Owner Christine Diaz is a Certified Pilates Instructor specializing in intense physical fitness. Former Marine, triathlete and marathoner, Christine understands rehabilitation and the need for the body to heal using movement. In addition Christine can challenge the advanced athlete to excel in any sport by focusing on flexibility and core strength offered only through Pilates.
Katy Strand is a Point Loma native and has been a practitioner of Pilates for most of her adult life. Her love affair with Pilates truly began after the birth of her son. Pilates provided her with the best tools and practices to re-engage with her post baby body and center her mind. Katy has a great passion for the mind-body connection. Focusing on building strength, coordination, balance and confidence, Katy designs classes for clients of all levels. Combining a fun, all inclusive environment allowing for a brief respite from the daily grind. Here her clients can focus on themselves and their individual physical, mental and spiritual needs. It is the synergy of all of these components that will deliver the best results!
Marcia Gambrel grew up in the Midwest where she is Omaha Ballet trained. She partnered with individuals, groups and corporate clients to create tailored solutions for their fitness needs. Marcia, a former marathon runner, graduated Cum Laude from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Marcia is certified in Stott Pilates, American Council on Exercise, CPR/AED, Zumba, Blue Belt NIA Instructor, Member, International Dance and Exercise Association. She challenges her Pilates students using four main elements: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Using 30 plus years experience to motivate her clients to achieve their goals for a stronger, leaner, flexible, pain free body. Marcia’s Pilates has proven results.
Born and raised in Northern California, Allison Marengo developed a passion for sports and fitness at a very young age. Although playing competitive soccer through college kept her in physical shape, she was still missing that true mind-body connection. In 2006, she left her corporate job and set her sights on San Diego. Allison started taking Pilates classes in 2007 and was hooked! Determined to spread her love of Pilates, she completed a 550-hour comprehensive Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) accredited teacher-training course and has been a certified Pilates instructor since 2012 with emphasis on rehabilitation, restoring proper posture and alignment and teaching contemporary-style Pilates classes. With her background in athletics, Pilates and a degree in kinesiology, Allison promises to provide you with a fun, challenging class, encouraging you to step outside of your comfort zone.