26267 Prima Way, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Melissa Lee

Hello! I’m Melissa, the owner of Movement of Pilates. I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 20 years and as a Pilates instructor for 18 of those years. My original certification is a very classical “New York” training, but I also pursue continuing education courses in an effort to discover all forms of Pilates. Over the course of my teaching career, I moved from focusing on the “fitness” side of Pilates to the rehab side. I have clients of all levels, but my true passion is helping those that are maybe unable to find help in a traditional gym or general therapy setting due to injury, disability, or medical condition. 

In 2018, after five years of studying and preparation, I became an official ScolioPilates instructor. I enjoy working with the curviest of spines and love showing a new scoliosis client that they can indeed help improve their spinal situation.   I even have out of state clients that come quarterly for a few hours of ScolioPilates work and take the work home to incorporate in their daily routine.   If you or someone you know has scoliosis, send them my way as soon as possible!  

Beyond working with rehab based clients, I also teach about 15 mixed equipment classes a week to clients of all levels.   I pride myself on my creativity as an instructor and always mix it up, keeping my clients guessing with what we will do each session!  I love BOTH of my studios (our small one is for privates and our large one is for groups) and am so proud of the Pilates playground that Movement of Pilates has become! 

On the personal side, I have two amazing boys, an amazing dog named Sprout and in my free time I compete in half-marathons and travel as much as possible. I have found a great balance in life and I know that’s because of my job.  Helping others feel better, move better, and BE better is so rewarding! (And FUN too!)  I consider Santa Clarita my home and love living and working in this amazing valley!!  

Melissa Lee

Hello! I’m Melissa, the owner of Movement of Pilates. I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 20 years and as a Pilates instructor for 18 of those years. My original certification is a very classical “New York” training, but I also pursue continuing education courses in an effort to discover all forms of Pilates. Over the course of my teaching career, I moved from focusing on the “fitness” side of Pilates to the rehab side. I have clients of all levels, but my true passion is helping those that are maybe unable to find help in a traditional gym or general therapy setting due to injury, disability, or medical condition. 

In 2018, after five years of studying and preparation, I became an official ScolioPilates instructor. I enjoy working with the curviest of spines and love showing a new scoliosis client that they can indeed help improve their spinal situation.   I even have out of state clients that come quarterly for a few hours of ScolioPilates work and take the work home to incorporate in their daily routine.   If you or someone you know has scoliosis, send them my way as soon as possible!  

Beyond working with rehab based clients, I also teach about 15 mixed equipment classes a week to clients of all levels.   I pride myself on my creativity as an instructor and always mix it up, keeping my clients guessing with what we will do each session!  I love BOTH of my studios (our small one is for privates and our large one is for groups) and am so proud of the Pilates playground that Movement of Pilates has become! 

On the personal side, I have two amazing boys, an amazing dog named Sprout and in my free time I compete in half-marathons and travel as much as possible. I have found a great balance in life and I know that’s because of my job.  Helping others feel better, move better, and BE better is so rewarding! (And FUN too!)  I consider Santa Clarita my home and love living and working in this amazing valley!!  

Pam Olson

Pam grew up in Louisiana but lived a large part of her adult life in Wyoming.  Her passion for fitness began at Northwest College of Wyoming in 1989 where she received an Associates degree in Sports Management. She continued her studies at Chadron State College majoring in Sports Medicine and Organizational Psychology.   She never had a chance to put her degrees to use but instead got married and raised 3 wonderful boys, taking time to focus on being a mother and a wife. Once her boys were grown, she decided to get NASM Corrective Exercise Certified in anticipation of finally following her heart back into the world of fitness.  

Pam moved to California in 2012 and finally started applying her college education and NASM certifications to her daily life.  While she was training clients in 2014 she realized that each body she was working with had issues and imbalances.  She knew, from her own personal Pilates experience, that her clients would benefit more from the corrective aspect of Pilates than general weight training.  She also knew that the lengthening AND strengthening component of Pilates was more beneficial to each of them, and as a result, Pam was constantly referring her own clients to an outside Pilates instructor.  She realized she could help them more if she were Pilates certified herself.   From there she decided to get fully certified in all Pilates aspects (Mat, Reformer, Chair, Barrel, PediPull, Tower and Cadillac) at the Pilates Sports Center in Encino and has never looked back.

