TRX: Power Hour


This class is taught by:

Michelle DuVall

Michelle is an honors graduate from the University of the Arts and holds a BFA in Modern Dance performance. She has performed with various dance companies in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and even as far away as Tokyo, Japan. In 2008 she completed her 600-hr comprehensive certification through Power Pilates in New York City under the direction of Bob Leikens and Susan Moran. Michelle was featured in Power Pilates' marketing and educational materials, including a commercial collaboration with the USA Sevens Rugby team. Combining her love for dance and fitness, Michelle went on to co-create the ballet barre workout, BeyondBarre. She developed and directed the company's education program and, as a master trainer, certified instructors across the United States in BeyondBarre. At Chaise Fitness in New York City Michelle taught TRX and the Reinvention method, which was created by mother-daughter duo Lauren and Rachel Piskin of New York City Ballet.

Amanda MacLeod

Cultivated in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, blossomed in NYC, and transplanted in LA. Amanda has spent her life dedicated to movement - Pilates, yoga, alpine skiing, whitewater kayaking, and any other adrenaline-inducing mountain sport she can get her hands on.

She found Pilates after a debilitating back injury took her away from her dance training. Through a dedicated practice, she came back stronger than ever before and was able to return to her career as a professional modern dancer.
She holds a BFA in Dance from Rutgers University and received her Comprehensive Pilates Certification from Body Arts Science International, where she apprenticed under the mentorship of Rael Isacowitz. Amanda loves helping her clients deepen their awareness and connection to themselves. She believes that Pilates provides unparalleled strength and balance to any lifestyle, and will help you discover a potential in your physicality beyond what you thought was possible.
 
Teaching Style:
Athletic, confident and rigorous, Amanda's classes reflect her training as a professional dancer. She is skilled and will have you working steadily the entire class.

Jennifer Martin

JENNIFER MARTIN was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California and has over 20 years experience as a fitness coach, teacher, and trainer.
She is a certified Pilates teacher through the Physical Mind Institute, New York since 2004. She is also certified on the Power Plate, Kettlebells, weight training, TRX, the Bosu balance, and more. Jennifer studied dance and theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and then continued her education at the University of Southern California, earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance and Acting. While she was at USC, she taught at Jane Fonda's Workout, and later at The Spectrum Clubs, The Sports Club LA, and Equinox. She has been featured in many fitness DVDs and has taught abroad for Australia's TV show- "Fitness OZ style". Jennifer is constantly continuing her education to help her clients achieve their health & fitness goals through a safe, effective, challenging workout for the mind and body.
 
Jennifer believes that it's not stress per se that creates problems in the body, it's how you deal and perceive of your situation that can cause the damage. When you can change your perspective, you can lessen the impact it has on you. As Joseph Pilates said "It's the mind itself that shapes the body"!
A teacher with a loyal following, if you are ready to take your workout to the next level, get into one of Jennifer’s always popular classes.
 
Teaching Style:
With her endless dynamic energy, Jennifer Martin is our in house cheerleader. Faster-paced with an athletic edge, not for the novice, Jen delivers a solid kick-ass workout.

Stacy Brizuela

Stacy Brizuela is an LA native who has been personal training and group training for 4 years. She is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her passion is seeing people reach their fitness goals by adopting new lifestyle habits. She is a current fitness competitor with the World Beauty and Fitness Federation (WBFF). Her specialties include strength and resistance training combined with corrective and restorative methods to keep the body at its most functional state.

Katina Calvin

KATINA CALVIN believes, "Encouraging people to understand their own bodies within their environment is the only way to begin to heal...move with a purpose. You want to be independent as long as possible and not be on crutches or in a wheel chair sooner than needed - That focus begins Today!" Katina adds, "You've been unconsciously practicing poor habits, now is the time to consciously be Present." With a foundation in ballet from grade school through middle school, ultimately Volleyball and Track & Field became Katina's focus during High School. Having a love for movement, combining dance and sports was the natural progression when it came time to find a career…Fitness Instructor. She began in Hollywood during 1990 when Step Aerobics became the popular exercise in most clubs. About a year later, her next pursuit included a long time hobby of outdoor cycling brought indoors, Spinning. Pilates and Sports Conditioning exercises have always been infused in her fitness classes and when training clients which attributed to their success. Most come to her classes for her energy and music, they stay for her passion.
 
Teaching Style:
Katina brings steady, focused attention to a measured, but rigorous workout whether it is TRX or Pilates, she lead you through class and may well be sore the day after! Appropriate for all levels.
Suspension training at its best. Your trainer will lead you through a rigorous "yeah, you'll break a sweat" series of movements tailored to leverage your body against gravity to create greater strength, balance, & coordination. Appropriate for anyone who wants a good work out! 
 
Athletic shoes highly recommended.