JULIE AMICK, STUDIO OWNER   MASTER PILATES TRAINER/CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/PRE-NATAL & POST NATAL PILATES/   GYROKINESIS®    TECHNIQUE/PMA    Julie is a classically trained ballerina/dancer with credentials from some of the most prestigious schools and theaters in the US and abroad including: BFA Graduate from North Carolina School of the Arts, The London Contemporary Dance Company and the Tisch School of the Arts. She is recognized as one of the most versatile Pilates instructors in Los Angeles. Julie received her Pilates training under the tutelage of first-generation Pilates elder, Romana Kryzanowska, and was certified by Power Pilates in New York. With over two decades of teaching both east coast and west coast styles of Pilates, Julie founded her own studio to combine the best of both methods along with her dance background to create a powerful and unique workout. In the Winter of 2017 she became a Pilates Master Trainer through the Pilates Sports Center to bring professional Continuing Education and Pilates Certifications to Align. Julie is also a Certified Pre/Post Natal Pilates Instructor through Jennifer Gianni. This certification has inspired Julie to continue her education in Rebozo (Mexican Scarf technique used by mid wives) and Doula techniques. Working with prenatal clients has been her passion for close to ten years now. Julie specializes in working with prenatal clients with special circumstances including mulitiples, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, breech, back issues, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders and prolapse of the pelvic floor fascia. She has also created a postnatal Pilates rehab program to help new moms recuperate and recover from diatasis recti and pelvic floor fatigue. In addition to new and expectant mothers, Julie works daily with senior clients helping them to stay flexible, strong and fit and specializes in lower back and abdominal rehab for all ages.

JULIE AMICK, STUDIO OWNER
MASTER PILATES TRAINER/CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/PRE-NATAL & POST NATAL PILATES/GYROKINESIS® TECHNIQUE/PMA

Julie is a classically trained ballerina/dancer with credentials from some of the most prestigious schools and theaters in the US and abroad including: BFA Graduate from North Carolina School of the Arts, The London Contemporary Dance Company and the Tisch School of the Arts. She is recognized as one of the most versatile Pilates instructors in Los Angeles. Julie received her Pilates training under the tutelage of first-generation Pilates elder, Romana Kryzanowska, and was certified by Power Pilates in New York. With over two decades of teaching both east coast and west coast styles of Pilates, Julie founded her own studio to combine the best of both methods along with her dance background to create a powerful and unique workout. In the Winter of 2017 she became a Pilates Master Trainer through the Pilates Sports Center to bring professional Continuing Education and Pilates Certifications to Align. Julie is also a Certified Pre/Post Natal Pilates Instructor through Jennifer Gianni. This certification has inspired Julie to continue her education in Rebozo (Mexican Scarf technique used by mid wives) and Doula techniques. Working with prenatal clients has been her passion for close to ten years now. Julie specializes in working with prenatal clients with special circumstances including mulitiples, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, breech, back issues, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders and prolapse of the pelvic floor fascia. She has also created a postnatal Pilates rehab program to help new moms recuperate and recover from diatasis recti and pelvic floor fatigue. In addition to new and expectant mothers, Julie works daily with senior clients helping them to stay flexible, strong and fit and specializes in lower back and abdominal rehab for all ages.

SHER BORRELL   PILATES/BALLET FIT/   GYROTONIC®   /   GYROKINESIS®      Sher has over 20 years of teaching experience and holds an A.A in general education, a B.A. in dance from the University of California, Irvine, has passed her grade 5 Cecchetti ballet exams, performed on dance teams and has always been interested in cutting edge fitness. Sher received her Pilate’s Certification under Tracy Fitzpatrick at Aline Studios in Newport Beach. She is both a  GYROKINESIS®  and  GYROTONIC®  pre – trainer under Lisa Marie Goodwin- Rice. She has studied with numerous master trainers in the states and abroad, and is certified on all of the specialized equipment. Under Paul Horvath and Uwe Herbstreit, she has completed the therapeutic applications for pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle and scoliosis. Sher has taken the rejuvenation course,  GYROKINESIS®  level 1 and level 2, and  GYROTONIC®  level 2 with Julio Horvath. She has completed  GYROTONIC®  Applications for the Hip and Knee (with Lisa Marie),  GYROTONIC®  Psoas Principles,  GYROTONIC®  for Golf ,  GYROTONIC®  for Dancers 1 and 2, and other specialized courses in both modalities. It brings her great joy to see peoples lives change while connecting in mind, body and spirit.

