Team

Team 2018-05-08T21:40:28+00:00

Hometown: Springfield, MO

Nickname: AmyBee

Favorite Hobby: Yoga. Namaste Ya’ll

Secret Talent: I can carry all bags in from the grocery store in one trip. EVERY TIME!

Your go to Pilates Move: Scrambled Eggs for breakfast and on the Megaformer

Favorite place to relax: Home with a good book

Favorite indulgence: Raw Butter or Ghee I eat it by the spoonful.

What can you not leave home without: LUMION and Otis (PPOC team mascot).

3 things to know about me:
1. I founded a natural skin care line LUMION that was birthed out of working so much in the studio as my skin was breaking out being constantly sweaty. www.lumionlife.com
2. I was a vegan for 7 years now I eat meat and cheese daily.
3. When I die please delete my google search history.

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Nickname: Gigi, G-unit, G, G-spice, G-love… take your pick:)

Favorite Hobby: I love to cook and bake for my 3 kids and husband…or for anyone who walks through my door!  I’m 100% Italian, it’s in my DNA.

Secret Talent: I am able to forecast the bill at Costco within a few dollars every time!

Your go to Pilates Move: Reverse Crunch.

Favorite place to relax: In a super hot shower or dancing in the kitchen with my 3 little kids.

Favorite indulgence: Pouring pure maple syrup into a jar of raw almond butter…or Susie Cakes flourless chocolate cupcake.  My FAVE!

What can you not leave home without: Lip gloss

3 things to know about you:
1. I used to play ice hockey. My Dad played professionally for the Northstars.
2. I have to shower every evening before hopping into bed, despite the fact I let both my dogs sleep in my bed…they don’t shed 😉
3. I have been gluten free for 10 years strong.

Hometown: Huntington Beach

Nickname: …Alex

Favorite Hobby: I like to go hiking when I can and disconnect (minus the photos of the views).

Secret Talent: I’ve played golfed since I was 10

Your go to Pilates Move: Wheelbarrow. Gets the abdominals going, and fires up the arms

Favorite place to relax: At the top of a mountain

Favorite indulgence: In-n-out. Cheeseburger with grilled onions, fries light well, and a root beer float

What can you not leave home without: My Sunglasses

3 things to know about you:
1. I am always cold so, I like my classes on the warmer side.
2.  I graduated from CSUF with a degree to teach high school English. I got my teaching credential and my masters in Secondary Education before deciding I wanted to pursue my passion for Fitness full-time.
3. I am definitely a not-so-low-key-once-you-get-me-going Taylor Swift fan. She’s genius.

Hometown: Houston, TX

Favorite Hobby: Traveling

Secret talent: In college I used to challenge people to a Michael Jackson dance off at the bars, and WIN of course!

Your go to Pilates Move: Mermaid, so many different variations and works those obliques like nothing else 

Favorite place to relax: The beach or pool with music and a book

Favorite indulgence: Talenti Chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream

What can you not leave home with out: Chapstick and sunglasses

3 things to know about you:
1. I’m a full time Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room
2. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in June 2018, and IT’S A GIRL
3. My favorite foods are sushi and Mexican

Hometown: San Clemente 

Nickname: Ava-cado…Friend growing up made a song…”my name is Avacodo I’m very very holy…I got ran over by a truck and now I’m guacamole”….

Favorite hobbies: Cooking,writing poetry and songs, collage-ing, singing and dancing.

Secret talent: Writing poetry 

Go to Pilates move: Superlunge

Spirit animal:Tiger..grrrr

Favorite place to relax: With a pen and paper…,in a yoga class or in the kitchen cooking.

