Holly Furgason

Holly Furgason
Founder & CEO | STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer | PMA®-CPT

Holly Furgason is the founder and CEO of Blue Sparrow Pilates with locations in San Francisco (2007), 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 The Hatchery, a mentorship blog for Pilates instructors, and Prenatal Pilates, a mobile Pilates app designed to train prenatal and postpartum women at home.

Holly has intensively studied Pilates since 1999 and teaching in San Francisco since 2004. Holly completed her STOTT PILATES training in 2001, and then went on to become a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in Mat and Reformer (2011) and Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels (2015), a CORE Athletic Conditioning Instructor Trainer (2013), a Total Barre Instructor Trainer (2015), and a Fascial Movement Training Instructor Trainer (2016).

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 writing has been featured in PilatesIntel, Profitable Pilates, Pilates Pro, and Pilates Style Magazine blog. She has also been published in Pilates Style Magazine. In 2013, Holly was voted as one of the top ten instructors for the Next Pilates Anytime Contest and joined the faculty at Mills College to train dancers to teach Pilates.

With thousands of 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.

Holly is also a cancer surviver.


  • University of Michigan, BDA
  • Mills College, MFA
  • Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® on all Equipment and all levels
  • Lead Instructor Trainer in STOTT PILATES® Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, and Barrels
  • Lead Instructor Trainer CORE™ Athletic Condition + Performance Training
  • Lead Instructor Trainer TotalBarre™
  • Lead Instructor Trainer Fascial Movement Training™
  • Certified GYROTONIC® (level 1 & 2), GYROKINESIS®, Archway®, Gyrotoner®
  • Certified TRX Suspension Trainer™
  • Specialist in Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning, Breast Cancer Exercise, Pregnancy Fitness & Postpartum Rehabilitation, Active for Life, Group Matwork, Group Equipment, and Dance
  • PMA® -CPT