Angel is a Massachusetts native that describes herself as a
“diehard fitness enthusiast”. Angel has been active throughout
her life in the fields of martial arts, kickboxing, cycling,
aerobics, yoga and more.
In 1990 she moved to southern
California and became certified as a personal trainer and
spinning instructor. She taught classes while she continued her
higher education studying Spanish both abroad and in California.
Angel worked after that as a Medical office manager in Marina
Del Rey for many years. During that time she realized that the
busy pace and stress of the corporate world was not for her.
had begun taking Pilates privately and was loving it more than
anything she had ever done before. To her, this became the “end
all, be all”. It was a discipline that was not only physically
demanding, but mentally challenging as well. This seemed to be
the perfect fit.
Angel received her certification to
teach Pilates through the acclaimed ‘Pilates Center’ in Boulder
Colorado in 2001. She is a PMA certified instructor and
continues her Pilates studies through continuing education as well as her
devout practice of yoga. Angel opened The Center…by the sea in
September of 2008. She teaches both yoga and Pilates at her studio as
well as in clients homes.
She believes that through these methods she can help clients to
become better in tune with their bodies on all levels and to
promote better overall balance and well-being.
Brenda’s relationship with Pilates began
shortly after moving from San Diego out to the South Bay of Los
She was to eager to find a fun yet challenging
activity that she could do after work hours to relieve the daily
stresses of life. She soon discovered Pilates and immediately
fell in love with this body and mind exercise. It was love at
Brenda decided to take her passion of Pilates
to the next level and become an instructor. She completed the
BASI comprehensive teacher-training program in Costa Mesa where
she learned how to combine the science of human movement with
the art that is created when it is done correctly –
aesthetically and passionately.
Brenda enjoys sharing her love for Pilates to
others through her teaching.
She is a native of California but has traveled
and lived internationally throughout her life.
Brenda graduated from the University of
California, San Diego (UCSD) with a bachelor’s degree in
When she’s not in the studio, Brenda continues
to stay active with outdoor activities including running and
paddle boarding in the beaches of Los Angeles.