Alicia Gilbert has been a teacher and trainer in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years, dancing at 16 and teaching fitness classes since 18. She found Pilates in 1998, got certified in 1999 at the Harvard of Pilates schools, The Pilates Center, and opened a studio, Full Circle Pilates, in Hermosa Beach, Ca., in 2001.
In 2006 she brought her capabilities from her experience in the film industry together with health and fitness and started producing wellness retreats. In 2008 she took a 2 year sabbatical for spiritual training and returned in 2010 with new insights and vigor!… Since then she has been developing TRU Center Training…
Alicia started taking dance at 16, and quickly realized this was her passion. She also realized that to be competitive, she needed more strength to catch up to those who started in the normal age range… So she hit the gym, and at 18 she was teaching fitness classes, then at 19 she was an apprentice of a ONE to ONE training program… She continued her dance studies at the University of The Arts in Phila., Pa. then moved to La to make a career in dance. She continued her studies of health, fitness, and nutrition, yet through early stages of her dance career, she kept injuring her hamstring. Until, a fellow dancer told her about Pilates… She tried it, and that was it! After taking Pilates for only 3 months she was already stronger than ever!
Sharon is a graduate of the Pilates Institute of Southern California and a PMA certified Pilates Instructor. Moving and working with her body for most of her life through competitive dance, gymnastics and equestrian sports has given her an innate understanding and knowledge of body movement, body awareness and injury prevention.
Sharon has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years helping people discover endless possibilities of uniform development, flexibility, breathing and core strength. Staying true to a method of engaging and lengthening all the muscles of the body that heighten the awareness of ourselves not only in the studio, but also in our everyday lives. Sharon believes that Pilates is a wonderful gift that you get to take with you anywhere, as it functions to improve all aspects of your daily life.
Sharon has extensive work experience working with chiropractic patients at the Back and Body Institute in Redondo Beach, helping them to rehabilitate injuries and overcome blocks in their bodies that were restraining them from their healing processes.
“I believe that a happy life includes being healthy and feeling good, and in the importance of the connection of body, mind, and spirit for overall health. I love helping people improve their overall well-being by training creatively, positively, and helping you reach your goals while having fun!”
Kimberly holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine, (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NYC (PCOM). MSTOM is a four-year degree consisting of over 4000 hours of clinical practice and Chinese Medical theory.
Kimberly completed her internship at the NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Disease and Initiative for Woman with Chronic Disabilities. Kimberly has achieved the highest possible level of certification as a board certified Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified by the college of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle Technique, and is licensed in both New York, Connecticut and California
Additionally, Kimberly studied dance at Chapman University, CA and spent the early stages of her life in the dance studio. Through dance, Kimberly learned much about discipline and perseverance while cultivating a love and connection with the human body. Kimberly has trained with The New York City Ballet, danced as a soloist with Cirque Du Soleil, performed as a Rockette at Radio City and in numerous Broadway productions. She is a certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher and brings the essence of botanicals by using essential oils during her treatments.
Kimberly is committed to treating the whole body and spirit in a nurturing and supportive environment. She views every person as an individual and customizes every treatment to the patient’s specific needs. She passionately believes in assisting the body to restore itself to the state it craves to be in, harmony.
As a high school and early college athlete turned model/actor, raised in a family of nurses and medics, my passion for the fitness and emergency medical fields burns strong. I have pursued studies in these respective areas over the last fifteen years in the free time my modeling career afforded me. At this point in my life I am ready to dive deeper into emergency medicine and feel that my life experience has taught me to be compassionate, approach matters with a calm open mind, and work seamlessly with others while in high stress situations.
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