The Team

Our experienced and talented team is ready for you. Click on the profile photos below to view a brief personal intro video. We look forward to meeting you!

  • Andrea Smith

  • Chelsie Carr

  • Colette Harding

  • Ixchel Regalado

  • Jess Zadok

  • Leslieann Sandgren

  • Mark Ukleja

  • Mayté García

  • Michelle Hurley

  • Sabine James

  • Steven Zarzecki

  • Veronica Colwell

Andrea Smith

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: BASI
Year I started practicing Pilates: 1999
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2005
I’m passionate about: Moving with the rhythm, power and ease of the breath.
What I love to do in my free time: Dance in the kitchen with my 2 year old daughter Brooklyn.

Chelsie Carr

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: Orange Coast College
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2000
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2011
I’m passionate about: Working to the client and their personal needs. I want them to feel better walking out of the studio than they did walking in.
What I love to do in my free time: Spending time with my two sons and my guy, walking my dogs (especially in nature), painting and Zumba.

Colette Harding

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Certified in 2000 with Rael Isacowitz
Year I started practicing Pilates: 1995
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2000
I’m passionate about: Pilates for rehabilitation of injuries and body conditions, injury prevention, and helping clients feel healthy and strong in their everyday lives.
What I love to do in my free time: I love the Arts! Museums and art galleries, performing arts, theatre and dance. I’m also a bit of a “foodie”… I love to try new restaurants, food and wine, recipes, and enjoy learning to bake new desserts for celebrations with family and friends. And, of course, I love my kitty Sweet Pea, animals and nature. You can learn a lot about how to be a good person from living beings that are part of your everyday life.

Ixchel Regalado

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: BASI
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2005
Year I started teaching Pilates:  2006
I’m passionate about: I’m passionate about movement. I love teaching Pilates because it is accessible for everyone at any stage of life. Getting to see clients be more in their bodies is the most rewarding feeling ever.
What I love to do in my free time: I like to jog, hike, practice yoga, figure out healthy recipes, but mostly be with my daughter and husband.

Jess Zadok

Certified Instructor / Permanent Substitute

Pilates Certification: BASI
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2012
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2013
I’m passionate about: Helping clients trust and learn their bodies. I love to help them leave their comfort zone and have them try movements they didn’t think they could do all while helping them build a stronger mind-body connection to trust their movements.
What I love to do in my free time: I really enjoy working out, specifically boxing, Pilates, and yoga. And the beach has always been my happy place, so I make an effort to go there at least once a week, bring a book, an iced tea, and just relax.

Leslieann Sandgren

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: BASI
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2015
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2017
I’m passionate about: Helping my clients find strength with the Pilates principles that can be used in a functional way in their daily lives.
What I love to do in my free time: Spending time with friends and family, traveling, eating and museums!

Mark Ukleja

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: BASI – Body Arts and Science International
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2017
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2019
Why I am passionate about Pilates: Pilates is a lifelong journey. The more I practice with purpose, the greater mastery I feel over my body. It allows me to maintain a high level of activity in my life while staying injury-free and pain-free.
What I love to do in my free time: I feel alive after a good surf session (or any activity that has to do with the ocean). Actually, anything that gets me actively into nature. I am content with a good book and a cup of coffee or lively conversation and a beer.

Mayté García

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: Orange Coast College
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2004
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2006
I’m passionate about: Facilitating a holistic awareness and improving how one feels in their own body through the practice of Pilates‘ principles and movements.
What I love to do in my free time: I love anything and everything that brings a smile, laughter, knowledge and love into my life. I love spending quality time with my family.  I love nature, traveling, being helpful. Anything that will get my body moving, like dancing, or exercise.  I love to explore self-growth practices and methodologies. Listening to audio books and music.

Michelle Hurley

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: 
1) Orange Coast College: Certificate in Pilates and Dance Conditioning
2) Long Beach Dance Conditioning: Certificate in Pilates Teacher Training
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2000
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2004
I’m passionate about: I’m passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates and helping to guide wellness in clients’ lives!
What I love to do in my free time: I love to travel, host parties, read books and magazines, dance my heart out, and be silly!

Sabine James

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Certification: Long Beach Dance Conditioning
Year I started practicing Pilates: 1995
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2002
I’m passionate about: 
-giving my clients the tools to apply the Pilates principles in life (outside of class)
-watching my clients take on challenges that are outside of their comfort zone and seeing the inevitable results
-seeing the progress made over an extended amount of time
-creating a positive and fun environment
-being part of many lifelong friendships made in my classes
What I love to do in my free time: Traveling, reading, cappuccinos, hiking, baking, and rollerblading.

Steven Zarzecki

Certified Instructor & Studio Manager

Pilates Certification: Kane School
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2007
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2015
I’m passionate about: Collaborating with clients to discover and explore new choices and possibilities for movement.
What I love to do in my free time: As a NYC and Chicago expat exploring Southern California is keeping me busy.

Veronica Colwell

Certified Instructor & Studio Owner

Pilates Certification: Pilates Wellness & Energy (Madrid, Spain)
Year I started practicing Pilates: 2006
Year I started teaching Pilates: 2009
I’m passionate about: Helping my clients create a connection and healthy relationship with their bodies. As an instructor I feel that there is nothing as thrilling as seeing a client overcome personal movement challenges and conquer their fears!
What I love to do in my free time: Spending time with family and friends bring joy to my life, but I also love retreating into solitude and re-energizing and reinvigorating myself with a good hike out in nature or quiet reading time with a good book.

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