Pilates has been a part of my fitness regime for the past 15 years. I first fell in love with Pilates after I started it as a rehab for my back and after my two epidurals from child labor left my back wrecked. I loved Pilates so much I decided to leave my career as a Production Coordinator in the music industry and became a full time Pilates Instructor.
I started learning the classic East-Coast Style of Pilates with Master Instructor, Jill Cassady. Jill had studied and then worked for Romana Kryzanowska at Drago’s Gym for 2 years. Jill is one step away from Joseph Pilates, and is recognized as the ONLY Trainer in all of California to have worked in Romana’s studio with her for years.
After completing my 8-month certification in 2005 with Pilates Technique, my education of Pilates and the human body has never stopped. I continue learning through various workshops, books and articles on pre-post-natal Pilates, back pain, misalignment issues, weight loss management and injury rehab. Along with my experience working alongside top Pilates and fitness trainers in the city, I decided the time had come to open my own Pilates studio in my own neighborhood and make everything Pilates accessible to Everyone.
I have also certified in Personal Training with the NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness) and have developed a cardio routine using the Bellicon Rebounder trampoline for a fun, and less pain inflicting calorie burn. Think of it as a boot camp that saves your joints and works your muscles!
Another method I am certified in is The Melt Method. It is a fascia hydrating method in the hands, feet, back and neck. It helps in loosening tight muscles that cause back pain. This method along with the practice of Pilates helps in pain management.
Brenda has been a student of Pilates since 2005. She spent the first few years attending classes at Body Works Studio (a purveyor of the Ron Fletcher method) in her hometown Tucson, Arizona. She moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to attend graduate school for Producing Film and Television. Immediately after earning her graduate degree, she started working on film sets and before she knew it, she was a producer working in Hollywood. Since her career took priority, her physical fitness fell on the back burner and as a result she gained 75 pounds. At the end of 2018 she put her fitness first again by going back to studying Pilates, running, eating right, and sleeping well. After a year, she lost all the weight she gained and felt inspired to help others discover their inner power through Pilates. She received her Pilates education from Master Trainer Maria Leone Bodyline Pilates and Fitness in Beverly Hills, CA.
Lisa fell in love with Pilates in 2007 when she was introduced to it through a friend. Having a passion for physical fitness and always looking for new challenges, she began practicing at various studios throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. What she loved most was the precision, control and coordination of the movements. Lisa was rewarded with a sense of pride and accomplishment as she grew within the practice. Throughout the last 13 years, she has turned to Pilates to stay centered and take care of her mind, body and soul.
After the physical demands of a career in fashion merchandising, styling and window design, she began to experience lower back and shoulder issues, again she turned to Pilates, this time as a source of rehabilitation. It was at this stage; the decision was made to embark on the path to becoming a Pilates Instructor. Lisa can’t wait to see you in class!
Lisa was educated through the Balanced Body® teacher training program, by Master Instructor Maria Leone of Bodyline Pilates in Beverly Hills, California.