Stephanie – Lead Instructor
Stephanie is a Nationally Certified Pilates instructor with Pilates Method Alliance and BASI Pilates. Stephanie found Pilates at the age of 18, after completing her 10 year competitive gymnastics career. Pilates was able to help build strength after many injuries as well as incorporate balance and flexibility back into her movement practice. In addition to practicing Pilates, Stephanie has also spent an over 10 year career in marketing and advertising working with companies including John Force Racing, BASI Pilates and Club Pilates. Sharing her passion of Pilates furthers into teaching as she is an Assistant Faculty Member at Fullerton College teaching the Pilates Certification program. In addition to Pilates, Stephanie loves to spend time with her nieces & nephews, traveling, and hiking.
Chandra was introduced to Pilates in 2001, while recovering from surgery. After realizing the numerous benefits and positive impact Pilates made in her own body and movement, she began a college accredited program to become a certified Pilates instructor. Chandra received her Pilates and Dance Conditioning Instructor Certification in 2012. In addition, she went on to complete a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Certification in 2015. Chandra also holds a degree in Dance. She is passionate about fitness, movement, health and nutrition. Chandra hopes to share her knowledge and help others achieve their individual fitness goals.
Heidi is a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor and a pre/postnatal specialist. With a Bachelor’s Degree in dance from Cal State University Long Beach as well as a brief stint dancing professionally with Disney and Holland America Line, movement has and always will be a passion of Heidi’s. She strongly believes in a diverse movement practice and trying new exercises that work best for her client’s bodies while also making them feel good.
As a dancer, Heidi fully understands the power that movement can have over the mind, body, and soul. How it can be both therapeutic and empowering. She asks her clients to meet themselves where they are today, because grace is new every day.
Kristen discovered Pilates over 20 years ago while she danced professionally in the Siegfried & Roy Show in Las Vegas. Pilates helped her to strengthen her core muscles, correct her alignment, and enhance her body awareness so that she could maintain a lasting professional dance career.
After her retirement in the dance industry, Kristen trusted the method and wanted to share her love of Pilates with others. She completed the 500-hour Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program with BASI Pilates and received her certification in 2010.
When she’s not in the studio, she loves to paddle board, hike, watch movies, practice yoga at home and cook.
Maria discovered Pilates while studying dance, to help her develop a strong core, increased flexibility and balanced muscle groups. She teaches dynamic, yet highly structured classes to encourage students to develop awareness of correct alignment and strong biomechanics.
Maria’s background: 10+ years of dance and mobility training, Functional Movement, NASM Personal Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist, TRX and Barre instructor, ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, Injury & Special Populations, certified yoga instructor instructor.
Maria loves to travel and has taught yoga, dance and Pilates in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and Cuba. She is completing her certification as a STOTT PILATES® instructor at John Garey Pilates studio in Long Beach, CA.
Megan has been teaching Bikram yoga for almost 10 years now and Pilates for 3 years. She is a workout enthusiast and is dedicated to helping others through movement and mindfulness. Determined to overcome her asthma in her youth, Megan began running to push past her limitations. She appreciates the power, impact, and importance of exercise, but honors each person’s journey. Megan is Bikram, TRX, and BASI certified.
Robin’s 12+ years of training and experience teaching studio Pilates and 30+ years teaching group fitness is tailored towards helping students return to movement in order to achieve their best selves. Trained in the Balance Body method and certified in 18 group exercise classes including weightlifting, pre-natal and arthritis fitness, Robin strives to help her students work through their “areas of opportunity” to create strength, mobility, balance, flexibility, stamina and flow in their bodies.
Over the years she’s had the privilege of helping athletes such as dancers and runners as well as clients recovering from heart disorders, knee surgery, scoliosis spine surgery, pelvic floor disorder and frozen shoulder.
An avid endurance athlete, Robin enjoys running, hiking and cycling.