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: 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: 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: 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!!!

Pilates Plus OC Instructor Nicole Byrnes

Hometown: Orange County Native

Nickname: Nikki B

Favorite Hobby: Working is my hobby. I’m a workaholic!

Secret Talent: Hip Hop dancer – Let’s go!

Your go to Pilates Move: Kneeling Inner Thighs, Back Lunge, Bear, Mountain Climbers – ahh! So many options and I love them all!

Favorite place to relax: Just hand me a spicy margarita 😉

Favorite indulgence: I live for cheeseburgers!

What can you not leave home without: workout clothes

Instagram Handle: @nicolembyrnes

3 things to know about you:

  1. I lived in New York for five years before moving back to Orange County. Three of those years were dedicated to teaching the Lagree method. I’M OBSESSED!
  2. I went to the University of Colorado at Boulder and got my degree in Business Marketing.
  3. In Bali, I hiked a volcano at 3AM and proceeded with river rafting the same day.

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: Fort Lauderdale, Fl

Nickname: Brit

Favorite Hobby: Exercising! 

Secret Talent: Cooking

My go to pilates move: Wheelbarrow

Spirit Animal: a dolphin

Favorite place to relax: on the beach

Favorite indulgence: Glass of red wine

What can you not leave home without: my Apple Watch

Instagram Handle: britmilrot

3 things to know about you:
  1. I’m an attorney
  2. I’m learning Spanish
  3. I’m Jewish

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Nickname: T

Favorite Hobby: Hiking and walking my pup

Secret Talent: According to my friends and family- Superhuman sleep deprivation resistance

Your go to Pilates Move: Reverse Runners Lunge and Tailbone Angel

Spirit Animal: Dolphin

Favorite place to relax: On a beach or in the mountains

Favorite indulgence: Literally anything dark chocolate! Big sweet tooth!

What can you not leave home without: my phone (for CarPlay) and chapstick

Instagram Handle: @taldaddah

3 things to know about you:

  1. I’m first generation American (my fam is from Iraq)
  2. I was a sitting municipal court judge in St Louis County Missouri for 5 years
  3. I’ve never dyed my hair

Hometown: Dana Point

Nickname: Coco

Favorite Hobby: Skiing, cooking, wellness

Secret Talent: Choco chip cookies

Your go to Pilates Move: reverse kneeling crunch

Spirit Animal: Gizelle

Favorite place to relax: the beach

Favorite indulgence: ice cream and French fries

What can you not leave home without: water bottle

Instagram Handle: CarolineHoffman__

3 things to know about you:

  1. I love to challenge my classes
  2. I lived in Paris
  3. Help friends, clients and family grow wealth in real estate investments

Hometown: Kailua Kona, HI

Nickname: E

Favorite Hobby: Cooking, Reading & Pilates

Secret Talent: I’m a licensed esthetician

Your go to Pilates Move: plank to pike

Spirit Animal: Dolphin

Favorite place to relax: at home with my family

Favorite indulgence: chocolate

What can you not leave home without: my hydro flask

Instagram Handle: @rikabourne

3 things to know about you:

  1. I’m a loving mother of three.
  2. I enjoy uplifting people.
  3. I love traveling with my family.

Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Nickname: BCM

Favorite Hobby: Traveling to new places.

Secret Talent: Event Planning

Your go to Pilates Move: Impossible to choose one….Scrambled Egg, Cobra, Super Lunge, all arm moves!

Spirit Animal: Deer

Favorite place to relax: anywhere I can hear the ocean & on my couch with my little girl & husband

Favorite indulgence: Wine, White Cheddar Popcorn & Chips and Salsa

What can you not leave home without: Apple Watch

Instagram Handle: _itsbcinqmars_

3 things to know about you:

  1. I studied broadcast journalism at Arizona State, interned at a local news station & worked with ESPN during a Super Bowl. Big dreams to be an anchor one day.
  2. We love to travel and visit different countries and states!
  3. I’m a social butterfly. Always looking forward to the next ladies night out!

Hometown: Milton Massachusetts

Nickname: LB

Favorite Hobby: teaching lagree 🙂

Secret Talent: I love baking

Your go to Pilates Move: scrambled eggs

Spirit Animal: my cat! I’m a cat lady for sure

Favorite place to relax: the beach or pool

Favorite indulgence: French fries with Mayo

What can you not leave home without: Apple Watch

Instagram Handle: laurenbarrett822

3 things to know about you:

  1. I work full time in finance
  2. I am half Lebanese
  3. I live in dana point on the beach but I don’t surf !

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Nickname: Lynnie

Favorite Hobby: Working out of course!

Secret Talent: headstands 🙂

Your go to Pilates Move: French twist

Spirit Animal: Tiger (who knew?!)

Favorite place to relax: The Spa

Favorite indulgence:

What can you not leave home without: AirPods.

Instagram Handle: lynn_sagarino

3 things to know about you:

  1. I’m a mom to one teenager & bonus mom to two teenagers
  2. I read everyday, a book a week!
  3. My family is everything to me

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Nickname: Jamo

Favorite Hobby: watching football, walking back bay/hiking in Laguna

Secret Talent: I can hold a plank for over 4 minutes (thanks Lagree)

Your go to Pilates Move: Floor Lunge – there’s so many layers to it and it hits all the good spots

Spirit Animal: Dolly Parton

Favorite place to relax: Palm Springs or the beach

Favorite indulgence: Fro yo or Suzie cakes celebration cake

What can you not leave home without: My glass jug of Kangen Water (it’s magic)

Instagram Handle: @jamisonphelts

3 things to know about you:

  1. I’m obsessed with Atlanta sports teams and Georgia Football – Go DAWGS!
  2. I’m a pro at shopping. I can find anything and everything…I used to be a personal shopper.
  3. I love popcorn but don’t like going to the movies. I barely watch TV.
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