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meet the team

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Danielle mitchell

Owner & Instructor

Danielle holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice. After working a corporate desk job for many years she began to feel the wear and tear in her body. This led her to Pilates in 2011 where she fell madly in love with the discipline and soon thereafter completed her classical Pilates certification in Santa Monica, CA. She is a third generation instructor who has experience with all ages, injuries and athletic abilities.

 

Danielle also holds a Pre & Post Natal Pilates Specialist Certification through Fusion Pilates. Having this additional certification is essential when instructing prenatal, postnatal and menopausal women. Not many instructors in LA hold this very vital certification, or have her personal experience in this field.    

Whether she is teaching a private or duet session, she is known for balancing her cheerful, energetic encouragement with butt-kicking workouts, all the while keeping it fun. On a daily basis Danielle is inspired by the changes she sees in front of her as she watches people build strength and make health a priority. Danielle will always guarantee "a sweat and a laugh"!

When she is not in the studio Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler son doing all things LA. 

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Paige 

Afternoon & Evening Instructor

Paige is a Los Angeles native, a total beach bum, avid hiker and loves her puppy Mia more than anything. She has always had a deep interest in movement, wellness and living a healthy lifestyle. In 2017 Paige completed her intensive 800 hours of Classical Pilates training through the Pilates Institute of Southern California and she has been teaching private sessions ever since. Paige also leads Pilates student teacher training where she is able to use her extensive knowledge of anatomy, form, technique and instruction. She has a "no pain mindset  and likes to focus on teaching functional movements that will benefit her clients outside of the studio. Let’s work hard and have fun! 

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Brianna 

Afternoon & Evening Instructor

Brianna is a former dancer who was introduced to Pilates as her Physical Therapy for lumbar/pelvic injuries. After her recovery--using her knowledge of dance and Pilates--she began a career in physical therapy as a Physical Therapy Aide and Pilates/Dance Conditioning Instructor. Since then, she has been able to help patients and clients find a way to move through injuries and helping decrease pain using Pilates. She is a firm believer that continuing education is the most valuable asset that instructors have, and regularly attends continuing education courses to give her Pilates clients a combination of new and old techniques she learns from each course. Brianna is currently a Certified Pilates/Dance Conditioning Instructor obtained through Orange Coast College, Balanced Body and Physical Mind Institute and a has a BA in Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Science. 

 

Brianna has been a Pilates Instructor for over 16 years, has 11 years of Physical Therapy aide experience, a dancer for over 25 years and a Pilates Master Trainer for 4 years. She specializes in Pre-Post Natal/Pelvic Floor, Breast Cancer, and pre/post surgery for clients with orthopedic injuries. Other than Pilates and dance Brianna loves chocolate, wine and good times with friends and family! 

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Marissa 

Evening & Weekend Instructor

Marissa was born and raised in Hawaii. Her movement journey started as a competitive gymnast, and then transitioned into becoming a dancer. She took a break from movement and  moved to LA to go to college for art and fashion, getting a degree in design. While going through that process she realized her favorite courses were life drawing, and fashion illustration. In those classes she learned about anatomy and got to watch models of all shapes and sizes pose and see how their body and muscles moved to support them. After school, Marissa was reinspired to move again. In 2007, she began a professional dance career dancing, choreographing and movement coaching for musical artists, tours, commercials, TV & Film. In 2017 she added stunts and motion capture to that repertoire. In the midst of her movement career,

In 2011 Marissa took her first Pilates class and instantly fell in love. She continued to take Pilates recreationally, realizing it helped to keep her muscles lean and long, along with being able to rehab industry related injuries. She has completed over 800+ hours of comprehensive teacher training at the Pilates Institute of Southern California (PISC) and received an additional certification with Peak Pilates in “Pilates for Dancers.” Knowing first hand the benefits and love of Pilates, her goal is to bring joy and healing to others through movement. 

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Devon 

Afternoon & Evening Instructor

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Devon began doing classical Pilates with her mom as a teen. She would later move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in costumes for TV & Film. After years of being a set costumer for extended hours, Devon revisited Pilates as a way to relieve her body and mind of the stress and exhaustion from her job. She fell in love with Pilates all over again and went on to become classically certified through the Pilates Institute of Southern California, completing over 800 hours of training and practice. She hopes to help others experiencing stress or exhaustion to reconnect with their body and mind. When she is not teaching Pilates, she loves to spend time with her family and two dogs. 

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Allie 

Evening & Weekend Instructor

Born and raised in New Jersey, Allie began her Pilates journey as a client at CoreSpark after moving to Los Angeles four years ago. Under Danielle's guidance, she reconnected with her body and fell in love with how strong and capable the practice of Pilates made her feel, both physically and mentally. With a desire to combine her 12 years of experience in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, and leadership coach with her passion for Pilates, she went on to pursue a comprehensive Pilates certification from Love For Pilates in Santa Monica. She is thrilled to be back at CoreSpark as an instructor to help others find strength, connection, and joy while moving their bodies. 

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