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Our Story

Founded in 2011 as Pilates on Cue, Spring Theory Pilates is an evolution of Pilates on Cue. Pilates on Cue nearly crumbled under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic but Aleida Sterling, the legendary previous owner, worked really hard to keep the studio running by mentoring me (Heather) toward studio ownership. In April 2021 we became Spring Theory Pilates. Spring Theory Pilates is our neighborhood Pilates studio dedicated to sharing a beautiful space for our community to move better (and have fun) together.

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Our Team


Heather Glabe Haines, MFA

I began my life as a ballet dancer until I fell in love with the rule- breaking freedom of Modern dance. I have a BFA in Dance and a BA in Communication from UCSB (2004) and an MFA in Dance from CSULB (2013). I was first introduced to Pilates while in Graduate school at CSULB by my mentor, Karen Clippinger, and became a certified BASI Pilates teacher in 2013 with a Dance specialization. My teaching experience includes teaching Pilates at CSULB, as well as dance at UCSD (Ballet), CSUF (modern), SDSU (modern), American Ballet Theater’s summer intensives in Orange County (Modern), and A Step Beyond (ballet and contemporary).

I have always lived and danced in California, from San Francisco to LA to San Diego as I am attached to the ocean. I spend much of my days caring for my 6 year old daughter, Amelia and 4 year old son, Charlie. Since becoming a mother I have come to appreciate the complexity and adaptability of the Pilates method.  Like all of you I have so many demands on my time and energies which makes me especially interested in sustainability: I need to get as many of my needs met during a workout as possible. This is why, when given the opportunity, I purchased Pilates on Cue and created Spring Theory Pilates in 2021. Pilates allows me exercise, stretch, learn to move better, have fun, and connect within all at once. I needed Pilates to stay in my community and I’m excited to continue to share the method. I'm here to help.

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