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Exercise for Every Body

Pilates is a system of exercises that helps you find strength, balance and health in your body – regardless of your age or physical condition. You will learn to move with more awareness and intention, in proper alignment and pain free.

Pilates is ideal for all levels of fitness. Depending on your individual needs, pilates can be very rehabilitative or it can be a serious, strenuous workout! That’s the beauty of the method – it meets you right where you need to be!



3 private sessions for $200


Karen Chappell, B.S, M.B.A, PMA®-CPT

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Karen began practicing pilates in the late 1990’s, as a mom with young children needing the strength and energy to keep up with them. As a group fitness instructor, she became intrigued with the challenges, yet simplicity, of the work. Desiring to learn more, she became certified to teach the mat work in 2002, through Powerhouse Pilates. She then went on to complete a comprehensive program encompassing 450 hours through Turning Point Studios in 2006. In 2010, she completed the Advanced Pilates Teacher Training Program, encompassing 950 hours, through the renowned Pilates Center of Boulder, CO. She received her national certification from the Pilates Method Alliance in 2012. Always a student, Karen regularly takes lessons and workshops with master pilates teachers to further her knowledge.

Karen has extensive experience with many ailments and injuries, including back pain, scoliosis, hip replacements, knee replacements, shoulder injuries, and foot injuries. She is known for her keen eye to detail, with specific attention to proper alignment and body mechanics. She especially enjoys working with people who have just finished physical therapy, yet are still not back to their previous selves.

Karen also mentors Teacher Trainees, helping them with coursework, practice teaching, and practical technique to help them prepare for and test out of their programs. Although she is primarily a classical teacher, she has mentored students from all different types of teacher training programs.


Pilates Lessons

Karen teaches in a beautiful classical pilates studio in Walnut Creek, CA. Minutes from Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Orinda, Alamo, Danville and San Ramon, the intimate setting lends itself perfectly for private or small group lessons. Since everyone’s needs are different, you will see improvement much quicker with individualized attention.

Single $85
Package of 5 $400 ($80)
Package of 10 $750 ($75)
Package of 20 $1,400 ($70)
Duet Lessons (pricing per person)
Single $55
Package of 5 $250 ($50)
Package of 10 $450 ($45)
Trio Lessons (pricing per person)
Single $40
Package of 5 $175 ($35)
Package of 10 $300 ($30)
New Clients  
3 private Sessions $200
Mat Class Maximum of 6 students
Single $25
Package of 6 $100
(expires in 6 weeks)
Package of 10 $200
(expires in 6 weeks)
Teacher Trainee Mentoring $75 per hour
To schedule a Pilates lesson please call (925) 207-4864 or use the contact form below.


Gratz Pilates Equipment – It makes a difference

Karen teaches on the best professional pilates equipment in the market, manufactured by Gratz Industries. The equipment becomes part of the exercise. You will notice changes in your body that you will not see with other equipment on the market.



What clients say

I have worked with Karen for several years now. Karen takes into account any physical limitations you may have and creates a program just for you. She makes me move at a pace that is challenging, but doable, and I end up achieving more than I thought I could. I always leave feeling better than I did when I came in. My pilates lessons with Karen are the center of my exercise routine – I wouldn’t give them up for anything!


Karen is my favorite Pilates instructor. She quickly gets to understand your body and its quirks, then helps you work to strengthen everything while being mindful of your particular limitations and needs. But she also does not let you cheat! She has a wonderful positive way of describing how an exercise should feel that really helps you get the most out of each repetition and keep you focused. But best of all – she does not just put you through the paces by leading you through the routine as many instructors do. She directs the class. She watches you, encourages you, corrects you. It’s like having a private instructor all the time. When I hear of someone who is thinking of trying Pilates, I recommend they contact Karen – she is easygoing, knowledgeable, positive and helpful. She makes it possible to know how good Pilates can make you feel.


I have taken lessons from a number of different instructors and Karen is, by far, the best pilates teacher I have ever had! When I am struggling with a particular exercise, she always seems to have the right thing to say to help me get it. She also notices the smallest things happening in my body, and one small correction will make a huge difference in how I feel the exercise. Because of Karen, I decided to become a pilates teacher myself!



“Change happens through movement and movement heals.”

Joseph Pilates, 1945



New Students

Studio Polices
  • All sessions by appointment only.
  • Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Late cancellation will result in being charged for that missed appointment.
  • All sessions are non-refundable.
New Student Registration Forms

Please download and complete the following registration forms and bring them to your first lesson. Paper copies of the forms are available in the studio, if needed.

Registration Form Download
Release of Liability Form Download


Get in Touch

  • The Hundred & More,
    A Classical Pilates Studio

    2125 Ygnacio Valley Rd.,
    Suite 109
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598

By Appointment Only

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