Instructors

Angel Maffei

Angel is a Massachusetts native that describes herself as a “diehard fitness enthusiast”. Angel has been active throughout her life in the fields of martial arts, kickboxing, cycling, aerobics, yoga and more.

In 1990 she moved to southern California and became certified as a personal trainer and spinning instructor. She taught classes while she continued her higher education studying Spanish both abroad and in California. Angel worked after that as a Medical office manager in Marina Del Rey for many years. During that time she realized that the busy pace and stress of the corporate world was not for her.

She had begun taking Pilates privately and was loving it more than anything she had ever done before. To her, this became the “end all, be all”. It was a discipline that was not only physically demanding, but mentally challenging as well. This seemed to be the perfect fit.

Angel received her certification to teach Pilates through the acclaimed ‘Pilates Center’ in Boulder Colorado in 2001. She is a PMA certified instructor and continues her Pilates studies through continuing education as well as her devout practice of yoga. Angel opened The Center…by the sea in September of 2008. She teaches both yoga and Pilates at her studio as well as in clients homes.

She believes that through these methods she can help clients to become better in tune with their bodies on all levels and to promote better overall balance and well-being.

 

Heather

Heather was raised in South Florida, moved to the Los Angeles area in 1995, to attend college at California Institute of the Arts.

Heather began taking Pilates classes in 2012, the results that she experienced on her own body inspired her to obtain certification to teach. Heather received training and certification in the Lagree Method of Pilates, in Burbank California; she also has obtained her Cycling Instruction Certification through American Sport & Fitness Association.

She began teaching at Pilates Angel studio in September of 2016, and is honored to help clients reshape their bodies & achieve their fitness goals.