LENA KOENIG  -  Senior Instructor

Lena is a lover of life and people.  She is a firm believer in working hard to play hard.  Since the youthful age of 16, she has been working as a certified personal trainer and has since been published in a variety of titles including Women's Physique World Magazine, the Chronicle, and SF Gate.  Her passion for the performing arts has enable her to travel across domestic and international borders.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French language and literature and currently dances with renowned bay area Cuban contemporary dance company.

Lena's Pilates interest rooted from 20 years of body mechanics study and application.  She has trained in a variety of Pilates styles including Joseph Pilates' Classical, Ellie Herman's technique, as well as STOTT PILATES.  She has pursued a comprehensive STOTT PILATES certification as well as a full pre/post natal certification through the Center of Women's Fitness.  Lena is trained in post-rehabilitation through physical therapist, Melissa Condron, and specializes in sports performance enhancement.

As owner of San Francisco Pilates, Lena finds joy in inspiring her instructors to help heal, strengthen and motivate their students to live Full Lives.  She has hosted Wellness and Wine Retreats in Healdsburg and Napa Valley and continues to cultivate a healthy liaison between city dwellers and wine country lovers.  In her down time Lena loves to cook, converse, and spend time with her daughter bouncing around the city.