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Christine Crivello Bartolomasi | Owner & Trainer 

Sign: Taurus

Born : San Diego, CA

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Certifications: BASI, Pre & Post Natal BASI, TRX, Vital Balance Pilates Advance Classical Training

Suzie Collis | Director of Training & Class Development

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! 

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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 dance instruction, 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. Instagram @pilatesdot                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Maggie Vacquier

Maggie has been teaching Pilates in the Southbay for almost a decade. She was a student athlete (swimmer) at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and graduated in 2007 before moving to Los Angeles in 2008. In 2010 she completed the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) certification. Maggie has been a guest teacher at several studios around the country. She also has worked closely with physical therapists to use Pilates to aid rehabilitation for her private clients. Maggie completed the comprehensive Polestar Pilates certification in 2015, a worldwide provider of rehabilitation-based Pilates education.  Maggie became a momma in early 2016 and had another baby in 2017.  Since having her daughters she excels in private and group sessions with prenatal and postnatal women! She feels so lucky to be able to teach pilates and rebounding classes at the best studio in the Southbay, while also have time at home with her little girls. Instagram @magflypilates.

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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.           

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Heidi Revay

Heidi is a California native, born in the South Bay.  She’s excited to be back to her home after spending a few years living the Aloha in Hawaii.  Living life to its fullest is Heidi's intention for life. A forever student of her body, mind and soul, Heidi has over 10 years of movement training and experience.  She is trained in Pilates, Barre & Yoga as well as an Integrative Wellness Life Coach.  In Heidi, you will find a happy, energetic and creative spirit that keeps her students motivated and her classes upbeat. She focuses her attention on each student, making sure the body is in alignment for every exercise. "I love what I do, because when I'm engaging a person and/or crowd, my spirit turns on and all of the chatter of my mind fades away to allow me to fully engage."

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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 entire 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.

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Lauren Potter

Lauren Potter grew up in the Bay Area, and has always found that staying active is key to overall health and happiness. She fell in love with barre when a friend encouraged her to tag along to a local class in San Jose. After moving to Los Angeles 5 years ago, she knew that she wanted to take her passion for barre to the next level. She earned her teaching certification in 2013, and has truly enjoyed helping clients of all ages and fitness levels experience the strengthening and lengthening benefits that a barre class has to offer. She is committed to providing an engaging and alignment based workout in each class, while most importantly, having fun.

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Stephanie De Alba

Hello Hip family! I want you to know how much I value your dedication and hard work! I was born and raised in the exotic Buenos Aires, Argentina, the "City of Tango." I worn my first dancing shoes at the age of six! And couldn't stopped dancing since. In 2013, I was trained in The BootyBarre, The Sharp Method and Svelte(BalletBarre). My latest addition to my repertoire was The BASI Foundation and Comprehensive Pilates Program developed by Rael Isacowitz. My vision is to help people find the joy of fitness and feel amazing about yourself. I believe that practice makes perfect! Dedication and hard work are key to success.  Stay focus and don't give up! See you in class. xoxo

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Stephanie Fogarty

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Lane Jaffe

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Roxan Lives 

Roxan lives in Redondo Beach with her husband Eric and twins Charlie and Ella. As both a yoga and Pilates teacher, she believes in keeping both the mind and the body healthy and balanced. Trained under the BASI Pilates method, she hopes to lead you through a safe and effective class, feeling confident and strong after. She is excited to be a part of the HIP community and looks forward to seeing you soon - whether you join one of her classes or she practices alongside you.

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Chelsea LaRue

Chelsea LaRue first discovered Pilates after injuries forced her to try something new. She grew up in the South Bay and then went to Humboldt State University where she played collegiate soccer and graduated with a degree in Journalism. After sustaining multiple head injuries playing soccer and having to quit the sport, Chelsea quickly fell in love with pilates when she discovered the benefits it has on her mind and body. She then decided she wanted to become an instructor and earned her certification from Body Arts and Science International. Through her teaching she helps her clients recover from injury, gain confidence, and continue to have the ability to do the activities and sports they love.

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Genevieve Alpay

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Justine Muus

She's the muscle behind the desk. Born and raised in   the South Bay, Justine has been a client since HIP opened in 2011. Justine joined the team in 2016, bringing her smile everywhere she goes and making sure every client at HIP gets the best experience possible (and in the cutest pair of Toesox!).