2636 Ocean Avenue (Between 19th Ave and Junipero Serra)
, San Francisco, CA 94132


©2019 by True Pilates San Francisco.



"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."
- Joseph H. Pilates


Owner / Pilates Instructor

Jessica Stephenson trained with Joseph Pilates' world-renowned protégé, Romana Kryzanowska at True Pilates New York, (formerly Drago's). She was certified in 2004 after a rigorous apprenticeship of 600+ hours under the tutelage of both Romana Kryzanowska and her daughter Sari Mejia-Santo.  There she learned to work with all different body types and abilities. 

Jessica holds a B.A. in psychology from Goucher College and has danced professionally with ClancyWorks Dance Company, Ledges and Bones Dance Project, RAWdance, punkiCo, little seismic dance company as well as in many other freelance projects. She enjoys live music, the ocean, laughter, and is delighted to teach the lovely and diverse people of San Francisco.



Pilates Instructor

For as long as she can remember, Stella has always enjoyed being active. Her biggest joys were running, jumping, riding bikes, and doing back flips down the street with friends. Movement made her feel alive, energized, and happy.

Stella started her training with Martt Lawrence at The Pilates Center of San Francisco and completed her hours and exams with Master Trainer Dorothee Vandewalle at Metropolitan Pilates in Seattle earning her M.A.T. Pilates certification.

Her certifications also include; ACE, and NASM. In addition, she continues to study the Pilates Method regularly with teacher trainer, Chris Robinson at S6 Fitness in San Diego, and through yearly workshops with Master teacher trainers Bob Liekens and Kathi Ross-Nash. She still loves to teach fitness classes and train clients on the fitness floor to help them reach their goals and attain true core strength, flexibility, and control.



Pilates Instructor

Miki started her training at Pilates Center of San Francisco with Martt Lawrence and was certified by Dorothee VandeWalle at Metropolitan Pilates in 2017.

Her lessons focus on helping clients gain a deeper understanding of their body while building correct movement patterns. She will help you balance your muscles' strength and flexibility. She provides safe instruction for pre-natal and post-natal Pilates. She has a lifelong passion for well-being and earned her BS degree in Human Nutrition from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is the art of strength, stretch and control. Legendary physical trainer Joseph Pilates developed this unique exercise program in the 1920’s. Pilates classes target core muscles providing a full mind-body conditioning system with innumerable benefits including:


  • Improved Posture/ Alignment

  • Reduced Stress/ Tension

  • Improved Balance/ Coordination

  • Reduced Lower Back Pain

  • Increased Flexibility

  • Injury Prevention/ Rehabilitation

  • Grace and Ease in Everyday Activities


Its six principles -- concentration, control, centering, precision, breath, and flow -- train the body to move efficiently with minimal impact on the joints. The balance between strength and flexibility creates a healthy, symmetrical workout for all muscle groups resulting in a leaner, more balanced, and stronger body.

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1-on-1 Pilates

Sessions are custom tailored to fit the individual needs of the client's body, utilizing a combination of apparatus and mat work.

Single Session - $95
5 Sessions - $460
10 Sessions - $900
*dancer rates available



Bring a Friend

Limited to 2 people per session.

Single Session - $60/person
10 Sessions - $550/person


Pilates Comes to You

Bring Pilates to your home or office! Pilates boosts morale, amplifying energy by re-oxygenating the body and brain, alleviating stress and improving overall productivity.

$225 per session



2636 Ocean Avenue

(Between 19th Ave and Junipero Serra)
San Francisco, CA 94132


Free Parking with a two hour limit is available around the corner. Metered parking is available directly out front.

Public Transit:

Muni M Line stops just a few feet from our door. 



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