and gave you the best work out. She is missed and irreplaceable, I look forward to seeing her new studio and continuing my education. And, yes, you can change your body in 30 days!" - Marion M., Ketchum, ID 9/7/2011
"I was a client of Lindsey's in Sun Valley for several years. She is a fantastic instructor who really teaches you the crucial fundamentals of true Pilates technique. I haven't found any other Pilates instruction that compares. Los Gatos is lucky to have her!"
- Megan Y., San Antonio, TX 9/7/2011