Temecula’s First Pilates Studio


CenterFocus: Focusing First on the Body’s Center, or Core

CenterFocus combines the most up-to-date fitness principles and research with exercises created about 100 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates for an amazingly effective method of total body conditioning.

A Boutique Studio, recognizing the individual’s needs, not only in private sessions… but even when in a group setting.

getting-started-with-pilates1THERE IS ONLY ONE YOU. CenterFocus pilates celebrates this! We are a boutique pilates studio that recognizes that even when teaching a group, one size does not fit all. In our setting, we tailor our training methods to each client’s individual needs. Our equipment provides adjustable resistance and there are a wide range of levels and exercises to choose from.


This mind-body integrated workout can be challenging enough for the fitness buff to the serious athlete. Karen’s own athletic background shows up in her teaching style and comes into play often with coaching these individuals. Many professional athletes and sports teams incorporate pilates to help maximize performance and injury prevention. Athletes such as horse riders needing greater core strength and spinal alignment, golfers needing better spinal rotation, ball players needing better shoulder stability, runners, skiers and snowboarders needing better hip mobility and aligned knees all benefit from pilates, as well as many other sports. Whatever your sport…analysis of your movement patterns and a program working towards better alignment will help you.


It can be gentle enough for those with chronic pain, restricted mobility, for injury/surgery post-rehabilitation, pre/postnatal and more. Pilates is suitable for all ages. The key is…the teacher has to have knowledge of specific needs, injuries, medical conditions. And in the case of injuries and medical conditions, the teacher must have ability to communicate with doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, etc. when necessary (and to be able to speak their medical language) about the client they are helping. CenterFocus pilates has offered this knowledge and experience now for over 20 years! Karen has an ongoing relationship with many in the medical community when addressing the needs of her clients goes beyond the scope of pilates. Karen’s early career experience in a hospital setting working with physical therapy, cardiac and stroke rehab set the standards she applies to communication with her clients’ medical practitioners.


IMG_3032Maximizing results and safety, pilates training promotes LONGEVITY!

With proper instruction by skilled and experienced teachers, one can learn to tap into the mind-body connection, awakening neuromuscular pathways to activate the core muscles. The pilates method emphasizes this concept not only during that one-hour session with an instructor, but continues throughout activities of daily living. Therefore, pilates is the ultimate method in functional training…for LIFE!

IMG_3049STABILITY is the key…Pilates teaches you to move better… and feel better!

Pilates focuses on the body’s center, or core while emphasis is on training the spine, the joints, and the entire body to be more stable. With more stability the body moves better and functions optimally. Emphasis on stability will maintains a balance between strength and flexibility. Emphasis on either too much strength or too much flexibility can create imbalances and potential for injury. Pilates is the “stabilizing force”, where your body will learn to be more strong and flexible but in a healthy, aligned way. Pilates trains the body as a whole rather than isolating small parts. Pilates is not only a functional way to train, but very time-effective.