SHER BORRELL
PILATES/BALLET FIT/GYROTONIC®/GYROKINESIS®


Sher has over 20 years of teaching experience and holds an A.A in general education, a B.A. in dance from the University of California, Irvine, has passed her grade 5 Cecchetti ballet exams, performed on dance teams and has always been interested in cutting edge fitness. Sher received her Pilate’s Certification under Tracy Fitzpatrick at Aline Studios in Newport Beach. She is both a GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® pre – trainer under Lisa Marie Goodwin- Rice. She has studied with numerous master trainers in the states and abroad, and is certified on all of the specialized equipment. Under Paul Horvath and Uwe Herbstreit, she has completed the therapeutic applications for pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle and scoliosis. Sher has taken the rejuvenation course, GYROKINESIS® level 1 and level 2, and GYROTONIC® level 2 with Julio Horvath. She has completed GYROTONIC® Applications for the Hip and Knee (with Lisa Marie), GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles, GYROTONIC® for Golf , GYROTONIC® for Dancers 1 and 2, and other specialized courses in both modalities. It brings her great joy to see peoples lives change while connecting in mind, body and spirit.

COURTNEY GARVIN   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR / PRE-NATAL & POST NATAL PILATES   Courtney began studying Pilates 18 years ago and was hooked after only a few sessions! She immediately noticed positive changes in her posture, muscle tone and flexibility as well as relief from chronic back pain. Wanting to share her passion and enthusiasm for the Pilates method, Courtney earned her teaching certification from Power Pilates in 2009. In addition to Pilates, Courtney also has extensive dance training and has studied ballet and drama at New York University, North Carolina School of the Arts and the Atlanta Ballet School.

COURTNEY GARVIN
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR / PRE-NATAL & POST NATAL PILATES

Courtney began studying Pilates 18 years ago and was hooked after only a few sessions! She immediately noticed positive changes in her posture, muscle tone and flexibility as well as relief from chronic back pain. Wanting to share her passion and enthusiasm for the Pilates method, Courtney earned her teaching certification from Power Pilates in 2009. In addition to Pilates, Courtney also has extensive dance training and has studied ballet and drama at New York University, North Carolina School of the Arts and the Atlanta Ballet School.

STEPHANIE JAMESON   CERTIFIED    GYROTONIC®    AND    GYROKINESIS®   /CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR  Stephanie became a certified  GYROTONIC ® Instructor in 2009; however, her investigation of the body began much earlier. She has been a dancer since the age of three and comes to Align Beverly Hills Pilates with a lifetime of exploring physicality and movement. She first discovered the system while studying for her bachelor’s in dance at Loyola Marymount University. Authorized Master Trainer Lisa Marie Goodwin-Rice introduced her to the system. After discovering the multitude of benefits that GYROTONIC® gave her personally, she immediately immersed herself in the system to become an instructor in order to share the benefits with others. Stephanie is in love with the GYROTONIC® Expansion System and believes in the system as a healing and body transformation technology. She has taught at In-Spiraling Movement Arts, Natural Pilates & Bodyworks, Idyllwild Arts Academy and Renaissance Arts Academy. As a dancer, Stephanie has had the opportunity to perform throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada and Costa Rica. She continues to pursue her dance career and is currently working with the hip-hop clowning group; Bubble Gutter, LA Sirenes, a dance and circus specialty troupe as well as, Wilderbe; a video projection specific dance company.  **Photo credit Joe Lambie.

