Welcome to The Pilates Place, where how you move matters!

Eventually we get to a place in our lives where quality is more important than quantity. Be it with free time, choices in friends, the food we eat, or how we move our bodies. The Pilates Place was born from the realization that How we move our bodies really does matter. Quality is much more important than quantity.

Meet Roxanna, Owner

Roxanna Cohen - Owner of the Pilates Place Grass ValleyMy personal quest for quality movement (motivated by pain from beating my body up with copious quantities of movement) started with the decision to go to Physical Therapy school and eventually led to Pilates.
The journey has convinced me that all Physical Therapy schools should be teaching Pilates and all kids should be doing Pilates as well.

What I learned early on in my career of teaching fitness is that people will only stick with fitness activities that they enjoy while they are doing it or are conscious of feeling good when they are done. What I have learned as a PT is that people are motivated to not feel pain.

My personal goal when opening the studio in 2007 was to use Pilates to provide movement solutions to physical therapy problems and to keep people fit doing quality movement so they don’t need physical therapy. I wanted our clients to have the opportunity to experience the breadth of Pilates possibilities that might be available in a big city, yet in a personal, small town atmosphere.

Today, at The Pilates Place, we are:

A diverse, yet like minded group of Pilates professionals dedicated to teaching our clients self empowerment thru movement education. We are strong believers in life long learning, striving to provide a quality experience for all who enter our doors.

What we do:

Treat each client as the individual that they are, creating and offering Pilates programming to help our clients meet their fitness goals.

We offer Pilates based Physical Therapy in private sessions, and fitness based Pilates in private, duet and group settings including Mat, Reformer and Spine Corrector classes. We are an affiliate of Polestar Pilates and offer Polestar Pilates’ Comprehensive Teacher Training Program.

Again, Welcome to The Pilates Place, where how you move matters!



“In the three years I have been doing Pilates, I have gotten to know and to understand my body and how it responds and opens to the progression of the movements. Through the love, knowledge and care of the instructors, I can take what I’ve learned and do it on my own to keep limber and happy.”

~Vickie Coambs

“I began to work with Pilates via Roxanna and The Pilates Place just over 3 months ago. My body is already grateful for this decision. The exercises, positions and simply body/breathing awareness are all quickly allowing me to look and feel different.

My posture is much improved and my digestive system seems to flow better. My jaw tightness and old shoulder injury have loosened up and are simply not sore any more. My lung capacity seems better when swimming. And I’m on the way to healing the its-always-been-tight hip flexor and related muscle cramps and pinching that I have lived with for a long time.

It is up to me now to stay committed enough to increase my home exercise routines. So far this is relatively easy because this whole process just seems so right and is obviously what my body needs.”

~Martha Lingen

“Pilates has been one of the most important parts of my personal fitness plan. It helped me rehabilitate injuries sustained in a car wreck in 2003 and not only heal, but become more fit than I have at any time in my life.

I have been able to pursue my passions of dance and aerial arts into my 50s. I doubt any of this would have been possible without Pilates training. Thank you!”

~ Julie Lang

“I have been regularly attending reformer and mat classes at the Pilates Place for over two-years. I would like to thank the wonderful instructors have helped to achieve my goal of getting into the best shape of my entire life.

The core strength, flexibility and balance I have developed through Pilates has helped me to overcome chronic lower back problems and become stronger and more confident in my athletic abilities.

I highly recommend the staff and programs at the Pilates Place for anyone who wants to improve their overall fitness and well-being.”

~ Kevin