NEW CLIENT SPECIALS: 3 Privates for $153, Buy 2 Get 2 Equipment Classes - 4 for $60

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ABOUT OUR STUDIO

  

Established in 2011, Pilates Life Studio has grown to become highly regarded as one of South Florida’s leading Pilates instruction and education studios.  We specialize in private, semi-private, group mat and equipment classes.  The Studio is fully equipped with Reformers, Towers, Cadillacs, Ladder barrels, Chairs, Ped-o-pulls, Spine correctors, Arcs, and small auxiliary equipment — all from top suppliers, including Gratz™, Balanced Body, and Peak Pilates®


Pilates Life’s highly qualified instructors create safe and effective workouts for every individual, no matter their age or fitness level.  Each customized program carefully retains the traditional, core elements developed and codified by Joseph Pilates. 


Pilates Life serves as the home of Lolita’s Pilates Center, to where instructors come from around the world to further hone their craft in Pilates' elder Lolita San Miguel’s renowned Master Mentor Program.


For those who feel inspired to become instructors, Pilates Life Studio owner and master instructor Danielle Armstrong offers Lolita's Legacy™, a distinguished Pilates teacher-training program along with Marian Llamas and Laura Cordle, master trainers and educators from Pilates Studio 1.

ABOUT THE OWNER

Danielle Armstrong, Second Generation Pilates Instructor | Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master Instructor and Educator

Danielle grew up in Western New York and began dancing at the age of four.  She is an honors graduate from The State University of New York at Purchase College where she received her BFA from the Conservatory of Dance and was first introduced to The Pilates Method.  Upon graduation, she moved to New York City where she worked with many freelance choreographers and started her own dance group exploring her own choreography.  Danielle began teaching modern dance and rehearsing at Peridance Center and performed with her company throughout New York City.  In 2002, she completed over 600 hours of teacher training and became certified through Pilates Inc. under the direction of Joseph Pilates' protégé Romana Kyrzanowska as well as Ton Voogt and Michael Fritzke.  Danielle began teaching in the New York/Connecticut area continuing her practice through mentors such as Sari Mejia Santo, Bob Leiken and Mejo Wiggin and she later opened her first studio in Norwalk, CT in 2005.  Since moving South, Danielle taught in the Charleston area of South Carolina and moved to Florida with her family in 2009.  She has taught dance and Pilates throughout South Florida including at the Harid Conservatory, and in 2011 opened Classical Pilates at The Florida School for Dance Education.  Shortly after in 2012, Danielle met Lolita San Miguel, one of two people to receive a certificate of certification from Joseph Pilates, and they formed a partnership.  In 2014, she completed Lolita's Pilates Master Mentor Program and was selected to teach Lolita's Legacy, a teacher training program developed by Lolita.  Inspired by Lolita’s 58 years of Pilates practice, Danielle recently re-named the studio PILATES LIFE, and is proud to be the home of Lolita’s Pilates Center.  When she is not at the Pilates Studio you can find her on the soccer fields with her two children Nathan and Amelia.

About our Business Manager

Christine Migoya holds an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences and worked as an IT Specialist for McKinsey & Company, Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut prior to moving to South Florida.  She has been an active volunteer in Palm Beach County Schools, serving as PTO President of a local elementary school for 4 years.  A Pilates Life client for the last five years, Christine developed a love for Pilates and its benefits following a neck injury.  She most recently became our Business Manager in October 2019, is co-owner of an event planning business, busy mom of two, and hopes to attend Lolita's Legacy™ teacher training program in the future.  Christine is located at the North studio to help you with MINDBODY scheduling, account purchases and more.

About our Studio Coordinator

Lisa Hurst de Faria is a Pilates Life Instructor and our Studio Coordinator.  Lisa was trained in classical and contemporary dance at The Performing Arts School of Worcester, Massachusetts, Boston School of Ballet, and SUNY Purchase.  She first developed an interest in Pilates while dancing in Europe and obtained her Pilates-based Fundamental Matwork certification from the Pilates Institute of London.  She is also a certified instructor of Polestar Pilates® and most currently completed Lolita San Miguel's Master Mentor Program.  Lisa teaches Equipment Classes on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 8:30 am, and is available for Private Sessions at our North location by appointment.