Robyn Cohen is an accomplished and multi-talented dancer, choreographer, and Pilates instructor who has spent most of her life following her passions. Her interest in dance began when she started training at the early age of three. A native of Kansas City, she received her BFA degree, on scholarship, in Jazz Dance Performance from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She has always had a love of movement since she was little and has carried that enthusiasm and excitement into her adult endeavors for Pilates, Rehabilitation, Dance and Magic!
Robyn began her Pilates training while studying in college for her Pilates Mat Certification with AAAI Fitness in Philadelphia, and since 2007 has been certified through Balanced Body University on all apparatus. In 2009, Robyn was honored to instruct Michael Jackson's touring dancers in Pilates in preparation for the King of Pop's "This Is It!" London-tour. A certified TRX trainer, Robyn also was recently featured in Pilates Style Magazine for her training and work in ActivCore. She has also continued her training over the years and recently advanced to become nationally recognized as a Pilates Method Alliance teacher.
Robyn is excited to be able to share her passion, her education, and her unique experience with her clients.
William graduated in 1996 from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ont. Canada) with a degree in Physiotherapy (aka physical therapy). As a physical therapist, he strives to help people move better, improve their functional ability and enable maximum enjoyment of life. Through ongoing educational courses and seminars, he continuously attempts to integrate new information in the pursuit of advancing his skills so that he is better able to assist people in achieving their fullest potential.
William specializes in orthopedic, manual, and sports physical therapy, as well as movement and biomechanical analysis, and orthotic assessment/casting. He is board certified in orthopedics and holds certifications in aquatic therapy, SFMS and TPI.
He is usually busy with his wife and two beautiful daughters. His interest in sports and the great outdoors ranges from camping and hiking to golf, tennis and, of course, hockey. He has played many other sports, and is always interested in trying something new.
Carina was born and raised in Burbank, California and is currently attending California State University Northridge. She is currently majoring in Kinesiology with an option in Exercise Science. After receiving her degree at CSUN she plans to further her education and eventually become a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in Orthopedics.
She is very passionate about working out and being active. Spinning and snowboarding are a couple of her favorite hobbies. Her fascination of the human body and how it works along with her passion of working with others led her to choose a future career in becoming a Physical Therapist.
Rebecca Brady graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish. After several years of working for the Department of Defense, she decided to go back to school for a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She completed her studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then moved out to California for adventure and sunshine.
Rebecca is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and is also a Pilates Instructor, certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She shares a special interest in positional vertigo (BPPV). She has been a clinical instructor for PT students, and continues to work in the rehab unit of a hospital on the weekends. She enjoys figuring out the puzzle of why a patient is needing therapy, and loves the fact that every patient is different. She utilizes her knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy, manual therapy techniques, and exercise application to design unique treatments for each patient.
Codi Gossard is a native of Torrance and graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), having earned a Bachelor's Degree in University Studies & Elementary Education with a minor in Physical Education. As a Lady Rebel, Codi played defensive backfield for the Women’s Soccer team and subsequently coached at both UNLV and Texas Christian University for two years.
Codi recently became married and has settled down in the Montrose area. She has been with Tyler Physical Therapy for over three years, and is excited to be part of the growing business.
Carole has been involved in fitness from a young age; she began her dance training in Scottsdale Az where she was born and raised. She moved to Orange, Ca where she continued her dance training at Chapman University. She is currently dancing professionally, and has worked with many companies and choreographers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.
At Chapman University, Carole graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance and emphasis in Physical Therapy. It was there where she was introduced to Pilates and its benefits for an athlete. She continued her involvement in Pilates by completing her certification through Balanced Body University and later through Pilates Method Alliance.
In the Los Angeles area, Carole worked at Core Conditioning and Tyler Physical Therapy as an instructor as well as a physical therapy aide. In New York City, she taught at Moving Strength, Erika Bloom, and Pilates Reforming NY. Seeing the change pilates made in others lives as well as her own has kept Carole striving to learn more in this field.
Tiffany's love of teaching evolved through her many years as a Performing Artist working on stage, film and TV, and from her years of training in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. As an Assistant Instructor at the University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts, Tiffany sees the sense of empowerment her students gain through knowledge of movement. After learning that her past Martial Arts injuries came from small habits she picked up over her lifetime, Tiffany began training as a Physical Therapy Aide and Pilates Instructor. Now, with rehabilitation and prevention in mind for both herself, her students, and her clients, Tiffany uses her background and training to enhance her Pilates teaching and find the potential in each body.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tiffany is an actor in The Production Company, as well as an Assistant Instructor at the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Stephanie has been a certified fitness instructor for over 20 years working with adults ranging from 20-100 years of age. Her interest in fitness for the 50 plus population arose from observing the changing lifestyle needs of clients, friends and family as they advanced in age. She decided to focus her studies on this growing demographic and received her certification as a Specialist in Senior Fitness.
