Meet Our Friendly Staff

Alyson Boell-Marchand

Owner 

Alyson draws from many influences in her Pilates teaching. Her varied and extensive background in dance, choreography and movement investigation has brought her to a belief that healing in the body, mind, and spirit is often attained through movement, strengthening, and the opening up of blocked pathways in the body primarily through breath work.

Alyson is certified in Pilates through Body Arts and Science International (BASI). She is a graduate and scholarship recipient of California Institute of the Arts in dance and choreography where she first discovered the benefits of Pilates. Since her Pilates certification Alyson has worked alongside many physical therapists and has worked with a large number of clients ranging from fitness enthusiasts to people suffering from various injuries and medical conditions. She has had the pleasure of witnessing the aid of Pilates in relieving her clients’ pain, improving their posture, health and self-confidence, and awakening the energy in their bodies.

Alyson specializes in working with pre and postnatal women, people with back pain, including pain from scoliosis and other spinal irregularities. She is always working on designing individual and creative programs to meet each client’s goals whether weight loss, pain prevention and management, strength building, or overall stress relief.

Julio Montero

Marketing & Technical Director

Julio is a musician and web designer who has found himself amongst some of the best Pilates & Bodywork instructors in Los Angeles.  As a musician Julio leads the Latin Folk group Cuñao as well as collaborate with various choreographers, dancer and multidisciplinary artists to create original works of music.

As a web designer Julio has worked on many local business and artist online website and marketing projects including The Moving Joint’s current website & Leitner Physical Therapy. You can find more info about his web design work on his own website juliomonterojr.com.

Julio is happy to join The Moving Joint team and considers this place the friendliest Pilates studio in the West Coast.

 

Andrea Crannage

Front Desk / Bookeeping

Bio coming soon…

Alex Parkin

Front Desk Assistant

Alexandra began as a student at the Moving Joint and soon fell in love with the space and the people.  Her continuing work revolves around the body, beginning with figure drawing, working three-dimensionally into fashion design, and now exploring the relationship of women, cloth, and society.  Her work is diversified through new and traditional techniques of tattooing, embroidery, and textile production. Alexandra is very humbled to be a part of this community and eager to continue her practice as a student of Pilates.