Commitment to excellence does not happen by chance. It is a way of life – it can be taught, honed, and cultivated through leadership and the support of your team.

Thoroughbred is here to direct, guide, and motivate you along your daily journey toward personal excellence, as you define it.

Commitment to excellence does not happen by chance. It is a way of life – it can be taught, honed, and cultivated through leadership and the support of your team.

Thoroughbred is here to direct, guide, and motivate you along your daily journey toward personal excellence, as you define it.

Schedule

Thoroughbred is a team for athletes – from beginners to the most competitive racers.

Who is a Thoroughbred athlete?

you are.

We were all born with the ability to run. Our bodies are made to run. I want to guide, motivate, and coach you to your best self. Whether you’re taking your first step as a runner or aiming to qualify for the Olympic trials – we will get there together. We run at our individual paces and starting points. We are a team. A team that trains consistently and builds year-on-year. We have a range of runs to match the range of our athletes. Our community runs begin from the studio before hot yoga for 20 minutes. Our racing team meets twice a week for track and hill sessions in preparation for road racing, ultra racing, and of course cross-country racing. You don’t have to be fast, you just have to show up and want to run. I cannot stress enough that we all belong, and there is no doubt that you will progress in a safe, happy, running environment! I can’t wait to run with you!

Hot yoga is vigorous and powerful. It contains a consistent sequence of poses, or asanas, that are linked together by connective momentum. It is an intuitive practice, based on the individual, the day, the time of day, and the energy in the studio – not constrained by rules or routine. Our style of hot yoga follows the natural laws of the body which dictate balance and counter-balance, control and surrender, pose and repose, modification and acceleration. Practitioners receive all of the benefits of the more traditional yogic methods while leaving room for individualized attention, clarity, and play. 

We focus on muscle strength, balanced muscle development, and power. We believe in functional strength. Every one of us benefits from dynamic training with resistance. We will guide you through our 45-minute strength class – developing strong, balanced body composition while reducing the chance of injury.

Our Mission

Thoroughbred Studio embraces the goals of each athlete, whether running, lifting, or practicing hot yoga. We provide every member with the same quality of coaching, teaching, and support – whether your aim is to take your first step as a runner or continue your competitive athletic career. Regardless of your age, athletic background, or previous competitive experience, you will benefit from training and practicing in a fun, focused, and supportive environment.

One run can

change your day.

Many runs can

change your life.

Who We Are

Laura Schmitt, Founder

Before graduating from Redwood High School, Laura set school records in the 1600m and 3200m. She was recruited to UC Berkeley where she competed for 4 years, leading her team to become the first Cal Women’s Cross Country team to compete at the NCAA Championships. She graduated from Cal as a Team Captain. (more…)

Caitlin Schmitt

Caitlin was given the opportunity to continue her journey and love of running at UCLA where she soon became known as “the girl who is always running.” While at UCLA, Caitlin earned the title Most Inspirational Runner. She believes in the long run, the journey, the process. (more…)

Kyla Hilboldt

Kyla’s heated power yoga classes are intense, sweaty and fun. Kyla’s intention is to wake students up to the joy that is available to them if they fearlessly follow their hearts. Heated power yoga links breath with movement and is both athletic and nourishing for the body and soul. (more…)

Katie Matuska

Our Baptiste Certified yoga coaches will guide you through a consistent sequence of poses under the infrared heat (90 degrees). Poses are linked together by connective momentum – following the natural laws of the body which dictate balance and counterbalance, control and surrender, pose and repose, modification and acceleration. (more…)

Liz Kramer

Liz has worked in operations for major fitness and wellness companies for the last 12 years, and understands the fitness industry to its core. She brings a love of music to all her classes, and strives to create opportunities for physical empowerment and joy in every class. (more…)

Lauren Kotin

Lauren is an athlete, yoga teacher, and adventure-seeker! She received her 200HR yoga certification with Baptiste Power Yoga San Francisco. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Lauren moved to the Bay Area to explore the West Coast and all the beauty it has to offer. (more…)

Alicia Kapjian-Pitt

I was born and raised in San Francisco and began playing sports at a young age, continuing on as a collegiate athlete. During a brief stint in Southern California after college, I discovered yoga. A running injury pushed me deeper into yoga and I fell in love with its dynamic nature. (more…)

Thoroughbred Studio is a space created for health, fitness, kindness, and friendship. 

It’s a running clubhouse for community and connection.

We offer three private individual shower rooms to enhance your experience. We hope you enter feeling welcome – and leave inspired.

Thoroughbred Studio is a space created for health, fitness, kindness, and friendship. 

It’s a running clubhouse for community and connection.

We offer three private individual shower rooms to enhance your experience. We hope you enter feeling welcome – and leave inspired.

Contact Us

600 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941