Cara and Nicole have been working together over the last 13 Years, starting at college to current. For the last 8 years they have been teaching pilates and dancing together in the south orange county area. They look forward to serving the area for years to come by centering their selves in the heart of Historical San Juan Capistrano.
Nicole Howard - Owner/Pilates Instructor
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!
Cara Fraser - Owner/Pilates Instructor
Cara was first introduced to Pilates as a dance major at Cal State University Long Beach and instantly loved it. Upon finishing her degree at CSULB she became a Pilates instructor through Body Arts and Science International. When she is not busy dancing our doing yoga, she continues to grow as a teacher by attending workshops and classes with a specialty in Scoliosis. Cara brings her great love and knowledge of movement to everyone she works with. Her calm yet deliberate energy will lead you through your work out, focusing on form and modifications for your body.
Cindi Schrock - Pilates Instructor
Born and raised in the Southern California, Cindi has always lived an active, fitness-driven life. Being involved in various forms of physical well being, Cindi discovered pilates and knew she’d found her passion and calling. The benefits of gaining strength, flexibility and mind/body awareness, gained her attention immediately. She promptly transitioned from an avid student to a certified pilates instructor. In 2009, under the direction of Sheri Myers, a master trainer in pilates, Cindi received comprehensive teaching training with D.K. Body Balance Method. Also completing courses in The Balance Body Curriculum, and the Mentoring Program under Nicole Howard and Cara Fraser for the last two years has equipped Cindi to be a well-rounded instructor. She is excited to be instruction and guiding others with the pilates method. A single session with her will make one realize the beauty and positive effects of pilates. With her engaging, fun, and passionate personality Cindi is a wonderful addition to the team at Align.