La Verne, CA 91750-3560
PHYLLIS DOUGLASS is a Nationally Certified Pilates Trainer (CPT) through the Pilates Method Alliance, a Massage Therapist (CMT), and certified Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. She was the original owner and founder of Equilibrium Fitness, and earned the distinction of being named as one of the "BEST PERSONAL TRAINERS in the Inland Empire" by Inland Empire Magazine, January 2012.
Phyllis received her Pilates certification through the teacher training program at Long Beach Dance Conditioning & Movement Academy with master teacher, Marie Jose Blom-Lawrence. She apprenticed at the original Ron Fletcher Studio, and studied intensively with Rael Isacowitz (BASI), Siri Dharma Galliano, and first generation Pilates elders Jay Grimes, Kathy Grant, and Mary Bowen.
Teaching Pilates since 1988, she has an extensive background in dance and movement; performing and teaching professionally throughout the U.S. and internationally, and studied martial arts for many years. She holds a M.F.A. in Dance from California Institute of the Arts, and a B.S. in Education from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Understanding that the body functions as an integral whole, her work focuses on restoring the Body-Mind complex to a place of balance. Phyllis specializes in Sports Specific Training, Balance Training for Seniors, Dancer Specific Training, Breast Cancer Recovery, and Prenatal Exercise. Holistic Therapies include Myofascial Release Technique (MFR), CranioSacral Therapy, and Reiki. She teaches private sessions, workshops, and retreats.