Jennine began her fascination with the art of movement as a young student of ballet, gymnastics and swimming. She was born in Long Beach, California, and attended California State Long Beach where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, with a Minor in Dance.
Jennine is a certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor, as well as a certified Pilates instructor.
Jennine was introduced to Pilates in 2000, and was astounded by her rapid improvement of overall core and abdominal strength. In 2004, she began private Pilates training and knew almost immediately that she wanted to teach the art of Pilates. In 2007/08, she earned her Pilates certiﬁcation in Core Intelligence (a highly specialized course introducing core muscle awareness), and Advances in Pilates Techniques from master teacher, Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence, at Long Beach Dance Conditioning in Long Beach, California. Jennine was trained using state of the art Balanced Body Pilates equipment based on the principles and techniques of Joseph H. Pilates with an emphasis on rehabilitation.
In 2009, Jennine began her pre-training certification on the Expansion Tower, and completed her foundation training in 2010. She also added a Gyrokinesis® certification in 2011.
Jennine specializes in post-surgery rehabilitation, and is a strong believer in using Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® to prevent injuries and surgery for hip, knee and shoulder issues. She utilizes her dance background, Pilates and Gyrotonic® training to create engaging and challenging sessions for both private clients and groups. She is married and lives in Laguna Beach, California with her husband, Alistair, and her very spoiled Scottie dog, Moonie.
Victoria Kaufholz is a Pilates instructor certified through ABC Pilates with Balanced Body Curriculum. Vicki has been certified on all Pilates equipment and mat and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve greater range of movement and deepen their mind/body connection.
She has been teaching since 2012 and thoroughly loves assisting her clients enhance their understanding and appreciation of Pilates. As an instructor she has a gentle but focused approach, making sure that muscles are thoroughly engaged and stretched, all the while working in a balanced and controlled alignment.
In November 2013, Vicki passed a very rigorous exam to her Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certification. PMA Pilates certification is the only 3rd party Pilates certification available in the national and international Pilates industry.
In 2017, Vicki added licensed GYROTONIC® trainer to her repertoire. The Gyrotonic® Method is an original and unique movement method that addresses the entire person, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, improving strength (without very little effort) and movement efficiency.
She enjoys instructing her clients in all methodologies to increase range of motion and mobility, while keenly considering all physical or medical issues the client may have.
Larissa Davies, BS Kinesiology, Certified Pilates Instructor
Larissa was introduced to Pilates through the infamous “Windsor Pilates” infomercials popular in the late 1990’s. Intrigued by the long graceful lines of the exercises and whole body conditioning, she signed up for a Pilates class at her local gym and was instantly hooked. Now, almost two decades later, Larissa remains fascinated by the beauty and grace Pilates represents.
Larissa received her comprehensive Pilates training while pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California State University, Fullerton. Larissa’s teaching style reflects her love of movement education, the mind/body connection so prevalent in Pilates, and the healing potential that deepens with continued practice. Her warm and empathetic approach is client-centered and therapeutic in nature, guiding clients to glean wisdom from their own body’s ability to heal and enjoy the benefits of movement.
Certified Pilates Instructor, OCCCD Professor of Business Administration, GRIPBELL Master Trainer and Instructional Designer, IDEA World presenter, Livestrong.com fitness expert
A passionate and skillful industry leader, Dimitrios has developed programs for Leisure Sports, Inc., GRIPBELL, and Five Starr Pilates. Dimitrios is a professor in Southern California teaching health science, physical education and business communications. He holds a BA in History, and a Masters in Health Care. Dimitrios has danced professionally in 16 countries, and lived in Germany for 8 years. Dimitrios is Pilates educated by Body Arts and Sciences International, a veteran IDEA World presenter, and a Livestrong.com fitness expert.