AT THE BODYSHOP
The Pilates Bodyshop is the only Fletcher Pilates® studio in Los Angeles. Conveniently located off the 5 freeway in the neighborhood of Silver Lake, the studio offers Private Lessons, 4x4 (group apparatus lessons), and Studio Classes. It was built with the ideal movement experience in mind with a spacious eco friendly classroom and a large, fully equipped apparatus space which is furnished with handcrafted equipment by Balanced Body. It is the premiere studio in Los Angeles with 2800 square feet, highly educated Qualified Fletcher Pilates® Teachers, and ample parking. At the Bodyshop, you will learn how to move better in an environment that promotes concentration, endurance, exploration of movement, and supports your physical sense of well being. It is simply the most unique studio in Los Angeles and you are invited to come and experience all it has to offer.
“Movement should be approached like life – with enthusiasm, joy and gratitude – for movement is life, and life is movement, and we get out of it what we put into it.” – Ron Fletcher
MEET THE TEACHERS
KERRI, Fletcher Faculty
Kerri began her Pilates practice ten years ago after a debilitating car accident left her with multiple complex injuries. She began with the east coast style while attending The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She shortly moved to Los Angeles and began a television and film career but found she was always searching for a deeper understanding of the Pilates practice that was keeping her body and mind together.
After completing, and even teaching several teacher-training courses with some of the most respected names in the Pilates field, Kerri came to the work of master teacher Ron Fletcher. She discovered her most profound body transformations with Fletcher Pilates® and through the rigorous and demanding study of his lineage, she finally found the depth of knowledge that she had been seeking. While attending the Ron Fletcher Comprehensive Program of Study™ in Tucson, Arizona she found that Ron’s Seven Standing and Centering Cues and Fletcher Fundamentals allowed her to teach movement in a precise manner so the work could be applied to life outside the studio. She is the Fletcher Pilates® Facilitator for Los Angeles and teaches several licensing courses a year in specific aspects of the Fletcher work.
Her experience as a student of several Pilates styles, a patient, a physical therapy aide, an artist, and a Qualified Fletcher Pilates® Teacher, gives her a singular ability to pass this work on. The opening of her first studio for riders in early 2009 was the reintroduction of the Fletcher Pilates® lineage to Los Angeles. With the opening of The Pilates Bodyshop, she is creating the space she so longed for during her own journey. It is her privilege and honor to be teaching this work, evolved directly from Joseph and Clara Pilates, passed to Ron Fletcher, and now to her and her teachers.
NANCY, Qualified Fletcher Pilates Instructor
Nancy began her Pilates journey in 2009 at the Fletcher studio Lone Star Pilates in San Antonio, Texas. She wanted to try something new in the form of exercise and immediately fell in love with the Fletcher breath and movement and the way it translated into her body and mind. After a few years of classes and privates she went on to attend the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive® Program of study, which she completed in 2012. Shortly after she began working at Lone Star Pilates, teaching classes and privates on all forms of equipment.
Her love of Pilates doesn’t stop with teaching. She’s attended both the Fletcher and PMA conference, where she took many workshops taught by instructors from different branches of the Pilates world. She’s also had the opportunity to take the Level 2 floor work course from master teacher Martha Ramirez and the Hands On course with Fletcher Director Kyria Sabin. Nancy’s love of travel also plays a part in her Pilates life visiting studios from California to just recently London. After many wonderful years in Texas she decided it was time for a change in scenery, and weather, and moved out to Los Angeles to spread her joy of teaching to Californians.
She’s excited to be here and to be a part of the Pilates Bodyshop.
NANCEY, Qualified Fletcher Pilates Instructor
Nancey has always had a passion for movement. She has been teaching Pilates since 2005, is PMA certified, has two Pilates certifications, and is a recent graduate of the distinguished "Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program. She has a background in dance, gymnastics and yoga and loves the challenge of teaching to students of all ages and abilities - from the elite athlete to the novice. A dedicated student, Nancey is a member of IDEA and the PMA, committed to the study of posture and movement and how they affect our daily lives. She has worked with a number of clients with injuries and conditions and is a graduate of the Pink Ribbon program.
EVELYN, Qualified Fletcher Pilates Instructor
Eve came to Pilates after the birth of her daughter in 2005. She had been a dancer and always active in different sports, however, significant weight gain and other physical changes during her pregnancy created a need to re-learn basic movement. With the help of a Physical Therapist (who happened to also be a licensed Pilates Teacher) Eve began a new relationship with her body that changed the course of her life. A year of healing and learning the fundamentals of Pilates 3-5 times per week (as a student in Alameda, CA) made her realize she needed to do this for the rest of her life! She immediately moved to Los Angeles to pursue a Pilates education and began teaching in early 2007, certifying through Body Arts & Sciences International Mat Program. Eve completed her second certification in 2008 through Pilates Sports Center. However, there was still something very vital missing in her education. In 2008, Eve began working with Kerri Campbell and became licensed to teach Fletcher Towelwork in 2009. She continued to participate in Fletcher Pilates workshops and finally experienced Ron Fletcher, firsthand, at the first Fletcher Conference in 2010. Re-educating herself through the Fletcher Method (Fletcher Program, 2012) has brought an increased depth and understanding to her work.
LUPA, Yamuna Body Rolling
Lupa has been "on the ball" since 2006, after successfully relieving her own extreme low back pain and overall structural issues using the highly effective Yamuna Body Rolling techniques. Continuing Yamuna's work as a full body maintenance program gave Lupa more insight to not only recognizing her body issues but also correcting them. Sharing this work has become a passion. She teaches YBR routines covering your entire body, from healthy foot function to the newer Yamuna Face Massage which addresses issues such as TMJ, migraines, chronic headaches, sinus issues etc.
Yamuna Body Rolling is the small ball therapy AND workout that is really an ANTI-AGING tool. A true sign of aging is when you limit or completely stop activities because your body does not comfortably perform the required range of motion. Join us as Lupa shows you CAN maintain a supple, well balanced body to do whatever you want!
Juliet is the Studio Manager and resident Massage Therapist of the Pilates Bodyshop. She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, the country's preeminent school for massage therapy and has worked in top Los Angeles and New York City spas, hospitals and hospice care. Juliet specializes in deeply relaxing orthopedic massage and bodywork with a focus on alleviating chronic pain, tension and injuries. For more information please visit www.TheTransformedBody.com. Juliet is also a graduate of the yearlong intensive program at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies in New York and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. She occasionally teaches movement classes at the studio.