Private Pilates and Group Reformer Classes in Santa Monica

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, Sandpiper Pilates is for those who crave something a little different than your average Pilates studio experience. Our studio provides a uniquely warm and down to earth atmosphere unlike any other, where clients can truly thrive in the comfort of a personal and private setting. We invest the time and care of getting to know you and your goals, tailoring every session to your needs. Whether it's rehabbing an old injury, cross training for that extra edge, or toning up for an event, we customize each workout to make sure every move counts. At Sandpiper our emphasis is alignment and form, while ensuring a complete full body workout that’s designed to leave your body rejuvenated and more balanced. We offer privates, semi-privates and group reformer classes.

Our studio includes the cadillac, reformer, chair, and barrels.

Our studio includes the cadillac, reformer, chair, and barrels.

Private Instruction

We offer both Private and Semi-Private Pilates training.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-3pm & Sunday 8am-12pm.

  • Private sessions run approximately 55 minutes.

  • 24 hour cancellation policy.

Small Pilates class size for better results.

Small Pilates class size for better results.

Group Reformer Classes

Small Classes!

  • We offer a unique group experience because we keep our classes small - Maximum of 3 people. This allows us to instruct our students more safely and effectively. Whether you are beginner or advanced, everyone will receive the appropriate attention and modifications.

  • Classes run approximately 50 minutes.

  • 12 hour cancellation policy



Tracy Hess


Born and raised in Venice, California, Tracy loved movement from a very young age, dancing ballet, flamenco and modern dance. While training more seriously in classical ballet as a teenager, Tracy was introduced to Pilates and Gyrotonic to keep her strong and injury-free. Feeling empowered with better knowledge of how to correctly utilize her body, Tracy had found a new passion!

Later on while working as a physical therapist aid, Tracy began incorporating the principles of Pilates she learned in her own Pilates practice and saw the exciting results it had on her patients- newfound strength, stability, and length. Hungry for a deeper understanding of the body and it's mechanics, she received a certification in *STOTT Pilates. 

Always discovering new ways to mix it up, Tracy loves using her creativity to amp up her group classes with new exercises influenced by different movement forms. She pulls inspiration from TRX, barre, yoga, and dance to make every class a unique experience while keeping a solid foundation in Pilates principles.

In her private sessions, Tracy makes proper form and alignment a priority at all times. She has extensive experience in athletic conditioning, rehabilitation of various injuries and conditions including spinal injuries, shoulder girdle and hip issues, and also with pre and post-natal pilates in clients of all ages and backgrounds. Over her years of teaching Tracy continues to grow her knowledge and love of movement by working with physical therapists, personal trainers, and chiropractors.                                        .

*STOTT pilates is a variety of pilates that applies more contemporary knowledge of exercise and biomechanics to improve core strength and spinal stability.

Mallory King


Mallory King’s journey with Pilates began in 2001 with taking group reformer classes. She was looking for a challenging exercise that would lengthen out her tight muscles from running as well as strengthen and tone her all over. She immediately fell in love with the discipline of Pilates and achieving that mind-body connection. Pilates energized her and she noticed how it improved her running, taking the pain out of the low back and smoothing out her breathing. She loved that feeling of control and support in her body. In 2013 she decided to start teaching Pilates, sharing all that she had learned in her years as a student.

Mallory met Tracy during STOTT teacher training and became friends. When Tracy opened Sandpiper Pilates in 2015, Mallory was excited to join her staff.

Mallory has since become STOTT certified on all Pilates equipment through John Garey Pilates. She loves teaching athletic group reformer classes incorporating mat, barre and yoga inspired exercises as well as private sessions that are tailored to the needs of the client. She has experience teaching pre- and postnatal clients as well as those who are recovering from injuries. Her goal is to provide a safe, fun, well-rounded workout that leaves you feeling stronger and recharged!

Sherry East

Sherry East is a true California girl. Growing up in the vibrant Sierra Nevada Foothills she developed a passion to move her body. It was in high school that Sherry first began Pilates; as a competitive runner she was looking for a way to stay fit during the off season, and cross-train her cross-country running. She ran to her local video store and rented a Pilates for Dummies VHS and fell deeply, madly in love with Pilates forever. 
Sherry is also a mother to two beautiful children and a not so pretty stand-up comedy career.  You may have seen her on E! Entertainment television, where she served as a health and wellness pundit providing commentary on many famous people’s equally famous body parts. She also performed on MTV, Comedy Central, TBS, and a bunch of super hip festivals.

Sherry is a Balanced Body certified Pilates Instructor, and an ACE certified personal trainer and nutritional counselor. Sherry also works with the Livestrong at the YMCA to bridge the gap between treatment and lifelong health for recent cancer survivors.

Sherry doesn’t prescribe one-size-fits-all approach to fitness, instead she molds to the individual contours of your body… like memory foam. Her classes are fun, creative, and engaging. You’ll leave her class with a smile on your face and a deeper connection to your body. When she’s not teaching, you can find her eating peanut butter directly from the jar. 

Michelle Cavalcante

Michelle is a tech professional turned Pilates Instructor. She's all too familiar with 'tech-neck' and other misalignment that develop in the body from periods of prolonged sitting. She focuses on counter-movements to lengthen the neck, open the chest, strengthen the core and improve posture overall. Her goal is to help you gain self awareness and incorporate Pilates and amazing posture into your every day life. Michelle is a certified STOTT Pilates instructor in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. She is also a TRX-certified instructor and loves to use body weight to strengthen the body.

She loves to make clients sweat and smile at the same time and will be your partner as you become your strongest you.

When not in the studio, she loves photography, music, travel and hanging with her puppy!