Open for private classes

Please call or text (530)721-0591 to book your private, pilates reformer class with Pamela. We are only doing private classes at this time.  We are PPE compliant.

Our new address as of August 1, 2021
2311 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Unit #3
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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Pilates is calling you

Private Classes

Private classes are required for all individuals that are “New” to pilates. Each session is one hour and we will seek to set up a regular scheduled time. We will be working together to create a personalized program that will allow each client to achieve a greater level of understanding how to move with more efficiency and therefore, ease of mobility, agility and strength. *We are only offering private classes at this time. Please call or TEXT (530)721-0591n to book yours. Last update July 2021.

Semi Private

These are classes set up for two people who have agreed to work together each time as a pair. As with private classes, Semi privates will be scheduled with the instructor when both parties are available to work as a team. Please note; The studio is not responsible for “Pairing”. If only one person is able to come in at the scheduled time and the studio has been notified, then that person will be given the option to work as a “private” with an additional charge. *We are only offering private classes at this time. Update from July 2021.

Group Classes

Group classes are designed to move through a variety of exercises and tend to be challenging. We strive to make everyone feel welcomed, relaxed and have a lot of fun! Please note; Only students with prior pilates experience will be allowed to join a group class. Please contact the studio if you are interested in joining. *We are only offering private classes at this time. Update from July 2021.

Pre / Post Natal

Pre Natal ➳ If you are interested in pilates and have not done any pilates before pregnancy, it is recommend that you only take “private classes. Lots of changes occur during pregnancy and will be strictly working within the STOTT Pilates protocol. If you have any extenuating circumstances with your pregnancy, a note from your Physician will be required. Post Natal ➳ Pamela’s Pilates welcomes you and you new “Little one” in a quiet space that allows baby time too. Pilates is probably the best way to recover from a pregnancy. We will work towards regaining strength in the Limbo-Pelvis region as well as scapula stabilizing just to name a few. *We are only offering private Pre-Natal Pilates classes at this time. Update from July 2021.

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Structural function, movement and rehabilitation

Doing pilates correctly takes a lot of perseverance. But can make a life long change. There is a lot of pilates out there. The company that we are certified with is based in Canada as well as the UK and Asia. The level of Pilates that they teach continues to the Physical therapist level. Their standards are high, to ensure each instructor, knows how to execute and teach Pilates in a manner of excellence, creativity, safety and intuitive methodology for each individual. ~Pamela Amsden

All you need is love and a little pilates
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One of the safest and most effective exercise programs available, STOTT PILATES® comprises hundreds of exercises, which allow workouts to be customized to meet participants’ individual needs. The neuro-muscular technique tones and lengthens muscles, increases abdominal and back strength, improves posture and body mechanics, reduces joint and lower back stress, balances flexibility with strength, and reduces stress and tension. The smooth, almost dance-like motions and an emphasis on proper breathing leave participants feeling refreshed rather than exhausted.

Stott Pilates in Lake Tahoe


After, I knew that I wanted to become a Pilates Instructor, I did some research on the different companies, that offered Instructor Training courses, I asked around and took classes from various instructors etc.

Stott Pilates, caught my eye. Stott Pilates offered an extensive level of training, a variety of course work, with text books and exceptional trainers. I realized early on in my training, that Stott , offered a much more detailed orientation to the anatomy of the body and how it works, therefore offering a much higher standard of executing the teaching of the exercises.

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The following Five Basic Principles form the foundation of the method from which our education and all of our programming is developed. Whether performed on a mat or on specialized equipment, application of the following bio-mechanical principles will ensure the realization of maximum benefits from Pilates exercises.

➳ Breathing

➳ Pelvic placement

➳ Rib cage placement

➳ Scapular movement

➳ Head and cervical spine placement

Pilates for a happy life

“Pamela is an excellent and knowledgeable pilates instructor. Her expertise and guidance produced results in my core quicker than expected. If you want an exercise program that feels like therapy I strongly recommend Pamela’s Pilates.”

Jana R.

30 year local of Lake Tahoe

Pamela is a gem! She has a happy, upbeat yet real, personality that keeps me motivated, even at 9am. Being a Stott certified pilates instructor, Pamela knows her stuff.  She is very knowledgeable about anatomy and the physiology of the body and knows how to modify any move to fit anyone’s ability.  She will push you without feeling like you are being pushed.  

Natalie P.


"I highly recommend private reformer sessions with Pam for Moms-to-be as well as anyone looking to work with a great pilates instructor with superior training and education.”


Business owner in Lake Tahoe


STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realizing the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals, the Merrithews’ dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.

STOTT PILATES® exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life.

(530) 721-0591
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Certifications and Continuing Education

STOTT PILATES Matwork – Level 1
STOTT PILATES Mat Plus Intensive
STOTT PILATES Reformer Intensive Course
STOTT PILATES Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Intensive
STOTT PILATES Reformer & Platform Extender Workshop
STOTT PILATES Athletic Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus
STOTT PILATES Pre Natal/Post Natal Pilates on the Reformer, V2 Max & Mat
ZEN•GA Power and Strength Workshop
Total Barre Instructor Foundation Course – Level 1
Total Barre Qualified Instructor
Total Barre Endurance with Music – Level 1
ISP Injuries and Special Populations
Member of the prestigious Merrithew Health and Fitness (MH&F) International Network

2520 Lake Tahoe Blvd #7


TEXT (530)721-0591

New address as of August 1, 2021

2311 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Unit #3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Open for private classes only

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