Founder and CEO Blue Sparrow Pilates
University of Michigan, BDA
Mills College, MFA
Certified Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
Pregnancy Fitness & Postpartum Rehabilitation Specialist
STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer and Fully Certified on all Equipment
Instructor Trainer CORE™ Athletic Condition + Performance Training
Instructor Trainer TotalBarre™
Certified GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, Archway®, Gyrotoner®
Certified TRX Suspension Trainer™
Holly Furgason is the founder and CEO of Blue Sparrow Pilates with locations in San Francisco (2007) and Oakland (2015), CA. Renowned for excellence in the Bay Area, Blue Sparrow Pilates attracts students from around the world as the only STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center in San Francisco. Holly is the creator of Fit4Real.com, a mentorship blog for Pilates instructors, and Prenatal Pilates, a mobile Pilates app designed to train prenatal and postpartum women at home.
Holly has been studying Pilates for close to 17 years and teaching in San Francisco since 2004. Holly completed her STOTT PILATES certification in 2001, and then went on to become a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer (2011), CORE Athletic Conditioning Instructor Trainer (2013), and a Total Barre Instructor Trainer (2015).
Holly’s challenging classes and playful personality have established her as a powerful name in Pilates. In a recent article Holly was called a “favorite Bay Area fitness gurus.” Holly is a blogger for Pilates Style Magazine and in 2013 was voted as one of the top ten instructors international through Pilates Anytime. In 2013 Holly joined the faculty at Mills College to train dancers to teach Pilates.
With well over 10,000 hours of teaching experience, Holly has worked with a wide range of clientele from severely injured to high level athletes. Holly has extensive experience working with a diverse range of injuries including chronic pain, scoliosis, herniated/slipped/bulging discs, back pain, shoulder & rotator cuff tears, knee and hip issues, tendonitis, labral tears, ACL tears, hip and knee replacements, post-polio, breast cancer recovery, and pre/post-natal recovery.