Our Intructors

Our instructors are fully certified and are constantly adding to their knowledge through continuing education courses to bring you the best instruction. Our instructors have knowledge in working with healthy clients as well as clients with challenges such as Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Low Bone Density, knee replacement, and pre- and post-natal clients. Every-body is a Pilates-Body!

Dena Lombardo

Dena graduated with honors from Orange Coast College's Pilates Instructor Certificate Program (as seen in Pilates Style Magazine, March/April 2014). She earned the Joanne Rawson Memorial Scholarship. She is also Certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA®-CPT), Pilates for Osteoporosis, and Pilates for MS and Neurological Disorders. Dena's love of Pilates and her passion for fitness and good health is what drives her desire to help others gain strength, flexibility and good health through Pilates.

  • PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

  • Orange Coast College Pilates and Dance Conditioning Certified Instructor

  • Pilates for Osteoporosis Trained Instructor

  • Pilates for MS Licensed Instructor

  • CPR/AED Certified

Stacy Chang

Stacy Chang received her Pilates certification from Orange Coast College's Pilates and Dance Conditioning program.  Stacy has a dance background in classical ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. Movement has been a large aspect of her life since early childhood beginning with gymnastics.  She was first introduced to Pilates in her early teens through dance. Stacy attended college and danced in the San Francisco Bay Area and after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University, Stacy returned back to Southern California where she was raised. Stacy endured many years of chronic pain from injuries that were relieved through Pilates and found herself guided to teach Pilates. She is a firm believer that most of our physical pain can be reduced or diminished through balancing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.  Stacy is, also, a Reiki Master and teacher, and practices various energy healing modalities.

  • Orange Coast College Pilates and Dance Conditioning Certified Instructor

  • Certified Reiki Master & Teacher

  • CPR/AED Certified

Kristi Lynn

Kristi completed her comprehensive Pilates certification training with BASI® (Body Arts
and Science International). Her Pilates journey began as a student in 2011, which
deepened her desire to share this mind-body practice with others. Kristi is committed to
being of service and helping people feel healthy and whole; gaining a level of command
over their body and finding more energy and joy.
She strives to honor the teachings of Joseph Pilates and Contrology, while staying
current with contemporary research.
Kristi is passionate about healing thru movement, energy and sound; and balancing the
physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. She is a Master Gong Player, a Reiki Master,
a Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi teacher.

  • BASI® Certified Pilates Teacher

  • Reiki Master, Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher

  • CPR/AED Certified

Katya Martin

Katya completed the Pilates and Dance Conditioning Instructor Certificate Program at Orange Coast College. She was born and raised in Russia and Ukraine and has been interested in physical education since she started gymnastics training at the age of six.  She followed this with different kinds of dance training - ballet, jazz, tap, social and ballroom dancing, and even martial arts.

Katya was looking for a program that would connect the mind and body in a fundamental way when she discovered Pilates.  Pilates was the perfect match because it can be done by almost all people regardless of age and physical fitness levels and abilities.  It teaches you confidence and control of your body while having fun at same time.  It gives you a sense of physical freedom.  Katya is looking forward to sharing her passion for Pilates and teaching what it can do for you.

  • Orange Coast College Pilates and Dance Conditioning Certified Instructor 

  • CPR/AED Certified

Connie Chia

Connie has always been drawn to the arts and a whole wellness lifestyle. She earned her Pilates Conditioning Instructor Certificate of Achievement from Orange Coast College, Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State Fullerton. A firm believer of the benefits of Pilates, she is committed to helping her students develop and achieve their personal goals. Having struggled with chronic back/neck pain and musculature imbalance, Connie believes in building strength and flexibility to achieve pain-free movement. She loves helping others develop their sense of body awareness and providing the opportunity to feel rejuvenated through Pilates.

  • Orange Coast College Pilates and Dance Conditioning Certified Instructor

  • CPR/AED Certified

John Novak

John managed to keep up a very high level of activity and fitness into his mid-40’s. Then reality set in! For the next 20 years his nose was to the grindstone in a belated effort to secure a decent retirement. When John finally retired in 2015 from “Working for a Living” and transitioned into “Working for a Life” he was determined to reverse the damage caused by time spent sitting and interacting with computer screens. His motto for this next phase of his life was “65 going on 45”, a quest that has been largely successful. One of the most valuable tools in his arsenal for combating the effects of aging has been Pilates. Pilates has been particularly effective not only for building core strength but also in fine-tuning alignment, enhancing performance, and improving balance. John is new enough to the discipline to remember how it is to be new to Pilates while wearing a body that has endured the ravages of time, and has more than 30 years of teaching experience to draw on in his efforts to bring the principles of Pilates to his clients.

  • Orange Coast College Pilates and Dance Conditioning Certified Instructor 

  • CPR/AED Certified

Lisa Ku

Lisa is a Certified Pilates Instructor through Body Arts and Science International (BASI), Certified Personal
Trainer (CPT) through National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA), and a Senior Fitness
Specialist (SFS) through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Lisa has helped people of all
ages and background to improve their posture, balance, strength, prep and rehabilitate pre-post-
surgery, improve athletic performance, and even help moms get back into shape after a baby. Her goal
is to help clients move safely and effectively through the versatility of movements.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and watching her boys play baseball. Lisa loves her dog Lucy
and the Dodgers!

  • BASI Certified Pilates Instructor 

  • NESTA Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Senior Fitness Specialist 

  • CPR/AED Certified 

Cameron Lombardo

Cameron attending Orange Coast College's Pilates Instructor Certificate Program, and graduated in June 2017. He then relocated to Portland, OR to attend school, and recently moved back to Southern California after completing his MA-TESOL at Portland State University. Cameron has always been interested in movement modalities that focus on the mind-body connection, such as martial arts, yoga, and of course Pilates. Cameron is also a language instructor, having taught English abroad and Japanese here in Southern California. During his time living in Japan, Cameron came into contact with various forms of meditation and believes that Pilates helps us to become more aware of our bodies in space, which in turn helps us to be more aware of the present moment, facilitating mindfulness in our daily lives. His life has been positively impacted in many unexpected ways by Pilates, and as an instructor his goal is to help clients improve their lives through Pilates too. 

  • Orange Coast College Pilates and Dance Conditioning Certified Instructor 

  • CPR/AED Certified

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