STEPHANIE JAMESON
CERTIFIED GYROTONIC® AND GYROKINESIS®/CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Stephanie became a certified GYROTONIC® Instructor in 2009; however, her investigation of the body began much earlier. She has been a dancer since the age of three and comes to Align Beverly Hills Pilates with a lifetime of exploring physicality and movement. She first discovered the system while studying for her bachelor’s in dance at Loyola Marymount University. Authorized Master Trainer Lisa Marie Goodwin-Rice introduced her to the system. After discovering the multitude of benefits that GYROTONIC® gave her personally, she immediately immersed herself in the system to become an instructor in order to share the benefits with others. Stephanie is in love with the GYROTONIC® Expansion System and believes in the system as a healing and body transformation technology. She has taught at In-Spiraling Movement Arts, Natural Pilates & Bodyworks, Idyllwild Arts Academy and Renaissance Arts Academy. As a dancer, Stephanie has had the opportunity to perform throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada and Costa Rica. She continues to pursue her dance career and is currently working with the hip-hop clowning group; Bubble Gutter, LA Sirenes, a dance and circus specialty troupe as well as, Wilderbe; a video projection specific dance company. **Photo credit Joe Lambie.

ANNE NEBENZAHL     CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR   Anne is a classically trained Pilates instructor. She earned her teaching certificate from Power Pilates in 2012 and went on to train and achieve her Pilates Method Alliance Certificate in 2013. Anne is a motivated, personable professional with a successful track record of over-delivering outstanding client experiences. She has extensive knowledge in developing training methods and classes that target specific audiences from beginner to advanced, from healthy bodies to rehab.

ANNE NEBENZAHL

CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Anne is a classically trained Pilates instructor. She earned her teaching certificate from Power Pilates in 2012 and went on to train and achieve her Pilates Method Alliance Certificate in 2013. Anne is a motivated, personable professional with a successful track record of over-delivering outstanding client experiences. She has extensive knowledge in developing training methods and classes that target specific audiences from beginner to advanced, from healthy bodies to rehab.

CELESTE KNICKERBOCKER   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/CERTIFIED    GYROTONIC®    Celeste will be returning from Austin, Texas to Align Beverly Hills Pilates this summer for a limited guest teaching engagement. Celeste is certified in both Pilates and GYROTONIC® methods. Celeste is skilled at teaching all levels and ages including rehab, seniors and pre-natal clients. Book your session now before her schedule fill sup.

CELESTE KNICKERBOCKER
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/CERTIFIED GYROTONIC®

Celeste will be returning from Austin, Texas to Align Beverly Hills Pilates this summer for a limited guest teaching engagement. Celeste is certified in both Pilates and GYROTONIC® methods. Celeste is skilled at teaching all levels and ages including rehab, seniors and pre-natal clients. Book your session now before her schedule fill sup.

MELENA ROUNIS   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/PRE-NATAL & POST-NATAL PILATES .  Melena grew up in Vancouver, Canada where she began dancing at the age of 10. She trained extensively in a variety of dance styles and soon found herself working in film and television as a dancer and assistant choreographer. In 2008 Melena was offered a contract in Las Vegas with Cirque du Soleil at The Beatles LOVE. This is where she learned about, and fell in love with, Pilates! With an intense performance schedule, she quickly realized the value in Pilates to keep her body strong, healthy, balanced and aligned. In 2013 she joined the Michael Jackson ‘Immortal’ World Tour and settled in LA when the tour closed in 2014. Having seen the value of Pilates on her own body she decided to finally become a certified instructor through the Pilates Sports Center Training Program. Melena is a very goal oriented instructor who looks forward to helping you meet yours!

MELENA ROUNIS
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/PRE-NATAL & POST-NATAL PILATES.

