Our Pilates Centre Team
Heather is a San Diego native, and has a BA in Theater Arts with a focus in Physical Theater and Modern Dance from Humboldt State University. She formerly danced in a professional jazz company in Northern California.
Heather completed the Club Pilates 500-hour comprehensive teacher training program and opened the West Coast Pilates Centre two years later (October 2013). She is the studio owner of the West Coast Pilates Centre and the Director of the Teacher Training Program. She is also a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).
Heather loves to be apart of her students’ physical and mental transformations every day. After a few months of regular classes, she notices her students move more comfortably and are visibly happier with their overall appearance! Her love and appreciation of the human body combined with her passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals is what inspired her to open WCPC.
In her free time, Heather can be found spending time with her two sons, doing yoga, relaxing with friends, hiking or walking, and juicing.
Heidi knows firsthand the transformative power of a strong Pilates practice, positive energy, and healthy lifestyle choices. She has maintained a one hundred pound weight loss and inspires clients to achieve their own health and fitness goals.
Heidi has been teaching at West Coast Pilates Centre since the studio opened (October 2013). She has a BSN in Nursing with years of experience helping clients with head, spinal cord, and traumatic injuries recover. She also has expertise in Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates and has led parent education and transitioning Mother's support groups. Heidi completed the Club Pilates Teacher Training in May 2012, and constantly takes classes and continuing education programs to keep her Pilates practice fresh and exciting.
Heidi offers personalized instruction during her group classes to accommodate injuries and to include different challenge levels. Clients love that she is always changing up her classes!
In addition to her Pilates obsession, Heidi loves going to the beach, reading, watching Dr. Who, and cooking. She has a wonderful husband, Steve; two daughters, Ariella and Gabriella; and a Boston Terrier named Mr. Mac. She strongly believes that with perseverance, a sense of humor, and gratitude, you can accomplish anything!
Rebecca relocated from San Francisco in June 2013. Rebecca has been teaching at West Coast Pilates Centre since the studio opened (November 2013).She is certified in STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Reformer, Stability Chair™, Barrels, Cadillac and Total Barre™ She is trained in STOTT PILATES® Injuries and Special Populations and is experienced working with clients who may need modifications due to injury or other conditions. Currently, she is also working at a physical therapy clinic and is continuing her education towards applying to a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.
In 2007, Rebecca graduated from Mills College, Oakland with a Master’s of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance. That same year she began teaching modern dance technique at Sonoma State University. While performing and choreographing professionally in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and now San Diego, Rebecca has found Pilates to be a perfect complement to her dance career. She is passionate about sharing her love of movement and fitness with others.
Rebecca is a dancer, choreographer, educator and enthusiast of scuba diving, hiking and kayaking. Pilates has allowed her to become a stronger and more efficient mover in all of her favorite activities. Rebecca has also found Pilates to aid in the rehabilitation of a chronic lower back injury.
Kimberly took dance and gymnastics throughout her childhood, and discovered her passion for Pilates when she tried mat classes at her local gym. In 2010, she was introduced to the Pilates reformer, and has been hooked ever since.
Kimberly started teaching at West Coast Pilates Centre in April 2015. She also gained her Pilates certification at the West Coast Pilates Centre, is certified in Barre and TRX® Group Suspension Training®, and has attended Tracey Mallett’s highly intensive BootyBarre© course. Kimberly loves the mind/body connection, constant physical and mental challenges, and strong core workout of Pilates, and strives to create classes that inspire her students.
Outside of the studio, Kimberly is a wife and mother of two teenagers. She loves paddle boarding and hiking!
Brittany first tried Pilates while studying dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington, and discovered it gave her both strength and flexibility--the perfect supplement to her dance career. After graduating from Cornish with Cum Laude honors, she relocated to San Diego.
Brittany started teaching at the the West Coast Pilates Centre in January 2014. She has completed the Club Pilates 500-hour comprehensive teacher training program, is a Pilates Method Alliance certified instructor, and is certified in TRX® Group Suspension Training®. In addition, Brittany is a Second Generation Pilates Teacher and Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™ and has taken many continuing education courses such as the Pilates Youth Program. It is her goal to share the stories, experiences, teaching styles, history, and legacy of both Joseph H. Pilates and Lolita San Miguel in every class she teaches.
When Brittany is not teaching, she’s dancing for various San Diego artists including Blythe Barton Dance, or hiking with her husband and two dogs.
As a triathlete and accomplished marathoner, Julie was looking for a cross-training exercise to gain strength and prevent injuries. After giving Pilates a try, she never looked back! Almost immediately, Julie noticed improved flexibility, lengthened muscles, and healthy, happy joints. She discovered that her Pilates practice not only made her a better athlete, but it carried over to all of her daily activities – creating a sense of balance and ease within all movement.
Julie decided to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor because she believes Pilates is for ALL people – athletic or not – who are interested in keeping their body fine-tuned. She strives to provide creativity and enthusiasm to her classes, and bring the very best out in her students. She has a particular interest in the rehabilitation and restorative power of Pilates.
Julie received her Pilates certification through West Coast Pilates Centre, and began teaching in February 2017 and certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) in May 2017.
Although she is originally from Connecticut, Julie was raised in South East Asia. She holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and moved to San Diego in 2005. Her favorite place to be is at the beach with her husband and her son, Hunter.