JENNIFER OLSBERG a former dancer and advid yogi, is a Los Angeles based Pilates instructor for over 17 years. In studying Pilates she has had the opportunity to learn both East and West Coast modalities. First under Romana Kyzanowska, where she studied the classic dance intensive east coast style and then refining her knowledge under Marie Jose-Bloom's therapeutic philosophies. Also certified in the Gyrotonic Expansion System and the Power Plate, she offers a great deal of flexibility with her clients and feels fortunate to be able to share her knowledge of the body to help others.
Exuberant and spirited, Jen O blends her intuitive knowledge of people's bodies, her background in Yoga, dance and Gyrotonic as well her Classical pilates training into classes that will have you working with precision and flow.
JENNIFER MARTIN was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California and has over 20 years experience as a fitness coach, teacher, and trainer.
She is a certified Pilates teacher through the Physical Mind Institute, New York since 2004. She is also certified on the Power Plate, Kettlebells, weight training, TRX, the Bosu balance, and more. Jennifer studied dance and theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and then continued her education at the University of Southern California, earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance and Acting. While she was at USC, she taught at Jane Fonda's Workout, and later at The Spectrum Clubs, The Sports Club LA, and Equinox. She has been featured in many fitness DVDs and has taught abroad for Australia's TV show- "Fitness OZ style". Jennifer is constantly continuing her education to help her clients achieve their health & fitness goals through a safe, effective, challenging workout for the mind and body.
Jennifer believes that it's not stress per se that creates problems in the body, it's how you deal and perceive of your situation that can cause the damage. When you can change your perspective, you can lessen the impact it has on you. As Joseph Pilates said "It's the mind itself that shapes the body"!
A teacher with a loyal following, if you are ready to take your workout to the next level, get into one of Jennifer’s always popular classes.
With her endless dynamic energy, Jennifer Martin is our in house cheerleader. Faster-paced with an athletic edge, not for the novice, Jen delivers a solid kick-ass workout.
ANNALISA PESSIN came to Pilates out of a dedicated and determined effort to address her own aches and pains which stemmed from chronic tightness and structural imbalances. While her pursuit of Pilates was initially to help herself, to her surprise she discovered that she really enjoyed assessing other people's injuries and assisting them in their healing process. She was initially certified in Gyrotonics and was fortunate to shadow a master teacher at a Physical Therapy office where she was able to learn more about rehabilitating shoulder, lower back and hip injuries specifically. She also worked at a PT office which specializes in women's health and wellness where she was able to aid women in breast cancer recovery, women in both pre and post natal stages and women with chronic pelvic issues. Aside from Gyrotonic and Pilates she is certified in Power Plate and Foundation Training. Annalisa uses her wealth of knowledge, creative "out-of-the-box" thinking and attentive hands-on approach to work with clients from all walks of life.
Annalisa has a background in fine art and it shows! She is very attuned to detail and makes solid hands on corrections and cues akin to what you might experience in a yoga class. She is also known for innovative and creative use of Pilates props to help you get the most out of your workout.
KATINA CALVIN believes, "Encouraging people to understand their own bodies within their environment is the only way to begin to heal...move with a purpose. You want to be independent as long as possible and not be on crutches or in a wheel chair sooner than needed - That focus begins Today!" Katina adds, "You've been unconsciously practicing poor habits, now is the time to consciously be Present."
With a foundation in ballet from grade school through middle school, ultimately Volleyball and Track & Field became Katina's focus during High School. Having a love for movement, combining dance and sports was the natural progression when it came time to find a career…Fitness Instructor. She began in Hollywood during 1990 when Step Aerobics became the popular exercise in most clubs. About a year later, her next pursuit included a long time hobby of outdoor cycling brought indoors, Spinning. Pilates and Sports Conditioning exercises have always been infused in her fitness classes and when training clients which attributed to their success. Most come to her classes for her energy and music, they stay for her passion.
Katina brings steady, focused attention to a measured, but rigorous workout whether it is TRX or Pilates, she lead you through class and may well be sore the day after! Appropriate for all levels.