Stella Lorvan has been studying Pilates for over 30 years.
Stella first discovered the Pilates Method as part of her dance training,
not knowing what it was she was doing in class, just that it made her stronger.
Years later, she rediscovered Pilates after a car accident left her unable to walk without pain.
She received her certification from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital's Center for Sports Medicine,
where she did her rehabilitation, in 1989 and has been teaching ever since.
Stella has taught Pilates from the perspectives of both health and fitness,
having spent her early years in Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Clinics and
later in Health Clubs and Private Pilates Studios.
In 1994 Stella became the first Pilates Instructor in San Francisco
to have a regularly scheduled mat class at a gym.
Stella holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Dominican University.
She has designed and taught Pilates teacher training programs all over the United States.
Stella predominantly teaches at HowToMove or she can come to your place: either home or work.
HowToMove is conveniently located in San Carlos, which sits between Belmont and
Redwood City on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Flexibility in mind and body and location.
Caitlin Savage is the creator of "Savage Moves".
Caitlin Savage was born and raised in Menlo Park and
received her BA at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
After living in Rome, Italy for a bit, Caitlin moved back
to the Bay Area to get her Master of Fine Arts in Dance
Performance and Choreography at Mills College. At Mills,
Caitlin discovered her passion for both fitness and
Kinesiology and soon started teaching dance fitness and
strength training classes.
Caitlin was introduced to Pilates as a way to strengthen
her body for dance and fell in love with the practice
after working with Kathy Thomson to rehabilitate after a
Aside from teaching pilates, Caitlin is also certified in
the Functional Movement System which helps her to identify
problem areas and asymmetries in her clients.
Suzette Silberman is a California girl.
Suzette Silberman was born in San Jose and raised in the
foothills near Yosemite. Growing up in an environment that
is world-renowned for it's beauty, she developed a love of
the outdoors, especially skiing and hiking. She graduated
from UC Davis with a degree in International Relations.
Suzette has completed both the Mat Certification and
Apparatus training through Balanced Body University’s
Instructor Training Program at the College of San Mateo.
She has recently completed the comprehensive program with
Sarah Artha Negara, and will soon receive her certification.
She is also deepening her knowledge of Pilates and
movement under the mentorship of Stella Lorvan at How To Move.
Hilary Kwan wants everyone to be able to move without pain.
Hilary has been doing Pilates for 7 years. She started her instructor
training 3 years ago. Since receiving her Mat & Reformer Instructor
Certification, from Balanced Body University Faculty member, Sarah
Artha Nagara at the College of San Mateo, Hilary has deepened her
Pilates understanding and application through working with clients
with diverse backgrounds and body types.
She is keen on helping individuals with improving posture, body awareness,
and balanced muscle development.
Hilary wants to help you achieve your fitness goals, and improve the way your body feels.
Her favorite Joseph Pilates quote is:
"The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.”
She believes that maintaining a healthy body through exercising and gaining awareness of
body and movement will help lessen and prevent injuries/pain that can be distractions to
achieving your goals and dreams.
Outside the studio, Hilary is always moving! Hiking, running, snowboarding, exploring places.