The Trainers

Christine Crivello Bartolomasi

Christine Crivello, co-owner of HIP Studio, has called the South Bay home for 16 years. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, she spent 10 years in the music and fashion industries before finding her passion for health and fitness. Once she discovered the amazing toning and sculpting benefits of Pilates, she was hooked. Christine earned her Pilates certification from Body Arts and Science and met future studio partner Amber the same year. The two share the desire to make fitness fun, effective and sustainable. They opened HIP Studio to provide the perfect blend of intensity and variety in order to reshape the body and maximize results.

Amber Susa Jewett

Co-owner Amber Susa Jewett lives in Redondo Beach with her husband Chris, and two children Dawson and Will. An exercise enthusiast with a gymnastics and dance background, she chose to pursue her passion for health and fitness full-time after years of working as an actress and dancer. Amber is a certified personal trainer, speed & agility coach, TRX instructor, Zumba instructor, and STOTT Pilates instructor, and continues to explore new ways to challenge herself and others. She is thrilled to combine her love for exercise with her passion to motivate and inspire to co-create the ideal fitness environment with her HIP Studio partner Christine Crivello.

Maggie Mckaig

Maggie has been teaching Pilates in the Southbay for over five years.  After falling in love with SPX Pilates in 2008 while working for a commercial production company, in 2009 she was certified in the Lagree Method. In 2010 she finished the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) certification. Maggie has been a guest teacher at several studios around the country. She also works closely with a physical therapist in the South Bay to use Pilates to aid rehabilitation for her private clients. In February 2015, Maggie completed the comprehensive Polestar Pilates certification, a worldwide provider of rehabilitation-based Pilates education.  She takes great pride in helping her clients get back on their feet and back to the sports they love and the exercise they enjoy. Her teaching style is fun, fresh, challenging, and invigorating.

Suzie Collis

Originally from Michigan, Suzie Collis began her career as a fitness instructor. She moved to Los Angeles in 1992 and studied under first generation Pilates instructor Romana Kryzanowka. Today she continues her education by traveling the country taking classes and studying with master instructors. Suzie is dedicated to bringing new ideas to class to continually challenge students so they can reach their full potential. Her classes are challenging, motivating, unique, fun and fulfilling. Suzie focuses her attention on each student, making sure the body is in alignment for every posture. Students leave feeling worked but their bodies are smiling!

Marla Wedge

Marla’s fitness classes offer a playful based mix of postures & movements. Having taken many of the finest study programs offered here in Los Angeles and around the country, Marla is certified in High Intensity Pilates and Yoga. Teaching since October of 2000, she brings enthusiasm, humor, compassion and intelligence to her teaching leaving students empowered, refreshed, motivated, and restored.

Randyn Spear

Randyn Spear grew up dancing competitively on the Central Coast of California. She performed throughout the state with The Studio of Performing Arts Performance Team which eventually lead her to her teaching career. For the past ten years, Randyn has been a choreographer for local dance studios, competition teams, and college dance teams. Randyn is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Dance. It was here that she found her passion for Pilates. Randyn received her certification with Dance Specialization through Body Arts and Science International with Karen Clippinger. With her well-rounded experience and knowledge of human anatomy, she hopes to challenge her students to rise to their fullest potential through hard work and their love of dance, movement, and exercise.

Tiffany Reppert

Tiffany was introduced to Pilates while in physical therapy for a shoulder injury. She immediately saw and felt the results in not only her shoulder, but in her whole body. After experiencing the benefits of Pilates for herself, she was inspired to share the Pilates Method with others. Tiffany earned her teaching certification in 2005 through the Pilates Institute of Southern California and has been passionately teaching Pilates ever since. She is experienced working with clients of all ages and all fitness levels, including disabilities and chronic conditions. Tiffany believes Pilates can offer strength and stability to ALL bodies, and is committed to helping her clients find the correct form and reach their fitness goals.

Dorothy McGatlin

Dorothy McGatlin grew up dancing in Arizona. In college she danced for the University of Arizona Pomline and was president and a choreographer for the Repertory Dance Group at the University of Puget Sound. She moved to Los Angeles in 2005 as a member of Teach For America. With a background in teaching dance she created the dance program at Los Angeles Academy Middle School in South LA and discovered her love for Pilates. Trained in the BASI Pilates method and a licensed Zumba instructor she wants each client to get a challenging, balanced workout and leave feeling stronger and happier.