Julie Bond Rhyne – Master Trainer – Los Angeles – Vienna

In addition to her 20+ years as a Pilates Instructor, Julie is also a Broadway performer, singer, dancer, actor and choreographer.  Starting ballet at age 4 introduced her to the miraculous world of movement and body awareness.   At age 15 she was asked to join the Houston Civic Ballet Company and has been in awe of the bodies capabilities ever since.  She began her long journey with Pilates in 1988 – “I thought it was going to be just another workout program and boy was I wrong”. There is a reason why professional dancers, athletes and those with injuries seek out Pilates…..It works!!  By reeducating the musculature system you restore balance and proper firing patterns, thereby creating wellness and an optimal physique”. 

For the past 3 years, Julie has created Pilates and Fitness Teacher Training programs along with Workshops that include: “Anatomy”, “Biomechanics”, “Postural Analysis”, “Breath: The Foundation of Fitness”, “Pilates in the Fitness World” and “Repertoire and Flow”.  She has taught Pilates for Nashiville Ballet, Angel City Body Kinetics, Paramount Studios, Circuit Pilates, and Concentric Pilates Studio. Her motivation to create X-Treme Pilates evolved from her vision of a welcoming high energy space, where all could achieve their full potential. Julie continues to expand her knowledge and is 100% dedicated to giving her clients the best possible training experience.

Julie’s Certifications include:

  • Long Beach Dance Conditioning Studio and Movement Academy by Marie-Jose Blom.
  • Core Beginnings, Advances in Pilates Technique, Decrees distinction in Mat, Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Small Barrels.
  • All training Integrates progressions and adaptations to meet the demands of biomechanics of dance-technical training, body conditioning, and the design of remedial programs.

Lulu Martinez – Los Angeles

Lulu Martinez is a native Angeleno who became an advocate for health and fitness at an early age, due to being raised by an athlete. She has always been fascinated by holistic health and Eastern medicine, which led her to enroll at the National Holistic Institute. After being a massage therapist for seven years she began to explore other healing  modalities, due to a sports injury. Lulu found Pilates to be grounding, healing, challenging, body transforming, and the perfect addition to her massage practice. Since completing training with Risa Shepard at “Shepard Method Pilates” in 2009, Lulu has worked for chiropractors, healing centers, Pilates studios, and her own private practice. “I find Pilates to be both personally empowering and the most disciplined fitness program I have ever encountered. Whether you’re an athlete, dancer working through an injury, busy Mom, or simply a fitness enthusiast, I believe Pilates is for everyone. My mission is to teach classes with the intention helping my clients to feel interconnected with their bodies, health, stress  relief, and self awareness.” She has several years of experience in fitness, physical therapy, and holistic nutritional consulting. Lulu is very enthusiastic about joining the X-Treme Pilates Team, and looks forward to meeting everyone.

Rachel Valencia

Rachael Valencia is a firm believer that “the Pilates Method is an infinite system to not only heal the physical body, but to discover the wisdom and power that is unleashed as a result”. After 33 years of training herself and others in such disciplines as martial arts, body building and dance, she realizes how invaluable the Pilates Principles have become to her quality of life. After a couple of debilitating car accidents she soon realized that, “The doctors couldn’t help me, they didn’t know how to put my body back together and couldn’t even understand how I was enduring so much pain.” By focusing on her Pilates practise she was able to heal and achieve a full transformation of body, mind and spirit.

Rachel received her comprehensive Pilates certification from BASI (Body Arts & Science International). Her awareness of infinite healing is one of the main aspects she brings to the attention of people of all ages, sizes and color. “There is no person I cannot help, as long as they’re willing. The Pilates Method is the system I use to facilitate others in discovering more of what the body is capable of.  I continue to study possibilities that this practice brings.”

Renee Shumate – Los Angeles

A healthy lifestyle has always been an essential priority for lifelong Glendale resident, Renee Shumate. Family and friends will often hear her say, “Every day you should eat something that grows from the ground.” Renee became a Pilates believer by transforming her own body with this amazing workout, and she can testify to its undeniable physical and emotional benefits.

Renee received her Pilates Certification from Sebastein Lagree and has since continued her education by studying with master trainer Marie- Jose-Blom, Kendel Pink, and Alicia Head from Long Beach Dance Conditioning. She has also trained with PMA master trainer Julie Bond Rhyne in “Functional Anatomy”, “Anatomy; the Foundation of Fitness”, and “Biomechanics in Reformer Repertoire”.

