PHYLLIS DOUGLASS (Principle Trainer, Owner) is a Nationally Certified Pilates Trainer (CPT) through the Pilates Method Alliance, a Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist (Pink Ribbon Program), Certified TRX Suspension Trainer, and certified Master Sound Healer utilizing Himalayan Singing Bowls. Phyllis teaches primarily in the Classical Pilates tradition focused on the original Pilates Method as developed by Joseph Pilates. She has studied through apprenticeship and intensively with Siri Dharma Galliano, Peter Fiasca, and first generation Pilates elders Jay Grimes, Kathy Grant, Mary Bowen, and Ron Fletcher. She received her Pilates certification through the teacher training program at Long Beach Dance Conditioning & Movement Academy with master teacher, Marie Jose Blom-Lawrence, and studied with Rael Isacowitz (BASI), among others. She sustains her education and training with yearly study through conferences, and workshops. Mindful that the concept of Pilates is that the body functions holistically, her objective is to restore the body to a place of balance physically, mentally, and spiritually!
Teaching since 1988, she has an extensive background in dance; performing and teaching professionally throughout the United States, Middle East, and Europe. She holds a M.F.A. in Dance from California Institute of the Arts, and a B.S. in Education with a minor in Biomechanics from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.