Dani brings Pilates Blast, the Megaformer™/ Lagree Fitness™ method to Monmouth County. For over a decade, she has had the opportunity to bring the benefits of Pilates to hundreds of students from LA to NYC.
She discovered the profound effects of Pilates after suffering a near career ending back injury dancing with the Radio City Rockettes. Her rehabilitation included daily Pilates classes which not only eliminated her back pain through strengthening, but also transformed her body and core unlike any other exercise she had ever experienced. Inspired by these results Dani knew she discovered her next passion.
Motivated by her students dedicated to improving their overall fitness health, it is easy for Dani to love her work.
She applies her extensive knowledge of the body, her descriptive, motivational cueing, and years of Pilates experience to this new, cutting edge, future of fitness. “The best part of my job…being a part of people feeling really good about themselves!”
– Lagree Fitness™/ Megaformer™, Burbank CA
– Pilates Sports Center, Los Angeles, CA. Master Trainer certifying Pilates instructors
– Center Studio, Dynamic Conditioning/ Rehabilitation teacher training program
– Polestar Pilates, Neuromuscular Education
– Mt Sinai, Functional Anatomy Workshop for Movement and Conditioning
– Extensive ballet and dance training from youth-professional
Eun Young is a PMA® certified pilates teacher who has been working in the fitness industry since 2007. Eun-Young turned to pilates in early 2007 following the birth of her first child as a way of rehabilitating her core, regaining strength and body awareness. Inspired by the tailored and specific exercise programming she received from experienced pilates professionals herself, Eun-Young decided to turn away from her previous career in accountancy. She continues to diligently apply herself to deepening her knowledge of functional anatomy and the pilates method and has worked with a wide range of speciality populations as well as clients with injuries. The pilates method’s unique way of equally challenging the mind and body and the many facets of physical well being (balance, flexibility, strength, coordination to name a few) keeps Eun-Young engaged and committed to bringing the method to her clients.
– PMA® Certified PIlates teacher (education received through Core Pilates NYC®)
– ACE certified Personal Trainer and group exercise instructor
– AADP certified Holistic Health Coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition)
– Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries (FAMI) workshop completion, Mt Sinai
– Certified Xtend Barre™ Instructor
– Certified Bella Bellies® pre & postnatal specialist
Graduate school drove Victoria to begin Pilates as a stress reliever and her curious and competitive spirit inspired her to embark on this “passion project” after being introduced to Lagree Fitness in 2013.
She shares the commitment, self-determination and discipline she gained through her life-long athletic training with all of her clients. Each class is thoughtfully crafted and focuses on slow, precise movements and fast transitions alongside some killer beats. She believes the “mind/body connection” is paramount and attaches meaning to each movement.
She loves helping others transform their bodies and promises each extra long hold will be well worth it in the long run.
– Lagree Fitness Certified Instructor
– TRX Certified Instructor
– Pilates Certification from the Kane School of Core Integration
– Coursework includes: Core Anatomy, Pilates Principles, Mat Pilates
– All Levels- Reformer Choreography
– All Levels-Cadillac Choreography, All Levels- Wunda Chair Choreography
– Basic Ladder Barrel Choreography
– Biomechanics, Touch, Special Populations and Advanced Teaching Techniques
Ardis is a former Elite Gymnast, and a Silver Medalist at the USGF Elite National Championships at 16 years old. A broken vertebrae ended her competitive Gymnastics career in High School, leading her to take up competitive Diving. In a matter of weeks, she medalled at the New Jersey State Championships and earned a Division 1 Scholarship to compete for University of Maryland
After competing at Maryland, Ardis returned to teaching and coaching Gymnastics at Barnstormers in Rumson, and her back began hurting again. Four children and Three back surgeries later (including a Double-Spinal Fusion), her surgeon suggested Pilates for rehabilitation, and she has been hooked since.
Ardis’ attention to form, precision, and in-class instruction, along with her gentle style, will set the beginner at ease and challenge the most experienced athlete. She makes new routines daily, as she seeks to provide each class member with their best possible workout based on their individual strengths and needs.
-BalancedBody Pilates Certification
-United States Gymnastics Federation Coaching Certification
-Former Division 1 Athlete
As a manager for lululemon athletica and being in the fitness world, Kirsten has tried almost every workout there is. It wasn’t until she was recovering from a broken foot that she found and fell in love with Pilates.
She needed an intense, total body workout that was low to no impact. The megaformerTM offered something that she couldn’t find anywhere else and after just a few classes she was hooked for life. Don’t be fooled by her quiet persona, her workouts are loud and hard!
– Lagree Fitness Certified Instructor
Malia began taking Megaformer classes in 2015 after searching for an intense workout that offered variety. A long-distance runner for ten years, Malia needed exercise that was no-impact. She loved that Pilates Blast and the megaformer provided the intensity and individual attention to help improve her form, strengthen her core and stay active with a busy schedule. The diverse activities offered was a definite bonus.
A children’s therapist by day, Malia wants all her clients, young and old to be well both mentally and physically and becoming a fitness instructor is simply an extension of this wish for others. Expect Malia’s classes to be tough but inclusive. We were all beginners at one time!
