"Gold Line Pilates gives me exactly what I want: top of the line private Pilates instruction. Under the expert guidance of owner Melissa over the past year, I have noticed significant improvement in my flexibility, core strength, and muscle tone. I appreciate Melissa's deep knowledge and experience with Pilates and I benefit from her focus on proper form. Melissa is patient and kind, and she encourages me ever onward with workout routines that are customized and fun. The spacious and sunny studio space is outfitted with sophisticated Pilates and Gyro equipment. Parking is plentiful just a few steps behind the building."
"My 77-year-old mother has been going to private Pilates lessons twice a week with the same instructor for several years and from afar, I've always approved of her staying active. When she underwent surgery recently, I returned to Pasadena to help care for her during her recovery. Wow, did I get to see firsthand how much Pilates has benefited her. Still groggy from surgery and loaded with painkillers, she easily got out of bed, handled the stairs and got into and exited the car with ease. We went for a walk just days after the surgery and when she tripped on a curb, she easily caught her balance and righted herself. I immediately knew that Pilates was to thank for her core strength, balance, flexibility, and confidence. So I went to Gold Line Pilates to meet Melissa in person and take a session with her. And wow again! She doesn't just specialize in keeping elderly Pasadenians on their feet! I'm in good shape, and after her initial assessment, Melissa knew exactly how to challenge me and keep me honest and engaged. I also laughed a lot and had a wonderful time! I trust Melissa at Gold Line Pilates with my elderly parent and you should too."
“Gold Line Pilates has helped me make Pilates and wellness overall a regular part of my life. I have so many previous injuries that I'm a difficult client at best, but the instructors at Gold Line Pilates have seen it all. I feel so much better and am nothing short of amazed at their attention to detail, competence, patience, and compassion.”
“I started Pilates a couple years ago in part to try to rehab a stubborn hip flexor injury that hadn't improved with traditional physical therapy, ultrasound treatment, massage, etc. Melissa is so knowledgeable about anatomy and physiology that I was pain-free after a few months of Pilates work directed at strengthening complementary muscles. I haven't thought about the hip since, but I'm absolutely addicted to Pilates and Gold Line Pilates is the best place in town.”
“If you think Pilates is easy, you’re not doing it right. I have worked out hard my entire life, skied, rock-climbed, lifted weights, all kinds of stuff. I’m constantly amazed at how difficult and varied my Pilates sessions are at Gold Line Pilates. It’s extremely humbling.”
“My instructor at Gold Line Pilates is a body detective. She knows my body better than I know myself. When I perform a particularly difficult exercise, she already knows what I’m going to feel and how I’ll try to cheat.”
“I've been a pilates student for over a decade (mat and reformer) and the owner, Melissa, is as good as it gets. Not only is the space a beautiful, tranquil place to work out, but the equipment and instruction are both unparalleled. Whether you're a novice or jokingly consider yourself an old pro, you'll learn from Melissa quickly and easily. The sessions breeze by as she keeps you laughing while you work. Expect to get stronger and more flexible quickly if you're consistent.”
“Just turned 70, I have bursitis in one hip and arthritis in the other. When I visited the orthopedic surgeon, he was amazed at the strength and range of motion of someone my age and my diagnoses. His exact words were: “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!” Don’t worry Doc! I also happen the love the hour I spend with Melissa each week!”