Favorite indulgence: Asian cuisine, avocados lol and buying lipgloss

Can’t leave the house with out: Lipgloss

3 things to know about me….
1. I have an amazing 2 year old son
2. I live to eat and work out
3. I love orchids 

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana

Nickname: Dana

Favorite Hobby: Surfing 

Secret Talent: Cake decorating 

Your go to Pilates Move: Plank to Pike 

Favorite place to relax: Beach 

Favorite indulgence: Soy Delicious Cashew Ice Cream

What can you not leave home without: iPhone 

3 things to know about you:
1.. I’m a researcher/faculty in the School of Nursing at University of California, Irvine and have a PhD in Psychology
2.  I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 11
3. I’ve been to 29 countries and counting 

Hometown: Born and Raised in Mission Viejo and still live here. Total California girl and absolutely love it!! We live in the best place ever!! 

Nickname: “J” Hard to say my name obviously with the spelling so I will honestly answer to anything but to make it easy some people just call me J and it is easy 🙂

Favorite Hobby: Total fitness addict so being on my yoga mat, the mega former, or on a spin bike to name just a few 

Secret Talent: Baking and cooking things not only that are good but healthy too 🙂

Your go to Pilates Move: Anything Abs, Nothing can be made into the strength you develop in your abs on the mega former. To name a few favs-catfish, french twist, bear and plank to pike

Favorite place to relax: Beach or at the Spa #heavenhereonearth 

Favorite indulgence: Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt and anything with Peanut Butter 

What can you not leave home without: My yoga mat, hand lotion and chapstick

3 things to know about you:
1. I used to own my own business for ten years which was very successful selling Homemade Goods-cupcakes, cookies, cakes, cookies, on a stick, bars, breads, etc.
2. I have a passion for sharing my fitness knowledge with others and helping them be better in some way-physically, mentally or emotionally 
3. I went to College and got my BA in Liberal Studies to teach kids but scared away from all the parents at parent conference so am teaching adults now instead 🙂 Love to teach anything I have a passion for 🙂 

Hometown: Nickname: Booty Judy 

Favorite Hobby:  Paddleboarding in the ocean

Secret Talent: Throwing big holiday dinners every year

Your go to Pilates Move:  Scrambled Eggs          

Favorite place to relax:  Maui

Favorite indulgence: Truffle Mashed Potatoes

What can you not leave home without: Water

3 things to know about you:

1. I’m a Federal and State Licensed Mortgage Loan Broker
2. I’m an ACE Certified Personal Trainer
3. I’ve been to 5 of the 7 Continents in the world

Hometown: Laguna Niguel

Nickname:  Kase, Tills 

Favorite Hobby: I love collecting crystals and doing rituals with them. 

Secret Talent: I’m professional napper

Your go to Pilates Move: Pulsing and counts of 10 x 

Favorite place to relax: My patio with a glass of wine

Favorite indulgence: Plaintain w bitchin’ sauce from Whole Foods ( heavenly), matcha lattes w almond milk, all the dark chocolate, new leggings, pedicures and spin classes

What can you not leave home without: coffee, my phone, my notebook ( aka my teaching bible)

3 things to know about you:

1. I’m fluent in sarcasm
2. I love to read
3. I’m always down to have fun

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Nickname: Megs

Favorite Hobby: Snuggling my babies (I’ve got two), trying new restaurants, traveling, doing pilates and drinking lattes. 

Secret Talent: I can free dive (with fins, but no scuba tank). I looooove the ocean. 

Your go to Pilates Move: Mermaid!

Favorite place to relax: On the North Shore of Oahu. Wonderful peaceful vibes there. 

Favorite indulgence: Baked goods and weekly massages.

What can you not leave home without:  My iPhone,   Shea butter lip balm and water. 

3 things to know about you:
1.. I’m an Aquarius…
2.  I graduated from University of Hawaii in 2007. My degree is “International Peace Studies” (for real, that’s the name of it.)
3. I am passionate about traveling. I grew up traveling all over Europe as a child (my dad is from England) and the travel bug has been with me ever since. My husband and I have explored all corners of the Earth together before we started having kiddos. I’m so grateful for all those eye opening soul feeding adventures. My top 5 favorite places? Maldives, Sri Lanka, Greece, Thailand, and Italy. 

