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Pre-Trainers in Lisa Marie's Network
More Pre-Trainers to be added soon!
Nikki Alstedter

GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer

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Nikki Alstedter first came to the practice of Pilates as a professional dancer, aerial acrobat, and cranial sacral massage therapist in 1997. The Pilates principles of posture and dynamic alignment presented an arena of vast healing potential and transformation that guided her educational path and experience.  As an entrepreneur, she is founder of Arlùnviji Transformative Movement in Santa Barbara and co-owner of Pilates Studio City in Southern California. She currently teaches the Gyrotonic® Method, Pilates, Gyrokinesis Method, Da Vinci BodyBoard™, Nia, Burn at the Barre and Franklin Method®, and is a Master Trainer for Pilates Sports Center and Da Vinci BodyBoard™ System. In addition, Nikki has been mastering an energetic healing system called Quantum Kinetics for over 15 years, which is a gentle hands-on approach that utilizes the body’s electrical and myo-fascial system in relation to structural stability and wellness. This experience has given her a unique understanding of the body’s integral system of healing within a clinical setting. Nikki is dedicated to inspiring intelligent movement that integrates and awakens awareness to enhance the quality of LIFE.

GYROKINESIS® Pre-Training 2024 at Arlunviji Transformative Movement in Santa Barbara, CA. w/ Nikki Alstedter 

The purpose of this training is to provide a foundational understanding of the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 exercises and prepare students physically for the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course. During this course, students focus on gaining experience and developing a personal understanding of the exercises on the GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course exercise list.


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Sher Borrell

GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer & GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer

Sher Borrell has loved moving and dancing most of her life.  She comes from a family that enjoys dancing, exercise and staying active.  She holds an A.A in general education, a B.A. in dance from the University of California, Irvine, has passed her grade 5 Cecchetti ballet exams, performed on dance teams and has always been interested in cutting edge fitness.  Upon her college graduation, she joined the Nannette Brodie Dance Theater in Long Beach where she taught and performed nationally and internationally for schools, festivals, shows, galleries, and fashion events.  This work inspired her to start her own dance collaborative in LA where she produced her own show and worked with numerous multi-media artists.  While dancing, Sher received her Pilates Certification under Tracy Fitzpatrick at Aline Studios in Newport Beach.  Sher assisted Tracy in working with professional athletes, teams, dancers and businesses while helping manage her studio. Tracy introduced Sher to GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® and (with gratitude) she completed her final certification under Julio Horvath. 


At Aline Studios, Sher developed “Ballet Fit” class (for dancers and non-dancers) that was a huge success.  Sher continued to dance, teach, and share with students from all walks of life, from sports enthusiasts to senior citizens.  She is both a GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® pre-trainer under Lisa Marie Goodwin.  She has studied with numerous master trainers in the states and abroad, and is certified on all of the specialized equipment.  Under Paul Horvath and Uwe Herbstreit, she has completed the therapeutic applications for pelvic girdle, shoulder girdle and scoliosis.  Sher has taken the rejuvenation course, GYROKINESIS® level 1 and level 2, and GYROTONIC® level 2 with Julio Horvath.  She has completed GYROTONIC® Applications for the Hip and Knee with Lisa Marie,  GYROTONIC®  Psoas Principles, GYROTONIC® for Golf , GYROTONIC® for Dancers 1 and 2,  and other specialized courses in both modalities. 


Sher’s rich history (with over 20 years of teaching experience), zeal, and passion for the work is felt in every session and class.  It brings her great joy to see peoples lives change while connecting in mind, body and spirit.  Sher currently teaches at a private country club in Indian Wells, in Los Angeles, throughout California and internationally.  She looks forward to working with you.

Kimberly Casinelli
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Certified GYROTONIC®, and GYROKINESIS® Instructor and Authorized GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer 

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Kimberly’s love of Yoga and Dance inspired her to begin studying Pilates in 1996 and then in 2000 she discovered the amazing work of the GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Method. After falling in love with the method of GYROTONIC® and appreciating the benefits that it had on her body, mind and spirit she decided to become certified to teach this discipline so that her clients could benefit from this work as well. During her career, Kimberly has also had the opportunity to become a Certified GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer in which she leads pre-trainings to assist other students on their path to become GYROTONIC® instructors themselves. Kimberly is very grateful to have continued and on-going studies under some of the most world re-known teachers in GYROTONIC® and Yoga for over 30 years such as Juliu Horvath, Lisa Marie Goodwin, Alicia Head and Tim Miller. She has spent 20 years dancing with the following Dance Companies: Ballet Arte, San Diego CA; Evoke Dance Center, San Diego CA; Malashock Dance Company, San Diego CA and has a very strong and dedicated Yoga practice of over 30 years. Kimberly has been fortunate to have been teaching and educating in California and Oregon for 30+ years and has owned and operated several Pilates and GYROTONIC® Studios for the past 25 years.

Lora Pavilack


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I love to teach people to move through life with more ease and confidence, to watch students and clients reach their goals and become their best selves! Movement is an amazing journey and it is an honor to share it with others. Training/Certifications: Pilates - Core Conditioning/Balanced Body University, National Pilates Certified Teacher (NPCT), Master Trainer Pilates Sports Center, GYROTONIC® Level 1 & 2, GYROKINESIS® Level 1, Franklin Method Level 3. Bachelor of Science in Arts Management from OCU. We believe in the power of YOU!  Pilates Studio City is building a community of people who empower themselves first so they can actualize their dreams and be present to those they love most.  Pilates Studio City is YOUR studio, designed with your personal care in mind. We will work together setting goals and attaining the results that you desire in a professional and caring environment, creating a lifestyle that is supportive to your mind, body and overall well-being.

Karen Washburn Ness

GYROTONIC® Belmont Shore and Naples, part of Axis Classical Pilates

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