Fitness Instructors LaVerne CA

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Becky CrucilBecky Crucil

Becky Crucil is a Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) certified instructor. Having had pins placed in both hips as a child and battling weight issues into her early adulthood, Rebecca began training for a marathon in 2006 and found that Pilates brought a tone and agility to her body that she had never before experienced. Her Pilates sessions stabilized her weight and also kept her hips mobile through the many miles of training. She went on to pursue her certificate and began teaching in 2008.

Since then, Rebecca has been certified in pre/postnatal Pilates through Rebekah Rotstein’s Pilates for Buff Bones. She has extensive experience with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels from the high school athlete to the senior client with spinal degeneration, fibromyalgia, joint injuries, spondylolisthesis, etc. Rebecca loves people and enjoys enabling them to do the things they desire to do by helping them achieve balance, strength and agility in their bodies. She is also a professionally trained chef and in her spare time operates her own decorative cake business.

Yoga InstructorAnnie Dennis

Annie Dennis, MFA began her love affair with Yoga in a class with Bryan Kest in Santa Monica, CA in 1995. After teaching Acting and Voice at the University level from 1997 -2003, her spiritual journey led her across the country, serendipitously, to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY where she served on staff for four years. As a member of the Omega community, Annie had the privilege of interacting with a wide range of spiritual teachers, artists and authors, practicing extensively with Glen Black, Kofi Busia and many others.

Her love for learning has most recently led her back to her Alma Mater, Cal Poly Pomona where she serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Shakespeare Festival and teaches Acting and Voice as adjunct faculty in the Theatre Department.

Annie offers individual sessions in Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage, as well as giving Wellness Consultations, supporting health and healing through the use of doTERRA essential oils. She is dedicated to being a positive force in the evolution of others and encourages students to listen to their soul's voice and follow their bliss.  Her classes and workshops are designed to awaken sensory and spiritual awareness, tune our instruments, body/mind/spirit and raise vibrations for peace, health and happiness.

Yoga TeacherPhyllis Douglass

Phyllis Douglass is a Nationally Certified Pilates Trainer (CPT) through the Pilates Method Alliance, a Massage Therapist (CMT), and certified Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. She was the original owner and founder of Equilibrium Fitness, and earned the distinction of being named as one of the "BEST PERSONAL TRAINERS in the Inland Empire" by Inland Empire Magazine, January 2012.

Phyllis received her Pilates certification through the teacher training program at Long Beach Dance Conditioning & Movement Academy with master teacher, Marie Jose Blom-Lawrence. She apprenticed at the original Ron Fletcher Studio, and studied intensively with Rael Isacowitz (BASI), Siri Dharma Galliano, and first generation Pilates elders Jay Grimes, Kathy Grant, and Mary Bowen.

Teaching Pilates since 1988, she has an extensive background in dance and movement; performing and teaching professionally throughout the U.S. and internationally, and studied martial arts for many years. She holds a M.F.A. in Dance from California Institute of the Arts, and a B.S. in Education from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Understanding that the body functions as an integral whole, her work focuses on restoring the Body-Mind complex to a place of balance. Phyllis specializes in Sports Specific Training, Balance Training for Seniors, Dancer Specific Training, Breast Cancer Recovery, and Prenatal Exercise. Holistic Therapies include Myofascial Release Technique (MFR), CranioSacral Therapy, and Reiki. She teaches private sessions, workshops, and retreats.

Pilates InstructorRichard Howard

Richard Howard has been practicing Pilates since 2004, and became the owner of Equilibrium Fitness on September 15, 2014.

Richard started Pilates when he was in college working on his first A.A. in Fine and Performing Arts. An injury to his knee made it difficult to dance and he went into Pilates as a way to recover from the knee injury. He found that not only did Pilates help him recover from the knee injury but it helped him isolate new problems and address them in a gentle manner. He fell in love with Pilates and what it did for his body and took time off from college to go get his certification at Long Beach Dance Conditioning. After his certification he went on to study how the body works in structure and form by going back to college and completing a second degree in Science focusing on anatomy, physiology and biology with the intention of continuing forward into a Doctorate program for Physical Therapy.

Richard enjoys working with people of all ages who are recovering from injury or surgery, or just searching for a healthier body or lifestyle. “Nothing brings me more joy then helping a person return their body to functional movement with Pilates, as it has done the same for me.” For him Pilates is more than an exercise form. It is a philosophy of control that connects the mind and body. It draws attention to the way the body moves. Pilates challenges one to live with energy in one’s movement. Richard teaches Privates, Semi-Privates, Classes and Workshops and would love to help anyone achieve the goal they have set for themselves to achieve.

Pilates ClassesTina Orloff

Tina Orloff was born in Berkeley, CA and grew up in the beautiful Bay Area. She began taking Pilates in 1999 to aid in her training to become a professional dancer. She attended Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and received a BFA in Dance. Shortly after graduation, Tina became a certified Stott Pilates instructor in 2003 and worked in New York City for 8 years. Her emphasis as a trainer is on postural alignment, injury rehabilitation and prevention and helping each client reach his/her personal goals. Tina loves the process of getting to know her clients and forming a long lasting teacher/student relationship. She teaches private and semi-private sessions, Allegro Reformer and Classical Pilates Mat classes.


Yoga TeacherJuanita Rivas-Raymer

Juanita Rivas-Raymer was introduced to Yoga by her father many years ago and has continued to deepen her practice through the years. She completed her 200 hour certification at Green Tara Yoga where she practiced with Gina Decker and Doug Moss. Juanita focuses on building strength and balance through many styles of yoga. She also teaches prenatal yoga and offers workshops on breastfeeding and preparing for labor. Private Sessions are available.



FitnessMaura Riley

Maura Riley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California in 1992.  She has been teaching and practicing Pilates across Southern California for the past 8 years; with a diversity of clients.

Maura became a Pilate’s instructor in 2007 and received her certification as an Instructor in 2010.  As a former professional dancer, she developed a passion for Pilates right away.  Maura loves teaching and seeing her clients reach their full physical potential.

“I love to see my clients smile when they suddenly realize the strength they have gained through this practice.”  Maura brings joy to life in her manner of instruction to her clients.  She strives to bring the limitless potential of the human spirit within her teaching method.

Pilates has changed her life in many positive ways.  “My students continually challenge me to become a better teacher; I want to live up to it!”  With the experience Maura has gained through teaching, she has gained many friends because of her trustworthiness.  Her clientele has continued to grow.

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