Janine Fondiller is a Pilates instructor and educator with more than 12
years of experience and a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to the practice
and teaching of Pilates.
Janineʼs approach is informed and inspired by her many years as a
professional dancer, trapeze artist, and yoga practitioner. Janine was
introduced to Pilates while earning her degree in Dance Education at San
Francisco State University. While studying for her diploma in Professional
Dance Studies at the Laban Center London, she fell in love with her morning
Pilates classes, and decided to add Pilates to her teaching skill set. Upon
returning to San Francisco, Janine received her formal Pilates training and
certification from Ellie Herman in 2000.
A certified Yoga teacher, Janine believes the practices of yoga and
Pilates together can be highly transformative. She's been called a natural
"teacher of teachers," and is currently a Master Instructor with Balanced Body.
Janine specializes in teaching private sessions with a focus on
strengthening and conditioning, and is especially passionate about using
Pilates as a rehabilitative practice for injury recovery and prevention. In
addition to her private practice, Janine serves on staff at Red Hawk Physical
Therapy, where she regularly witnesses the power of Pilates to heal and
strengthen the body and spirit.
When she's not hard at work in the studio, Janine enjoys epic travel
adventures near and far, playing ukulele, riding her vintage red bicycle,
enjoying a picnic in one of the City's beautiful parks, and visiting Maui — as
often as possible! She is grateful to her students and teachers alike for their