Bachelor of Science Kinesiology/ California State University Fullerton
Certified Pilates Instructor/ PhysicalMind Institute
Performance Enhancement Specialist/ National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certified Yoga Instructor/ True Flow Yoga 200 hr
Certified Instructor/ Crossfit Gymnastics
Ofie’s Elite Physiques Studio Coordinator
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."
Certifed Pilates Educator/ Master Program
Body Arts & Science International
Certified Pilates Instructor
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
Jamie Shindle is a Pilates instructor certified by the respected PhysicalMind Institute of New York. She is certified in both Pilates mat work and on the Pilates apparatus. She started taking Pilates in 1999, after being introduced to it by a friend. Suffering from tendonitis in both shoulders from swimming, Pilates helped her regain her strength and confidence. In 2002 she completed her mat work certification and continued her education by completing the rigorous certification on the equipment in 2004. Jamie has taught Pilates to a wide range of clients at numerous places such as universities, corporate fitness, studios, health clubs and retirement communities.
Jamie graduated with honors from California State University Fullerton and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health and Fitness Promotion. She had the opportunity to complete her internship at California State University Fullerton's Lifespan Wellness Center and Center for Successful Aging under the supervision of Dr. Debra Rose and Dr. Jesse Jones, world renowned researchers and publishers in the field of Gerokinesiology.
In addition to instructing at Ofie's, Jamie is also the Studio Coordinator and is responsible for accounting, payroll, website, newsletters and being Ofie's other right hand! During the summer, you will find her on the beach with Surf Academy teaching surfing to people of all ages in Huntington Beach.
Lynn is certified in Rod Stryker and continues her yoga studies in Australia in Ashtanga Yoga with Eilleen Hall, Inspya Yoga with Lance Schuler and participates in workshops with Manju Jois and David Swenson. Lynn enjoys helping individuals by creating a safe environment to focus on their personal needs. She a has a passion for creating healthier balanced lifestyles while maintaining a disciplined Yoga practice and exercise program that one can live with.
In her practice, Lynn creates programs that are challenging as well as balanced and restorative. Her sessions will challenge all levels of Yoga participants by focusing on Yoga foundation poses that promote the enhancement of overall strength and endurance. Lynn also enjoys teaching nutritional and healthy cooking. She has recently published an e-book “The Living Lifestyle Program Recipe Book” to further her goal of creating healthier balanced lifestyles.
Certified Yoga Instructor / Master Rod Stryker
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."
Certified Yoga Instructor/ Cloud Nine Yoga-Master Simone Market
Ofie’s Elite Physiques/ Front Desk - Receptionist
Certified Pilates Instructor/Body Arts & Science International
Certified Yoga Instructor/ Yoga Alliance – 500 RYT
Certified Resistance Stretching Instructor/ Ki Hara Method
Via Page is a Certified Pilates Instructor trained by the prestigious Pilates Academy Body Arts and Science International. She teaches Pilates on the mat and the apparatus in the South Bay of Los Angeles, CA, and in Puerta Vallarta, MX. Her Pilates instruction emphasizes precision, mind-body connection and core . She believes that regular intelligent movement can create major shifts in health, appearance and longevity. Via is also certified in Yin Yoga, Yoga Tune Up®, and Resistance Stretching (Ki-Hara Method).
Via “semi-retired” into a busy career of teaching Yoga, Pilates, and Ki-Hara, after many decades in the corporate world, including newspaper journalism, the practice of law, editing law books, and providing support for customers and R&D engineers for a mid-sized internet company. She recently became certified as a Ki-Hara Resistance Stretch Trainer and incorporates this revolutionary stretching technique into her teaching and training.
Via guides her students into movement, stillness, awareness, breath and myofascial release in a journey that explores the connection of physical movement, the movement of energy through the subtle body and the elements of good posture and functional fitness. She lives in Torrance, CA, USA, and Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco, MX, and through the grace of technology, she teaches and trains in Torrance, Puerta Vallarta, and everywhere.
Entrepreneur for 25 years - have started 4 companies of my own and been involved in 5 other start-up companies. Am currently involved in the financial planning, and financial and administrative management for 4 of those companies/corporations.
Accounting background, negotiating, funding projects and overall company operational costs, team building and management for small and large companies, good organizational and communication skills.
Bio Coming soon!
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.
Malena Valle, is Certified in Yoga Philosophy, Asana Pranayama, Meditation and Teaching Techniques in the Hatha Yoga Tradition. She loves to help and inspire her students to achieve their yoga intention. Six years ago, Malena discovered Yoga when she began working as the Receptionist at Ofie’s Elite Physiques. During that time she was experiencing difficult life challenges and began taking yoga classes to help soothe her soul. Within weeks Yoga changed her life and outlook, she felt uplifted, relaxed, happy, and healthy. Malena was inspired to share her practice with others and began her quest to become a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Her goal is to cultivate a great relationship with her clients and help them feel rejuvenated, empowered and inspired. Currently, you can experience Malena’s Yoga Basics at Ofie’s Elite Physiques. It is perfect for beginners or first time students. She will introduce you to the fundamentals of Yoga and will awaken your mind, body, and spirit!