Sling Body Fitness, Costa Mesa Nicole Marie Leto, CPT Certified 2003, and Redcord Active Instructor, since 2009. She is one of the few Certified Pilates Instructors in the U.S., that is also Certified and Educated in the Suspension Training & Slings Method using Redcord; Jungle Sports; and TRX equipment.
Nicole is always looking for advanced and proven methods of achieving and maintaining fitness. After reading an article in the May/June 2009 issue of Pilates Style magazine, she decided to focus on working alongside Physical Therapists to learn the Suspension/Sling method and has now mastered the programs with six years’ experience.
Nicole has known she has Scoliosis since she was a teenager and that brought her to the realization that she needed to correct her spine with the latest, scientifically proven equipment. Body Awareness is what Nicole teaches to her clients and the suspension/slings equipment helps her teach people not to cheat and strengthen with immediate results. Her clients consist of all ages, some with disabilities and some physically fit, kids to the older generation including both sexes.
Nicole combines Pilates with Slings depending on what the client needs or wants during their session.
Beatrice is a recent graduate of University of California, Irvine’s Master of Fine Arts Dance program, specializing in dance science. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton, where she focused on both exercise science and fitness & health promotion. She enjoys teaching mat, reformer, and suspension method classes, being STOTT certified and Pilates Suspension Method trained by its originator, Rebecca Beckler. She finds her passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge on fitness, cross-training, health, injury prevention and mindful somatic practice pair perfectly with creating a fun, challenging, and individualized program for her clients. A big believer in suspension training and the variety in exercises and modifications available in the Pilates method, Beatrice is happy to join Sling Body Fitness.
John Childers began studying yoga as an extension of his meditation practice with Louise Diana in 1987. He then started studying yoga at the Center for Yoga in Los Angeles in 1988. In 1989 he moved into the small spiritual community of Kanzeonji Buddhist Temple / Siva Ashram just north of little Tokyo in Los Angeles. He devoted a year to studying Zazen meditation and Hatha yoga in the style of Swami Satchidananda. In May of 1990, he moved to the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California and completed their flow yoga teacher certification program in July. In August of 1990, he moved to Orange County and began teaching Yoga at the local metaphysical bookstore, Visions and Dreams. He took a small group of close students and created a Yoga studio out of his house. There he taught 12 yoga classes a week. In September of 1992, he was one of the original five teachers to launch Yogaworks of Orange County, the very first expansion of the now global Yogaworks founded in Santa Monica.
During this same period he also taught yoga classes at the Sports Club/Irvine, private clients and corporate clients such as Fluor/Daniels, Chevron and Kingston Technologies. On January 1, 2000 John Childers opened his own studio, Full Spectrum Yoga in Newport Beach, California. He created the first 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher-training program in Orange County where he led regular therapeutic yoga workshops on a wide variety of issues including low back pain, shoulders, bunions, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, heart wellness, knees, carpal tunnel syndrome, hips, lymphedema and neck and jaw issues. In 2005 he opened a yoga therapy office at the D’Amore Natural Healing Center in Newport Beach, California where he taught individual and small group yoga therapy sessions for 10 years.
His book, A Yoga Pill For Every Ill” Therapeutic Hatha Yoga is soon to be released.