Meet our new Oakland and SF instructor Erika Matos!
As a Balanced Body Pilates professional, Erika takes a fun, fresh and holistic approach to fitness by integrating multiple disciplines and innovative styles. From an early age Erika developed an appreciation for movement and physical activity through classic dance training, which later progressed into aerobics, yoga, and weight training.
After sustaining back injuries from an automobile accident in 2003 she sought a form of exercise to regain foundational strength. The fluidity, precision, and clean graceful lines of Pilates immediately resonated within her, igniting a passion to teach others about the many benefits of deep core strength and enhanced body awareness. Erika’s expertise currently includes Pilates mat, reformer, all apparatus, pre/postnatal with an emphasis on scoliosis, sports, and foot rehab.
Her ongoing commitment to expand her body of knowledge motivates her to seek and incorporate the most effective techniques for wellness. Erika believes that, together, we can enhance our life experience by supporting and strengthening our mind-body connection, pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone in order to discover new levels of untapped vitality within.
1) What are your hobbies?
Reading—I’m a big bookworm! Gardening, sprouting, and fermenting.
2) What is the most amazing place you have visited and why?
I have been to many places, but there’s something about Tahoe in the summer that steals my heart every time.
3) How do you unwind after a long day?
Good cup of herbal tea, my couch, my dog, and a good book.
4) Do you have any favorite places to eat in San Francisco?
Flora in Oakland <3
5) What is your favorite aspect of Burn?
Leg Springs—all day, every day.
6) Who is your ultimate celebrity crush?
Jason Momoa. Nuff said.
7) Lastly, how did you become involved in the fitness industry?
Grew up dancing ballet, had a car accident, discovered Pilates, and it was love at first try. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Come take a class with Erika in Oakland or SF:
– Mondays 8am.
– Fridays 5pm.
– Sundays 10:30/11:30am, Valencia