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About Us

The Trainers

Our trainers are certified to provide you individualized training that helps with your posture, muscular imbalances, strengthening, flexibility, balance, coordination, agility, fitness, and overall health. Click on a trainer name to read more about them.


Aulani received both a BA and MA in dance from California State University, Long Beach. She has professionally performed as a principle dancer in the musical Kismet in various cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, St Louis and Salt Lake City. Additionally, Aulani performed in, A Chorus Line, and a national touring company of King and I starring Yul Brynner. Furthermore, she has performed in several television shows and movies. Aulani has taught dance for several colleges and universities over the last 40 years. These include, California State University, Los Angeles, California State University, Long Beach, University of California, Irvine, and Cal Arts to name a few. Presently, Aulani is a full-time professor of dance at San Diego Mesa College where she has been teaching since 1989. Finally, Aulani brings to Pilates by the Bay the world-renowned Stott Pilates certification in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, [Stability] Chair, [Arc] Barrel, and Spine Corrector, and Merrithew certification in Zenga and Total Barre.


Jacinto, a dancer, swimmer, former runner, sometimes yogi, and happy gym go-er, found Pilates in 2003 while attending Cal State Long Beach's Dance Program; from which he obtained his B.A. in Dance. While at Long Beach, under the tutelage of Karen Clippinger, he continued to practice Pilates and in 2008, with Ms. Clippinger, trained under Body Arts and Sciences' Comprehensive Teacher Certification Course. This coursework included Specialized Practice for Dancers, which focuses on increasing range of motion and encouraging proper alignment while increasing stamina and strength. Principles, he believes, apply to every client. Jacinto approaches Pilates with hands on instruction and enjoys helping others push themselves, mentally and physically. He is devoted to Pilates as an integrative practice that can be approached from any angle, safely and with integrity to both the work and to his clients.


Jill has been a health and fitness professional for over 28 years. With a background of experience in chiropractic, strength training, massage therapy, physical therapy, corrective exercise, holistic health and nutritional studies, personal training, corporate fitness, group fitness instruction and natural healing, Pilates fit quite naturally into Jill's repertoire of a full spectrum health and fitness lifestyle. After extensive personal practice and over 1000 hours of intense training, observation and teaching, Jill became a certified Stott Pilates instructor in the year 2000. Over the last 10 years, Jill has been quite enthusiastic and inspired by the Pilates method of exercise, as it has done wonders for her clients of varied ages, stages of life, and physical conditions. In addition, Pilates has caused profound changes in her own body, and assisted significantly in stabilizing, rehabilitation and healing her personal overuse and sports injuries. She is annually continuing her education with top master trainers and postural rehab specialists in the industry; staying on the cutting edge of the work to share with her clients. Jill's passion for corrective exercise, core strengthening, functional fitness and postural rehabilitation has significantly deepened her understanding of how the body moves, functions and ultimately flourishes. She uses positive motivation and education with proven sustainable strengthening and flexibility techniques to assist her clients in achieving their optimum health and fitness goals. Jill is a colorful, energetic and vital educator, and is all about empowering her clients to achieve their healthiest and personal best!


Luisa graduated from Fresno State University with a Masters in physical therapy in 1995. She has been a practicing therapist for 12 years. She has worked in San Diego hospitals within the acute care, in-patient rehab and outpatient orthopedic settings. Her primary experience has been within the outpatient orthopedic clinics, utilizing manual treatment, exercise and postural awareness to improve the function and well-being of her patients. Luisa began Pilates for her own enjoyment and self-rehabilitation after a back injury. Realizing the value, she became a Stott certified Pilates instructor to use the principles and exercise to help clients' needs. Luisa finds Pilates on equipment to be extremely therapeutic for those suffering from chronic pain or recovering from an injury and/or surgery. Pilates is helpful for people who have been discharged from therapy yet continue to have needs.


Riza began her fitness journey while studying dance at Mesa College. She continued her dance training at SDSU, where she joined the University Dance Company, with whom she toured locally and throughout Europe. After two tours to Europe as well as choreographing, composing, and performing in her Senior Concert, she received a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Dance. Riza later reconnected with Aulani at Pilates by the Bay to rehabilitate injuries and get back into dance shape. She returned to Mesa College and enrolled in the Fitness Specialist program obtaining a certificate of completion in the program and a certificate in Personal Training from the American Council on Exercise. She has taught at Pilates by the Bay under the guidance and tutelage of Aulani.


Sophie discovered Pilates in 2000 when it was first introduced to me as a form of therapy to build core strength and restore physical equilibrium. What was intended to be a different exercise method turned out to be much more. Sophie became addicted in the way it made her feel. While she has been physically active all her life, with competitive swimming at national level in France, recreational running, and as a Spinning instructor, Pilates has transformed her physical health. Sophie's passion and commitment eventually led her to become an instructor. She studied and received her Pilates certification at the Marshall Eklund Stott Pilates certification center. Sophie furthers her expertise to include training for people with injuries and the population with special needs. Sophie is eager to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for Pilates with others and help them experience the joy of body/mind consciousness.

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