Our instructors receive top-notch training in our scientifically-proven method for success. All instructors attend premiere certification courses and continuing education on our unique movement formats so that they are constantly on the forefront of the fitness field. Whether you are looking to lose inches, improve performance, reduce back pain, prevent injury, or tone up, our instructors are equipped and ready to help you meet your goals!
Growing up in Beverly Hills Katherine felt the pressure to be thin at a very young age. Her father was ‘Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’s’ Sidekick, Ed McMahon so Katherine grew up on a television set. Katherine became a Mom at the age of 23. During her pregnancy, Katherine got pre-eclampsia and gained 100 pounds. The weight did not ‘fall off’ like she had hoped it would. In fact, it was just the opposite. Depression set in which ultimately led to more weight gain. After Katherine had her second baby she was chasing her kids around when she began to have chest pain. That moment was when it all changed. Katherine didn’t want to not be able to run after her kids without being out of breath. There began the most important moment of her life. Flash to now. Katherine has lost over 105 pounds. She has tried many workouts but finds that Pilates is the one her body most responds to. Her love of Pilates became so great that she realized her passion was to own her own studio. Katherine hopes to have women and men of all shapes and sizes come to her IMX Pilates Studio to fall in love with how amazing IMX makes them feel!
Jenah Henderson is from Apple Valley, CA and has always lead an active lifestyle. She has enjoyed cross country, soccer, skiing, and track and field. She attended California State University, Bakersfield on a scholarship for track and field while majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice and received her degree in 2011. Jenah continued her education at Pacifica Graduate Institute to achieve her Masters in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and graduated in 2014. She has worked in the community with people of all ages in various settings, such as, school counseling, substance abuse treatment centers, and an eating disorder treatment center. Along with her passion for fitness, Jenah has developed an equal passion for helping people with emotional distress and practices locally as an LMFT. From her experience, she understands that the feeling of a healthy mind is equally as important as the feeling of a healthy body, and that each are important to tend to for one to get the most out of living a healthy, balanced, and meaningful life. Jenah also understands that everybody, and every body is unique and beautifully diverse. The aim for her is progress, not perfection in helping one attain their goal. Jenah excitedly brings her knowledge, passion, warmth, and positive energy to the IMX Pilates team!
In 2015, Rachel embraced her desire to change careers and follow a path she’s been interested in for a long time: sports medicine with an emphasis in kinesiology and rehabilitation, while including integrated health platforms (and work with other health professionals) such as nutrition, positive lifestyle habits, and alternative methods of healing. Rachel was a very active child growing up (and still is!) and participated in a variety of sports including gymnastics, soccer, a variety of different styles of dance, volleyball, softball, cross-country, track and field and seemingly everything in between. However, with every new sport came a new injury. She always had a strong passion for yoga and Pilates and saw first-hand how beneficial and healing each can be; it was her main inspiration to switch careers. Rachel has recently participated in an in-house Personal Training course and received her NASM Personal Trainer certification. Her goals are to teach, help and coach people to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle and overall physical functionality for everyday activities. In her spare time, Rachel like to travel, go to festivals, be creative and DIY anything she can, spend time with family and her lovely pup, Abba Zaba, and create essential oil blends and regenerative lotions for her holistic healing line.
Kaycie Perotte is a Santa Barbara native who loves to share her love of being active as much as possible. She enjoys hiking, kickboxing, taking her dog Apollo to the beach and running in local races in town. Growing up she played softball and was a jazz and hip-hop dancer where she found that being active was her true passion. She then decided she would pursue her personal training certificate and career in fitness at The American Fitness and Nutrition Academy. As a Personal trainer she worked at a Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu gym in Los Angeles were she found her passion for kickboxing and martial arts. From managing gyms, membership sales, marketing and training she has helped gyms grow and people reach their fitness goals. She loves to share her knowledge of nutrition and fitness along with sharing fun and new healthy recipes. The reward for helping people reach their goals is the reason she chose this career path. She is big believer that anything is possible as long as you work hard and challenge yourself to learn new and different ways of achieving your goals! She hopes to continue to learn new types of training techniques and motivate others to live a happy healthy lifestyle!
