OUR TRAINERS

Core Reform Pilates® has a team of top-notch trainers committed to offering clients awesome classes every time they visit the studio.

Newport Beach Team

April has always been active with gymnastics, dance, spinning, and cardio. April’s teaching style is detailed – she works diligently to explain movements and how they should feel. April is also a cheerleader for her clients, motivating them to do their best. April loves teaching Pilates – it brightens her day when clients are driven to do their best. April has her Bachelor’s degree in Communications and is a BASI Certified instructor.

Meagen has a background as a competitive gymnast. She describes her teaching style as traditional, but with a little extra flare. What she likes most about teaching Pilates is seeing her clients become more aware of moving with proper body mechanics and giving her clients a rewarding workout. Meagen has her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is a BASI Certified instructor.

Monique’s interest in Pilates evolved through her practice of Yoga. She had been doing yoga for 15 years when she discovered Pilates. She was already strong and flexible, but Pilates gave her a different feeling. Monique teaches her class with a sense of movement and positivity. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Pilates Certification is from OCC.

Ashley has always been a group exercise person – she’s done Pilates, yoga, spin, kickboxing. When Ashely started teaching Pilates, she naturally leveraged her class experience into her own teaching style. Ashley tries to teach classes that are fun and instructive. She loves seeing her clients develop body awarenesses and enjoy learning Pilates. Ashley is a BASI Certified instructor.

Francesca’s background in contemporary jazz and modern dance comes through in her upbeat classes. Francesca’s teaching style mixes a focus on movement quality with a desire to challenge her clients. Francesca loves the sense of accomplishment her students feel after a class. Francesca is working on her Master’s degree in Dance and her Pilates certification is from BASI.

Emily is a STOTT Pilates certified teacher who loves to deliver energetic, fun, and challenging workouts. Emily’s cueing is always very detailed and organized. Her classes are a bit like a recipe, everything fits together just right. Emily also has a certification for teaching Pilates for injuries and special populations.

Suzanne starting doing Pilates as a way to compliment her running. After a few reformer classes she was hooked. She loved the muscle execution and the low impact and decided to obtain her certification with STOTT Pilates. Her teaching style adds a twist to classical moves. She loves adding an extra challenge so clients can see how they have progressed in their practice.

Shannon was first introduced to Pilates through her competitive dancing. She used it as a way to cross-train, build core strength and build overall athleticism. Shannon, a USC Song Girl back in her college days, is an experienced teacher who loves teaching challenging workouts. 

Kelly is a lifeline dancer and fitness enthusiast who started Pilates as a way to keep fit. Her teaching style is upbeat and quicky paced and her cueing is very detailed. Kelly’s certification is from Equinox.

Newport & Laguna

Alice grew up with soccer, gymnastics and dance. In her early 20s, she discovered Pilates as a way to treat pain from years of intense sports. When she saw the benefits, she decided she had to get certified. She loves teaching Pilates because of the benefits it brings to her clients. Alice’s holds a degree from Cal State Fullerton and her Pilates certification is from BASI.

Ann is a rock climber who first started Pilates after encouragement from her dad! Ann describes her teaching style as a combination of Classical Pilates and athletic conditioning. Ann, who also teaching barre, has her Pilates certification with Peak Pilates.

Laguna Niguel Team 

Meghan was inspired to start her Pilates journey by her grandmother after seeing the quality of life it was able to give to her. She did Pilates until she was 90. Her previous weight lifting and gym experience has given her a passion for correct form and a lean core. Her teaching style is energetic and form focused. She received her certification from Pure Pilates.

Elle Loves teaching group classes that focus on body awareness. She found Pilates as part of a lifestyle to heal autoimmune disorders and loves how the mind body connection challenges and stimulates her mentally and physically. She loves seeing her clients grow and develop strength and confidence as they challenge themselves through high energy classes. Elle is Balanced Body certified.

Lauren discovered Pilates through her passion for dance and the dance conditioning program at OCC where she also studied anatomy and physiology. Her teaching style is creative, form focused and varied. Lauren received her certification from Stott Pilates.

Julie is a fitness enthusiast who started teaching fitness classes at the age of 18. She began her Pilates journey after a back injury when she needed an effective workout that wouldn’t cause further harm. She loves teaching challenging classes with emphasis on glues and abs. She holds a degree in kinesiology and received her Pilates certification through Pure Pilates