Ila is a lifelong athlete, born and raised here in Los Angeles, California. Sports and exercise has always been second nature.She ran track throughout her childhood, and continued to develop and showcase her talent at the college level. Ila has competed in the Mount Sac Relays and Arcadia Relays, to name a few. For 10 plus years Ila was an avid gym rat, lifting heavy and not completely understanding the damage she was doing to her body. As a collegiate athlete Ila suffered injuries which brought her to Pilates. In 2012, Ila discovered Pilates and immediately fell in love with the practice. Due to her spinal injury, Ila knew that Pilates would be the only thing that would allow for an active lifestyle with longevity. She said “For the first time I had control over my own body. My back and overall strength had never felt better.” As a former athlete, Ila’s goal is to share and teach the importance of a strong Powerhouse and healthy spine to all ages and fitness levels.She wants to encourage those through her own testimony that Pilates can return any body to life.
Ila is a classically trained Instructor, certified through the Equinox Pilates Institute. She is certified in all levels of Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector and Ladder Barrel. Ila attends workshops frequently to further her knowledge and personal practice in Pilates. Her clients range from athletes to those seasoned in age. Her main goal with each client is to improve the way they feel which in return will improve the way they look. Effective and efficient movement for the everyday person to the toughest athlete.