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Sandy Duvall


Sandy started her fitness career opening her first aerobics studio in 1982. Since, Sandy has travelled the world training and consulting for various companies and fitness facilities. One of the first Aerobic Champions, Duvall also helped develop fitness products such as The “Thighmaster” working with Susanne Somers and the “Slide” working with Cheryl Ladd. As an entrepreneur, Sandy continues to develop and implement new fitness methods keeping her facility always on the cutting edge!



Stacey Hanson Watkins


Stacey is the Fitness Director for Sierra Fitness Pilates Studios. In her career as a Pilates professional since 1989, Stacey has designed programs for fitness, dance, sports, rehabilitation and academic settings.  She is certified as a Master Pilates Trainer in four separate Pilates Certification Alliances internationally and holds two degrees B.A Dance, and B.Ed. from Australia.

Being invited to join BASI Pilates in the USA as Director of Education since 1998, this led her to travel and continue to teach nationally and internationally as a BASI Master Trainer.  Body Arts and Science International offers a college level learning environment for the professional seeking a thorough education in the Pilates Method.  As a former dancer, kinesiologist, certified Rolfer and myofacsial expert - her training in physical education has led to deeper understanding of injuries, body mechanics, and the need to balance body energies within each workout. Professionally choosing to work with rehabilitation facilities for most of her career brought a love for Physical therapy and an acceptance into the masters program here in USA. Stacey hopes to continue this education in the next few years. Extra Fitness certifications include TRX, Booty Barre, Indo-Row, Pre & Post-Natal Pilates, and Yin Yoga.

Stacey now lives with her daughter as USA Citizen in Los Angeles.



George Holquin


George started out as a massage therapist in 1994, receiving his certificate from California School of Massage. He is certified in both Swedish and American massage therapy. After a few years in the massage industry, George decided he wanted to further his skill set in the physical fitness world. George received his personal training/fitness specialist certificates from Mount Sac in 2000, and continued on to become a physical therapy aid in 2001. George enjoys Sport Specific Training. He is a fan of all Los Angeles sport teams, as well as the Oakland Raiders.



Rebecca Toubar


Becky Touber is a former competitive bodybuilder. She won the title of Miss California Natural, locally, and was ranked 3rd nationally for heavyweight drug-free women. Inspired to help others to achieve their strength and wellness goals, she acquired her AFAA certification in 1993. Becky won nearly every contest she entered, while avoiding all performance-enhancing drugs, giving her a unique skill-set in both nutrition and sports conditioning. It all came down to diet and technique.

Post competition, Becky used that expertise to devise her own ideology, allowing herself and her clients to thrive without deprivation. She takes pride in imparting an entirely holistic perspective, stressing balance and moderation, in the gym and in life. Becky has the benefit of a long career in the wellness industry and doesn’t just talk the talk. She walks the walk.



Kat Ferris


Kat is a native Southern Californian, who has lived in the San Gabriel Valley all her life. Throughout her childhood, she was very athletic, competing in swimming and gymnastics, as well as participating in cheerleading and horseback riding.

Later in life, she was able to find a new passion in Pilates. She credits Pilates with helping her achieve her own physical goals. In 2005 Kat obtained her first certification for mat Pilates through The Physical Mind Institute. 
In 2009, Kat continued her education under the tutelage of world-renowned Pilates Master Maria Leone at the prestigious Bodyline Studio in Beverly Hills, completing her certification on the apparatus.

Kat has furthered her education through the years by attending workshops and by frequently researching the human body to determine how it can most benefit from Pilates. She enjoys working with her clients, and deeply values the experience and satisfaction of helping them achieve their personal goals.



Jennifer Gustafson


Jennifer was born in England to a British father and a French mother. When she was 4 years old, her father’s career in television took the family to Hong Kong where they lived for 7 years. His career then brought them to Los Angeles. Having grown up in the film industry, Jennifer pursued an education in film. She graduated from the Art Center Design College of Design in 1997 with a B.F.A. in film. After having worked in the industry for several years, she and her husband decided to start a family. At that point, she decided to put film behind her and train to be a Pilates instructor, in hopes of having a more flexible schedule.

Her interests have since shifted from entertainment to health. She is currently taking classes to obtain an osteopathy certificate and, in the future, she hopes also to learn more about nutrition.



Monica Dybalski


Monica was an All-American Swimmer while swimming for Penn State University. Not only did she teach swimming but she also coached Temple University's Swimming and Diving team after graduating from college. Monica was an avid rower for Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia including coaching swim teams and producing/directing synchronized swimming shows. She has a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Temple University and another BS in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College. Her Master’s Degree is from UCLA as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Monica worked as an RN at Huntington Hospital while at the same time teaching aerobic classes at the former YMCA on New York Drive. Monica received certification from the YMCA to teach aerobics as well as from the Fitness Association of America. In 1994 Monica started working for Sierra Health and Fitness. Initially, her classes tended to be more aerobic, but recently her classes at Sierra Health and Fitness have an emphasis on increasing bone density and abdominal core. Monica’s strong points are to help women become stronger while building bones.

Monica has worked as a Nurse Practitioner for Kaiser Permanente for 16 years. In order to enhance the Kaiser Thrive program, Monica has started teaching core and ball classes at work to her co-workers. A recent accolade from Kaiser is being named the Champion of the Healthy Work Force at her work site.



