Danielle “Dani” Sardi
Dani is the co-owner of Mac Body Conditioning and has been teaching Pilates for twelve 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 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 5 year old twins, Chiara and Teslin.
Jessica Reed has been teaching Pilates for the past 15 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 be working at what continues to be the best Pilates studio in
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.
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.
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.
Renata Vicente was born and raised in Brazil where embracing nature is a way of life. She grew up participating in many sports and has always enjoyed working hard in order to achieve her goals. In 2002, after Renata had her first child, she began working as a personal trainer. In 2006, she achieved Personal Trainer Certification through ACE – the American Council on Exercise. Renata began her Pilates training in 2009 and quickly realized that Pilates was what she was missing in life. Renata fell in love with the Pilates Method and believes Pilates is a way of life, not just an exercise routine. Wanting to share her new found awareness with her clients, she pursued and now holds a Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Certification. Renata loves to dance and enjoy life to the fullest. When she is not training, she is spending time with her children and friends.