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Mariana Frechel

Mariana Frechel, a native Argentinian, arrived in Los Angeles with a passion for the healing and strengthening aspects of movement. She achieved her teaching certification through Pilates Place, and loves helping others realize greater body awareness and alignment through Pilates. Mariana continues her education with Meghan Pickrell and Carole Amend, studying to become a Bodies Mind® somatic movement teacher.

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Alexis Mendez

Alexis Mendez brings 10 years of experience in the fitness industry as a Certified STOTT PILATES ® Instructor. Alexis received a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Tourism Management from Arizona State University. Alexis is also a certified instructor for American Aquatic Association, Zumba and Schwinn Cycling. She brings her love of fitness and passion for Pilates to her students by making every workout fun, challenging and effective. Alexis resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Sarah Pigion

Sarah Pigion is a comprehensively certified Pilates and GYROKINESIS® instructor and massage therapist. She first encountered Pilates as a conditioning and rehabilitative tool through her career as a dancer and in 2008 became certified through Balanced Body University under the mentorship of Lesley Powell in NYC. She has since worked with a variety of master trainers and bodyworkers including Marie-José Blom, Alicia Head, Kuan Hui Chew, and Robert Schleip. This improved her teaching abilities to assist populations in a variety of issues such as pre/post-natal, scoliosis, fascial conditioning, hip/ knee replacements, frozen shoulder, spinal injuries, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Sarah currently teaches in the LA area, runs a private massage therapy practice, and is an active musician and singer-songwriter.

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Lindsay Rivera

Lindsay graduated from The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO in 2004, and in 2010 completed their Masters Program. She is also trained in Pre and Post Natal Pilates through The Center for Women’s Fitness. Lindsay has help lead Pilates teacher training certification programs since 2009, and is faculty certified through Core Pilates NYC.
In addition to Pilates, Lindsay also completed a 200 hour Yoga teacher training program at yogaview in Chicago in 2009, and actively continues to practice and enjoy both disciplines.

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Nicole Watkins

Nicole discovered the joy of movement and a love of mind-body connection initially through her training as a dancer and eventually through her practice in Pilates. In 2007, she completed her full Pilates apparatus certification with Ellie Herman in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, Nicole has devoured any additional education that she can get her hands on in anatomy, injuries and rehabilitation, pre- and post-natal Pilates, and mind-body awareness. As a teacher, she aims to help people find greater body awareness and more efficient movement patterns, and build strength through Pilates.