In addition to learning the skills to work with the senior population she chose to further her knowledge and study the unique needs of people with Parkinson’s Disease. She trained at Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery and received her certification as a PWR!Moves instructor.
Stephanie teachers individual, small and large group classes. She individualizes her training programs to support clients coping with arthritis, balance and postural problems, Parkinson’s Disease and many other health conditions. Classes focus on balance, flexibility, strength and cardiovascular training. Stephanie is passionate about her work and loves to empower her clients to lead a happier and healthier life.
Joanna graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in kinesiology. Soon after graduating, she opened the first Pilates studio in the Arcata/Eureka area in northern California.
In 2008, she moved back to southern California to be closer to her parents. Joanna is a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor with a decade of experience working with people of all ages, all physical abilities in both rehabilitation and fitness settings.
Kristy Tyler graduated with a B.S. in Health Science, and holds a master's degree in Physical Therapy from Cal State University-Northridge. Beyond her physical therapy education, she has also trained in CranioSacral therapy and is a Certified Pilates Instructor. The blend of these techniques helps Kristy develop adaptive and effective rehabilitation programs for her physical therapy patients.
Her personal experience as an athlete who dealt with a variety of injuries gives Kristy a unique perspective when working with athletes undergoing rehabilitation from injuries or when developing specialized training regimens to help improve athletic performance. By assisting in conducting a research study for dancers looking at patellar and Achilles tendonopathies, Kristy has also developed targeted physical therapy programs geared toward the unique needs of student, amateur and professional dancers.
Kristy has been a practicing physical therapist since 2004, an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2001, and is a Certified Pilates Instructor through the internationally-recognized Pilates Method Alliance. She has taught a number of continuing education courses for physical therapy professionals, and has been an instructor for Pilates teacher training/certification programs. Kristy is currently an adjunct faculty member at CSUN in the PT department, assisting with Pilates certification.
Jennifer Harding attended Pasadena City College and Mount St. Mary's College where she graduated with her PTA degree in 1997.She has worked extensively in the orthopedic outpatient setting where she has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients. She especially enjoys working with the senior population as she finds getting to know them, with their layers of knowledge and vast experiences, to be be fascinating as well as educational.
Jennifer completed her Pilates mat and apparatus training through Balanced Body. She is excited to expand her skills and utilize Pilates in her treatment of patients at Tyler Physical Therapy.
Jennifer is an avid cyclist and has participated in many charity rides including the Diabetes Tour de Cure, MS 150, and AIDS Life cycle. She most recently completed a bucket list wish of a week long cycling tour in Italy. When she is not treating patients, you can find her out on her bike, working in her garden, or spending time with her beautiful grand kids.
Leslie began practicing Pilates in 2007 and quickly discovered her love for it. She found Pilates to be a perfect match for her body and immediately enjoyed the benefits of improved posture, strength and flexibility as well as increased energy and an overall healthier lifestyle.
Born and raised in the Foothills, Leslie lives in La Crescenta with her husband and twin daughters. A graduate from UCLA with a degree in Economics, she spent 15 years working for a non-profit organization. When her job ended, she decided to turn her love for Pilates into a new career.
Leslie has completed both the mat and reformer training through Balanced Body and looks forward to continually expanding her knowledge. In addition to her Pilates training, she has been working as a physical therapy aide helping to rehabilitate patients through Pilates. Leslie has always loved working with people and now as an instructor is excited to share the benefits of Pilates with others and help them see the amazing capabilities of their bodies.
Leslie has always been a very active girl. Starting at the young age of two she jumped and twirled through her first dance class. Throughout school she not only danced but dedicated her free time benefiting from the gym, in aerobics classes, and practicing yoga and Pilates.
After receiving her BFA in Dance performance from Chapman University, Leslie moved to NYC to follow her passion. While in New York, she received her Pilates certification and quickly connected to her clients throughout the boroughs. Leslie was voted one of NYC top 11 trending fitness instructors. She has taught a variety of personal training and classes ranging from from HIIT, Strength, Cardio, TRX and Pilates. Leslie’s class is energetic and creative. With an uplifting disposition she looks to inspire individuals to love their bodies through hard work, dedication and enhanced mind-body awareness.
Cody is an optimistic, contemporary/modern dance artist from Los Angeles. With his passion for conducting bodies through space, he has aspirations of one day becoming a renowned choreographer.
Drawn to Pilates for the strength and stability it offers, he stayed for the ever-deepening body awareness and effective injury prevention. Cody has an uncanny ability to make those around him feel welcomed and comfortable, while prescribing to the belief that Pilates, like life, should be enjoyed.
He received his Pilates certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning under Kendel Pink and Alicia Head.
