Our Teachers

Nicole Briggs, cont,: 

Nicole focuses on balancing the body to be aligned, strong, and flexible.  She uses the amazing apparatus Joseph Pilates developed to give what the body in front of her needs.  Nicole is a graduate of The Work, a world renowned Masters program, led by Jay Grimes, at Vintage Pilates in Los Angeles. Jay, who brings more than 50 years of experience, is considered a 1st generation teacher because he was trained by Joe Pilates himself. Nicole is on staff at Vintage Pilates, where she works and still trains as a student, to further her knowledge of the method, to bring the best to her clients.Currently (and before The Work), Nicole enhances her knowledge of the method by taking lessons and workshops from Jay Grimes, Sandy Shimoda, Karen Frishmann, Kathi Ross-Nash, Alissa Wyatt, Andrea Maida, Brett Howard, MeJo Wiggins, to name a few. Nicole is on staff at Vintage Pilates, and between both studios, work on Gratz (the premiere company, hired by Joe, that has been building the apparatus to his specs, to get the most out of the work).

Before Nicole opened her studio in 2011, she taught at several Pilates studios in Los Angeles, worked with patients at a Physical Therapy clinic as an aide and Pilates teacher, taught dance in California and the Washington. D.C. area, and coached girls’ competitive gymnastics in the D.C. Area (where she was born).

Nicole was originally certified in 2005 by 2nd generation instructor, Jill Cassady (who trained with the late Romana Kryzanowska, another 1st generation teacher). Nicole was an assistant instructor for 4 years in Jill’s program, now called Pilates Technique Certification, Inc.

She started taking Pilates in 2002, as a gift from her boss at a Chiropractic office, in San Francisco. It was the best gift! Nicole had daily low back pain, a week center, and “cheated” at her posture. Today Nicole is in the best shape of her life, with no pain and better alignment.

Nicole holds a B.A. in Dance from UC Irvine, and she studied Kinesiology in the M.S. program at Cal State, Northridge.

Nicole is a Certified Weight Loss Specialist through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and was a personal trainer through NASM.

Keion Moradi, cont,:

Keion Moradi Means discovered Pilates in 2004, as a long-distance runner, looking to prevent injury and improve strength and flexibility. She also practiced Pilates through two pregnancies. Keion is passionate about continuing her education, always working to sharpen her understanding of the method, the body, and movement, in order to help her clients reach their goals. She was selected to participate in the 2017 class of The Work, an intensive program of study for seasoned instructors, directed by first generation teacher Jay Grimes, of Vintage Pilates.

Keion is a PMA Certified Pilates teacher. Her initial teacher-training was through Sheppard Method Pilates.