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Stephanie Janes

As a classically trained ballet dancer, movement has always been an integral part of Stephanie’s life. Stephanie was born and raised in Ventura County and danced with the Channel Islands Ballet Company. She received her B.S. in Business Management in 2001 from Humboldt State University where she assisted in the university’s dance department. After graduation, Stephanie returned home to Ventura County.

While working full time, Stephanie turned to Pilates as her go-to form of exercise. The precise, choreographed flow of exercises meshed well with her dance roots and she was instantly hooked. The principles and benefits of Pilates trickled down to all areas of her life and she became excited at the prospect of sharing her experience with others.

Stephanie received her Comprehensive Pilates Certification from Body Arts and Science International (BASI) in 2006. She also received her certification in Pre/Post-Natal Pilates training from the Center for Women’s Fitness in 2007. Stephanie resides in Ventura with her husband and two children.

“When I’m practicing Pilates, there are no outside distractions. Being present in the movement truly centers my mind, body, and soul. From the novice to the seasoned Pilates practitioner, a true sense of accomplishment can be gleaned through each session. It is my privilege to be able to share the many benefits of Pilates with others.”

• B.S. Business Administration 2001
• BASI Comprehensive Certification 2006
• Center for Women’s Fitness Pre/Post-Natal Pilates Certification 2007
• Current CPR Certified