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Vivian Zapanta Pilates Studio

Instructors

InstructorsOur instructors are comprised of a variety of professionals from different fields ranging from physical therapy, nursing, dance, corporate businesses and many others.

During our one-on-one sessions, our clients experience our instructors’ care and personal attention to detail, which is one of the reasons our clients stay loyal to VZPS.

Our Instructors:

Jamie Alcantara – Jam is a licensed Physical Therapist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the De La Salle – Health Sciences Institute. As such, he is adept in physical rehabilitation practice, notably in athletic training and conditioning. A STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor level 1 on Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels with a rich knowledge and experience base in sports such as frisbee, swimming and basketball. He is a well-rounded personal/group fitness trainer for fitness enthusiasts, rehabilitation, or with athletic sports specific conditioning and injury prevention.

Althea Castillo- Altheahas earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing “Cum Laude” and is a Licensed Nurse. She is a STOTT PILATES™ Certified instructor Level 1 on Mat, Reformer & Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. Qualified to teach Pre natal and Post Natal Pilates clients. And attended workshop on the Therapeutic foundations of Pilates by Melanie Byford Young. She chose to be in the Pilates business to practice her rehabilitation skills based on her formal education and her pilates instructor training course, as she believes on it’s impact on her client’s health and quality of life.

Ronna Mae Castillo earned her Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy at Universidad de Sta. Isabe,l Naga City (2010). She is a licensed Physical therapist and is a STOTT PILATES™ Certified instructor Level 1 on Mat, Reformer & Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. She specializes in Rehab Pilates. Her interests are in arts, sports rehabilitation, athletic training and Rehab Pilates. Her professional goal is to become a Rehab pilates Instructor Trainer and upgrade the rehabilitation services in the Philippines.

Rosemarie Lustiva is a Physical Therapist and is a STOTT PILATES™ Certified instructor Level 1 on Mat, Reformer & Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. Teaching since November 2009. A former Personal Trainer from an International Fitness Company. She took Pre-natal and Post-Natal, Foam Roller, V2Max 1&2 and Jumpboard Internal Training 1 & 2 for her continuing education. She mostly handles Post-Rehab and sports inclined clients.

Christine Novales was trained extensively in ballet before she became a certified STOTT PILATES™ Certified instructor Level 1 on Mat, Reformer & Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. She was a member of Ballet Phils, lecturer in UP Dance Program and was Associate Artistic Director of Airdance. She is one of the pioneer instructors of the VZPS and has been teaching pilates to dancers, athletes, geriatrics clients, pregnant women and post rehab client.

Marzena Nowakowska has been practicing Pilates since 2003 in New York, U.S.A. and Manila, Philippines. She is a STOTT PILATES™ Certified instructor Level 1 on Mat, Reformer & Cadillac, Chair and Barrels in March 2009. She has attended other courses such as Advanced Matwork, Advanced Cadillac, Chair and Barrels and as well workshops like Prenatal & Post- Natal, Pilates for Golfers, Group SPX Reformer, V2Max Plus and ISP. She has been teaching full time at VZPS since 2005 Private classes, duets and small group. Her international clientele ranges from young to elderly clients. Born in Poland, She lived 13 years in NYC, and has resided in Manila for the past 7 years with her 11 year old son. Speaks fluent Polish, English and conversational Russian.

Angel Ortega is a certified STOTT PILATES Instructor for Mat and Reformer. She has been teaching group classes of Aerobis for 8 years and is also a Personal Trainer, as well as a ZUMBA Instructor. She taught in Kuwait as a group exercise instructor and her personal goal is to be a FULL Certified Pilates Instructor.

Bernie is a Licensed Physiotherapist from University of Santo Tomas & is a STOTT PILATES™ Certified instructor Level 1 on Mat, Reformer & Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. “I want to utilize STOTT PILATES to address different musculoskeletal and neurologic condition to optimize body function and movement.” STOTT PILATES makes you feel good and look good. He is a former member of UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe. Works out regularly at UST Sports Science Laboratory. Likes to swim, hike, and join running events during leisure days.

Aleja is Licensed Physical Therapist and has been trained in Pilates – Mat, Reformer, Cadillac and Barrels. She has had many clinical experience that has added to her professional experience in handling rehabilitation to Post-rehabilitation in Philippine General Hospital.

Elizabeth is a STOTT PILATES™ Certified instructor Level 1 on Mat, Reformer & Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. She is a wife and mother, artist, endurance runner, scuba diver and a multisport athlete. Passionately leading an active lifestyle for more than 30 years, and thus encountered many injuries that led her to become a Pilates instructor and led her to learn more about biomechanics and importance of correct posture with balanced muscles for optimum sports performance and wellness. For her, Pilates is a lifestyle which can benefit anyone, whether he is a sports enthusiast or senior-age person seeking better health.

Lorwina Tamondong is Certified STOTT PILATES™ Level 1 Instructor for Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel. A former Medical Claims Adjudicator for 5 year, and being a Physical Therapist is well-equipped to handle Special Population. Workshops attended are as follows: Shoulder Girdle Region, Lumbo-Pelvic Region, The Knee Stability and Function; Understanding the Foot and Ankle for Optimal Function ; Therapeutic Foundation Workshops all under Ms. Melanie Byford-Young; Also took the Jumpboard Interval Training 1; V2 Max programming 1 & 2, Foam Roller; Started working under Vivian Zapanta Pilates Studio since December 2009.

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