Joella Gasparro Lotito


Joella has been teaching a Body Flow Yoga class for twenty-eight years. She received her teacher’s training from Swami Moksha Prem at the Seven Gates Healing Institute in Arizona. She has been trained intensively in hatha yoga, flow style, yoga on the ball and the bio-mechanics of yoga. She believes the body needs a good all-over stretch and strengthening. Additionally for the last 18 years, she has been trained extensively in seven styles of Qi Gong , which she has most recently brought together through a deep understanding of functional movement, as taught by Dr. Rocannon MacGregor, under whom she still trains. All this is what she brings to the Primal Body Yoga class. Regardless of your current skill-level, whether you are a total beginner or have practiced yoga for many years, you will find these moves easy to follow. In this class you will learn practical movements that will assist you in developing flexibility and strength in your daily life. Don’t train harder, train smarter. Develop your functional movement intelligence.



Marie Meek


Marie is a mother of 2 and has been a Pasadena-area entrepreneur and supporter of local charities her entire career.  Early in her 15 years in the Hospitality and Service industries, a passion and talent arose to heal people and make them strong, and to collaborate with the area's top physical training professionals to hone her skills.Today Marie has a following of loyal clients and is absolutely dedicated to expanding her education and success in personal health and fitness.  Posting top scores in her ISSA certification, she is now an energetic instructor at Sierra Fitness and is continuing her studies to become a greater authority in the disciplines of Pilates, Massage and Reiki.



Gabriela Arredondo


Gabriela Arredondo is a certified Pilates and TRX Instructor. She has a life-long passion for physical and mental fitness and her devotion to fitness propelled her to a 4th place finish in national collegiate competition (NCAA), as a cross-country team member, for California State University, Los Angeles. She also has an Associate of Arts degree, and an Associate of Science degree from Pasadena City College, embracing an education that combines a focus on aesthetics and nutrition, respectively. Her mantra is happiness and good health through exercise, healthful nutrition and a positive attitude.



Kristen Oldham Giordani


After more than a decade of being a pilates devotee, Kristen’s taken her enthusiasm for the practice to the next level by becoming a PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) accredited instructor. She received her certification through Pilates Sports Center’s internationally recognized teacher training program. Her passion for fitness and movement began long ago though, first as a dancer and then as a magazine beauty and fitness editor. Kristen firmly believes that exercise the secret weapon in the fight against stress, and that pilates is something you can do (very often!) for life.
Kristen received her B.A. in Journalism & Communications from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) and lives in Sierra Madre with her husband and son.



Colin Booth


I love to bike! Come ride with me! I have always connected with cycling and love to share my passion with others. I took my first spin class 2002 in Chicago and enjoyed being able to get on a bike
during the months I wasn't able to be outside. I then became a certified Spinning instructor 2014 and have been guiding rides since then. There is a place for every type fitness level in my classes. I believe I take advantage of every second we have together
to get a safe, fun, efficient and effective work out! My style o spin allows focus on cycling form and body mechanics while utilizing interval pace changes to drive the energy level up. I am also an outdoor road cycling coach working with beginner to advanced riders and teams.

When I’m not teaching Spin, I’m a full time Dad of 2 young boys (you might see us riding around on our bikes) and have a passion for the culinary arts. So if I’m not biking in the mountains during my free time you’ll likely see me entrenched in the kitchen or outside on the grill.



Richard Jordan


Richard Jordan has been certified by ACE since 2001 as a personal trainer and group trainer. He has nineteen years of experience as a NEOnatal/Adult respiratory care practitioner. He is certified in nutrition and body frame - including shoulders, knees, lower back and more. His training focuses on body sculpting, flexibility, stretching, posture, strength, motivation and encouragement.  To aide his training, he uses dumbbells, bands, springboards, balance boards, and more.  He has experience working with clients from ages of 18 to 80. As a trainer, he has a passion for helping clients and inspiring them to reach their personal best.





Taylor Reicheun


Taylor is a certified personal trainer through NASM. Taylor loves to share his passion and enthusiasm for fitness by helping others reach their personal goals. Taylor has personally made positive lifestyle changes through fitness and nutrition which initially sparked his interest in working in the health and wellness industry. Come join Taylor on your fitness journey today!



Roxeen Ruan


Roxy's enthusiasm for fitness and encouraging your morning boost is a great fit for our Easy Does It morning group classes.



Melanie Savarese


Melanie's love for fitness and pushing limits is perfect fit for our TRX training group classes.



David Proffer


David is a Nutrional Therapy Practicioner and Personal Trainer. He arrives to help clients learn proper form in the gym and how to have a healthy relationship with food.



Caitlin Everett


Caitlin teaches yoga, meditation, stretching, myofascial release, body awareness, breathing techniques, and so much more! She has always had a deep curiosity about the mind/body connection and has explored many avenues of fitness & health. Yoga is her true passion simply because of how calm and renewed one feels after stepping off the mat, and continuing that peacefulness throughout the remainder of the day. In 2016, she received her 200 hour RYT from The Yoga People and also became a Holistic Health Coach, receiving her degree from Integrative Institute of Nutrition. (She is also currently becoming certified to teach Pilates.)

She appreciates the ways in which a regular practice cultivates mental and physical strength and flexibility as well as mindfulness. It’s an opportunity to connect to oneself, to feel alive, to simply breathe and to truly inhabit the body. Caitlin is grateful for the opportunity to give back to this supportive and inspiring community and honored to share her love for the practice. So come join her on the mat--while she leads you to explore your edge, discover your strength, and awaken your spirit!




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