She has a deep desire to share this method with others, helping them to discover greater body awareness while providing challenging workouts for any fitness level. “I’m passionate about paying it forward. I know, firsthand, the positive impact of this workout. It’s the ideal combination of strengthening, stretching and connecting mind to body. It is movement with focused intention. I believe that true well-being is the balance of exercising the mind, body and spirit in an effort to reach perfect harmony.” Renee hopes to contribute to your journey and empower you to achieve your best body. She’s honored and excited to be part of the X-Treme Pilates team.

Lulu Martinez

Lulu Martinez is a native Angeleno who became an advocate for health and fitness at an early age, due to being raised by an athlete. She has always been fascinated by holistic health and Eastern medicine, which led her to enroll at the National Holistic Institute. After being a massage therapist for seven years she began to explore other healing  modalities, due to a sports injury. Lulu found Pilates to be grounding, healing, challenging, body transforming, and the perfect addition to her massage practice. Since completing training with Risa Shepard at “Shepard Method Pilates” in 2009, Lulu has worked for chiropractors, healing centers, Pilates studios, and her own private practice. “I find Pilates to be both personally empowering and the most disciplined fitness program I have ever encountered. Whether you’re an athlete, dancer working through an injury, busy Mom, or simply a fitness enthusiast, I believe Pilates is for everyone. My mission is to teach classes with the intention helping my clients to feel interconnected with their bodies, health, stress  relief, and self awareness.” She has several years of experience in fitness, physical therapy, and holistic nutritional consulting. Lulu is very enthusiastic about joining the X-Treme Pilates Team, and looks forward to meeting everyone.

Audrey Baranishyn

Audrey’s love of dance is what lead her to Pilates. As a young performer she had an injury that led her to learning and experiencing the benefits of Joseph Pilates’ work. She began teaching Pilates in 1993 and continues to take courses to keep her PMA Certification current. Also along the way she became a massage therapist and teaches her own version of “Pool Pilates” and is a Redcord Active Pro Specialist. Her desire to stay current with what is being offered in the fitness world only reassures her that Pilates has made it’s place and cannot be replaced by any trend. She enjoys teaching as much as learning.

Lauren Thomas

Working at the YMCA for nearly a decade, Lauren found her passion in working with others and staying active. Health and wellness are a huge part of her life. Growing up in soccer and cross country, she found her favorite form of exercise to be Pilates. She believes it to be transformative to anyone who sticks to it. Aware of both mind and body wellness, she wishes to give back to others what Pilates has given to her. Receiving her education from Balanced Body and working with Master Trainer Julie Bond Rhyne, Lauren is excited for the times to come spent as an instructor here at X-Treme Pilates!

Lauren Thomas – Los Angeles

Working at the YMCA for nearly a decade, Lauren found her passion in working with others and staying active. Health and wellness are a huge part of her life. Growing up in soccer and cross country, she found her favorite form of exercise to be Pilates. She believes it to be transformative to anyone who sticks to it. Aware of both mind and body wellness, she wishes to give back to others what Pilates has given to her. Receiving her education from Balanced Body and working with Master Trainer Julie Bond Rhyne, Lauren is excited for the times to come spent as an instructor here at X-Treme Pilates!

Julie Bond Rhyne – Master Trainer

Obwohl Julie Bond Rhyne seit über 20 Jahren Pilates trainiert, ist ihre Vielseitigkeit nicht zu übersehen. Sie war auch am Broadway tätig, spielte in großen Filmproduktionen mit, war weltweit auf Tour mit Latin Superstar Luis Miguel, und ist auf zahlreichen Platten zu hören, inklusive ihrer eigenen Solo CD. Aber für Julie, übertrifft ihre Tätigkeit als Master Trainerin bei Weitem alles was sie in ihrem Leben vor Pilates getan hat. „Mir macht es unfassbar viel Spaß, den Menschen mit Pilates helfen zu können und zu sehen, wieviel besser es ihnen mit diesem großartigen Workout geht“, sagt Julie.

Die Trainingsmethode von X-TREME Pilates befasst sich mit drei wesentlichen Aspekten bezüglich Gesundheit und Fitness; es geht um Kraft, Beweglichkeit und Kondition. Diese einzigartige Kombination von traditionellem Pilates, Ballett und Hard Core Training führt zu einer erstaunlich rapiden Verbesserung der körperlichen Verfassung. „Unsere Kunden sind Teenagers, Großmütter die 30 Jahre lange keinen Sport betrieben haben, aber auch zunehmend Männer und Athleten. Dieses Workout ist wirklich für alle, weil es Spaß macht und durch die abwechslungsreichen Übungen nie langweilig wird“, sagt Julie.

