About The Owner

Ethan Carter


Ethan Carter is a classical Pilates instructor and personal trainer with 15 years of full-time professional experience in the fitness industry and 25-years of athletic, sport-specific training. He has been certified by NASM, ACE, AFAA, PMA, and Power Pilates. Originally from New York, Ethan relocated to California in 2008.

Ethan has worked for some of the top fitness companies in New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego. In addition to working with private clients he also teaches group fitness classes including indoor cycling, BOSU, TRX, and various conditioning formats.





  • Instruction does not get any better! Ethan has such an attention to detail that there is no wasted movement! His energy and knowledge are impeccable! Looking forward to our next session!!

    Lisa M.

  • I have been looking for an instructor that teaches the true method of Pilates and his teaching’s. I have found such an instructor! Ethan is a natural motivator full of passion and knowledge I can’t be more happy and highly recommend if you’re looking for the real deal regarding Pilates. Ethan trained in New York City and was certified at Power Pilates you can’t ask for much more. Thank you Ethan for all.

    Jim S.

  • I have been training with Ethan for over 2 years and he is a consistent, knowledgeable and intuitive trainer. His expertise in Pilates and all other types of workouts provides challenging yet achievable results with all body types and fitness goals. Most importantly he is fun to work with! I always leave the workout feeling great and with a big smile. You cannot find a better instructor.

    Kim W.

  • Ethan is an excellent instructor. He is patient and supportive with his clients yet he challenges them to be their best. He is serious about fitness yet has a great all around outlook on life. I highly recommend him!

    Jennifer B.

  • Ethan’s energy and dedication is contagious. He challenges you, keeps you motivated and is committed to helping his clients achieve their training, health and wellness goals. He is the BEST!

    Jose C.

  • Ethan has been my personal trainer for over three years now; I had done Pilates with him prior to this. He is the best trainer I have ever had. I was a bit hesitant to train with a male again after some overly aggressive training in the past. Ethan is always aware of my weak areas and helps me strengthen them without injury. His workouts are always fresh and challenging. He’s a terrific motivator and a genuinely fun person to be around. There’s never a time when I am not looking forward to my workout with Ethan.

    Linda P.

  • Ethan is the real deal. If you are interested in Pilates the way it was meant to be taught Ethan is your instructor.

    Julie C.

  • Ethan is very enthusiastic and creative when it comes to fitness. I personally consider Ethan to be a great leader, while working at my local gym he used to promote and organize great outdoor group activities. At a personal level he is very approachable, friendly, and respectful of others. I really enjoyed participating in his classes at my local gym.

    Kenia M.

  • Ethan is amazing, energetic, and inspiring – our members love his classes!

    Nikki C.

  • Ethan is one of the most memorable instructors I’ve known in 20 years with the method. He’s intelligent, compassionate, caring but strong in his teaching. I was very lucky to have him in the studios I managed and lucky to have him in my life past that time. He’s exactly what you look for in an excellent instructor, intelligent, skilled, in love with the work and with teaching it.

    Tandy G.