About Us!

Breathe Move Be Well Founder Owner – Bridget McCarthy

Bridget McCarthy

Bridget McCarthy, owner of Breathe Move Be Well Pilates Holistic Center in the San Francisco Bay Area, loves inspiring holistic joy-filled living through Pilates instruction and leading Wellness Retreats in beautiful locations around the world! Learn More About Bridget!

As a certified Pilates instructor, certified Breema practitioner, longtime dancer and ballet teacher, TRX and Garuda trainer, and hospice massage practitioner recognized for her warm, intelligent, effective and humorous approach, Bridget inspires people to be their best selves.

With international teaching experience in the South of France, London, Italy, India and the United States, Bridget enjoys working with people in all locations and environments.

Connecting with our bodies to develop and celebrate our abilities in living vibrant, healthy lives is a practice Bridget loves to share with others!



Our Italian Pilates Colleague – Elena Cardini


STUDIO BODY & MIND in the beautiful Tuscan province of Lucca, Italy, is conceived and coordinated by Elena Cardini. Learn More About Elena!

With certifications and specializations from schools recognized worldwide including Ellie Herman Pilates Institute, University of Balanced Body Pilates, and Stott Pilates, Elena’s Cardini’s passion, creativity and professionalism keep her up to date with courses and workshops at the international level in order to follow the evolution and development of these disciplines to suit the needs of each client with whom she works.

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