After finishing her certification in 2018 at PSC she discovered Movement of Pilates and fell in love with studio and the clients.  The past 2 years have been an incredible learning experience for Pam and she feels so fortunate to be sharing her knowledge with clients, friends, and family.   Pam loves taking on the clients that are brand new to Pilates and showing them how much Pilates can change their life!!  She knows first hand the countless benefits of this amazing form of movement and is looking forward to sharing her love for pilates with you!

Lori is a 55-year-old woman who feels stronger today than she did when she was in her 30s and she credits this to Pilates! She works to help everyone feel as youthful as they can in their bodies.

Lori Mora

Pilates is not just a career for Lori Mora, it’s a lifestyle! Lori’s love for Pilates began eight years ago as she was taking a Pilates mat class. After just a few classes, she began to feel taller, leaner, and had even regained the “spunk in her jump!” With a 14-year career as a Massage Therapist/Technician and Esthetician she brings much knowledge and passion into helping her clients experience a better sense of wellbeing in their bodies. Lori received her certificate at the Pilates Sports Center in Encino, CA. Her philosophy has always been “your health is your wealth and with proper movement and nutrition, the body has the ability to heal itself.” Lori knew she needed to share and teach people how Pilates can be used as a life-long preventative to maintain a healthy body inside and out. It is important to her that every person who comes to her class feels like it is all about them, whether it is a private or a group session. Lori’s passion is to make people feel their best through their practice. Her goal is to meet them where they are in their bodies, to help them to build flexibility, strength, and to find that mind-body connection.

Lori is a 55-year-old woman who feels stronger today than she did when she was in her 30s and she credits this to Pilates! She works to help everyone feel as youthful as they can in their bodies.

Crystal Edwards

“Its all in the detail!” Crystal Edwards has a unique ability to help each person she works with understand how to attain pain-free movement, gain strength, and build confidence. This, and her incredible sense of humor, is what keeps her clients coming back. She is driven by her passion to truly make a difference in the lives of her clients. Crystal has her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and has many years of experience working in the rehabilitation and fitness industries. She has worked with a wide range of clientele, from cardiac and physical rehabilitation patients to elite athletes. However, it was in trying to find relief from her own back pain that led her to Pilates, as other methods did not work.

After practicing Pilates herself, she earned her Pilates certification with PMA and has been practicing since 2006. Both her training and experience working with a wide range of populations allows Crystal to teach clients in a fun and challenging class no matter their current fitness level.

Crystal Edwards

“Its all in the detail!” Crystal Edwards has a unique ability to help each person she works with understand how to attain pain-free movement, gain strength, and build confidence. This, and her incredible sense of humor, is what keeps her clients coming back. She is driven by her passion to truly make a difference in the lives of her clients. Crystal has her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and has many years of experience working in the rehabilitation and fitness industries. She has worked with a wide range of clientele, from cardiac and physical rehabilitation patients to elite athletes. However, it was in trying to find relief from her own back pain that led her to Pilates, as other methods did not work.

After practicing Pilates herself, she earned her Pilates certification with PMA and has been practicing since 2006. Both her training and experience working with a wide range of populations allows Crystal to teach clients in a fun and challenging class no matter their current fitness level.

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Lisa Colvard

After getting hooked on Pilates in 2003, Lisa Colvard became a dedicated Pilates instructor and in 2008 began instructing at a few studios around the Santa Clarita Valley. She originally sought out Pilates after extreme back and abdominal weakness aggravated by pregnancy. With Pilates, Lisa found that her back pain was remedied and her core was strengthened in a way weight training had never addressed.

She was first certified at Pilates Teck in Newhall, CA, and in 2012, Lisa became certified through the Pilates Method Alliance, an internationally recognized certifying program. She is inspired to help other’s achieve their fitness goals of a balanced body through strength and flexibility with classes that are fun, challenging and always safe for every body.

Pilates Instructor - Movement of Pilates

Lisa Colvard

After getting hooked on Pilates in 2003, Lisa Colvard became a dedicated Pilates instructor and in 2008 began instructing at a few studios around the Santa Clarita Valley. She originally sought out Pilates after extreme back and abdominal weakness aggravated by pregnancy. With Pilates, Lisa found that her back pain was remedied and her core was strengthened in a way weight training had never addressed.

She was first certified at Pilates Teck in Newhall, CA, and in 2012, Lisa became certified through the Pilates Method Alliance, an internationally recognized certifying program. She is inspired to help other’s achieve their fitness goals of a balanced body through strength and flexibility with classes that are fun, challenging and always safe for every body.

