e Studio Pilates + Yoga Lands in Oceanside
After 20 years of teaching, managing and operating Pilates and yoga studios, Elizabeth Schmutzer is excited to finally open her own studio: e Studio Pilates + Yoga in North County San Diego in Oceanside.
e Studio Pilates + Yoga founder / owner Elizabeth Schmutzer
“Owning a studio has always been a dream,” says Elizabeth Schmutzer, founder and owner of e Studio Pilates + Yoga. “I started as a professional ballet dancer at 18 and have been doing Pilates since I was a teenager since it’s a natural progression as a dancer. Then I was trained in Stott Pilates up in Long Beach and worked as an instructor at a gym and did personal training for celebrities.”
Schmutzer then moved down to Oceanside in 2011 with her husband who is in the military. She has since continued her passion for movement and teaching through her work with Total Gym in Carlsbad, where she served as their Education Director. At Total Gym, she authored a full Pilates instruction manual and filmed training videos for their innovative ELEVATE Encompass reformer equipment.
Now Schmutzer has taken her 20 years of experience and teaching to open e Studio, a boutique pilates + yoga studio that blends traditional Pilates technique with a modern and innovative approach.
“I have always believed Josef Pilates was an innovator,” Schmutzer says. “If he was alive today, I believe he would love the new innovations in equipment and exercises.”
All of e Studio’s Pilates reformer classes include exercises on the Encompass reformer as well as Pilates wall springboards and Wunderchairs. e Studio is also the premier education partner for Total Gym’s Gravity Method and Encompass reformer training. “Any instructor in the country can come and get certified [in the Gravity method] in the studio,” says Schmutzer.
e Studio Pilates + Yoga Classes
e Studio offers small, intimate fitness classes in its boutique studio every day. Each class has only 8-10 students so that each student can receive proper hands-on instruction on correct form and technique.
e Studio class formats include:
- Pilates Reformer: class exercises on the Encompass Gravity Reformer, Wall Spring Board, and Wunderchair
- Cardio Sculpt Pilates: cardio and strength exercises on the Reformer
- Mat Pilates
- Restorative Yoga
- Beginner Vinyasa
- Intermediate Ashtanga
- Aerial Yoga: full body workout using aerial silk hammocks
e Studio is dedicated to providing a high-quality workout experience and developing a real community. “When you join, you’re making a commitment to the studio, to yourself and the people around you,” Schmutzer explains.
To view the full class schedule and sign up, visit pilatesoceanside.com or stop by their studio:
1401 South El Camino Real, Suite 1109
Oceanside, CA 92054