Owner & Instructor
Starr attended Southern Utah State University where she majored in Business. After a 20 year career in early childhood development Starr began courses in Pilates Reformer, Advanced Reformer and additional coursework in Injuries & Special populations as well as Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology with JG. Her down to earth personality helps clients feel at ease and welcome no matter what their fitness level.
Starr’s students love her humor, lighthearted approach and ability to make them laugh while they sweat! When she is not teaching Starr enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, movies, reading, decorating, cooking, spending quiet time at the beach and learning new things.
Favorite quote: “Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.”
Angela graduated from Cal State University Long Beach in 1989 and received her JD from UCLA in 1995.
After taking classes here at Five Starr Pilates she fell in love with Pilates and decided to get certified. Angela has been taking courses in all Pilates apparatuses since 2021.
In her spare time Angela enjoys her other career in Law, playing music, writing, art, signing and caring for her family.
Favorite quote: “There is nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be” – The Beatles
Beatrice holds numerous fitness certifications and enjoys taking ongoing education to help her meet the needs of her clients. Beatrice has been teaching fitness classes including indoor cycling, pilates and bootcamp classes since 2005. Beatrice loves seeing people grow and accomplish their goals. Her students love hearing Beatrice’s story of weight loss and spiritual healing that she shares so freely with others.
In her spare time Beatrice enjoys bible study, fashion and studying Greek and Hebrew prayer. Beatrice is a 49 year old thyroid cancer survivor.
Favorite Quote: “Love thy neighbor as thy self.” – Jesus
Brenda attended the College of Rio de Janiero in Brazil, where she is studied Journalism in her native country. Brenda completed her STOTT Pilates certification in Reformer and Advanced Reformer, Mat, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels as well as Injuries and Special Populations courses in 2013.
Brenda’s compassion and great sense of humor coupled with her attention to detail make her a great instructor who believes everyone is capable of improving their health through exercise. You will find Brenda’s classes energetic and fun with attention to form being a priority.
In her spare time Brenda loves to curl up with historical fiction and is always eager to share her love of literature with others. Brenda enjoys cooking and making delicious and healthy meals for her son, daughter and husband and creating that special family bond that forms during dinners shared together.
Favorite quote: “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything” – Vincent VanGogh
Candace earned her BA in Psychology and her BS in Music Worship – Vocal Performance from Biola University in 2012.
Candace became a Pilates instructor under the BASI Pilates method in 2019, but has been teaching fitness and cheerleading classes since 2007.
Clients love her energy and balance in her classes and enjoy how she pushes them to be their best.
In her spare time Candace enjoys dancing, singing and hanging out with her puppies.
Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you aid, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Casey is due to graduate from CSULB in 2023!
She became certified in teaching Spin classes in 2022.
Casey treats each class like a dance party and works clients through each song; focusing on making it a fun ride while always maintaining functional fitness techniques that reap the best rewards.
Clients love her motivation and how she pushes them to find their why!
In her spare time Casey enjoys performing contemporary ballet, and performing in musicals and plays. She also loves yoga.
Her favorite quote:
“Be so rooted in yourself that nobody’s absence or presence can disturb your inner peace” -unknown
Denise holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and Project Management.
She has been teaching cycling since 2021 after falling in Love with indoor cycling she obtained her cycling instructor certification.
Clients enjoy how motivating Denise is in classes and how outgoing and fun she is when always encouraging others.
In her spare time Denise enjoys boxing, painting, running and traveling.
Favorite Quote: “Self confidence is. super power. Once you start believing in yourself, magic starts to happen” – unknown
Jamie earned her BA in theater from USC.
She did her Pilates training at Long Beach Dance Conditioning and has been teaching fitness classes since 2002.
Jamie has a keen eye for safety and clients love her creative cueing.
Clients with injuries benefit greatly from her sensitivity to full body harmony and how Jamie helps them regain strength.
Judi holds a BA in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Art History.
She holds MANY fitness certifications and has been teaching fitness classes in the area since 2009.
Judi puts her heart, soul and love into teaching. She believes deeply in the POWER attained from movement. Which is exactly what clients love most about her – her passion!
In her spare time Judi enjoys spending time with family and mountain and road biking.
Favorite Quote: ” A Body in Motion is a beautiful body” – unknown
Linzey has earned her BA from UNC -Asheville in Women’s Studies and also her Master’s from the University of Minnesota.
Linzey has been teaching fitness classes since 2015. Linzey’s creativity , playfulness and encouraging attitude that gets clients to go deeper make her a dynamic instructor. Linzey’s clients love how she pays attention to details, her class flow and her sense of humor when teaching.
When she isn’t teaching Linzey enjoys exploring, dancing and laughing whenever possible.
Favorite Quote or saying: “The universe trades up.”
Teaching is a passion of Mel’s. After taking classes here for years she decide to up her game by getting certified to teach cycling classes.
Mel begins her 2nd career here with us after getting certified in 2022.
Her love for indoor cycling is contagious and clients are motivated by her energy.
Raquel carries with her over 20 years experience as a fitness instructor. She once was a bodybuilder and now enjoys the art of healing.
Clients love Raquel’s holistic approach to her Pilates classes and her positive loving energy. Her challenging classes delivered with a smile and the greatest kindness will leave you feeling very satisfied!
Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from California Statue University San Luis Obispo. She began her fitness career in 2010 and recently earned her cycling certification. Sarah has endless energy and a positive attitude. Sarah connects with her clients who love her outgoing personality and energetic smile.
In her spare time Sarah cherishes her time with her 5 year old triplets and her husband. Sarah is an animal lover too! Sarah loves to run and has completed several half marathons.
Favorite Quote: “You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.” – David Viscott
Simone is a graduate of our first Pilates Instructor Training program! She also attended LBCC. Simone began teaching Pilates in 2019.
Simone likes to make sure her classes are all on the same page before moving through exercises. After working in a chiropractor’s office working with rehabbing clients she learned the importance of mind body connection.
Simone loves modifying exercises for each client’s needs. Clients love Simone’s calm patience during class. She makes sure everyone is comfortable.
In her spare time Simone enjoys being a salon assistant, crafting and reading.
Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m Possible” – Audrey Hepburn
At 64 years old Tommy has been an avid indoor cyclist for years. He is a protege of Beatrice’s. She has encouraged him to become an instructor and mentored him now for a few years.
Tommy loves to share his love for indoor cycling and infuse clients with his soulful oldies! Tommy will take you on a ride down memory lane with his great playlists. Come join Tommy no matter what your fitness level or your experience. Tommy will meet you on the bike and make your fitness journey a little sweeter!
In his spare time Tommy loves taking cycling classes of other instructors, watching basketball and football.
Favorite Quote: “Go hard or go home. I am already at home, so I have no choice but to go hard.”
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Five Starr Pilates & Fitness delivers an exceptional fitness experience for clients at all stages of their fitness journey.
Through stellar instruction, state-of-the-art equipment and a supportive family environment our clients are equipped with the tools necessary to propel them toward reaching their goals while developing a mind body connection.
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Five Starr Pilates & Fitness delivers an exceptional fitness experience for clients at all stages of their fitness journey. Through stellar instruction, state-of-the-art equipment and a supportive family environment our clients are equipped with the tools necessary to propel them toward reaching their goals while developing a mind body connection.