Derrick is a seasoned Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor with a strong background in Dance and Fitness. He is licensed as a Stotts Pilates Instructor, a Certified Barre, TRX, BOSU, YOGA (200/300RYS) and Gyrotonic Instructor. He is also a Les Mills Certified Body Pump and Body Flow Instructor and is a licensed Zumba Fitness Instructor. He holds a MCT Triggerpoint certificate. He is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor under American Fitness Professional and Associates (AFPA). A former jazz and contemporary dancer under Douglas Nierras Power dance, he learned how important discipline and respect are to one’s profession. You will find Derrick often traveling and attending conferences and training sessions to keep his knowledge and skills updated.
The ultimate beneficiaries of Derrick’s certifications, training sessions and experience are his clients. Derrick’s ultimate passion is in helping his students reach their health and fitness goals. At Club Pilates SOMA each and every class that Derrick teaches has a unique routine that maximizes workout efficiency, increases stamina, improves fitness, and helps students develop an overall sense of well-being. But most importantly, Derrick’s classes are fun and tough.
Derrick is the Lead Instructor for Club Pilates SOMA. Do not be surprised if you hear from Derrick when you are trying to move up a class level. Derrick and team want to make sure that not only do you meet and exceed your fitness goals but you do so in the safest manner possible.