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Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma

Gretchen Iniguez

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.

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
  • Legancy Program Basi Pilates
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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.

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In college, as I continued to compete in cross country and track and complete my BA in pre physical therapy, I learned first hand the value of appropriate exercises in patient recovery for a wide variety of orthopedic and medical conditions.
I have worked in the clinical setting most of my career-implementing progressive exercise programs for individuals and groups. Along the way I added ACE certifications (Medical Exercise Specialist and Health Coach) and certified SAIL instructor (Stay Active and Independent for Life) to my educational toolbox. Always looking to expand my knowledge base, Pilates certification seemed like a natural progression. I recently completed my certification in Reformer, Tower and Chair with Gretchen at Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma. I am excited to join the Lifestyle Pilates team!
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I have been teaching group fitness for just over 30 years and excited about expanding my teaching to include reformer classes at Lifestyle Pilates. I have a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. I have certifications in Pilates through Balanced Body, Exercise Physiologist through ACSM, and a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. I am an educator and lifelong learner at heart. I enjoy learning new tools and modalities to work the body and excited about all the potential options with reformer training.

I have a passion for making my classes inclusive and accessible for all levels and bodies, emphasizing proper body mechanics, modifications for injuries, and most importantly to have fun while enjoying a safe and effective session. I truly hope to get to know you and work with you!

Teacher Training

Professional Pilates Teacher Training at
Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma

Lifestyle Pilates Petaluma offers a full dynamic teacher training program lead by director Gretchen Iniguez PMA®-CPT. If you are ready to take the next steps to creating a fulfilling career or would like to enhance your personal growth and knowledge in Pilates, please contact us about joining our Teacher Training program.

Contact Gretchen Iniguez:
(707) 338-0710


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