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- Targets core to flattens abs, stabilizes back
- Builds strength to sculpt a long, lean physique
- Increases range of motion and stability, making other activities easier and safer
- Improves mind-body connection
- Promotes flexibility and agility
- Prevents and rehabilitates injuries
ILANA TURNER, OWNER
Ilana has been teaching Pilates for 17 years, and has owned Güd Belly Pilates since 2005. A former pro figure skater, coach, and trained dancer who attended circus school, she brings a unique and creative approach to Pilates. For four years, Ilana was the Pilates Director at Back to Total Health in WeHo, and she previously, she taught Pilates at the Beverly Hills Country Club and at several San Francisco locations.
Ilana specializes in working with pregnant and post-partum women, and babies are welcome in the studio during private sessions. She has also adapted many Pilates exercises to support voice work for actors and singers.
As a figure skater, Ilana was trained in Maryland and at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, where she later coached. She also taught skating at the Oakland Ice Center alongside Brian Boitano, founder of the Youth Skate program for which Ilana volunteered. She has performed with the San Francisco Ice Dance Company.
Ilana holds a B.A. in Theater & Dance from Hampshire College; Pilates certifications from ITT Pilates, The Physicalmind Institute, Buff Bones, Power Pilates (Pregnancy, Post-Natal Training), and Polestar. She is also PMA Certified. Ilana lives in Studio City with her husband and daughters. She loves punk rock.
With a background in Dance and Musical Theatre, Jerin has always been a mover. Pilates became the natural progression to keep her body performance ready, flexible, and strong. So thrilled with her own results it became her passion to share this amazing form of movement with others.
Jerin is a graduate from the Pilates Sports Center Teacher Training Program. She is certified in Pilates Mat, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, and Jumpboard. Her technique is a combination of Traditional and Western Pilates Methods learned from her Master Trainers Lora Anderson, and Nichole Martinez.
Jerin enjoys nothing more than helping others on their personal journey to discover their best body at any age. She will help build inner strength that will reflect outwardly. Her workouts are enlightening, challenging and fun. Jerin is described as caring, honest, and patient. It is her goal to help you reach yours.
Jennie is a California native who has been an instructor of movement for 10 years, including five years as a certified Pilates instructor. She first studied dance at the Pasadena Dance Center and went on to major in theater and minor in dance at NYU. She has taught dance and theater in New York Public Schools and at Theaterworks, a prestigious arts outreach program. This is where she first was introduced to Pilates. She appreciated the mind/body connection and pure physical fitness of the technique. She got her certification through Physicalmind Institute and studied with Maria Leone at Bodyline LA. She is certified in both mat and reformer Pilates. Besides pure physical fitness, she also loves how Pilates can be used for rehabilitation, prenatal exercise and core strengthening.
MARGARET SPIRITO CHAPMAN
Margaret received a classical Pilates base training, with contemporary auxiliary and Fletcher influences, through Yogaworks’s Pilates Teacher Training Program. She is fully certified in mat and all Pilates apparatuses. Recently diagnosed with the early stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis (an auto-immune disease which causes joint stiffness in her wrists, hands, shoulders, and knees), Pilates was the only method of exercise that helped to alleviate the pain, while keeping Margaret’s whole body strong and in shape. Being diagnosed with a physical ailment has helped her to identify with Pilates, not only as a way to look your best, but as a therapeutic practice to help treat chronic pain. Her goal is to make every single client feel like their body gets stronger and stronger with every session, helping them look and feel their best!