Melena grew up in Vancouver, Canada where she began dancing at the age of 10. She trained extensively in a variety of dance styles and soon found herself working in film and television as a dancer and assistant choreographer. In 2008 Melena was offered a contract in Las Vegas with Cirque du Soleil at The Beatles LOVE. This is where she learned about, and fell in love with, Pilates! With an intense performance schedule, she quickly realized the value in Pilates to keep her body strong, healthy, balanced and aligned. In 2013 she joined the Michael Jackson ‘Immortal’ World Tour and settled in LA when the tour closed in 2014. Having seen the value of Pilates on her own body she decided to finally become a certified instructor through the Pilates Sports Center Training Program. Melena is a very goal oriented instructor who looks forward to helping you meet yours!

ABBE ROWLINS   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/CERTIFIED    GYROTONIC®    TECHNIQUE    Abbe a Pilates enthusiast for more than 12 years, began studying with Niedra Gabriel, and was fully certified through Ivon Dahls’ program. She is experienced in working with students with a variety of needs and fitness levels, including many disabilities and chronic conditions. In 2007, she created a ‘Pilates in a chair’ class for the elderly. Abbe has an extensive background in theater, film and dance, and is familiar with many movement techniques, including Alexander and Feldenkries. She loves people and is forever fascinated by observing human movement and has been touched by the profound results Pilates brings to peoples’ lives.

ABBE ROWLINS
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/CERTIFIED GYROTONIC® TECHNIQUE

Abbe a Pilates enthusiast for more than 12 years, began studying with Niedra Gabriel, and was fully certified through Ivon Dahls’ program. She is experienced in working with students with a variety of needs and fitness levels, including many disabilities and chronic conditions. In 2007, she created a ‘Pilates in a chair’ class for the elderly. Abbe has an extensive background in theater, film and dance, and is familiar with many movement techniques, including Alexander and Feldenkries. She loves people and is forever fascinated by observing human movement and has been touched by the profound results Pilates brings to peoples’ lives.

LORI SOTTOSANTI   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR.     Lori became a certified pilates instructor in 2001. Her pilates training helps her to really understand the body, its accessory muscles, and the different angles and movement variations to work those muscles effectively. She loves when clients ask her for routines to help them reach a desired look or specific fitness goal; and absolutely adores that smile on a client’s face when they feel themselves getting stronger and can see the results of their hard work.

LORI SOTTOSANTI
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR.


Lori became a certified pilates instructor in 2001. Her pilates training helps her to really understand the body, its accessory muscles, and the different angles and movement variations to work those muscles effectively. She loves when clients ask her for routines to help them reach a desired look or specific fitness goal; and absolutely adores that smile on a client’s face when they feel themselves getting stronger and can see the results of their hard work.

NIKKI TUAZON   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR   Nikki’s love of dance led her to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional dancer where she appeared in numerous commercials, film, TV shows, music videos, and live concert tours for artists like P!nk and Christina Aguilera! After falling in love with Pilates and using it to keep her body aligned, strong, and healthy after years of wear and tear on the road, she finally became a certified instructor through the Pilates Sports Center Training Program. She is also a certified massage therapist. Nikki uses her extensive knowledge of both dance and massage therapy in her sessions to create a teaching style is challenging, focused, and fun with an emphasis on form! She enjoys working not only with dancer and athletes, but with all different body types and is committed to her clients’ overall fitness, health, and well-being.

NIKKI TUAZON
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Nikki’s love of dance led her to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a professional dancer where she appeared in numerous commercials, film, TV shows, music videos, and live concert tours for artists like P!nk and Christina Aguilera! After falling in love with Pilates and using it to keep her body aligned, strong, and healthy after years of wear and tear on the road, she finally became a certified instructor through the Pilates Sports Center Training Program. She is also a certified massage therapist. Nikki uses her extensive knowledge of both dance and massage therapy in her sessions to create a teaching style is challenging, focused, and fun with an emphasis on form! She enjoys working not only with dancer and athletes, but with all different body types and is committed to her clients’ overall fitness, health, and well-being.

