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Dana Santi began studying the Pilates method in 1996 in Evanston, IL. She studied under the direction of Juanita Lopez and was certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 1998. After completing her certification, Dana taught at and managed The Pilates Studio of The Midwest at Hubbard Street in Chicago, IL, a certification studio for what was The New York Pilates Studio® and The Pilates Guild™. In 2002, Dana opened The Pilates Core, Inc. in LaGrange, IL. She believes that keeping Pilates authentic is what makes a successful studio. In 2004, Dana met and studied with Jay Grimes in Los Angeles, CA. That meeting changed Dana’s life and she is honored to borrow every ounce of inspiration and wisdom that he can provide. Dana has organized workshops and conferences devoted to educating participants in the traditional and authentic Pilates method. In 2016, Dana closed down The Pilates Core, moved the studio and re-branded as Dana Santi Pilates. This move has allowed Dana to teach, travel, train and most importantly be there for her kids. Dana can be found teaching classes on Pilates Anytime and currently, Dana serves as Co-Chair and is a founding member of the Authentic Pilates Union.
As a lifelong athlete, Chris Robinson is constantly in pursuit of peak performance. With great passion and energy, the Houston native brings that drive to the service of his clients, including Oprah Winfrey, for whom he acted as personal core coach. A certified Pilates instructor with more than 15 years of professional fitness experience, Chris learned his craft directly from Pilates legend Romana Kryzanowska. He is a two-time Muay Thai kickboxing champion trained by Saekson Janjira and was a collegiate track and field athlete at San Diego State University, where he earned a degree in kinesiology.
Alexia P. Hammonds
Raised in Atlanta, Ga., Alexia is a comprehensively trained classical Pilates Instructor through Power Pilates. She is the founder of Pilates Live, the first ever weekly live classical Pilates Mat class, and Pilates Week. Alexia is a Pilates, yoga, dance, and Vbarre instructor. She is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. Vbarre Founder, Veronica Combs gave her the wonderful opportunity of being the first Vbarre instructor. As a classically trained ballet and modern dancer, Pilates, yoga, and Vbarre were a great addition to living a healthy lifestyle and sharing this love with others through teaching. Alexia also travels teaching fitness and dance workshops across the country and internationally.
She performed in the 1996 Opening and Closing Olympic Ceremonies, with Tina Turner in her Super Bowl performance, with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey, and Ballethnic Dance Company to name a few.