Colleen has been a student of Pilates for over 18 years and a teacher for well over a decade. She holds her PT certification through NASM, a Pilates Mat certification through Retrofit Pilates and her Pilates comprehensive certification through Peak Pilates. Additionally Colleen is passionate about health, with 2 Nutrition Certifications through Venice Nutrition and NESTA, she enrolled this year in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's program to complete her Health Coach Certification. "Pilates and Nutrition work well together for overall wellness. I find the mind-body aspects of Pilates centers me and compliments my healthy eating lifestyle."
Laura has been a Fitness Instructor for 20+ years. Certified through Peak Pilates in 2009, she has a true passion for helping others reach their goals and improve their quality of life. Growing up in Illinois and teaching at some of the top rated facilities in the Chicagoland area including hospitals, corporations and private clubs has given her extensive experience and knowledge. Recently relocated to sunny California, she feels extremely grateful to work in a field she loves and strives to create classes that are educational, innovative and fun! She will inspire and motivate you to be healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Derick graduated from California Lutheran University May 2013 with his B.S. in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. While in school, he started a Pilates Club on campus and ran it for 3 years. Since graduating, he has earned his Pilates mat certification and is currently working towards getting his Pilates reformer certification along with his CSCS, NCSA certification. He currently works as a physical therapist aide and a scribe at Los Robles Hospital, and enrolled in graduate school.
Karen has been teaching Pilates for over 18 years. She specializes in footwork and rehabilitative Pilates for injuries and correcting alignment issues. Her strong work ethic and attention to technique provide her students with the tools they need to refine their Pilates practice. Karen has a specialty in footwork and works with clients to correct imbalances that begin in the feet.
Chelsea RYT is a Yoga Alliance certified and registered freelance Yoga Instructor, based in California. She brings strength and wisdom to her lessons and helps her students reach their highest potential of health, well-being, and empowerment. Chelsea is passionate about yoga, everything music, and living her biggest life possible.