-Lagree Fitness Certified Instructor
Kristin began her passion for fitness in gymnastics at a young age becoming the all-around Oklahoma State Champion. After leaving gymnastics she continued her fitness through dance. Classically trained, she set out to widen her repertoire through musical theater, performing in many well-known shows with her longest run at Radio City Music Hall as a Rockette and eventually as their captain for over 5 years.
She’s traveled the world with dance companies, theatre productions as well as featured in numerous commercials and national advertising campaigns. Once leaving the industry to pursue another career in luxury goods, she worked with W Magazine and then transitioned to Roberto Coin to become the VP of Advertising and Marketing.
She now resides in Rumson, NJ with her husband, where she is a busy mom of four. With over 20 years of athletic training and performing experience, Kristin uses her high energy to create a sense of focus that pushes people to reach goals they never thought possible. She values the opportunity to enhance the virtue of a fit mind, body and spirit!
– Lagree FitnessTM MegaformerTM
– Nesta Group Fitness
– Pilates Sports Center Certification
Mallory Galarza is a PMA®-CPT, born and raised in New Jersey. She began her movement training as a dancer at local studios and The Ailey School in Manhattan. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance. Mallory completed her Polestar Pilates Teacher Training under the direction of Kimberly Gibilisco in 2017. She has also had the pleasure of teaching and studying Pilates internationally with Alexander Bohlander of Germany and Anna Mora of the Netherlands. Mallory dreams of dancing professionally, using her somatic training in Pilates and yoga as a supplement to physical health and mental wellness.
Kathryn graduated from Salve Regina University with a degree in Business Administration. She has strong sales background and is currently a successful Realtor in Monmouth County and a dedicated Lagree Fitness TM certified instructor. Kathryn comes from a fitness background and has spent most of her life on the soccer field creating a team environment.
As captain, she had an innate ability to motivate her teammates to perform to their highest potential. She uses this ability today to inspire her clients to get the most out of their workouts and encourage the to reach their goals.
Kathryn brought her same love for soccer to Pilates as she strengthened her core muscles, increased her flexibility and healed former soccer injuries. She has been an avid student and true believer of the Pilates Method for many years, after being introduced to the Lagree FitnessTM / MegaformerTM workout in New York City she became determined to partake in the new fitness revolution helping to bring it to Monmouth County.
Kathryn’s approach is strong, patient and servers more like a coach, encouraging all students to believe in themselves, therefore providing an environment for them to soar to new heights. her energy is magnetic and her love for her work and the people she works with is contagious.
– Lagree FitnessTM / MegaformerTM Burbank. CA
A former athlete , Dana turned to the megaformerTM after years of bulking and lifting – after a few months on the machine of much needed lengthening and toning she claims all 5’1 of her grew an inch. Fine detail work and shaping each individual muscle is Dana’s specialty focusing on finding your center – through balance, flexibility and core stability her classes consists of holding, pulsing and more holding which will leave you feeling long, lean and strong!
– Lagree Fitness Certified Instructor
Missy fell in love with Megaformer from her first class and it wasn’t long until she worked her way onto the PB schedule. This former dancer may not eat scrambled eggs (she’s a self-proclaimed “casual vegan”) but it’s her very favorite mega move. Expect fun playlists ranging from cool covers to 90s hip hop in her class. When Missy’s not teaching at PB, you can find her managing at lululemon Shrewsbury or running the boards in Asbury Park.
As a former Division 1 tennis player and college coach, fitness has been an integral part of Mandy’s life. Setting goals and accomplishing them through fitness has been a rewarding experience. After her tennis career ended, she shifted her life into becoming a Mom. As a Mom, she found it so important to show her children each and everyday that staying healthy and being strong is vital for her and to them.
Mandy found Megaformer after traditional methods of getting back into shape postpartum just weren’t working for her. She was a new mom, constantly exhausted, short on time and lacking a routine. Megaformer changed all that for her! With it only being a 40 minute workout, infusing cardio, strength, balance and flexibility and all set to heart pumping, fast paced music, she was sold! Mandy wants to give each and every client the love of working out and staying fit on the Megaformer! She combines her natural instincts with enthusiasm and knowledge to deliver an amazing class every time. Come join Mandy!
During Laura’s years working as a model at Ford, Wilhelmina, and currently at NY Model Management it’s been vital to maintain a disciplined diet and exercise regimen. Growing up in Lithuania, as a competitive long distance runner and up-and-coming model, she always knew that a healthy lifestyle was essential. The culmination of these experiences has developed into her newest endeavor—fitness training. Today as a wife and mother of three children this can be challenging, but she’s developed a balanced routine that works for her busy lifestyle.
More recently she’s focused her knowledge and expertise on fitness by obtaining my NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) license, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES), and was trained by Pilates Blast to teach Megaformer. She looks forward to the opportunity to work with you and to pass on along some of the experiences that have worked for her!
At his first glance of the Megaformer machine, Eric could not believe what he had just signed up for. However, within his first few minutes of class, he felt encouraged, strong, valued and challenged. He was quickly hooked on Megaformer and the environment that Pilates Blast provided.
As an indoor cycling instructor and aspiring dentist, Eric brings high energy, exciting beats, and a strong understanding of human anatomy and physiology to the Megaformer studio. Eric’s passion for small-group fitness and a positive training environment is clear from the moment you step into the room. Expect to feel welcomed and motivated to try new things in his classes.
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