About Lucy Garcia
Lucy Garcia is a highly trained, certified Pilates instructor with nearly two decades of experience. She discovered her connection to Pilates over 25 years ago as it was highly recommended to improve technique and as injury prevention while performing with a modern dance company in Los Angeles. It was a natural extension of her background as a professional dancer, aerobics instructor and personal trainer.
Lucy received certifications through West Coast Pilates and The Physical Mind Institute and went on to complete an advanced, level-2 certification program at the esteemed Stott Pilates® headquarters in Toronto. She became an Instructor trainer for Stott Pilates in 2004 and now trains other instructors in the Stott® method.
Lucy is trained in Stott Pilates®, sports performance and therapeutic and rehabilitative exercise.
Lucy specializes in both therapeutic and post-rehabilitation Pilates as well as athletic performance. She is passionate about helping people with sports and other injuries heal through their Pilates practice. She has completed extensive back therapy courses, which became a special interest of hers after experiencing a traumatic back injury in 2003. Lucy's coursework included the latest research and study opportunities with Dr Linda Joy Lee and other experts. Dr Lee is the innovative creator of the Thoracic ring approach model and co-founder of connect therapy for disability and pain.
In 2006, Lucy became certified in “Core Intelligence and The Inner Unit” at Long Beach Dance conditioning with Marie Jose Blom, enhancing her skills as a therapeutic Pilates exercise specialist. This curriculum, developed by Ms. Blom, focuses on a highly refined attention to movement quality and the ability to use the Pilates method to restore health and vitality. Lucy went on to achieve additional levels of training through Stott Pilates, and is a recognized Athletic Conditioning Specialist. Certified through “Hole in One Pilates,“ Lucy is qualified to work with golf professionals as well.
Stott® Level 2 Instructor (2001)
Stott® Level 2 Instructor Trainer (2004)
West Coast Pilates (1999)
Physical Mind Institute Mat Certification (1999)
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Hole-in-One Pilates Golf Certification (2007)
Pink Ribbon Instructor (2014)
Core Intelligence and the Inner Unit (2006)
200-Hour Yoga Certification (Prana Yoga)