Owner Gretchen Iniguez’s passion for Pilates began in 2005 when she was certified through a locally owned Pilates studio. In 2008 Gretchen opened her own studio, Lifestyle Pilates in Petaluma, which has grown in popularity with each passing year. She strongly believes that health and fitness are a way of life, which is why she’s built a lifestyle that exhibits her dedication and commitment to helping others enjoy their path to optimal health.
As a veteran of over 18 years in the fitness industry, Gretchen has taught gymnastics to children and adults for 12 years and was a certified Personal Trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) for three years. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Interactive Nutrition (IIN) as a fully certified Holistic Health Coach. Additionally, she is certified by Balanced Body Barre to teach Barre classes.
In continuing her education, she earned a Comprehensive Certification from Body Arts and Science International (BASI), and in 2011, she further advanced her knowledge by studying Pilates for Clients with Scoliosis, through Jean Sullivan, and Safe and Effective Exercises for Prenatal and Postnatal Clients. Then in 2012, she studied Pilates for Clients with Injuries and Pathologies.
Gretchen’s enthusiasm for health and helping others continues to be one of her driving motivations. She’s very excited to share her knowledge and grow as an Instructor, and looks forward to meeting you!.