Sarah is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Pilates Instructor. She has a full level 2 Pilates certification in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel. Sarah gained her certification at John Garey Fitness & Pilates located in Long Beach, California in 2014. Sarah developed a passion for Pilates after trying a class locally here in Poway as a new client. She went from client in 2011 to front desk studio manager for Poway Pilate in 2012. Sarah has owned Poway Pilates since September 2016.
With a keen passion for sports and a Varsity athlete in softball, swimming and water polo, it goes without saying Angella loves fitness oriented events. At 21, she realized her gift for teaching when she began self contracting swimming lessons and aquatic aerobics at Edwards AFB. This endeavor eventually led to organizing a swim team while there and watching it blossom to include over 200 members. But as an avid swimmer for over 10 years it eventually took its toll on her body. She began developing extremely tight muscles and bad posture. To remedy this, she looked to another side of the fitness world for an answer. This solution came way of a fellow aquatics instructor who also was a part time personal trainer. She saw the difference and relief it gave her body and in 2002 obtained her ACE certification. After personal training in a gym for two years and still having issues with her posture and weight she began to question the routine gym method of training. In 2003, she began using a training mat for simple Pilates exercises, noticed fantastic results and since then has never looked back. Seeing first hand what a difference it could make in her own life, Pilates proved to be the long term solution for her physical ailments. Angella has been a Pilates instructor for seven years and has trained a wide variety of clientèle and has seen results specific to their goals, age, and any limitation they may have. She is extremely dedicated to both her clients and to Pilates as a whole. It is her desire never to cease absorbing all she can about this wonderful form of exercise and attends Pilates seminars and conferences all over the country when she can. From a personal stand point she understands what it’s like to deal with health challenges and to rise above them. Encouraging others toward total health in body, soul and spirit for her, is the best gift she can give and receive back through positive results.
Ian Isles is a native of San Diego where he formally began his dance training as a young adult. He earned a degree in World Arts & Cultures from UCLA where he focussed on Contemporary Modern Dance, Composition, and various somatic practices. He has finished the Integrated Movement Studies curriculum for Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals under the direct instruction of Peggy Hackney as well as the curriculum for the Body Arts & Science International school for Pilates under the direct instruction of founder Rael Isacowitz. He recently returned from Israel where he further studied Ohad Naharin’s Movement Language, Gaga, with Ohad Naharin himself as well as both current and former company members of Batsheva Dance Company. He is a company member of bkSOUL, enjoys working with Erica Buechner’s Sound Dance Company, has performed as a soloist for Vic Marks and David Rousseve, and has performed for Jesse Zaritt, Mark Haim, Maria Gillespie’s Oni Dance, Nguyen Nguyen, Alexx Makes Dances, Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, and Sara Silkin.
Why Join Us?
- Honoring the Tradition and Art of Pilates
- Free 30 minute combined initial Consultation & Instruction
- Client Satisfaction with an Emphasis on Safety
- Convenient Location in Historic Old Poway Village
- Fully Equipped, Upscale and Peaceful Studio Environment