Hometown: Born & raised in San Clemente, currently nestled up in Dana Point with my husband & our two boys!

Nickname: My husband calls me P-FUNK

Favorite Hobby: Cooking is my jam, adventuring with my hubby, beachin’ it with my kiddos, professional foodie

Secret Talent: Hiding from my Kids. LOL just kidding!! Probably doing about 7 things at once #momlife 

Your go to Pilates Move: Leg sweep donkey kicks! burns so good and gives that booty a tight & lifted look 

Favorite place to relax: I’m a beach kind of girl! So you can definitely find me on the beach with my toes in the sand, the sun on my skin, and the smell of the crisp & salty ocean water 

Favorite indulgence: I am known to have a love affair with RAMEN of all shapes and sizes. 

What can you not leave home without:  I’m always on the run dropping off and picking up my kids so a coffee or a BOOCH is always in hand to keep me going throughout the day 

3 things to know about you:

  1. I have a passion for cooking & I am constantly in my kitchen creating healthy and delicious meals for my family and I (mainly Paleo & Whole30 recipes). My personal Food instagram you can find here: @freshandsproutedeats
  2. As much as I love a great adventure— I’m a homebody through and through and love nothing more than being in bed with wine in hand and snacks by my bed watching a good movie with the fam!
  3. I pretty much Google everything.

Hometown: Dana Point, CA

Nickname: Jenn

Favorite Hobby: I love to workout-Lagree, spinning-anything and everything

Your go to Pilates Move: Spider Lunge

Favorite place to relax:  The Beach

Favorite indulgence:  Going to the spa

What can you not leave home without: My Hydroflask Water Bottle

3 things to know about you:
1. I love to lift weights.  Using the barbell is empowering.
2.  I am a Certified Weightlifting Coach, TRX Trainer and am Yoga Teacher.  There is a balance between training and finding your inner self.
3.  I love to travel and experience new cultures.  I spent 5 weeks in Eucador by myself learning Spanish.

Hometown:  Fort Hood, Texas (I’m an “Army brat”)

Nickname: “V”

Favorite Hobby: Recipe development + food photography + eating it, of course! In my spare time, I create recipes for Bulletproof (the company that invented Bulletproof Coffee) and am working on my own cookbook.

Secret Talent: My knees are double jointed. This is also my most useless talent. 

Your go to Pilates Move: Mermaid (it works to define your waist like nothing else!)

Favorite place to relax: I’m extremely happy sitting and watching the ocean or relaxing by a fire

Favorite indulgence: Spending the day in bed binge watching tv shows or 80’s movies

What can you not leave home without: My phone

3 things to know about you:

1. I love game shows! I’ve been a contestant on The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal lol

2. I’m experienced at extended fasting and can easily go 6 days or more without eating. I do this a few times a year for general health and wellness. 

3. I love learning new things, especially when it comes to holistic health and wellness. Currently, I’m learning about Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs and how to balance hormones (like cortisol) naturally.

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Nickname: Some people call me “ T “ but most people just call me Tina. 

Favorite Hobby: Paddle boarding, golf, hiking, rappelling waterfalls and every other exercise out there! 

Secret Talent: Remembering people

My go to pilates move: Super Lunge

Favorite place to relax: The beach

Favorite indulgence: Shoes and handbags

What can you not leave home without: My bkr bottle filled with H2O

3 Things to know about me: 

  1. Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to live to be 100 years old. 
  2. I was a master hair colorist and salon owner for 26 years. 
  3. I am a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and Nutritious Life certified. I can train your body and tell you what to feed it! 

Hometown: Grew up in Pasadena Area (La Cañada), CA, but now, Newps is my hometown.


Nickname: Bunny


Favorite Hobby: Pilates


Secret Talent: I love to build things! I am a wall finishings enthusiast, I enjoy working with wood, paint, metal, tile, plaster, pretty much anything you can do to a wall, I am into.


