Dancing since the age of 3, Monica has always considered movement to be an essential part of her life. She was introduced to Pilates in college as a way to supplement her dance training, and in an effort to prevent injury, gain flexibility, and to strengthen her muscles. Through this work she fell in love with the details and technique of Pilates and realized how beneficial it is for everyone, regardless of their age or condition.
Monica received her complete BASI Pilates certification (for all levels) with a specialization in dance. Subsequently, she has added rehabilitation and injury prevention, pre/post natal and pre-teen/teen Pilates specializations. Personal dance and training experience provides her the inside knowledge necessary to give clients an individualized, balanced workout that is challenging, yet achievable and fun. When Monica is not teaching, you can find her hiking, exploring the new flavors in the Los Angeles food scene and continuing her Pilates education as a practitioner and teacher.