I opened Evolve 14 years ago in the NOPA neighborhood and have been devoted to teaching the Pilates method with athleticism and attention to detail while honoring clients individual needs through holistic whole body movement.    I am certified through Ellie Herman Studio and MindBody Institute 2003 and 2001, respectively.   I, also, completed Liz Roman's Pilates' based rehabilitation program.  I am presently completing a Classical training program through Pilates Education Lab and mentor Sharon Gallagher-Riveria while concurrently completing an immersion program with Master Trainer Vil Shaynurov through VIP pilates (pictured above).  I am also certified as a personal trainer through NASM and ACE.  I am forever a student.

When I am not in the studio I can be found mountain biking in the hills of Santa Cruz with my boyfriend, Jason, and our dogs Sweat Pea and Kink. 

Alisha Engel

Alisha w/ Vil S.
Alisha w/ Vil S.

Alisha w/ Vil S.
Alisha w/ Vil S.

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Alisha, owner

"The Pilates Method is equally created for the elite athletes, the injured and for all of us craving vibrancy and strength."