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Cecilia  

Cecilia Pulido has been in the natural health & fitness industry since the early 1990’s. Originally raised as a California farmer’s daughter, she experienced endurance, strength, & power training exercises by helping harvest the family's apricot & walnut orchards, as well as doing general chores on the farm. She moved to Los Angeles, California in the late 1980’s to attend UCLA, and there in Los Angeles she got very involved in the fitness “scene” …from step aerobics, martial arts, fencing, to yoga, she loved staying fit and moving her body. Eventually, she came across a television ad which depicted a young Mari Winsor showing her Pilates exercises, and that truly impressed her. Mari Winsor was her first exposure to the Pilates Method. From there she continued working in the fitness industry as a hobby, while maintaining a full time career in sales and marketing, mostly in the natural products industry.

Towards the end of 2003, she relocated herself and 3 year old daughter to Puerto Rico for a sales and marketing project. When the project came to completion, she decided to remain in Puerto Rico but pursue a different career path. Her long time study and commitment to PaKua, an Ancient Chinese knowledge, lead her back to the fitness industry, and she began teaching fusing PaKua with her basic Pilates knowledge into all her classes. One day a student asked her if she had studied at Pilates Y Mas (the Pilates school of Lolita San Miguel). The school was unknown to her, but this discovery immediately lead to classes at Pilates y Mas (part of Ballet Concierto) and with San Miguel herself, and eventually the Polestar Program in 2010.

In 2015 she entered the Lolita Legacy Program and travels every 8 weeks to West Palm Beach, Florida where she continues her advancement in the Pilates Method with Danielle Armstrong (a former student of the late Romana Kryzanowska), and now the head instructor of the Lolita Legacy program. Beginning 2017 she will graduate from the Legacy program, and begin the bridge program in August with Daria Pace (grand daughter of Romana Kryzanowska) with whom she is currently taking private lessons.

In addition to being a long time instructor of fitness, she has earned significant ranks as a Kettlebell Master Trainer specializing in large group Kettlebell classes, is a TRX Black and Yellow instructor, and is 3rd degree black belted in PaKua Chinese Martial Arts, Sintonia Chinese Yoga and Ritmo - Martial Arts Dance.

Her firm belief in teaching the importance of proper kinematics before anything else, continue to define her teaching style and work. She has worked with special populations including those suffering from Alzheimer’s, Obesity, Severe Diabetes, Cancer, and Parkinson’s.

Recently, she relocated back to California, in the San Jose area where she resides with her daughter, now 16. She is extremely excited to learn more about the Pilates Method from other instructors and amplify her teaching capability and personal practice.

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