Starr Pilates Instructors
"Elaine is laser focused on you getting the most out of your work out! You will definitely see results and feel amazing every time you leave your session..."
Elaine Starr is a Southern California native. She received her Pilates certification under Marie Jose Blom at Long Beach Dance Conditioning while dancing professionally. She has assisted under Physical Therapist and Movement Educator Eva Nemeth, founder of EVA Movement and Physical Therapist Lillian Chen, known for her specialization in training Olympic athletes. She loves using Pilates as a tool to bring out the best in movement and quality of life in herself and passing that knowledge along to her clients. In 2017 she opened Starr Pilates location on Melrose Avenue.
"Really good and creative with the workout...Super attentive and great corrections..."
After multiple car accidents left her with chronic pain, Ariel started doing Pilates as part of her rehab. Pilates helped heal her pain and gave her a slender, toned new body. Ariel fell in love with the technique and got her first certification at Pilates Sports Center in Encino. She eventually joined the staff and received an ongoing mentorship from her master instructors, deepening her understanding of the body. Ariel went on to teach at the prestigious Reebok Sports Club in New York City where she trained celebrities and the New York Elite. After three years on the East Coast, Ariel moved back to Los Angeles where she received her second certification from XO Fitness where she learned a more athletic approach that she uses today. She enjoys teaching challenging classes while giving each individual the attention they need to improve their form and get the most out of every exercise.