Ellie Herman is an internationally reknown Pilates instructor and author with twenty years of experience. She has authored eight Pilates books including; Pilates for Dummies, Pilates Props Workbook, Pilates Workbook on the Ball, and a series of five Pilates manuals covering all the major Pilates modalities: Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Pilates Springboard.
Based in the Bay Area for more than twenty years, Ellie founded Ellie Herman Studios in San Francisco (1992), Oakland (2000) and then relocated to New York, and opened her third studio in Brooklyn (2005). While overseeing these three studios, Ellie trained hundreds of Pilates Instructors, many of whom have gone on to open their own studios.
Ellie invented a piece of Pilates equipment called The Pilates Springboard, an inexpensive and space saving version of the Cadillac, manufactured and distributed by Balanced Body, Inc.
Ellie developed Walk-ilates, a system that uses Pilates-based exercises to correct faulty alignment and gait patterns.
Ellie has an MS in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.