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.
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.
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.
Kris Haley is a mind/body educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. She holds an MA in Communication Studies and still teaches college courses at Pasadena City College and College of The Canyons. Kris did her Pilates training at Core Conditioning Physical Therapy/Pilates Studio in Studio City, CA. Her Pilates training was comprehensive, learning both classical and contemporary techniques, with an emphasis on modifications. She earned her Pilates certification in 2005. Kris began teaching the Melt Method in 2013 and is an advanced Melt Method Instructor.
Having overcome chronic hip/low back pain, Kris became focused on keeping her range of motion in her joints and staying pain-free. This led her to adopting a mindset that emphasizes form, stability and active recovery techniques. As a baby-boomer she wants to stay active well into her golden years.
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.
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 is now a master Instructor for Balanced Body, Inc. Kristy is currently Part Time Faculty at CSUN in the PT department, teaching the Balanced Body Certification course - Pilates in PT.
Karlee graduated from Stanislaus State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2009. In 2012, she was Pilates certified through Core Conditioning-Mind Body. Karlee not only recognized that Pilates was a fantastic work out, but a natural transition for a patient from a Physical Therapy treatment. She worked as a Pilates instructor while pursuing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Mount St. Mary's University, which she obtained in 2016.
Karlee ventured on her path to become a DPT following an ACL and meniscal tear she suffered as a collegiate soccer player. After completing physical therapy following her injury, Karlee was more determined than ever to spend the rest of her life helping others recover through physical therapy. She is extremely active and when she is not working at Tyler, she can be found playing soccer, hiking, indoor cycling, and of course doing Pilates.
Karlee is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2013. She has participated in volunteer work for Union Rescue Mission on skid row, Life Rolls On and Angel City Paralympic Games.
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.
Stephanie Chu received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Stephanie Chu received her Bachelor s Degree in Human Biology from the University of California, San Diego in 2018. She has worked as a Strength-Conditioning Intern, Muscular Dystrophy Camp Counselor, and assisted in fitness programs. After volunteering in outpatient and inpatient clinics, her experience solidified her interest in Physical Therapy.
As a PT Aide, she hopes to diversify her skills by exploring in this field to continue to gain and in depth understand about physical therapy. She is eager to contribute her keenness and commitment in helping patients in any way that she can!
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.
Jennie is a California native who has been an instructor of movement for over 10 years. She first studied dance at the Pasadena Dance Center and went on to major in theater and minor in dance at NYU. She has taught dance and theater in New York Public Schools and at Theaterworks, a prestigious arts outreach program. She performed in New York and Europe in a variety of physical theater/dance productions.
Keeping herself conditioned she discovered Pilates. She appreciated the mind/body connection and pure physical fitness of the technique. She got her certification through Physicalmind Institute and studied with Maria Leone at Bodyline LA. She is certified in both mat and reformer Pilates. Besides pure physical fitness, she also loves how Pilates can be used for rehabilitation, prenatal exercise and core strengthening.
Erika graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, and obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from California State University Northridge. Before returning to school, Erika worked as a dancer with the Los Angeles Ballet, a ballet teacher, and a group fitness instructor. As someone who finds the joy in movement everyday, Erika enjoys working with her patients to help them move more efficiently without pain. Erika is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is currently working on obtaining her Pilates Reformer teacher certification.
Cindy graduated from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Biology, and then received her Master degree in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Illinois in 2001. She knew she wanted to enter the PT profession when she was volunteering in a hospital and watched a PT teach a patient how to walk again after suffering extensive injuries.
Cindy has had over 16 years experience as a physical therapist. Her primary interest has been in orthopedics. She completed a year-long course in manual therapy and then obtained an orthopedic clinical specialist credential. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking in our local mountains, and attending sporting events (especially her kids' games).
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.
Aparna has a Bachelor's Degree in physical therapy from Pune, India and graduated with a Master's Degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University. She finished her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Montana.
Aparna has been practicing as a PT since 2007. Her experience has mainly been in outpatient rehabilitation and aquatic PT. Her primary interest is in orthopedic physical therapy and has finished all 3 levels of Kinesiotaping course. She enjoys applying her knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy, movement analysis, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises while treating patients.
She enjoys practicing Iyengar Yoga and has been practicing it for last seven years. Apart from that she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and travelling.
Charmaine Martin graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering. She worked in the biotech industry for several years before pursuing a career in physical therapy. Charmaine earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California.
Charmaine enjoys being a physical therapist because it allows her to work with people from various backgrounds and gives her the opportunity to be a part of their journey to recovery and overall well-being. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with loved ones, watch live music, and travel.
Adriana switch careers from Banking/Finance to Pilates after taking her first Pilates class. While doing her Pilates Certification through the Equinox Teacher Training program, Adriana discovered how Pilates was helping her rehabilitate her knee injury and helped improve her flexibility, strength and posture. Adriana grew up watching boxing and fell in love with the sport at a very young age. As an adult she started taking private boxing lessons and went as far as sparring with amateur boxers. While training, Adriana noticed how much physical damage boxers encountered due to the demanding training. She introduced her boxing mates to Pilates and helped them rehabilitate their injuries. She's also worked with clients who have fibromialgia, pregnant, post pregnancy, diastasis recti, over weight, arthritis, hip replacement and back/hip injuries.
Adriana is also a Certified Hypnotherapist and has helped people quit smoking, improve sports enhancement, pain management (chronic and acute), weight loss, fears/phobias, anxiety, hypno-labor, sleep better, ect. Adriana hopes one day to go on a Mission to Africa to help mutilated woman heal with Hypnotherapy.
When Adriana is not teaching Pilates, doing Hypnotherapy, in the boxing ring, or taking Pilates sessions, she bottle feeds orphan kittens and once the kittens are adoptable, she helps find them forever homes. She also frequently takes continue education courses to help her grow as a Pilates instructor.
As an undergrad at UC Santa Cruz, Toni took her first mat Pilates class on a friend's suggestion it would be a good fit with her background in dance. She found that the method's fluidity and focus on breath and muscle control was a wonderful complement to her fitness routine, and started practicing daily.
After graduating with a BA in Film Production, she studied for her Pilates certification at the College of San Mateo under Balanced Body faculty member Sarah Artha-Negara. She has worked in facilities ranging from gyms to private studios to community centers and has experience with a wide array of clients, from teenagers to seniors to triathletes. After teaching for 2 years in the Bay Area, Toni moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2017 to pursue her love of filmmaking, and continue teaching the Pilates method she loves. She uses a mix of classic and contemporary exercises to tailor programs specifically to her clients, whether that's continuing to rehab an injury, gain flexibility, train for a specific event or goal, or simply de-stress after a long work day. Reformer and mat classes offer a challenging workout for clients, as Toni likes to mix up the repertoire every class and utilize props such as balls, small weights, rings, bands, and blocks to increase muscle recruitment.
When not in the studio, you can find Toni in acting class, camping with friends, getting her Dungeons and Dragons on, singing karaoke, or reading recipe books (searching for that ever-elusive perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe).
Britt is a certified Pilates instructor and ACE personal trainer. She has been teaching for 11 years. Throughout her life Pilates has been key in alleviating long standing back pain.
After the birth of her daughter, in 2010, she experienced lower pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis rectus abdominis (a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle caused by pregnancy.) This experience moved her to specialize in this area. She is passionate about passing on this work and truly loves what she does.
Britt believes all training should be functional and most importantly fun!