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Leap with no bounds - a safe place to land


Gazelle Pilates is located in Sherman Oaks, specializing in personalized private training programs that meet your wellness goals. We have recently relocated to a larger facility of 1600 sq feet with a brand new hvac system, socially distanced equipment, equipped with medical grade air purifiers. We are one of the only Pilates studios in the area with a full suite of traditional Pilates equipment, including two Universal Reformers, 2 Custom Spring Board Wall Units, Swedish Bars, Ladder Barrel, Cadillac and two Pilates Wunda Chairs all carefully crafted by Balanced Body.

Gazelle Pilates mission is to bring balance to your daily life, by connecting your mind and body, and inspiring you to live your healthiest sense of self. Personal services include private Pilates lessons and a new partnership with Sweet Relief Physical Therapy. For more information about Sweet Relief Physical Therapy, please inquire within. 

Gazelle Pilates is where classical and contemporary Pilates collaborate, meaning we teach as Joseph Pilates did and how Pilates was meant to evolve with the times. Joe Pilates was the inventor of all exercises and equipment. All our instructors are certified in the Pilates method.

We would be remiss if we didn’t address the elephant in the room, for more information about Covid-19 health measures, please click here for details about how we will stay healthy, together. 


Certified Pilates Instructor/Owner

Gazelle Pilates was founded in 2015 by Sarah Kathryn Manuel, a dancer/choreographer and certified Pilates instructor. Sarah takes pride in teaching Pilates by artfully guiding her clients through the process of “getting into their bodies”.


Combining a classical approach with a contemporary eye, Sarah is gentle in her delivery and passionate about getting results. She encourages students to take ownership of their bodies, and make crucial changes toward a healthier mind and attitude.


Sarah works with people of all ages, range of abilities, and skill sets. So whether you’re taking your first step toward a new you, or need some encouragement on your current journey -- Sarah will help motivate you to be the absolute best version of YOU.


Sarah holds a BFA in Dance in emphasis in Performance and Choreography. She earned her certification from Pilates Seattle International in 2012 and studied in Australia with Cynthia Lochard’s Pilates Method. Prior to opening Gazelle Pilates, Sarah taught classes and individual clients at Pilates Al Dente and Pilates Seattle International in Seattle, Washington. She’s helped hundreds of people just like YOU achieve real, and visible, results.




Certified Pilates Instructor

Available: Mon & Wed 9a-4pm, Fri 8a-3p

Andrea has been practicing Pilates for 13 years and is certified through Pilates Sports Center. She loves helping clients discover the strength of their own bodies, while being mindful that every body moves differently. She tailors each session to you and your fitness goals. Andrea encourages her clients to challenge themselves to connect to their mind and body with every movement.


Certified Pilates Instructor/ Personal Trainer

Available: Mon - Sat 7a-7p

Ryan has been weight training for nearly 20 years and has experience with various physical training techniques.  His passion for fitness and exercise has followed him from his teenage years to middle age, and he specializes in resistance training.  Ryan has a certification in Personal Training and Pilates from the National Personal Training Association.  Ryan also has a green belt in Tae Kwon Do and Aikido and has trained in other martial art disciplines.  Ryan is passionate about fitness and health, and is always finding new ways to improve.  He can't wait to share his passion and knowledge with you, as he lives by the motto , "the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is." 

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Certified Pilates Instructor

Available: Mon & Wed 3p-7p, Fri 9a-1p

Suzannah hails from Manchester, England! Suzannah worked as a professional dancer in London and LA and has danced with household names such as JLo and Meghan Trainor, and on hit shows like Dancing With the Stars and The Voice.  She earned her Pilates Certification from the Pilates Sports Center and emerged with a newfound knowledge of the mind and body and feeling stronger than ever before. She set out as a Trainer to improve lives and create healthy bodies in order to prevent injury and pain. Her extensive dance background gives her an eye for good form and technique and a bias for athletic movement. 


Certified Pilates Instructor

Available: Mon 12-4, Tues-Thurs 7a-12p

Tawny Andersson is a professional dancer and Pilates instructor looking to inspire and motivate individuals through performance and fitness. She is certified in classical and contemporary Pilates Mat under Balanced Body and Synergetic Pilates. With 10 years of instructing, she currently works with clients on a one-to-one basis and in a group class setting both in person and virtually. Tawny currently lives in LA with her husband continuing to teach and train in all styles and explore more of what the wild entertainment industry has to offer.

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