Certified l Level II STOTT PILATES® Instructor
Certified Post-rehabilitative Exercise
Specialist/Pink Ribbon Program
Certified Personal Trainer NHFI
MS Psychology, UC Berkeley and Lund University, Sweden
Reiki I Practitioner
It was through ballet and track and field training as a teenager that Therese first discovered the Pilates method. Since then, she’s led fitness and wellness courses for close to 20 years, both in Sweden and here in the Bay Area.
Therese now oversees The Hills’ Pilates program, teaching several group reformer and mat Pilates classes and also training clients one-on-one. She works with many different populations from young ballet dancers and college athletes to senior tennis pros and cancer survivors.
“What makes my day is seeing what happens when my clients discover Pilates,” Therese says. She helps her clients achieve “heightened body awareness and improved alignment, reduced pain levels, and amazing results in their sports and hobbies. Most of all, I enjoy seeing how much fun they have practicing Pilates. I love what I do!”
Therese began studying Pilates in 2000 and received her first STOTT PILATES® certification in San Francisco in 2003. She embraces the STOTT® method and applies the latest scientific and anatomical principles in her Pilates work. With a degree in Psychology, she also strives to incorporate mental wellness and healing alongside the benefits of Pilates. Complimenting her studies of Reiki, Swedish massage, and other body-work techniques, Therese believes Pilates is the pathway to supreme fitness, mindfulness, empowerment and health.
In her own life, Therese is a member of the Oakland Triathlon Club and also an avid musician.
She has relied on Pilates during her own recoveries from illness and injuries. She says she is “humbled by the vastness of Pilates” and credits her continuous practice for her strong vocal chords, her endurance for triathlon training and, as she puts it, “my joy in movement and in life.”