Meet The Team

Kelli P.</p>
<h3>Owner/Instructor</h3>
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Kelli P.

Owner/Instructor

PILATES PLUS, REV CYCLE, PILATES PLUS REV

Kelli recognized her passion for movement at a young age. Dancing for 16 years provided opportunities for her to dance as a contestant on Star Search and Perform as a dancer for NBA half time shows. In 2004, Kelli discovered her talent for Spinning and has become a spin instructor through MADD DOGG Athletics, Inc. Soon after, she discovered Pilates! She is still continues to practice as a certified BASI Pilates instructor (Body Arts and Science International) and is also certified through LAGREE Fitness.

Kelli’s dream was always to own her own studio and was thrilled to have the opportunity to own Pilates Plus Long Beach. Her passion is to motivate others to build strong and lean bodies. Kelli‘s classes inspire students to build self-esteem and confidence. She wants her students to feel that they have accomplished something powerful in their day, feeling more energy and having a well-toned body. Kelli’s classes will always leave you with a natural high of a full-out endorphin rush. Let’s get fit!

Katrina

Katrina

LAGREE PILATES, SPIN, YOGA

In 2010, Katrina’s life changed, thanks to a little machine called the Megaformer. Prior to that year, she spent her spare time training and running half marathons, teaching yoga on paddleboards or putting in hours taking spin classes. But this machine could take strong muscles and fatigue them to the point of muscle failure; and she couldn’t be more excited!

Katrina became Lagree certified and has over 5 years of experience training men and women of all ages. She loves that the Megaformer provides a challenging workout to even the strongest of athletes, but is safe for any age or ability level. In her class, you can expect a fun and challenging workout, to the beat of new music and sing-along classics. You’ll sweat, you’ll shake, and you’ll leave more energized and relaxed then when you arrived.

When Katrina isn’t teaching, she’s eating! Katrina believes that food is meant to make us healthier, and she loves cooking and finding new ways to make nourishing foods taste delicious. Her motto is, “If I like you, I feed you!” So don’t be surprised if she offers you a little nibble of something after class.

EVA

EVA

LAGREE PILATES, SPIN, YOGA

Eva left the San Joaquin Valley in 2010 to attend university at Cal State Fullerton. While pursuing a BFA in Theatre/Acting, her interest in yoga grew as a way to support dance and movement training. After graduating, Eva received her certification through Purple Yoga’s teacher training program and has worked primarily with Yoga Across America, bringing yoga to High School students for their general PE courses in the Long Beach area. She has also received her certification to be a instructor through Lagree Fitness in August 2015, which has been an amazing addition to her fitness knowledge and lifestyle. Eva believes that yoga and Pilates is a fantastic way to find a deep sense of connection with your true self and the world, while working your body to find ease within strength.

Lauren

Lauren

LAGREE PILATES, SPIN

Lauren is a SoCal native who started dancing at the young age of three. She continued throughout high school and into college. After college Lauren started working in working in Real Estate but quickly realized that it wasn‘t for her. After years of contemplating going back to school and to diving back into the world of movement she chose to leave her full time job and start a new career in Pilates. She will also be heading back to school this fall for Physical Therapy. Coming from a strong dance background she sees the pure art form in movement and how loving our bodies can bring a sense happiness to the mind. Lauren is stickler for form but only that she knows each client has the potential to achieve greatness and strength in their bodies. It’s a joy helping clients achieve their long term and short term goals.

Dawn

Dawn

LAGREE PILATES

Dawn is a Long Beach local whose passion for Pilates Plus started when she joined the studio about 5 years ago. “For me it was the perfect balance between strength, flexibility, and cardio. I had never been a gym person, but after a few classes I was addicted.” Dawn believes the group format encourages you to push yourself with every workout. “I have seen the amazing results in both myself and those around me. That is motivation to get up in the morning and go to the studio.” Dawn’s passion for the workout led to her Lagree Fitness certification and teaching. You will see her both teaching and working out at the studio. “I won’t ask you to do anything I can not do!”

Jean

Jean

LAGREE PILATES, SPIN

Jean joined Pilates Plus in 2011 and immediately fell in love with the classes and quickly saw her body become stronger, leaner, and more flexible. The studio added spin classes and Jean found that she enjoyed the combination of the cardio from the spin and the strength/flexibility training from the Pilates. Jean has become a certified spinning instructor through MAD DOGG ATHLETICS, Inc. and also completed her certification with LAGREE Fitness. She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for KP Pilates Plus Long Beach and working with her students to help them exceed their goals and dreams. Let’s Go!

Alex

Alex

LAGREE PILATES, SPIN, YOGA

Southern California native Alex loves dogs, sunshine, teaching, family and good vibes. She spent her younger years as a competitive gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader; had some incredible years learning the art of pole fitness and aerial acrobatics (read: circus freak); and ultimately found her calling living and teaching pilates and indoor cycling in the beautiful city of Long Beach.

You can expect a high energy class with emphases in technique and muscle focus. Come ready to work, sweat, and “shake” your way into a fitter, stronger you!

LUCI

LUCI

LAGREE PILATES, YOGA

Luci was born in Argentina and moved to Southern California when she was young with her parents, older sister and brother.
Now a long beach resident, Luci grew up with an interest in various types of art forms and dancing. First introduced to yoga in dance classes Luci didn’t get fully immersed in yoga until her twenties when she quickly realized that she absolutely loved yoga. After completing her 200 hour Yoga teacher training in 2010, Luci started teaching right away, around the same time she was approached by a Lagree Pilates teacher to come try one of their classes. Right after her first class she started training to teach and later got officially Lagree certified in 2012. Having been teaching and managing Pilates studios and gyms for many years, Luci loves sharing the health benefits of yoga and Pilates in a fun and encouraging way. Luci is a full time vegetarian, art and animal lover (with emphasis in dogs).

JESICA

JESICA

LAGREE PILATES

Jesica grew up in Northern California spending some of her best years in the ballet studio. Since then, she has spent her adult life in Southern California exploring other forms of dance including belly-dance, Lindy-Hop, Charleston, jazz dance, and even hula. Recently, she was encouraged to go back to ballet and did so for a couple years which was a challenge she embraced until she remembered how she loathes toe-shoes. She also likes to challenge herself with hot yoga. Most recently, she has transitioned over from ballet to rock-climbing which she believes has only been possible because of KP Pilates Plus. The Lagree model of Pilates training offered at KP Pilates Plus is so effective, she feels that nothing else compares. Running five miles everyday for a year, and doing ballet 4 times a week doesn’t even rate with the effects of this aggressive form of Pilates. She feels that this training is essential to anyone serious about bringing their fitness to the next level. She believes this kind of fitness will make 50 the new 30. She thinks the megaformer makes Lagree unique in that it is the latest vehicle to vitality and a pinnacle of fitness. That is why Jesica decided to dive into the Lagree training to get her certification so she could share the love of Lagree !