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Doug Riccio is a nationally certified pilates instructor. Trained through the Pilates Certification Program at Elevation Fitness in Los Angeles CA. Doug has over 20 years of experience in fitness and health.
Originally from Arizona, Doug has lived in Los Angeles more than 15 years. Over the past 4 years, Doug has been on a quest to bring health, fitness, and wellness to a greater level of excellence thru pilates. These techniques have increased Doug's overall performance to heights previously unknown even for him. With great confidence Doug is ready to share these practices and knowledge with you and others.
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Music: Upbeat Pop and Dance
Fun Fact: Francesca has a background in skydiving
Vibe: PLAYFUL. THERAPEUTIC. LOVING.
Music: Best of the 90s
Fun Fact: Rebecca danced with Prince in the 90s
Vibe: CLASSICAL. ATHLETIC. METHODICAL.
Music: Upbeat Pop and Dance
Fun Fact: Rachel bravely commutes through LA by bike
Vibe: STEADY. BALANCED. SYMMETRY.
Music: 90s TRL hits / Smooth songwriter vibes
Fun Fact: Bernadette has a background in ballet and is a lifestyle writer within the travel, food, and fitness world.
Vibe: SMOOTH. FOCUSED. STRENGTHENING.
Music: Soul, Funk, Motown
Fun Fact: President Obama once called Aaron’s beard “Magnificent”
Vibe: CONTROL. PRECISION. FLOW
Music: Top 40s
Fun Fact: Adelene has a background in professional Tennis
Vibe: FUN. FAST PACED. CORE FOCUSED.
Music: 80s & 90s and a little bit of everything else
Fun Fact: Ava has a background in ballet, and is pro dancer and all around beautiful soul
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Music: Retro soul, classic rock, motown
Fun Fact: Catie is an actor, writer, and mother of 3 to a cat and 2 parrots.
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Music: Rhythmic, retro soul, motown
Fun Fact: Eeda is an incredible professional violinist
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Fun Fact: Hedy is a professional dancer. She danced in the Joffrey ballet, and is a UCLA and Oxford University grad.
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Music: A little bit of everything from 90s to Top 40s hits
Fun Fact: Hilary is a writer, director, and comedic actress.
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Music: A little bit of everything from 90s to Top 40 hits
Fun Fact: Jen is a major foodie! She will get you through class by talking about all your favorite foods.
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Music: Pure fun
Fun Fact: Kayla loves to travel, smile, act, and inspire!
Vibe: BALANCE. STABILITY. ENERGY.
Music: From Chill to Upbeat and everything in between
Fun Fact: Lauren is a ballerina, equestrian, and Spanish literature grad.
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Music: A little bit of everything
Fun Fact: Marina is a fashionista!
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Music: The very best of the 90s
Fun Fact: Sonya is a singer and has a background as a spin instructor.
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Music: Eclectic mix of everything
Fun Fact: Torrie is an actress and mama to her sweet pup, Betty Ford. If you come to her class you are sure to meet Betty Ford!
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Music: Chill house, Ibiza beats, and house music
Fun Fact: Wes hosts a popular podcast and is a wonder women Fanatic.
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Music: Hip-Hop, Gangster Rap
Fun Fact: Ashlee is left-handed and left footed, which makes an all star soccer player. She also will not eat anything tomato based.
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Music: Soulful rhythmic music
Fun Fact: Andres is a classically trained dancer and played football for over 10 years.
Developed in the 1920s by the legendary physical trainer, Joseph H. Pilates, the Pilates moves is a set of principles and movements designed to dramatically improve strength, flexibility, posture and coordination.
To provide you with the best Pilates moves today, dr pilates is a fully equipped Pilates studio offering reformer classes including apparatus' and strength training exercises, and one-on-one personal training. dr pilates has now added wellness services to their amenities. We offer Stretch, Meditation, Sports Massage and CBD products.
The mission of dr pilates is to assist all levels of clients with finding the best balance of strength, stretch, and control. This balance of mind and body will allow clients to perform whatever their passion is through a transformational physical and personal journey.
I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier. – Joseph Pilates
Weekday Semi-Private Meditation Class @ 5pm in the Meditation Room, drpilates (West).
Located across the street from dr pilates Studio, this class welcomes beginners & all levels.
Props, pillows & blankets are provided (come as you are).
You will be lying down in Yin Restorative Poses, while guided through mini-meditations throughout the 50-minutes. Visualization's & Breathwork are designed to remove stress & anxiety out of the body, and help bring you into a more relaxed state. Music, essential oils, hands-on Reiki healing & body work, in the Zen-like setting of the room will further enhance your practice.
The room is intentionally small & intimate (fits up to 5 students comfortably), so that you receive a premiere experience from the practitioner, giving you a chance to receive more one-on-one attention, and address any questions you may have. Relieving trauma or tension from the body, through the science of meditation & energy work, is the sole purpose of this practice, leaving you in a heightened sense of peace and giving you tools to take home with you.
Private Meditation Appointment's are personally tailored to the client’s needs, and take place in the Private Room at dr pilates. Whether you are a Beginner or more experienced Meditator, the session is geared toward your level & preferred style of Meditation. A typical appointment would combine guided visualization, breath, energy cleanse & Reiki Healing. Meditation Appointments and workshops will be available at dr pilates.
Hilary Malloy is a Certified Meditation Coach, Reiki Energy Healer & Intuitive Healer. Trained at the School of Intuitive Greater Healing, Reiki Usui System of Natural Healing & Mindfulness Based Meditation. She is a Four-year Graduate of UCLA, with a major in History. She was also a Division 1 Volleyball Player at UCLA. She is the Lead Meditation Instructor at Larchmont Meditate, where she also has a private Healing Arts Practice, including being certified in Reiki & Intuitive Healing. For the past 10 years, Meditation & Energy Healing has served both her business & personal live’s, and she is passionate about spreading it to the community she feels so grateful to have been raised.
A stretch session with Jordan is a hybrid of GTO stimulation, AIS and PNS stretching. The goal of the session is to find the dysfunction that may be causing discomfort or altered biomechanics and alleviate it. First we will identify where adhesions, overactive muscles and other dysfunctions may be. Use percussion therapy to stimulate the GTO of the muscles to calm the over activity and flush any build up of lactic acid. Now that the problem area is now maluble and relaxed to the point of being able to be lengthened we begin to stretch. Using AIS and PNS we are able to take the shortened and overactive muscles and put them back to their natural length and induce the correct amount of tension in that area. This will allow for the body to function more naturally and with less pain. A law of muscles is it will always align its self around trauma, now we get a chance to realign it around relief.
Jordan has been a Corrective exercise and Performance Enchancment Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine since 2009 and 11. Being a Corrective Specialist Jordan has felt with various injuries and wanted to do more to be able to help the rehabilitation process. In 2016 Jordan began for study PNS and AIS stretching techniques through Dr. Rick Richey and Sean Snapp. Jordans approach to the body comes from the roots of corrective excercise, finding dysfunctions and providing awareness of these areas. With the correct balance Percussuion therapy and various stretches, Jordan will help the body operate more balanced, strengthened, and relaxed.
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Dr. Kyle Burton got his start with an Internship at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Medical Center and Los Angeles Free Clinic. The two time valedictorian received his Masters at Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and his Doctorate at Yo San University where he specialized in Healthy Aging and Longevity. In 2006, he opened Original Breath Acupuncture, his private practice serving clients in West Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.