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Reformer Barre-Combo Class


This class is taught by:

Lynne DeMarco

Lynne DeMarco, Owner, received a BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts in 1988. It was while studying dance, that Lynne first encountered the work of Joseph H. Pilates. After graduating, she danced professionally with Loretta Livingston & Dancers until 1995. Upon leaving the company, Lynne returned to her Pilates training. She received her teacher certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning, under the direction of master teacher and innovator Marie Jose’ Blom-Lawrence, in 1996. Lynne continues to further her education by taking workshops in the Pilates Method. Lynne also continued her dance career, working with Helios Dance Theatre, and Trip Dance Theatre. She went on to teach Pilates at Ron Fletcher Co., Total Body Studios and The No-Nonsense Workout, until opening Mind-Body Fitness Pilates Studio in 1998. She began with one Pilates Reformer working in the dining room of her home, and soon rented a commercial space in Silver Lake. She then needed more room to play, so she moved to her current location in Los Feliz in June, 2000. Lynne enjoys teaching Pilates and believes everyone can benefit from it.

Ana Debasa

Ana Debasa was born in Santa Cruz California, and moved to LA when she was 18. She dabbled in acting for a little while, but her real passion has always been Animals. She started working with horses at a young age. It was through a horseback riding accident that she found Pilates. It was through Pilates that she was able to heal herself. She then became certified in 1999 at Perfectly Fit, a Classical Pilates Studio. She worked at Perfectly Fit for a few years before coming to Mind-Body Fitness Pilates Studio in 2001, and has worked here ever since! Ana also worked as a vet tech at East Valley Veterinary Clinic as well as running her own animal rescue for many years, One Dog Rescue. Mind-Body Fitness clients have adopted many of her dogs. She has since left Dog and Cat Rescue, and is pursuing her first Love, Horses.

Natalie Frost

Natalie Frost started gymnastics and dance at the age of six and has always felt the need to be active and connected to her body. She first discovered Pilates during college in New Hampshire, and was instantly drawn to it's emphasis on posture and form. She became an AFAA certified Personal Trainer in 2010 after helping friends and family make healthier choices and soon thereafter started taking mat Pilates workshops and teaching group classes. Natalie successfully ran her own Personal Training business in Providence, RI before relocating to Los Angeles and beginning her studies with Stott Pilates at John Garey Fitness in Long Beach. She completed her Intensive Reformer course in April 2015 and Cadillac, Chair and Barrel the following August, and now focuses exclusively on Pilates. In her teaching she strives to combine athletic strength with the grace and finesse of control, encouraging her clients to take a long-term approach to their wellness. In her free time Natalie enjoys hiking, yoga, photography and creative writing.

Gloria Tinajero

Gloria Tinajero, a Los Angeles native and health enthusiast, is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where she studied dance & dance physiology. It is through her rigorous dance training where she was exposed to Mind-Body practices such as Pilates and Yoga. The studies of both these disciplines inspired her to further her understanding of the body, and increased the proficiency of her craft. She holds a Pilates Teacher Certification from Body Arts & Sciences International, which she earned in 2006. Gloria has over a decade of experience helping individuals of all levels, ages and backgrounds, achieve their fitness goals.
A unique blend of Modern Barre, Pilates Reformer, Mat Work and other Small Equipment. This class incorporates intense Abdominal and Gluteal work both at the Barre and on the Mat. It utilizes safe and effective Pilates Reformer techniques and includes some cardio-based exercises at the Barre, and on the Reformer and/or Jumpboard.  All levels welcome!

*This class keeps muscles confused, trembling and on their toes, which is exactly where you want them to be to continue seeing results!