SUZANNAH RUTH   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR   Suzannah trained as a dancer from a young age and is a graduate of London Studio Centre in England and holds a BA Honours Degree in Dance Theatre. She has worked as a professional dancer in London and LA, her credits include: JLo, Dancing With the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Cheryl Cole, Ella Henderson, Little Mix, TAO, Jermain Jackman, Street Dance 3 All Stars the Movie, BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance, The XFactor, Britains Got Talent, The Voice. Suzannah knew Pilates had changed her life and her movement so training as an instructor was an obvious step to take. Pilates has given her a knew found strength and knowledge of the body and mind. She hopes to bring her Knowledge of Dance and Pilates into her teaching and focus on technique and form that changes lives, creates healthy bodies that can prevent injuries and pain.

SUZANNAH RUTH
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Suzannah trained as a dancer from a young age and is a graduate of London Studio Centre in England and holds a BA Honours Degree in Dance Theatre. She has worked as a professional dancer in London and LA, her credits include: JLo, Dancing With the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Cheryl Cole, Ella Henderson, Little Mix, TAO, Jermain Jackman, Street Dance 3 All Stars the Movie, BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance, The XFactor, Britains Got Talent, The Voice. Suzannah knew Pilates had changed her life and her movement so training as an instructor was an obvious step to take. Pilates has given her a knew found strength and knowledge of the body and mind. She hopes to bring her Knowledge of Dance and Pilates into her teaching and focus on technique and form that changes lives, creates healthy bodies that can prevent injuries and pain.

DAYANARA PARRA   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR   Dayanara discovered Pilates after a knee and back injury limited her workouts. Pilates facilitated her healing, as she gained an increase in flexibility and strength. Having this experience made her realize that she wanted to teach others how to rehabilitate injuries and become healthier and more fit overall. Beginning as a personal trainer, Dayanara soon transitioned to Pilates instructor. She chose STOTT PILATES training with John Garey Fitness & Pilates in Long Beach for their reputable, well respected classical methods and emphasis on fundamental principles. Dayanara has been lucky to work with a wide range of clients including post-surgery rehabilitation, young athletes, pre-natal soon to be mothers to active agers. Her goal is to help clients feel stronger, motivated and energized.

DAYANARA PARRA
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Dayanara discovered Pilates after a knee and back injury limited her workouts. Pilates facilitated her healing, as she gained an increase in flexibility and strength. Having this experience made her realize that she wanted to teach others how to rehabilitate injuries and become healthier and more fit overall. Beginning as a personal trainer, Dayanara soon transitioned to Pilates instructor. She chose STOTT PILATES training with John Garey Fitness & Pilates in Long Beach for their reputable, well respected classical methods and emphasis on fundamental principles. Dayanara has been lucky to work with a wide range of clients including post-surgery rehabilitation, young athletes, pre-natal soon to be mothers to active agers. Her goal is to help clients feel stronger, motivated and energized.

MATTEY TIBBETS   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER   Mattel’s parents kept him and his twin brother involved in many different sports to help deal with their endless energy including skiing, baseball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, track, hiking and swimming. This experience enabled Mattey to have a natural understanding of the body and its many movements. When he moved to LA a workout friend suggested he become a trainer since he really understood the human body. In 1999 he received his first certification with the American Council of Exercise as a Personal Trainer and followed that up in 2002 with a certification Pilates from the Physical Mind Institute and Angel City Gym, and a certification from ACE as a Group Fitness Instructor in 2003. Mattey also holds certifications in modalities such as stability ball, mat Pilates, resistance tubing and bands, kettle ball, Bosu ball, TRX, foam roller and sponge ball. Currently he’s working on a Yoga certification from Soul Play Yoga in order to teach Yoga Flow.

