Instructors

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Mike and Christina Singer

Instructors

Mike Singer and Christina Singer are the owners of Pinecrest Pilates with a combined 55 years of experience with instruction, ownership, and the operation of fitness centers in the Miami area. Mike and Christina own and operate Orangetheory Fitness centers in the Miami Region. They have 2 boys, Ryan 14 and Kyle 12. Mike and Christina are committed parents and business owners and are very passionate about the fitness industry.

Mike Singer is a personal trainer, spinning instructor, and fitness consultant with a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology form the University of Texas in Austin. He has opened up 4 fitness centers over the past 20 years in the Pinecrest area. He is CPR certified and AED certified.

Christina Singer is our master instructor at Pinecrest Pilates. Christina is a graduate of Florida International University. She has a Pilates Certification through Core Dynamics with 8 years of Pilates teaching experience. She is a certified personal trainer and spinning instructor. She has been teaching group fitness since the age of 15 giving her 27 years of experience in the fitness industry. Christina is CPR and AED certified.

Email: christinasinger7@gmail.com

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Amanda Mishael Ruiz

Comprehensive Pilates Instructor

Amanda Mishael is a lover of all movement. She received her BFA in Dance Performance at the University of Florida, two Pilates Certifications: Club Pilates & Classical Pilates Education, and is also a NASM Certified Personal trainer. She believes in the power of duality, where strength & flexibility, precision & flow, stillness & power cross paths! Pilates has shaped her to grow and expand her understanding to work internally in order to live a fuller, stronger and more functional life. She is a dancer, a runner and a forever learning athlete/student who enjoys to help others find their own strengths. She believes that goes beyond movement; it is a practice that targets your mind, your character and your life! She’ll challenge you to reach further, dig deeper and move larger! Let’s Move!

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Lisa Boas

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Lisa Boas, a Miami native, fell in love with Pilates over fourteen years ago and quickly became a devoted follower. She began Pilates after having twins to get back in shape and stay healthy. Lisa is an avid exercise enthusiast starting at a young age, consistently incorporating a physical fitness routine into her daily life. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Florida and worked as a Professional Development Director for many South Florida Philanthropic Arts Organizations. It is during her years working at Miami City Ballet, that she was first introduced to the benefits of Pilates. She received her Pilates training through Peal Pilates as well as over nine years of mentoring under Christina Singer at Pinecrest Pilates. Lisa continues to attend and participate in many educational workshops for Pilates Professionals including attendance at the World Spinning and Sports Conditioning Conference (WSSC) each year. Lisa is a Certified Spin Instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics. Lisa lives in Pinecrest with her husband and their twins.

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Laurie Escobar

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Born and raised in Miami, Laurie was originally introduced to Pilates by Laure Felton and later completed her teacher training under Anna Alvarez and the Pilates Education Group. She enjoys studying yoga and other disciplines to inform her Pilates practice. 
Her professional background is in art history and she has been involved in the field of contemporary art for more than twenty-five years. Having worked directly with local as well as international art museums, institutions and foundations, Laurie now represents the Cintas Foundation, a nonprofit based in New York and Miami that grants fellowships in Architecture & Design, Creative Writing, Music Composition and the Visual Arts. She speaks English, Spanish and French and has volunteered with organizations such as Miami Children’s Hospital and the Miami Cancer Institute.