Your go to Pilates Move: Reverse wheelbarrow. Classic me, and usually how I love to start class.

Favorite place to relax: Coffee Klatching after pilates. My closest peeps and I always work out first class of the day, then have 45 minutes to ourselves to converse and enjoy the morning before the sun rises. To me, it is like free time while everyone else is asleep!

Favorite indulgence: Dessert, however, I am not a huge chocolate fan and I do not like desserts that are excessively sweet. Instead, I prefer desserts with nuts, fruits, and usually, some kind of whipped cream or ice cream. Yum. I need to do pilates so I can keep up my love of dessert!

What can you not leave home without: My lucky gold necklace. When I was 18, I called KIIS FM in my first attempt ever at winning something on-air. Amazingly, I was caller 102, and won the gold Me&Ro necklace! I definitely was speechless, so much so, Ryan Seacrest told me I was the least enthusiastic caller, ever. I am not one for screeching into the telephone. I still have it all these years later, although I have gone through a few different chains, but the gold pendant remains the same.

3 things to know about you:

  1. I am definitely a work-aholic. You could also substitute work-out-aholic and it would be the same. I love to stay busy and I seriously hate sitting down.

  2.  I throw parties everyday and hope people show up. At least, that’s what my husband and I say owning a restaurant is like! My husband, Noah, and I have three restaurants in Costa Mesa; Arc Food & Libations, Arc Pizza House and The Guild Club. We are currently in the process of opening our 4th endeavor, Arc Butcher & Baker, on the Newport Peninsula, opening April 2018!
  3.  I really love my family! My whole family moved here from the Los Angeles Area when my husband and I opened our restaurants (I told them I was never moving back to LA). My parents are my best friends besides my husband and my brother, so when I decided that Newport was home, everyone heard the call! We all really like hanging out 🙂

Hometown: Los Angeles

Nickname: Mims

Favorite Hobby: Photography & playing piano

Secret Talent: Being extra can do aerial silks

Your go-to Move: Mountain climbers, bear, french twist, super lunge

Favorite place to relax: Beach

Favorite indulgence: Massages, Del Taco chicken soft tacos & Hawaiian poke

What can you not leave home without: a tequila shot and VOCO sunscreen

3 things to know about you:
1. Graduated from UC Irvine, and now does clinical research at the UCI Medical Center
2. Loves traveling and has traveled in all 60 states.
3. The only Asian person not to like rice, pho, and anime
LOL jk!!!

Hometown: Marin County, CA

Nickname: G

Favorite Hobby: There are so many! Smothering my golden retriever with kisses (Jackson), Pilates (loyal to Lagree), Hot Yoga, Cooking (Ina Garten is my hero!), Traveling the world and gaining all different types of experiences with my hubby.

Secret Talent: Wouldn’t be a secret if I told you.

Your go to Pilates Move: Anything to do with the bungee cord!  Gets me every time.

Favorite place to relax: Currently, the foot reflexology spas.  Heaven.

Favorite indulgence: Food.  I am always thrilled to indulge in a new and worthy culinary experience!

What can you not leave home without:  My iPhone & Kopari lip gloss (I love anything with coconut)

3 things to know about you:
1. I’m am a Virgo
2.  I graduated from Arizona State University. My undergraduate degree was in “Pre-Law”. I then continued to pursue my Master’s degree in Special Education (I really wanted to be a Special-Ed attorney/advocate for the ACLU).  Ironically, after meeting a new classmate in graduate school, I was introduced to and ended up working as a pharmaceutical rep for a drug company.  Coming to Pilates classes after work or class was my stress-reliever, and its how I evolved to become an instructor.  I am very grateful for not only the physical challenge Lagree Pilates has, but also the mental push it gives me. Makes me physically and mentally stronger!
3. I am passionate about so many things. To start, I love spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes. I am also passionate about staying fit because I feel like it keeps me mentally and physically healthy.  Having a strong body and living a healthy lifestyle is important to me.  And lastly, my husband says I love to shop.