MATTEY TIBBETS
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER

Mattel’s parents kept him and his twin brother involved in many different sports to help deal with their endless energy including skiing, baseball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics, track, hiking and swimming. This experience enabled Mattey to have a natural understanding of the body and its many movements. When he moved to LA a workout friend suggested he become a trainer since he really understood the human body. In 1999 he received his first certification with the American Council of Exercise as a Personal Trainer and followed that up in 2002 with a certification Pilates from the Physical Mind Institute and Angel City Gym, and a certification from ACE as a Group Fitness Instructor in 2003. Mattey also holds certifications in modalities such as stability ball, mat Pilates, resistance tubing and bands, kettle ball, Bosu ball, TRX, foam roller and sponge ball. Currently he’s working on a Yoga certification from Soul Play Yoga in order to teach Yoga Flow.

KIMBERLY PARKER   CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/MELT METHOD   Kimberly has been teaching the Pilates method since 1998, certified by PhysicalMind Institute. She focuses on helping her clients make movement part of their everyday life so that they can incorporate what they learn in the studio to their everyday life. According to her there is exercise… and then there is another level, a fitness lifestyle. No matter what injury a person has physical movement can be and should be a regular practice in their life.  Her ongoing education has made it possible for her to handle a multitude of conditions: such as scoliosis, disc injuries, tendinitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, loss of balance and sport specific injuries. She is a Certified Melt Method Instructor which treats chronic pain, the aging process and the nervous system. She is also a Pilates Conditioning for Golf specialist.  The regular practice of Pilates and Melt Method has helped her recover from the difficult demands of roller derby, trapeze and aerial silk training and 2 car accidents.

KIMBERLY PARKER
CERTIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR/MELT METHOD

Kimberly has been teaching the Pilates method since 1998, certified by PhysicalMind Institute. She focuses on helping her clients make movement part of their everyday life so that they can incorporate what they learn in the studio to their everyday life. According to her there is exercise… and then there is another level, a fitness lifestyle. No matter what injury a person has physical movement can be and should be a regular practice in their life.

Her ongoing education has made it possible for her to handle a multitude of conditions: such as scoliosis, disc injuries, tendinitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, loss of balance and sport specific injuries. She is a Certified Melt Method Instructor which treats chronic pain, the aging process and the nervous system. She is also a Pilates Conditioning for Golf specialist.

The regular practice of Pilates and Melt Method has helped her recover from the difficult demands of roller derby, trapeze and aerial silk training and 2 car accidents.

ANDREW BOYLE   CERTIFIED    GYROTONIC®   /   GYROKINESIS®    TECHNIQUE   Andrew has enjoyed the pleasures of working with and being a component in developing the health and well being of his clients. He comes from an extensive performance background in dance, theatre, and voice. Classically trained in ballet, modern, and jazz, he discovered Susan Klein Release Technique, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, yoga, breath work, and meditation along the way. Andrew came to GYROTONICS in 1995, studying and training exclusively for two years under founder Julio Horvath, and mentor Master Trainer Leda Franklin on the machines and in GYROKINESIS. Today, Andrew works with clients to help them move toward a pain free day to day experience, bring awareness to the habits that can plague each of our bodies, and introduce the movements and tools to build the strength and flexibility needed to manage in today's world.

ANDREW BOYLE
CERTIFIED GYROTONIC®/GYROKINESIS® TECHNIQUE

Andrew has enjoyed the pleasures of working with and being a component in developing the health and well being of his clients. He comes from an extensive performance background in dance, theatre, and voice. Classically trained in ballet, modern, and jazz, he discovered Susan Klein Release Technique, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, yoga, breath work, and meditation along the way. Andrew came to GYROTONICS in 1995, studying and training exclusively for two years under founder Julio Horvath, and mentor Master Trainer Leda Franklin on the machines and in GYROKINESIS. Today, Andrew works with clients to help them move toward a pain free day to day experience, bring awareness to the habits that can plague each of our bodies, and introduce the movements and tools to build the strength and flexibility needed to manage in today's world.