​Ofie Dates

ofie@ofieselitephysiques.com

Certifed Pilates Educator/ Master Program
Body Arts & Science International
Certified Pilates Instructor
PhysicalMind Institute
Accredited Athletic Trainer
American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Health & Fitness Specialist
American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer/ Master Program
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise
Certified Group Exercise Instructor
American Council on Exercise

Ofie Dates, founder and owner of Ofie's Elite Physiques Inc., a Pilates based Health and Fitness Studio, has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Early Childhood Education Program. She is an Accredited Athletic Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine/Loma Linda University and is a Master Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, specializing in Biomechanics/Kinesiology. Ofie is certified in the Pilates Method, with classical training from the PhysicalMind Institute for Pilates Mat and Apparatus and was designated the West Coast Regional Examiner for the PhysicalMind Institute for Pilates. Her certificates of enhanced qualifications extend further as a Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Certified Pilates Educator, with a Dance Intensive Specialty from Cal State University Long Beach.  She has successfully completed the Mentor/Master/Master Reunion Program with BASI under the guidance of world-renowned practitioner and Teacher of Pilates, Rael Isacowitz. The BASI Master Program is the highest certificate of achievement awarded by the Body Arts and Science International Pilates Academy. Additional certifications include Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor with the American Council on Exercise.
 

With an unrelenting commitment to conquer the limitations of a congenital heart defect, Ofie began her quest for fitness and health at an early age. Studying all entities of fitness and dance, her career flourished. For over ten years Ofie maintained a dual career as an international model/fitness promoter and as an Executive Director for Health and Tennis Corporation of America. She has performed professionally in dance, theatre, film, television and video.
 

From the enthusiastic beginner to the elite athlete, Ofie’s passion for helping others is personified in her highly skilled strength, cardiovascular and sport specific Pilates based programs that transforms, revives and reconstructs the bodies and minds of those who seek a greater purpose in life. The Pilates Method, as implemented in Ofie’s studio, is recognized worldwide for its rapid results and developmental focus on the mind and body.
 

For the past four consecutive years, Ofie has been honored with an invitation from the American College of Sports Medicine to participate in the People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs to represent the United States as a member of a Sports Medicine Delegation to develop and implement the “Exercise is Medicine” initiative in the U.S. and globally.  With this recognition, Ofie has positioned herself to expand her focus to help people achieve a greater sense of physical and personal well being on an international level.
 

"My passion for life and belief in a positive healthy lifestyle is the key to overall wellness. To be able to offer individuals personal gains and positive achievements is one of the greatest gifts I can give to everyone."

Eni Delgado

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

Yoga Instructors:

Rachel 

Certified Yoga Instructor

In the works!

Jenn Tamera​

​Certified Yoga Instructor/ Master Purusha Hickson

The flower of our teaching is rooted in the diligence of our practice and the depth of our inner inquiry"

Jennifer Tamera was raised and still resides in Palos Verdes Estates. As a certified Yoga instructor, her past experiences include the styles of Vinyasa Flow, Hatha and Iyengar. Her skills became nothing short of eclectic when she began her training under the skillful Hatha/Iyengar Master Purusha Hickson. While training with Purusha, Jenn incorporated a more gentle, soothing flow that allows students to become more in touch with their bodies no matter what their ability level. Jenn's classes tend to be a relaxing gentle flow, with focus on alignment and strength building. Being a Certified Massage Therapist, she becomes effortlessly in tune with her students' bodies and energy in order to guide her students in a class that is suited for them. On an individual aspect, she discusses difficult areas for the individual and finds ways of strengthening, tuning and healing those areas.

Jenn's other passions lie in dance and the holistic healing arts. As a Holistic Healing Artist she hopes to combine her fine skills into movement therapy in the future. She has also founded two organizations aligned with the holistic healing arts. Breathe Bodyworks, a network for holistic healing artists, and Soul Space, which organizes the holistic healing arts, visual arts and music communities into a yearly summer festival.

"You are invited to join Jenn as we practice, study, investigate, question, experiment, transform and blossom."

Studio Administration:

Irina Aghajanyan

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Irina Aghajanyan was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia and came to the United States when she was 16 as an exchange student. After receiving her B.A. and M.B.A. from Woodbury University, she actively pursued a career in fashion but life had different plans for her. Although Irina had a long-standing passion for fitness and health, years of chronic back pain resulted in spinal fusion to correct her many spinal problems. From there she continued struggling with pain that various medications and rehabilitation techniques were unable to solve. It was then when she found Pilates, and a new passion was born. Through learning and practicing Pilates she healed her body and now teaches others to do the same. Irina’s love for Pilates and desire to help others discover the enormous benefits that can be achieved through body mechanics and alignment, motivated her to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor.

Irina is a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She has been teaching since 2014. She continues to further her education and knowledge of the body through ongoing workshops such as Rael Isacowitzs: F2 Chair Workshop, Sheri Longs: Pilates for the Mature Client and Ofie Dates: Enhancing Athletic Performance and Pilates Mat with the Fit Ball.

Irina specializes in corrective exercises and build custom Pilates based programs for each client according to their goals. Her new passion has helped connect with many wonderful and inspiring people. She has learned that the body is capable of healing itself if we take care of it and treat it with love and respect. Irina’s goal is to help as many people as possible find the power in them to heal their body and mind through intelligent movement and breathing.

Eni is a Certified Pilates Instructor with Balanced Body Pilates and has currently completed the BASI Comprehensive Pro-Bridge Pilates Teacher Training Program under the guidance of Rael Isacowitz. Eni wants to inspire people to become the best version of themselves. She believes that a strong, functional, flexible body is the key to lifelong wellness. Eni loves to help people achieve their goals and improve their lives through fitness and nutrition. 

