Pilates Equipment 1-2

This class is taught by:

Nicole Inzitari

Certified Pilates Instructor
 Nicole took her first Pilates class in February 2014 and was immediately hooked. With a passion for health and fitness, she started to explore the idea of leaving her full-time Retail career to learn more about becoming a Pilates instructor, and less than a year later she began training and working towards her Certification from Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) created by the international master trainer Rael Isacowitz.

Today Nicole is able to fulfill her passion by sharing her love of Pilates with her friends and clients as an Apprentice instructor. Nicole's favorite thing about Pilates is the transformative effect that it has on the entire body, which is why her absolute favorite Pilates exercises are the Hundred and Plank variations: two great exercises that can be done anywhere. Her teaching style is simple and effective, giving her clients guidance while motivating them to discover their own strength and become empowered.

Cara Frazier

Owner/ Pilates Master Trainer

Cara was first introduced to Pilates as a dance major at Cal State University Long Beach under the esteemed tutelage of Karen Clippinger. She felt so inspired by the movement and the method of pilates that upon finishing her degree at CSULB she decided to became a Pilates instructor. In the summer of 2005 Cara completed her comprehensive teacher training through Body Arts and Science International (BASI) with a specialization in dance conditioning under Karen. As a new teacher she was fortunate to spend 8 years under the watchful eyes of two physical Therapists using pilates as a continuation of therapy as well as fitness. During that time Cara attended workshops and trainings to continue her education and further her practice focusing on spinal conditions, including 18 hours of scoliosis training with Jillian Hessel. In 2011 Cara decided to take her training to the next level and completed the intensive 3 part Mentor/Master program with BASI founder Rael Isacowitz. In 2012 Cara, with her dear friend Nicole, had the opportunity open her own studio, Align Pilates and Yoga, in San Juan Capistrano. Since then Cara has continued to mentor closely with Rael, and is excited to be a BASI Faculty member. Most recently Cara started her journey as an aerial yoga teacher, and received her level 1 15 hour training from Spectra Yoga. Cara brings her great love and knowledge of movement to everyone she works with and enjoys the process of seeing other teachers or students progress. Her calm yet deliberate energy will lead you through an appropriate work out, focusing on form and alignment. When she is not teaching at Align or BASI, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.

Brigitte Garten Tellam

Certified Pilates Instructor/ AFAA/ Barworks/ TRX Suspension/ B.S. Nutrition
At a young age and through dance, Brigitte Garten knew she had passion for health and fitness. This passion guided her to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from San Diego State University. And When introduced to Pilates she fell instantly in love with the method. By 2001 she was Certified Pilates Instructor by three Pilates organizations, the world-renowned BASI (Body Arts and Science International), A Line Technique, and the PMA (Pilates Method Alliance). She also holds certifications through AFAA in Group Fitness, Barworks and TRX Suspension. One can find her currently instructing Pilates full time throughout the Orange County area. Her classes are energetic, fun, challenging and of course detailed orientated. She always considers herself a student of Pilates and constantly thriving to learn more. Her teaching is always evolving to bring her clients the most up to date and a worthwhile Pilates session. Outside of the studio you’ll find Brigitte hiking, biking, gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, plus spending quality time with family, friends and her adorable dog.

Nicole Howard

Owner/ Pilates Master Trainer

Nicole is a true California girl, born and raised in northern California. She is a natural born mover and teacher. Nicole got into dancing as a young teenager and through her training was introduced to Pilates. Falling in love with dance and movement she graduated from California State University Long Beach with a BA while participating in the Defore Dance Scholarship program. In 2004 she became a certified Pialtes instructor through Body Arts & Science International (BASI), and receiving a comprehensive certification with a specialization in dance conditioning from master teacher Karen Clipinger. And has also received her Pilates Method Alliance certification. Nicole continues to dance professionally and advances her education by attending master level classes. She will give you an intense workout, while paying close attention to detail and form – that’s the dancer in her. You will find Nicole inspiring and be delighted as her sweetness shines through even while she’s making you sweat!

Kelly Piersant

Certified Pilates Instructor
Kelly Piersant was raised in the U.K. and Australia, but now calls the U.S. home. A self-described free spirit, she grew up riding horses and spending all her free time outdoors in nature. Kelly spent the early years of her career in the beauty industry, working as a professional make-up artist, where her creativity and passion for making people look and feel their best was perfectly suited. In 2013 Kelly was introduced to Pilates, and immediately began seeing changes in her body and mind, including postural corrections, muscle lengthening and flexibility. An incredible increase in body awareness and mental and physical strength ensued. Kelly lives a holistic life and feels that regular mindful exercise, in addition to good nutrition play an important role in how we feel physically and physiologically. Kelly is a graduate of Body Arts and Science International, where she had the good fortunate to train closely with master instructor Rael Isacowitz. She is excited to continue this journey, and looks forward to using Pilates to help others achieve their own personal goals.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 27 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Inzitari
  • Mon Nov 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Cara Frazier
  • Tue Nov 28 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brigitte Garten Tellam
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Howard
  • Thu Nov 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brigitte Garten Tellam
  • Fri Dec 01 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Inzitari
  • Fri Dec 01 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kelly Piersant
  • Mon Dec 04 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Inzitari
  • Mon Dec 04 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Cara Frazier
  • Tue Dec 05 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brigitte Garten Tellam
  • Tue Dec 05 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Howard
  • Thu Dec 07 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Brigitte Garten Tellam
  • Fri Dec 08 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Nicole Inzitari
  • Fri Dec 08 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Kelly Piersant