Ihre langjährige Erfahrung im Ballett war auch maßgebend bei der Verwirklichung ihrer Vision von X-TREME Pilates. „Als Master Trainerin sehe ich meine Rolle auch als Choreographin, ich gebe daher exakte Anweisungen, es geht nicht nur um Präzision, sondern auch gewissermaßen um Ästhetik. Wir arbeiten alle zusammen während der Stunde, und bemühen uns, die Übungen zu fühlen und zu verkörpern, während sie auf anmutige Weise ausgeführt werden. Es ist wirklich sehr schön, wenn eine Klasse beginnt, die Bewegungen zu verinnerlichen. Ich erlebe die stetig wöchentlichen Fortschritte meiner Schüler und Schülerinnen auf die gleiche Weise, wie professionelle Tänzer ihre Choreografie erlernen. Wir verwenden dazu unsere eigene Musikmischung, um den Bewegungsfluss zu unterstreichen, genau wie die professionellen Tänzer es für eine Choreografie tun.

X-TREME Pilates besteht aus einem dynamischen Team von engagierten Trainern, die von Julie weitergebildet werden. Die besten Trainer kennen sich daher in Anatomie, Biomechanik, Haltungsanlyse, Atmung, Matte und Reformertechniken, Balletstangen, Repertoire und Fluss. Julies Ziel ist es „das ultimative Workout zu schaffen, das die besten Fitness Aspekte berücksichtigt, für einen gesunden, beweglichen und muskulösen Körper!“

Verständlicherweise wollen die meisten schnelle Erfolgserlebnisse. Das erreicht man am besten mit einem Personal Trainer. Unsere Klassen sind auf eine Anzahl von maximal 9 Teilnehmern beschränkt, sodass wirklich jede einzelne Person die Aufmerksamkeit bekommt, die sie benötigt. Dieser umfassende Ansatz von Julie’s Trainingsstrategie  bietet den Kunden ein außergewöhnliches, unterhaltsames und erschwingliches Training.

„Nichts fühlt sich besser an als die zahlreichen Briefe und Feedbacks, die ich von meinen Kunden bekomme, die berichten, wie ihr Leben sich durch das Training zum Besseren verändert hat. Sie erzählen mir oft wie ihre täglichen Aktivitäten durch gewonnene Kraft, bessere Körperhaltung oder verlorene Zentimeter Körperumfang, leichter zu meistern sind. Die Freude an der Bewegung nimmt dramatisch zu und dem Tango Kurs steht plötzlich nichts mehr im Wege! Viele Menschen fühlen sich oft zum ersten Mal im Leben richtig wohl in ihrem Körper. „

Heather Burgoyne

Coming from the Fashion Industry in a highly stressed work environment, with long hours and constant international travel, Heather found a practice in Pilates to be her only outlet. Pilates provided the physical strength needed to sustain the hours required and was mentally therapeutic for the demands. After continuing her practice for over a decade and seeing the results it provided, Heather decided to take what had turned into her passion and make it her career. Heather’s goal is to help those of all ages find their own personal strength, wether it be a physical, mental, or restorative practice. Heather received her traditional pilates training from Balanced Body and continued her education with Master Trainer Julie Bond Rhyne’s X-Treme Pilates method.

Renee Shumate

A healthy lifestyle has always been an essential priority for lifelong Glendale resident, Renee Shumate. Family and friends will often hear her say, “Every day you should eat something that grows from the ground.” Renee became a Pilates believer by transforming her own body with this amazing workout, and she can testify to its undeniable physical and emotional benefits.

Renee received her Pilates Certification from Sebastein Lagree and has since continued her education by studying with master trainer Marie- Jose-Blom, Kendel Pink, and Alicia Head from Long Beach Dance Conditioning. She has also trained with PMA master trainer Julie Bond Rhyne in “Functional Anatomy”, “Anatomy; the Foundation of Fitness”, and “Biomechanics in Reformer Repertoire”.

She has a deep desire to share this method with others, helping them to discover greater body awareness while providing challenging workouts for any fitness level. “I’m passionate about paying it forward. I know, firsthand, the positive impact of this workout. It’s the ideal combination of strengthening, stretching and connecting mind to body. It is movement with focused intention. I believe that true well-being is the balance of exercising the mind, body and spirit in an effort to reach perfect harmony.” Renee hopes to contribute to your journey and empower you to achieve your best body. She’s honored and excited to be part of the X-Treme Pilates team.