 

Eni first became interested in Pilates after the birth of her first child. She needed an exercise program that could help strengthen her back and abdominal muscles. Eni found that Pilates not only helped rebuild and strengthen her muscles but completely changed her body shape for the better. She was hooked and decided to do the teacher training course through Balanced Body and continued her Pilates education with BASI Pilates. Eni currently teaches in the South Bay and at Ofie's Elite Physiques and has been helping clients achieve their goals through nutrition and exercise.

 

Eni's philosophy is to focus on providing her clients with functional movement that improves their health and wellness on an emotional and physical level. She loves the mind-body connection in Pilates as you find freedom through connecting. 

Julie G

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

Julie is a BASI Certified Instructor with additional training in pregnancy and working with the mature client. Growing up in a multi-generational household and seeing how movement is so important for you as you age, Julie knew the importance of this and started her journey as a Pilates Instructor. Julie started her BASI comprehensive program with Ofie and has mentored under Ofie for a few years and completed her BASI certification in 2019. She has continued her Pilates education and has completed several BASI workshops which include: Pilates for the Mature Client, Pilates Through Pregnancy and Beyond, Enhancing Athletic Performance!

Julie is currently pursuing her degree in Exercise Science and hopes to gain as much knowledge through this path so she can share her knowledge with others. Julie's goal is to assist clients of all ages to improve, enhance, and maintain their lifestyles and their Pilates practice!

Amy Kudo 

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

Born and raised in Seattle, Amy has been active since a young age in a variety of activities including competitive swimming, figure skating, gymnastics, skiing, snowboarding, biking, stand up paddle boarding, and yoga. She found Pilates made her whole body feel better and stronger physically and more importantly mentally from long days sitting at a desk working as a clothing designer. After leaving the apparel industry full time, Amy decided to become a Pilates instructor. With the guidance and mentorship of Ofie, who she met through the BASI teacher training program, was given the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the Ofie’s Elite Physiques team.

 

Amy shares her love of Pilates and all it’s amazing benefits with her clients through imparting knowledge of the exercises and body mechanics to help improve her client’s functional body movement and awareness while keeping the sessions fun and goal oriented.

Amy has worked closely with a variety of physical therapists and chiropractors aiding in her journey to help rehabilitative clients. She continues to further her Pilates knowledge through self-practice and advanced education courses such as the following Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified workshops: Pilates for Injuries & Pathologies, Pilates for Pregnancy - Prenatal / Postnatal, Pilates to Enhance Athletic Performance, Pilates for the Mature Client, Pilates with Props and Variations.

Kristy Terschluse

BASI Certified Pilates Instructor

Kristy is a Body Arts and Science International Pilates Instructor whose passion for Pilates began about 6 years ago when she stumbled upon a small studio in her hometown, Redondo Beach.  Knowing she needed stress relief from her 8 hour teaching job, and that she was very much into fitness and sports throughout her childhood and young adult life, she thought she'd take a gamble. As it turned out, she fell in love with the practice and went religiously 7 days a week.  Not only did it satisfy her craving for physical activity, help manage her stress, and attain the muscle strength and endurance she desired, but also it had a great impact on her recent lower back issues that had increased from working with little children all day.
 

After majoring in Child Development, Kristy received her teaching credential from National
University and put her heart and soul into her job for the next 13 years. When she found Pilates she instantly knew her path in life had taken a turn. She began her quest to acquire a Pilates teacher certification so she could teach others the joy and over all wellness that she was so fortunate to discover. After much research, she decided that BASI was the best choice for her, due to their reputation and teaching methods. In 2013, she received her Pilates Mat teaching certification through BASI, under Master Trainer Ofie Dates. A few years later, she decided to pursue her career further and get her comprehensive apparatus teaching certification, also through BASI and under Ofie Dates, which she accomplished in the summer of 2016. 
 

Kristy's advanced education through BASI includes Pilates Mat with the Fit Ball and Pilates with Props and Variations. She is excited to expand her Pilates knowledge with more education and certifications in the near future. 

 

Kristy looks forward to sharing her passion and knowledge to all!

Clifton Dates

Bio Coming soon!

 

 

Yolanda Garcia

Yolanda Garcia, Ofie’s gifted and talented sister, provides consultative and technical support for the day-to-day business operations at Ofie’s Elite Physiques, Inc. 

In her capacity as an executive at an international financial services organization, Yolanda’s expertise spans across a wide variety of business functions including the areas of management, operations, licensing, contract negotiations, compliance and compensation, technical analysis, database and documentation. Yolanda’s invaluable input and proficiency in these critical areas are an occupational necessity for the longevity and sustainability of the studio’s business operations.



Yolanda has been married for over twenty-five years to a wonderful husband, and together, they have two children, one in college and one in high school.  In her spare time, Yolanda is an avid sports enthusiast and participates as a volunteer at her daughter’s school in various administrative and social activities.  She also enjoys Zumba, dance and expressing her loyalty as an active fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers.

Isabele Prado

Office Coordinator

Isabel Prado is from Harlingen, Texas. She currently attends Marymount California University and is studying Business Marketing. She connected with Ofie’s Elite Physiques through Marymount University Career internship program last year and has been working at Ofie's Elite Physiques Studio since. She has always had an interest in health and fitness and this motivated her to jump on the opportunity to be a part of our team. Isabel has a passion for golf. She plays golf for Marymount University and spends hours training her body both physically and mentally for the best performance on the golf course. She believes in creating a positive mindset in order to perform and work to her best ability. 

 

Isabel is very family oriented and is thankful her family has constantly steered her down the right path. She is very grateful to be healthy and to be living in beautiful Southern California. She is excited to see what the future holds for her. She emphasized to “always be humble.”  Matthew 23:12.

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