Maureen Barnett, Owner
Maureen has been teaching Pilates for 9 years. In addition to being STOTT PILATES® Fully certified and PMA certified, she is a STOTT PILATES® specialist in Post-Rehabilitation, Athletic Conditioning, is a certified Fascial Movement Instructor, and has a degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Maureen specializes in working with individuals with biomechanical and postural dysfunction, senior balance and fall prevention and of course pre and post natal. She specializes in using Pilates in combination with functional training to help clients gain strength and retrain faulty movement patterns . Maureen holds additional certifications in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Institute at Cornell University, emphasizing her holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle.
Maureen opened The Pilates Studio in 2010 and lives in Corona del Mar with her husband Rial.
Kim is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor with specialized training in injuries and special populations, which includes but is not limited to prenatal, postnatal and a wide range of anatomical and biomechanical dysfunctions and pathologies. She began studying Pilates as her chosen method of personal fitness in 2008. Along with running this became her passion for maintaining balance in her everyday life.
In 2010, she was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) – this diagnosis was life changing. Her immediate and continued decision to improve her health and well-being as well as maintain this balanced life now became of imminent importance. Maintaining her health without meds was her number one priority. She contributes her success in managing her MS and her continued well-being to her Pilates practice and in 2015 decided to share her success by becoming STOTT PILATES® Certified. Kim is from Orange County, CA and has 2 adult children, Kyle and Katie.
Kellie Van Pelt
Kellie is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Pilates Instructor, certified in Mat and Reformer levels 1 and 2, and is currently working on her full certification. Kellie has specialized training in injuries and special populations and enjoys working with clients of all levels and needs. Kellie began studying Pilates to compliment her quintessential Southern California lifestyle that includes hiking, trail running, and spending time at the beach. She found that Pilates improved her strength, flexibility and range of motion, which helped her see gains in her other activities.
Kellie graduated from Cal State Long Beach and lives in Orange County, CA.
Eunjoo is STOTT PILATES® certified in Mat and Reformer and is currently working towards her full certification. She has experience teaching ballet dancers, kids and teens, and a wide spectrum of clients requiring modifications. Eunjoo brings an exuberant, positive energy to the studio and everyone will benefit from her customized programs. Eunjoo loves to travel and is fluent in Korean and Japanese. Along with Pilates, she stays active doing everything from running to standup paddleboarding.
All instructors are CPR/First-Aid/ and AED certified.
Pilates is widely recognized as the premier form of exercise to strengthen the core while increasing flexibility and mobility of the spine and extremities. Using a systematic approach, Pilates teaches us how to breathe correctly, how to engage the core muscles that support the spine, and how to apply these principles to everyday life. When applied, these Pilates principles result in increased mobility and body awareness, control of the musculoskeletal and respiratory systems, increased balance, and increased functionality in everyday tasks. This low impact form of exercise is beneficial to individuals of all ages and fitness levels.