Meet The Teachers
Director of the Southern California Fletcher Pilates® Program of Study
Fletcher Pilates® Faculty
Professional Fletcher Pilates® Teacher
Kerri began her Pilates practice in 1998. She began with the East coast style of Pilates while attending The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
After completing and even teaching several teacher-training courses with some of the most respected names in the Pilates field, Kerri began to teach Pilates in both a Physical Therapy setting and with professional athletes. She then discovered the work of Master Teacher Ron Fletcher. Her most profound body transformations occurred while practicing Fletcher Pilates® and through the rigorous and demanding study of his lineage, she finally found the depth of knowledge that she had been seeking.
In 2009, as the only Fletcher style teacher in Los Angeles, Kerri opened the first Fletcher Pilates Studio in Los Angeles since the original. Over the next few years then she expanded her business multiple times and has since gone on to bring the Fletcher Pilates Program of Study to Southern California. She has been featured in Horse and Rider Magazine, on Pilates Anytime, Pilatesology, E! Network, and has been voted one of the top 20 fitness professionals in Los Angeles. In 2018 she she helped to republish Ron Fletchers’ seminal book Everybody is Beautiful.
Her experience as a student of several Pilates styles, a patient, a physical therapy aide, an artist, and Professional Fletcher Pilates® Teacher, gives her a singular ability to pass this work on to others.
Nancy began her Pilates journey in 2009 at the Fletcher studio Lone Star Pilates in San Antonio, Texas. She wanted to try something new in the form of exercise and immediately fell in love with the Fletcher breath and movement and the way it translated into her body and mind. After a few years of classes and privates she went on to attend the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive® Program of study, which she completed in 2012. Shortly after she began working at Lone Star Pilates, teaching classes and privates on all forms of equipment.
Her love of Pilates doesn’t stop with teaching. She’s attended both the Fletcher and PMA conference, where she took many workshops taught by instructors from different branches of the Pilates world. She’s also had the opportunity to take the Level 2 floor work course from master teacher Martha Ramirez and the Hands On course with Fletcher Director Kyria Sabin. Nancy’s love of travel also plays a part in her Pilates life visiting studios from California to just recently London. After many wonderful years in Texas she decided it was time for a change in scenery, and weather, and moved out to Los Angeles to spread her joy of teaching to Californians.
She’s excited to be here and to be a part of the Pilates Bodyshop.
Justin’s passion for Pilates began in his mother’s Pilates studio. A dynamic teacher, he brings over 15 years of experience as a Pilates practitioner and teacher. He is a graduate of The Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program of Study (1050 hours) in Tucson. He has taught private clients and group classes at studios in New York City, Boston, Providence, Tucson, San Antonio and Pasadena. With years of diverse experience and a gift for personal communication, he creates a physical conditioning experience that is safe, challenging and focused on progressing clients toward their personal goals. Justin works with men and women of all skill levels, ages and physical conditions to improve function in daily life and athletic activities, reduce pain, and promote overall well-being. Justin earned his BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Acting from Brown University. He has performed in television, film, on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and venues across the country. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and the Actors’ Equity Association.
Yamuna Body Rolling
Fletcher Pilates Studio Teacher
Lupa has been "on the ball" since 2006, after successfully relieving her own extreme low back pain and overall structural issues using the highly effective Yamuna Body Rolling techniques. Continuing Yamuna's work as a full body maintenance program gave Lupa more insight to not only recognizing her body issues but also correcting them. Sharing this work has become a passion. She teaches YBR routines covering your entire body, from healthy foot function to the newer Yamuna Face Massage which addresses issues such as TMJ, migraines, chronic headaches, sinus issues etc.
Yamuna Body Rolling is the small ball therapy AND workout that is really an ANTI-AGING tool. A true sign of aging is when you limit or completely stop activities because your body does not comfortably perform the required range of motion. Join us as Lupa shows you CAN maintain a supple, well balanced body to do whatever you want!
Fletcher Pilates Studio Teacher
Jamile is a Los Angeles Native and has been doing Pilates for over 20 years. While working as an Art Director in the Entertainment Industry she originally turned to Pilates as a release from “being behind the computer”. In 2001, she decided deepen her knowledge of movement and completed the “Dynamic Rehabilitation and Teacher Training program” taught by Dawn-Marie Ickes (founding member of the Pilates Method Alliance) and Allyson Cabot (Balanced Body, Faculty/Master Training Instructor).
A life-long interest in holistic healing techniques then lead Jamile to travel around the world to study with energy workers and shamans. In 2012, she graduated Alberto Villoldo’s renowned Healing the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society. After a serious ankle break in 2013 she returned to Pilates to heal her body. It was through the process of learning how to walk differently in this world both physically and spiritually that she fell in love with Fletcher Pilates. In 2016, She completed the 600 hr Fletcher Pilates® Comprehensive Program. Jamile brings a unique approach and energy to every session. Her motto: Move. Just Move.
Fletcher Pilates Studio Teacher
Melissa views Fletcher Pilates as a meditation of movement and finds its demand for precision, rhythm and spirit a perfect complement to her work in film and video. As a former dancer and athlete, Pilates fulfills her joy of movement while keeping her chronic pain at bay. She is particularly drawn to teaching the work for its ability to satisfy her love of exciting challenges - there are no two days alike and she never stops learning!