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Danielle “Dani” Sardi

Dani is the co-owner of Mac Body Conditioning and has been teaching Pilates for ten years. She received her instructor certification through the JLBC Teacher Training Program and from 2006-2010 was a faculty member in the Program. Dani is certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and is currently completing an additional certification through the BASI Pilates ProBridge program as part of her longstanding commitment to continuing education.

Dani holds a Master of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University. She retired from nursing in 2014 after a very fulfilling twenty-seven year career. Her ownership of MACBC has brought her full circle and she’s enjoying sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates. Dani has long been an advocate of holistic health care and the importance of the mind, body and spirit connection.

 

Liv Isaacs-Nollet

Liv Isaacs-Nollet was born and raised in San Diego where she began dancing at the age of four. Her parents, Jean Isaacs and Patrick Nollet, are known for their work in the San Diego dance community, starting Three’s Company and Dancers in 1970 (now known as San Diego Dance Theater). Liv holds a B.F.A. in dance from the State University of New York at Purchase College and dances professionally with San Diego Dance Theater. While in college she studied Pilates for injury prevention. She received her certification from the JLBC Teacher Training Program in 2007 and began teaching soon after; she continues to learn from the wonderful clientele at MACBC everyday. When she is not teaching, she is mentoring her 3 year old twins, Chiara and Teslin.

 

 

Jessica Reed

Jessica Reed has been teaching Pilates for the past 13 years in studios as well as privately. In 2002, after relocating from Boston she began her certification program under Julian Littleford. Jessica had the good fortune to be the sole pupil during her certification with Julian. Working alone with him provided her an in-depth insight into Pilates and Julian’s unique teaching method. Jessica’s background revolves around movement and the body. She has a BS in Dance, has been teaching dance classes for over 20 years, and joined her first of many professional dance companies in 1996. Jessica worked as a Pilates trainer under Julian at JLBC from 2002-2009. Shortly after having her first child, she left the studio to stay at home. Now two glorious children later, she is excited to make her debut back into the best Pilates studio in San Diego.

 

Ginny Quick

Ginny Quick has been a life-long devotee to the art of movement. She grew up dancing and competing as a nationally ranked equestrian vaulter (a unique combination of dance and gymnastics on horseback) and discovered Pilates in 2002 to be the perfect complement to the physical demands of her lifestyle. After graduating from the University of Southern California in 2007 with a BA in fine arts, she received her Pilates teaching certification from Julian Littleford and began teaching at shortly after. Ginny currently lives in Newport Beach with her husband where she has since received her pre/post-natal Pilates specialty certification from Leah Stewart of Live Life Pilates as well as her 360° Pilates Immersion certificate from Benjamin Deghenhardt. In addition to teaching Pilates, Ginny continues to pursue her passion for health and wellness through working at a naturopathic doctor’s office in Costa Mesa and learning as much as she can about nutrition.

 

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Suzanne Wise

Suzanne Wise was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where she began dancing at the age of four. Unable to continue dance in college due to injuries to her foot, she found an outlet through rowing and competed with Beach Crew at Cal State University Long Beach. Her passion for movement lead her to yoga, African dance, kayaking as well as competing in a triathlon, but it wasn’t until she discovered Pilates that she found a connection to her background in dance. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Painting and Printmaking, she completed her Pilates certification through Julian Littleford in 2008. She is also certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and takes continuing education courses throughout each year.

Suzanne has trained with Dr. Suzanne Martin, DPT and completed her rigorous Pilates Therapeutics® Foot Specialization Program, and tailors the therapeutic application of the Pilates Method for each individual client. Suzanne receives daily gratification from being able to teach clients about the deep connection of the mind to the body. She is a firm believer that only with the connection and awareness of breath, will the body then achieve optimal core strength and overall balance, strength and flexibility. Aside from teaching Pilates, she pursues her other passions, art and nutrition, and runs a raw food catering business, Wise Living Foods.

 

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Shanna Timms

Shanna graduated from the University of San Diego, Magna Cum Laude honors. Dancing since the early age of 2, Shanna became a professional ballroom dancer after winning two national amateur titles. She is a world professional Quarterfinalist American Smooth dancer and fitness expert with over ten years of teaching experience. Shanna fell in love with Pilates while she trained in ballroom dance. Looking for a fitness routine to strengthen her core and lengthen her dance lines, she found Pilates to be the best workout for tone, stretch, balance and core stability. Inspired by her body’s own improvement, Shanna certified on all Pilates apparatus and started teaching Pilates throughout San Diego. With over 25 hours of Pilates teaching a week, she is very happy to be at  the amazing MAC Body Conditioning, in her hometown of San Diego.

When Shanna is not teaching, you will likely see her with her two babies- Yorkies, Vasco and Bushmill, running around working on her new lifestyle/fitness blog and traveling to dance competitions with her students.

Shanna is certified in Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, NASN sports nutrition and has two ACE certifications, one for group and the other for personal fitness training.