Serene grew up in a small California town where she practiced gymnastics and discovered her love for movement. The power and grace that the sport provided gave her a firm foundation in mind body awareness. After practicing and competing for nearly ten years, she began to experience pain along with hypermobility. At this time she found Pilates and it was her saving grace to add more body control as well as provide the strength and conditioning she needed.
After practicing Pilates for 8 years, she took her love for it to the next level and became a certified Pilates instructor through BASI (Body Arts and Science International). She discovered that she loved teaching movement as much as she loved moving her own body.
Since then, she has built a successful business teaching in Palo Alto, CA, U Strive Pilates. WIth over 20 years of experience, Serene also holds certifications in Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms), Kinstretch FRC, TRX, Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies (BASI), as well as BASI Pilates Mentor Program. She is a strong believer in continuing education, self-growth, and pursues to expand her knowledge of her practice.
She customizes each program for the individual client. Individuals of all ages become stronger, more flexible and increase their mind-body awareness through her classes. She loves to see her clients grow towards better health on their own Pilates journey.
In this YouTube workout, I'll guide you through this 12 min core-focused sequence where you will be challenged requiring control and stability from your deep core muscles.
In this YouTube workout, I'll guide you through a sequence that adds mobility to your shoulders and upper back as well as strengthens your postural muscles.