About the Owner
Linda Alva is a BASI certified pilates instructor with a passion for teaching and helping others. A native of Newport Beach, Linda received her Bachelors degree from Chapman University and a Masters from Pepperdine University. A credentialed school teacher, Linda developed her love for Pilates after discovering, for herself, the benefits it had in treating her scoliosis and arthritis. It seemed a natural step for her to become a certified instructor and design a private studio in her Newport Beach home. Linda completed her training in 2009, under the instruction of Rael Isacowicz, the worlds leading authority on pilates, at the Body Arts and Science Institute in Costa Mesa, California.
Picket Fence Pilates offers only top-of-the-line Balanced Body equipment including:
• Step Barrel
• Ladder Barrel
• Rings and Weights
"LInda is an exceptional instructor. Very balanced at pushing my level of fitness, while recognizing my limitations. I have a neuropathy which has left me with weakness and atrophy in the lower legs and feet. Linda and Pilates have done a great job at strengthening my core to keep my body mechanics as normal as possible. Pilates works on strength as well as flexibility without a lot of wear and tear on the body. I feel my balance has improved a great deal through Linda's work."
Kimiko Snider, MD