"People who worked out more than 100 days throughout the year had a 30 percent reduction in sick days." Training, Feb 2003

Welcome to Shape Shifter
Pilates & Personal Training.

shapeshifter :

/shap shif-ter/

one that is able to change form at will 

Shape Shifter: Pilates and Personal Training

Welcome to Shape Shifter: Pilates and Personal Training we have been serving the Oakland, Rockridge neighborhood for the past seven years. A Shape Shifter is someone who has the ability to fully transform themselves. At some time we all have had the yearning to physically transform, whether we want to lose weight, achieve a high level of fitness, restore our health by healing illness or injury, we all want to have optimal health, wellness and fitness. Shape Shifting can do that for you.

I named my business Shape Shifter Pilates because I am fascinated by the process of transformation. I believe we all have the ability to actualize our greatest self. With the right training tools and support system this is available to all of us. Our dreams are sacred and I want to create a place for my clients where they are able to actualize them.
I have had the experience with many clients who had illness pain, overweight, trauma to the body, and to the mind or spirit, come to my gym and transform both physically and on the emotional well-being plane. In “The Once and Future King” the first thing Merlin teaches the future King Arthur is how to shape shift. I am a Master of Transformation. I have a unique training in both Pilates and Personal Training. That enables me to meet you at whatever fitness level you are at, and get you to where you want to be.

Whether I am working with someone with scoliosis to literally change the shape of their spine; someone with a rotator cuff injury who can’t lift a coffee cup; someone wanting to lose weight and change the overall shape of their body or someone wanting more vitality and energy. The techniques I utilize are immediate and transformative.

I am certified by “Integrated Teacher Training” formed by four leading Pilate’s teachers. In addition to that I am certified as a Personal Trainer through The National Academy Sports Medicine, an international organization, which was originated by Physical therapists to ensure personal training techniques that truly act as “medicine”. NASM techniques focus on strengthening, re-balancing the body and creating optimal fitness. My training and education allows me to be intricate and precise if a joint is painful or stuck, and when your body is ready, to challenge you with a vigorous workout to heighten your strength and fitness. I listen carefully to what my client’s goals are and map out the path to get there. My customized programs get results.

When people have mastery over the body they have mastered the thinking and emotional realms as well.

My work with transformation does not stop at the physical level. Whether it’s working with a chronic condition, body image and food issues, or quality of life, I have tools that spark the mind and spirit to lead to physical change. When we change from the inside out it happens organically and gently, and it becomes a permanent state. We achieve our goals and then create a new set of even more magnificent goals that didn’t seem possible previously. I believe that our capacities to change and achieve the greatness we wish for is much more expansive and available than we realize.

Dream big and make it happen. Become a Shape Shifter.

Grace Walcott





Our areas of expertise include:

  • Healthy Spine
  • Balance Training
  • Body Toning & Sculpting
  • Circuit Training
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Muscle Imbalance Correctional
  • Traditional Strength Training
  • Women’s Health

Want more information on changing your life? Call us at 510-459-0346