Rana McDonald

Rana McDonald discovered her passion for teaching fitness her senior year of high school. Teaching group exercise has been part of her weekly routine for 35 years. A friend introduced her to pilates 26 years ago and it was love at first sight.

Her pilates journey began with matwork in a small group setting. She loved and continues to love the concentration pilates requires. She added pilates equipment classes to her weekly routine. Following in her instructor’s footsteps, she began an apprenticeship at The Ron Fletcher Studio in Los Angeles. She learned to teach the matwork and reformer repertoire from Jillian Hessel, also in Los Angeles. She has taught group and private pilates classes for 25 years and earnestly attends IDEA fitness conventions, local workshops and subscribes to several fitness organizations for fitness inspiration.

Why should you work with Rana? Her enthusiasm for the work is contagious. She constantly creates new routines and passionately plans music that supports the goals for every type of class she teaches. Her classes are challenging. She expects you to come willing to work. Her body is the best example of why pilates works. She smiles often because she genuinely loves to exercise. She wants to help you get stronger and feel more confident with every workout. With 35 years devoted to fitness, Rana has helped hundreds of clients rehab injuries and will happily offer modifications throughout her group classes.

“Rana is a motivating, caring, and fun pilates instructor. She individualizes her class to her clients’ needs every time- it’s never the same class twice. Rana always makes her clients-both new and old feel comfortable and welcome, providing just the right amount of challenge for each one.” -Kathy

“I am so glad that I found Rana when I decided to try Pilates Reformer. She is welcoming and helpful, the exercises are varied and designed for all levels. The classes are fun, so the time just flies. I actually look forward to exercising for the first time in many years and after just a few weeks I am already starting to see a difference in my body. “ – Carol

Rana has called Santa Clarita home for 20 years. Patrick, her husband of 25 years, Emma(21) and Megan(18) are her greatest accomplishments. When she isn’t teaching , she enjoys listening to podcasts while walking her dog, binge watching tv series and YouTube videos and reading bestsellers!

Rana - Movement of Pilates
Rana - Movement of Pilates

Rana McDonald

Rana McDonald discovered her passion for teaching fitness her senior year of high school. Teaching group exercise has been part of her weekly routine for 35 years. A friend introduced her to pilates 26 years ago and it was love at first sight.

Her pilates journey began with matwork in a small group setting. She loved and continues to love the concentration pilates requires. She added pilates equipment classes to her weekly routine. Following in her instructor’s footsteps, she began an apprenticeship at The Ron Fletcher Studio in Los Angeles. She learned to teach the matwork and reformer repertoire from Jillian Hessel, also in Los Angeles. She has taught group and private pilates classes for 25 years and earnestly attends IDEA fitness conventions, local workshops and subscribes to several fitness organizations for fitness inspiration.

Why should you work with Rana? Her enthusiasm for the work is contagious. She constantly creates new routines and passionately plans music that supports the goals for every type of class she teaches. Her classes are challenging. She expects you to come willing to work. Her body is the best example of why pilates works. She smiles often because she genuinely loves to exercise. She wants to help you get stronger and feel more confident with every workout. With 35 years devoted to fitness, Rana has helped hundreds of clients rehab injuries and will happily offer modifications throughout her group classes.

“Rana is a motivating, caring, and fun pilates instructor. She individualizes her class to her clients’ needs every time- it’s never the same class twice. Rana always makes her clients-both new and old feel comfortable and welcome, providing just the right amount of challenge for each one.” -Kathy

“I am so glad that I found Rana when I decided to try Pilates Reformer. She is welcoming and helpful, the exercises are varied and designed for all levels. The classes are fun, so the time just flies. I actually look forward to exercising for the first time in many years and after just a few weeks I am already starting to see a difference in my body. “ – Carol

Rana has called Santa Clarita home for 20 years. Patrick, her husband of 25 years, Emma(21) and Megan(18) are her greatest accomplishments. When she isn’t teaching , she enjoys listening to podcasts while walking her dog, binge watching tv series and YouTube videos and reading bestsellers!

Our Classes

You’ve met our fantastic team, now it’s time to see the wide range of classes available at Movement of Pilates. Whatever your wellness goals, we’ve got a program for you! Check out our classes page then book your first Pilates session with us today. We can’t wait to meet you!

Our Classes

You’ve met our fantastic team, now it’s time to see the wide range of classes available at Movement of Pilates. Whatever your wellness goals, we’ve got a program for you! Check out our classes page then book your first Pilates session with us today. We can’t wait to meet you!

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