Meet The Team

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

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.

Claudia

Claudia first became passionate about Pilates when in college at the University of California Santa Cruz.  After graduating and working at a museum, Claudia realized that she wanted to complete her Pilates instructor training.  Claudia has been a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor since 2012.  
 
Claudia is also certified in Total Barre®, has taken the Injuries in Special Populations course and has a degree in German Studies from UCSC.  
 
Claudia has completed many marathons and believes Pilates has helped her prevent injuries.  Whether you are an athlete or brand new to working out, Claudia’s enthusiasm for Pilates will make you eager to give it a try. 

Dan

Dan enjoys Pilates as a second career, following his retirement as an engineering professional. Dan is a graduate of the BASI Pilates Comprehensive Teacher Certification Program, is PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) certified and is also certified through Carolyne Anthony with The Center for Women’s Fitness to teach Pilates to prenatal and postnatal clients. Dan is experienced in teaching clients of all ages from their early 20’s to clients in their golden years. He employs his sense of humor and communication skills while instructing and edifying clients in the Pilates Method.  

Heidi

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.

Jamie

Jamie is one of our most dynamic instructors and her passion for fitness is obvious. Her classes are packed with devout followers and she brings endless amounts of energy to every class she teaches. Jamie has numerous of certifications and specializes in many styles of fitness including: STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, CORE™ Instructor, Certified TRX Instructor, Certified TaeBo Instructor, Certified ACE Instructor and Certified AFAA Instructor. Besides motivating clients and helping them achieve their fitness goals, Jamie is also a Mat and Reformer STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer, helping future pilates instructors achieve their goal of teaching. She has over 26 years of experience in the fitness industry and has created and presented fitness programs for 24 Hour Fitness and FTP fitness in Japan.

Kristen

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

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

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

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.

 

Sheela

Sheela’s Pilates journey began over 10 years ago when she discovered Pilates as an alternative form of rehabilitation and strengthening for her back injuries. She is a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor who focuses on form while offering a full body challenging workout. Sheela also has a background in Classical Indian Dance and Yoga. She enjoys hiking, bike riding and loves the outdoors. Sheela’s passion for Pilates helped her tremendously through the years and she continues to learn more each day through her practice and teaching.

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