Meet Trish

“You are our favorite! We love your [Pilates] classes, hilarious metaphors, and how you always challenged us while making sure we never got away with anything when it came to our form. I really hope you know what an impact you had!Audrey R. (former Pilates student)

Hi, I’m Trish!

I’m the creator of Barbell Pilates, am a barbell training enthusiast and full-on meathead!

In other words, I love lifting heavy weights and pushing my body to accomplish great feats of strengths. Maybe you can relate?

I’m here to show you how strength training and Pilates can work in harmony to give you the strength, flexibility, and confidence you need to stay injury-free as you get older, stronger, and hotter.

My Story 

A.k.a How the heck did this all happen?!

Pilates and weight lifting go together like George and Amal Clooney, Bonnie and Clyde, Jay-Z and Beyonce…you get it, right?

They are the Yin-Yang of smart fitness training, and I’m here to show you how to do both in a way that gets you results and keeps you injury-free.

Years of poor movement patterns, sitting at a desk at my 9-to-5 job, and mismanaging my recovery led to an unfortunate shoulder injury that nagged me for years! It stalled my progress in everything, from CrossFit to Powerlifting!

Once I started using Pilates 3-4x a week in conjunction with my lifting, I felt the difference in my body and my training:

  • My shoulder injury disappeared
  • My posture improved
  • All my lifts felt smoother
  • I PR’d like a mofo
  • My flexibility improved

Today, I coach and teach Pilates full-time in San Diego, helping my clients unlock their athletic potential and prevent injury as they get older.

Training Background

  • STOTT certified Pilates instructor
  • Studied under a Second Generation Master Instructor (who studied under one of Joseph Pilates’ disciples)
  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor
  • Maddog and Stages Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor