Our Teachers

Screen Shot 2023-06-29 at 1.44.06 PM gretchen

Gretchen Iniguez, Founder & Owner, Lifestyle Pilates

Owner Gretchen Iniguez’s passion for Pilates began in 2005 when she was certified through a locally owned Pilates studio and continued her passion by completing a comprehensive program through BASI (Body Arts and Science)

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 20 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.

She has the following training and certifications:

  • Comprehensive Certification From Body Arts and Science International (BASI)
  • Personal Trainer Through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA)
  • Training for Pre- and Post-Natal, Scoliosis, Pathologies and Injuries
  • Certified Holistic Health Coach Through Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
  • Certified Through Pilates Method Alliance (PMA)
  • Certified Balanced Body Barre
  • Legacy Program Basi Pilates
  • The Dynamic Spine (Gwen Miller)
Kayla small mod

Kayla, Lifestyle Pilates Certified and Client Relations

After years of working out in many facets of life, Kayla decided to go one step further and become a Pilates instructor. She started training in January 2019 and is able to complete her Teacher Training Program at Lifestyle Pilates in early 2020.

In addition to Pilates, Kayla also enjoys hiking, running, yoga, teaching cycle, and all aspects of body work. After years of countless sports and all types of physical activity and with the guidance of Gretchen Iniguez, Kayla has found a love for knowledge of one’s body. She is driven and extremely dedicated to her passion of health. Please come join one of Kayla’s Pilates classes to find a love for your body and to learn what it needs and to have fun keeping it active.

IMG_8247

Annette

In college, Annette competed in cross country and track while completing her BA in pre-physical therapy. She learned firsthand the value of appropriate exercises in patient recovery for a wide variety of orthopedic and medical conditions.
Annette has worked in the clinical setting most of her career, implementing progressive exercise programs for individuals and groups. Along the way she added ACE certifications (Medical Exercise Specialist and Health Coach) and certified SAIL instructor (Stay Active and Independent for Life) to her educational toolbox. She was always looking to expand her knowledge base, which led her to look into Pilates. She recently completed her certification in Reformer, Tower and Chair with Gretchen at Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma. She is excited to join the Lifestyle Pilates team!

IMG_8246

Melanie

Melanie discovered pilates at a young age as a form of cross training during her years as a ballet dancer. After studying and performing with ballet companies all over the country, Melanie went on to pursue a degree in dance and non-profit management at Butler University. She is a certified Bar Method instructor and is currently working towards her Certificate of completion for Reformer training at Lifestyle Pilates. Melanie is a lifelong dancer and teacher at heart. She loves helping others find strength and flexibility on an individual level. Her other passions include hiking, antiquing, playing barista in the kitchen, and snuggling with her two rag doll kitties Meeko and Mozart. 

IMG_8248

Jeannie

Jeannie is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher.  She has always lived an active lifestyle starting from a young age.  She has maintained a balance of work and exercise, along with a healthy diet.   Jeannie attended Humphrey’s University after high school and in 1989 earned an Associate’s Degree in Court Reporting.  She became a California Certified Shorthand Reporter in 1990.  She enjoyed owning her own business and working as a freelance court reporter.  Due to an injury, she was unable to continue working as a court reporter. 

Jeannie started taking Pilates mat classes in 2009.  In 2012, she started working on the Pilates Reformer.  The Reformer has helped Jeannie maintain her core alignment.  She knew Pilates would need to be a lifetime commitment to maintain this balance in her body.   In May 2016, she decided to go through Pilates training  with Foundation Pilates. 

On November 18, 2016, Jeannie received her Pilates Certification and on July 1st, 2017, she became a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher through the National Pilates Certification Program (NCPT).  Jeannie is also a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Instructor (PMA), as well as a Balance Body Comprehensive Instructor.  Jeannie enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge of Pilates with others.

IMG_8252

Stephanie

Stephanie Daulton Perry has 23 years of experience teaching Pilates and is the creator and owner of the D Method brand. She completed her Pilates training with the PhysicalMind Institute in 2001 while a sophomore at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Texas. After completing her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2003 she took her passion for fitness and turned into a full time career. She has done continuing education with Balanced Body, John Garey, Real Pilates, Core Dynamics, Michelle Larsen as well as with PMA and PhysicalMind.

In 2020 Stephanie made the decision to move to Sonoma County where she lives with her husband and her 3 dogs.

Stephanie specializes in working with clients with the following: *Scoliosis *Sciatica or other S.I. joint related issues * Rotator Cuff * Pre/Postnatal

unnamed

Elena

Elena Gillogly has spent most of her young life as a student and teacher of movement, technique and form.  As a young dancer in her hometown of San Pedro, CA, she enjoyed everything from tap to lyrical to hip hop. When she wasn’t practicing, she was teaching dance fundamentals to a younger generation.  In high school, she was admired for her dance talent, twice earning top honors. That experience helped her earn a spot in the national top-10 dance program at CSULB.  While at Long Beach State, Elena enrolled in a course in Pilates, which, for a dancer with sometime anatomical issues, was a revelation.  After college graduation, she immersed herself in the exercise discipline, earning her BASI certificate and mentoring under noted teacher Karen Clippinger.  In the years that followed, she became a popular practitioner of both Reformer and Mat disciplines in the Long Beach/Orange County area.  That process gave Elena a renewed sense of confidence in her ability to teach tried-and-true principles to grateful students—everyone from high school dancers to pregnant moms, to appreciative seniors. 

Screenshot 2023-09-05 132521

Colette

My name is Colette, I have been practicing Pilates for 7 years now. I absolutely love Pilates and have made it a Lifestyle.  I, hope to share my passion of Pilates with you, so you can make it a Lifestyle too.