A Montana native, Andrea was raised 35 miles from Glacier National Park. She welcomes each new day with gratitude at the center of her being. A bit of a tomboy, she grew up playing sports and has always engaged in physical activities. Her passions include holistic health and wellness, alternative healing modalities, fitness, and nutrition. She has become intrigued by what the human body is doing for us naturally, and looks to support these processes in the most natural ways. With the belief that mind, body, and spirit are all connected, she feels one can experience optimal health and a balanced lifestyle when all are in sync. Having suffered personal injury, Andrea learned the importance of building a strong foundation through the process of rehabilitation. This resulted in self awareness being placed into her own body, deepening her affinity for fitness, and giving rise to her fascination with biomechanics. She enjoys helping people creatively approach exercise in ways they respond to, honoring each person as an individual. It is her hope that her empathy, compassion, and life experiences may serve others. Andrea currently attends college in Santa Barbara, aspiring to integrate her passions for holistic medicine and biomechanics. She loves embracing her rugged side by being outdoors, hiking, beach workouts and deepening her spirituality through yoga and meditation.
Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Kaitlin grew up with access to every type of outdoor recreation imaginable. From swimming to snowmobiling, she experienced physical adventure at every level. As a young girl she quickly picked up soccer, and continued to pursue her passion in competitive leagues as an adult. Turning passion into profession, she attended the University of Ottawa, earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics degree. Following her undergraduate studies, she moved to Australia to study at Bond University, resulting in the accomplishment of a Doctor of Physiotherapy degree. In practice, her experience spans from personal trainer, athletic therapist, physiotherapy assistant, and a licensed Physiotherapist with a special interest in Pediatrics. She has contributed to the field with publications such as “Physical activity and Childhood Academic Achievement” as well as ongoing involvement in observational studies in “Motor Proficiency and English Academic Outcomes”. Her work has taken her around the world from the Gold Coast of Australia to London, England, where most recently she worked as a Pediatric Physiotherapist at a number of institutions, including St. George's Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. As a recent transplant to Santa Barbara, she brings a wealth of insight, experience and passion to the IMX team.
Jenn has worked and studied in the profession of health and wellness for over 15 years. She is a student and teacher of the powerful practice of yoga. She has studied with many amazing yoga teachers and healers and has completed over 1200 hours of yoga teacher trainings. Yoga changed her life and taught her to truly love herself, love her every changing physical body, emotional body, energetic body and ever evolving spirit. She has the desire to share the magic of this practice with everyBody. Her classes will always be lead from a place of total presence with the gift of bringing you into a place of inner peace and gratitude. She offers many modifications and alignments cues to help keep her students safe. She also offers private yoga and healing sessions, energy work, chakra balancing, and aromatherapy healing sessions. You can visit her website at parmawellness.com
Rebecca has always enjoyed sharing her love of dance, music, and performance with others and was an active stage performer, songwriter, and dancer all throughout her childhood. She transitioned to teaching fitness after earning her undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University, and became a certified Zumba instructor. Wanting to be continuously challenged, she found barre fitness to be another format that allowed her to express her love of dance and provide targeted, fully-body workouts that produced wonderful results! Currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis on Children Youth and Families online from the University of Southern California, Rebecca has found barre fitness and dance therapy to be incredibly powerful in their capacity to create a positive body-mind connection. While she’ll always be an Oregonian at heart, Rebecca loves her new home in Santa Barbara, her doggie sidekick Finn, and helping all her clients discover their inner dancer!
"These moves are designed not only to tone and elongate your muscles, but also to improve your posture and help your back. So try them and start reaping the benefits"
— Fit Magazine