Tomono discovered Pilates in 2008 after relocating to Los Angeles from Japan. Previously, she worked as a fitness and dance instructor for close to a decade in Japan. During her training she quickly realized the healing power of Pilates, deciding to make it her vocation. She received comprehensive teacher's training certifications from Body Art and Science International in January 2009. Since then, she's had the chance to work with an array of clients, ranging from individuals in their 80s to collegiate athletes. Sharing the benefits of Pilates is Tomono's great joy and love!
Brittany is certified in the Classical style of Pilates from the Pilates Technique Certification Program with Jill Cassady. She teaches with enthusiasm, passion and specializes in modified workouts accommodating clients pre-existing injuries and health conditions. Brittany has taken specialized classes using the Pilates chair and reformer. In addition she has participated in workshops on lower body injuries, Pilates mat, and the power of touch. Brittany discovered Pilates as a way to combine her interests in attention to detail, aesthetics of the human form, and positive philosophy. Brittany believes that fitness is a natural part of life and an expression of self.
Pilates Instructor, Studio Owner
Through West LA Pilates, I have helped thousands of people since 1998. After more than 8 years of pain due to a torn shoulder muscle and disk problems, I met a woman who radiated optimal health. Learning she was a Pilates instructor, I immediately signed up for her classes. With each workout, I felt my body strengthen and soon fell in love with Pilates. It is now my mission to share this amazing technique with others bringing them relief from pain and a new and improved lifestyle.
Lee, a pilates instructor for 30 years, teaches with the philosophy that "everyone can move within their own capacity". As a former gymnast and dancer, Lee recognized the many benefits of the pilates method. She has studied with Ron Fletcher and worked extensively in movement rehab. Lee draws from her mastery of movement in dance, gymnastics & gyrotonics and incorporates these elements into each of her pilates sessions. Lee's influences include master instructors such as Eva Nemeth, Ron Fletcher, Julie Horvath, and Finis Jhung Ballet.
Dr. James Kelly L.Ac. M.T.O.M.
James Kelly L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and holds a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. James brings a twenty year background in movement and professional dance training to provide a unique perspective on functional anatomy. He also brings extensive botanical and nutritional knowledge to his formulation of personalized herbal remedies. James treats a wide array of problems and specializes in treating chronic headaches, fatigue, menstrual irregularities, and allergy issues. James is dedicated to the Traditional Chinese philosophy that views the entire human being, body, mind, and spirit, as part of a carefully balanced and harmonious whole.
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Dr. Wilson C. Park, D.C. C.C.F.C.
Dr. Park has dedicated his life to developing a bio mechanical construct for an injury-free body. He has extensive experience treating and teaching Olympians, professional athletes and coaches in the most innovative ways to repair and maintain the body. Many of his therapies involve the use of digital gait analysis (the way you move and stand) and pioneering therapies such as laser to eliminate or reduce some of the most stubborn injuries to the foot, knee, lower back, shoulder and neck. Over the last several years, Dr. Park has worked extensively with many prominent Pilates instructors to develop different protocols for athletic rehabilitation and sports performance enhancement resulting in better pilates moves.
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Lucia is a native of Brazil, where she had been working for many years as a Director and Coordinator of a prestigious health club. There she developed an effective weight loss-program combining Land-Based & Aquatic-Based Training exercises that showed satisfactory improvements in posture, weight loss, self-image and well-being. Through her experience & approach to Pilates, she offers a progressive and innovative training that is accessible to anyone's needs, at all ages and levels. Lucia is Pilates certified by Equinox and BASI Pilates. She also received her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education in Sao Paulo Brazil and holds various certifications in multiple levels & methods of Fitness Training.