meet team Laguna Niguel
Keely tried Pilates after a good friend raved about how much she loved it. Following one semi-private session on the Pilates Reformer, Keely was totally hooked and began her certification two weeks later. Following her comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training certification in 2007, Keely spent two years teaching private and small group classes part-time. In 2009, Keely quit her sales and marketing position to pursue her passion for Pilates. She has been overjoyed by the changes she's seen in her own strength and flexibility and has loved sharing that with her clients; helping them through injuries, rehab, pregnancies, and to meet their own fitness goals. She is so very excited to now be spreading the Pilates love with Club Pilates in Orange County.
From the very first moment on the Pilates Reformer, I was hooked. How precise the movement could be with good cueing was so amazing. It was all the details, the mindfulness, the precision, the flow, the movement and the deep connection to all those little muscles I didn't know I had. I knew then this was for me and always would be. Having back issues from a previous injury, Pilates became my savior. Being an old soul, the history of Joseph Pilates also intrigued me and I fell more in love with the method. In 2011, with the support of my husband, I decided to learn to teach this beautiful art form through BASI Pilates. I feel so passionate and blessed to have this in my life and to be able to share those amazing details that keep our mind and body connected, safe, healthy and functional. I have made wonderful friends through Pilates. The people I meet touch my heart and inspire me to grow as an instructor and as a person.
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Lindsey Van Ramshorst
Originally from California, Lindsey Richter graduated from Chapman University in 2009 with a B.A. in Dance. Throughout her college experience, she was trained in Pilates and other forms of physical conditioning. This is where she discovered her connection to and passion for Pilates. In 2009, she pursued her professional Pilates teaching certification with Body Arts and Sciences International. Later in 2010, she added to her Pilates education by receiving her 2nd certification through the Pilates Method Alliance. Lindsey is fully trained in the Pilates apparatus equipment, mat repertoire and specialized conditioning for dancers and athletes. She continued her fitness education and received her ACE certification in 2011. Lindsey has been dancing for over 20 years in various styles of dance. A couple years ago she moved to New York to pursue careers in both dance and Pilates. Moving back to get married and start a new adventure, Lindsey is excited to share her techniques and style with everyone at Club Pilates!
Lisa is a medical professional working in high-risk pregnancy. Fitness has been her passion for thirty years. Ten years ago she decided to take it to the next level with a certification in Yoga followed by one in Pilates with Balanced Bodies University. The mind-body connection between the two fitness programs drives her to creatively enhance each practice with the other.
My neurosurgeon first recommended Pilates to me after I had cervical surgery on my spinal column,C-3 thru C-7. My spinal cord had no protective bone at this area and I was becoming paralyzed. The surgeon added a shiny new four inch Titanium plate to my spine, and sent me to Pilates... LOVED PILATES! I finally made the change in my career by attending the Pure Pilates Certification Program here in Laguna Niguel, where I have lived with my family for 20 years. My favorite instructor/teacher of the certification program stated I had a real passion for Pilates, and I do; it's been a life saver/game changer for me! I want to share the joy and freedom Pilates has provided for me with everyone!
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Nandini was first introduced to reformer Pilates at the Club Pilates Rancho Bernardo studio in 2010. Very quickly she realized that she responded to the workouts in a way that she hadn't experienced with other workouts and became hooked. Pilates became a key to unlocking mental, emotional, and physical wellness for Nandini. Having a background in training and development, Nandini feels that she can bring the same spirit of learning and growth from corporate classrooms into the Pilates studio. She hopes clients leave her classes feeling energized and motivated to keep coming back! Nandini enjoys yoga, travel, baking cookies, attempting to crochet (there is a certain scarf that's been in progress for a "few" years), and endlessly sharing pictures of her dog, Scout. Nandini is originally from the midwest and is so grateful to have moved to California and found her way to Club Pilates!
Jody’s passion for movement was ignited at a very young age when she began taking dance lessons. As a teenager she was immersed in ballet and modern dance technique at Interlochen Arts Academy, an international performing arts high school in northern Michigan. She went on to dance professionally for over 10 years. As a dancer, she experienced some setbacks including chronic bursitis of the hip. She was introduced to Pilates to help with her injuries and immediately felt a strong connection with the method. In 2010 Jody completed her Pilates certification with Body Arts and Science International (BASI). She also holds a barre certification with Bootybarre. She believes our body and mind are powerful entities and when they are nourished and trained they can work wonders. She has a passion for helping people reach their fullest potential, which has lead her to become a certified nutritionist. On a daily basis Jody is inspired by the changes she sees in front of her as she watches people build strength and make health a priority. She is very excited to be joining Club Pilates team and share her knowledge of this profound work.
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Erin is the General Manager of Club Pilates Laguna Niguel and is also in the process of completing the teacher training program with Club Pilates. She was previously an event planner and marketing specialist for a local financial company but desired an industry that better aligned with her interests and passions. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise in various areas of marketing and promotion. Erin is most excited about working in the Pilates community and using her skills to deliver optimal results for Club Pilates Laguna Niguel clients. Erin is a Laguna Niguel local and attended Aliso Niguel High School where she played Varsity soccer and track & field. She then attended Northern Arizona University where she majored in Sales & Marketing. She discovered her love of Pilates after college as an alternative to the body-pounding sports she was accustomed to. Erin lives in Laguna Beach with her fiancé and when she’s not doing Pilates you can find her enjoying the beach, hiking, running, or exploring the local culinary scene.