Kris is fortunate to have found another passion in life through Pilates. As a baby-boomer she understands that appropriate exercise contributes significantly to health and longevity. Her goal is to support her fellow “boomers” in staying healthy, well into old age, by offering challenging but safe Pilates classes.
After 2 stints in the hospital, Kris embarked on a quest for better health and discovered Pilates. Her body has never felt better!! She has seen a significant decrease in many symptoms including those from osteo-arthritis and osteopenia since she began doing Pilates and works to create similar results in her students.
Although most of her working career has been in business, Kris has had an enduring interest in fitness ranging from playing Lacrosse for 10 years through college to owning a successful Curves franchise (2004-2007). In between, she stayed active with running, tennis, aerobics (sadly….yes, in metallic spandex), scuba diving, yoga, rowing, Zumba, Pilates and hiking. Sharing Pilates is her newest passion but one she looks forward to pursuing for many years to come.
Kris earned a BA in English Literature from Goucher College and an MBA from USC. She will soon be fully certified on all Pilates equipment as a Balance Body Pilates Instructor. However, Kris’s greatest accomplishment is raising 2 wonderful girls with her incredibly tolerant husband, Tony.
Lynne Campion began her mind/body experience with ballet at age 4. Dancing, teaching and choreographing through adolescence led to her University of Utah BFA in ballet. Always looking for ways to enhance her dance degree, she continued her education as an ACE certified Aerobics instructor in the 1990’s. Lynne was first officially introduced to Pilates in 2010 when they offered a mom’s mat class at her daughter’s dance studio. Then in fall of 2011, she had an athletic life altering knee injury, which brought her to TPT for rehabilitation. Lynne was introduced to Balanced Body and is finishing up her teacher training certification. She can be found aiding and she teaches mat or private/duo pilates. Pilates has renewed her love of teaching and helping people feel better mentally, as well as physically. Lynne is blessed with a husband, two daughters and a son-in law outside of her Tyler family.
Brittany Dugi-Turner was born and raised in Southern California and has always been invested in the amazing potential of the human body. Brittany received her BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University in Orange, California. It was here that she developed her love for Pilates, discovering its ability to improve ones overall physical and mental wellbeing.
After graduating, Brittany received her Pilates certification with a dance specialization through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) from the renowned instructor Karen Clippinger.
With a positive disposition, Brittany looks to inspire individuals to love their bodies. She has seen first hand that with hard work, Pilates can truly transform individuals bodies and even their lives.
Kelly studied Mat Pilates as a young dancer and later received her comprehensive Pilates certification through Core Conditioning in 2006. She is thoroughly trained in classical repertoire on the Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Barrels, and Mat. In addition to the classical exercises she is also experienced in utilizing modifications for clients of various populations and abilities. She has worked as a physical therapist's aide, using Pilates and personal training for rehabilitating patients with a wide range of injuries and conditions.
Kelly was an on-set Pilates instructor to Michael Jackson's dancers in preparation for the famed "This Is It" world tour and is featured in Balanced Body's official webisodes and Richard Simmons' Workout Wednesdays. In addition to Tyler Physical Therapy and Pilates, she also currently teaches at Art of Pilates in Playa del Rey and at West Coast School of the Arts in Costa Mesa.
Kelly holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from The University of California, Irvine, where she has also been a graduate teaching assistant for Dance Health and Injury Prevention, Kinesiology, Pilates Mat, and Modern Dance. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Honors from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
After realizing that other types of activity aggravated a knee injury she suffered as a teenager, Steph Weber found Pilates a challenging and pain-free way to help her strengthen and rebuild her body. She immediately fell in love with Pilates’ focus on total-body conditioning, as well as its potential for rehabilitation. Steph loves how Pilates has helped her tone her whole body, delivering improvements in her range of motion, flexibility, circulation, posture and core strength, and becoming a Pilates instructor now allows her to share these benefits with others.
Steph is a Balanced Body University certified Pilates instructor and also holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. Steph has been teaching at TPT since June of 2012 offering mat and reformer classes and is also available for private/duo Pilates sessions.
Eileen Crowe began studying dance at the age of 5. It was her passion for dancing and performing that led her to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of California Irvine. She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, and Hip Hop. It was at UCI that she began her Pilates training under Diane Diefenderfer. As her Pilates training progressed she discovered how it increased the performance, strength, and flexibility in her own body. From there she developed an interest in its use as a form of rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. This led her to Balanced Body University where she received her Pilates Certification. She has seen firsthand the amazing transformation that Pilates can create with her client’s bodies. Eileen is also certified in Pre/Post Natal Pilates, Activecore/Redcord, TRX Suspension Training as well as a licensed Massage Practitioner. She specializes in Circulatory, Deep Circulatory, Passive Joint Mobilization and Deep Tissue Massage.