At Anatomie Studio, the quality of instruction makes the difference between just a workout and actually training the body to see results.
We take pride in our education and consistently continue to learn through educational workshops and seminars, which makes our backgrounds well-rounded and comprehensive. Our staff is hand-picked to find the best. All of our staff members have been trained and certified through extensive, rigorous, and industry-reputable programs, and have worked with a variety of clientele in a variety of environments. Feel the difference of a personalized, customized workout under the careful eye of extensive training - you will finally get the results you've been craving. We understand that no two bodies are alike, and will work with you to get fit at the right pace. We are here to make your goals a reality!
Sarah Meinert - Owner/Lead Instructor
Pre- and Post-Natal Training
Orthopedic Exercise & Senior Fitness
An innovative fitness professional, Sarah utilizes the knowledge of anatomy and movement to inspire the minds and bodies of people worldwide. Sarah discovered the timeless practice of Pilates in a mat class that ignited the passion and a curiosity for the method, and for the past 15 years has dedicated herself to the practice and teaching of Pilates. She believes that Pilates makes everything else in your life better, and is enthusiastically committed to the mind-body-spirit connection offered by Pilates. Sarah’s classes focus on the form and function of how the exercises relates to the daily lifestyle of each individual. She is fascinated with how our muscles will compensate to allow movement, and loves the challenge of correcting imbalances so the body works more efficiently.
A former professional Tahitian dancer, Fitness and Wellness Expert, dog trainer, and Pilates Instructor who teaches in Los Angeles and New York City, Sarah delivers carefully crafted workout regimes to her diverse clientele, ranging from geriatrics, to post-operative patients, to active athletes. She also specializes in pre- and post-natal classes to encourage women to understand their bodies during the transformation of pregnancy and beyond.
Sarah was certified through Body Arts and Sciences International, trained by the Founder of the method Rael Isacowitz, and continued her education with mentor Lisa Hubbard, master faculty of BASI and Founder of Rhythm Pilates. She enhanced her BASI training and bodywork knowledge with Classical Master Pilates teachers Peter Roel and Erika Bloom, in addition to earning a Pre- and Post-Natal Specialist certificate from Center For Women and Erika Bloom. Currently, Sarah has added Gottfried Hormone Balance Therapy to her practice, and is on the path to becoming an Ayurveda Specialist and Melt Method Instructor. She currently resides in Los Angeles, and when she isn't training her dedicated clientele, she loves to travel, exercise, and dine.
Julie Turner -
Hypermobility & Scoliosis
Julie has more than 20 years experience in ballet, modern and social dance, Pilates, yoga, and manual fascia release. Her career began as a professional dancer in New York City after she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She performed regularly with various modern dance companies and acted as the resident dancer for a living art installation in Manhattan. While in New York, she began to understand the healing powers of movement through her opportunities as a performer and her work as a social dance and Pilates instructor.
Inspired to continue her education, Julie graduated with an MFA from The George Washington University in 2017. Previous to that she completed teacher training programs in Pilates, dance, and energy healing. Julie is a Reiki master practitioner. Her other certifications include comprehensive Pilates Mat with Steele Pilates, a 500-hour comprehensive Pilates certificate with Balanced Body University, and Social Dance Certification with Start Dancing NYC, and Reiki from Reiki master, Jamie Wozny. She holds continuing education certificates prenatal/post-partum Pilates, sports conditioning, osteoporosis, scoliosis, sciatica, S-I dysfunction, and myo-fascia release. She also holds a certificate in Body Brain Connect, which bridges the fields of brain science and movement practice.
Ashley Orlando -
Classical Pilates Instruction
Ashley is full of energy, passion, commitment and dedication to the principles of the classical system of Pilates. Ashley was certified by Core Pilates NYC in 2007. This is one of the top Pilates programs in the nation. She opened Loft 26 Pilates in 2010, and has joined the Anatomie Studio team to bring classical instruction to the Northeastern Los Angeles area.
Ashley will help you to realize how inadvertently we abuse our bodies by sitting, standing and even sleeping incorrectly. Ashley has a way of teaching, that builds mental muscle as well, to correct any imperfect habits you have established over the years. Her attention to detail and performance quality will keep you engaged no matter what level you obtain. