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Lisa Ortega LoyaFranklin Method Educator Level 1, reg. 11/2012 Owner On Balance Pilates Studio, Certified Pilates Instructor ACE and TRX certified
Lisa Ortega Robertson began her Pilates journey in California where she received her Dance degree from Cal State University, Fullerton. Managing her back pain from scoliosis, Lisa underwent treatment from a chiropractor that took her under his wing and trained her how to teach rehabilitation exercises. One of her patients was a secretary from a nearby Pilates studio. For the next several years, Lisa immersed herself in the Pilates technique and became one of the founding members of The Institute for the Pilates Method, the only national Pilates organization at the time. She worked with Hollywood’s Samuel Goldwyn, writer Judith Krantz, and other celebrities in Beverly Hills.
After moving to Hawaii in 1990, Lisa taught creative movement and dance in local schools with the Hawaii State Dance Council and became a certified personal trainer through American Council on Exercise (ACE) and American Federation of Fitness Association (AFAA). In 1993 she opened On Balance Studio, the FIRST Pilates studio on Oahu. She has since moved to Kailua where her current studio also offers Gyrotonic (R), Gyrokinesis (R) and the TRX Suspension System.
Lisa has conducted workshops on Oahu and outer islands for HMSA, Alexander and Baldwin, Mid-Pacific Country Club, Ko Olina, Olelo, and YMCA. On Balance, a former certifying studio for the PhysicalMind Institute, has been featured in The Honolulu Advertiser, Midweek, HMAA newsletter and KITV News. Through years of continuous study and personal practice, Lisa has developed a unique eclectic style. Her teaching integrates her rehab, dance and fitness background, and she enjoys challenging and inspiring her students in their own practice and mind-body connection. Lisa hosted the Franklin Method educators here on Oahu and they are the first group to be certified in Hawaii for the Level One Franklin Method Training.
Donna LuderFranklin Method Educator Level 3, reg. 09/2011 PMA-Certified Pilates Instructor
Donna has been practicing Pilates since 1993 when she began using the method to improve her dance technique. She was the first Pilates instructor in Monterey when she opened her studio in 1997. At that time, few of the locals knew what Pilates was!
She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and further certifications with Eric Franklin.
Her certifications include:
–Pilates Instructor, awarded by Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence of Long Beach Dance Conditioning 1997
–PMA-certified Pilates Instructor
–GYROTONIC® Level 1, awarded by Juliu Horvath, founder/creator of the GYROTONIC Method 1998
–Franklin Method, awarded by Eric Franklin, author/creator of the Franklin Method, 2004, 2006
–GYROTONIC® Ladder, awarded by Master Trainer Debra Rose of San Francisco GYROTONIC, 2001
–GYROTONER®, awarded by Master Trainer Debra Rose of San Francisco GYROTONIC (2000) and Lisa Marie Goodwin of Angel City Body Kinetics (2006)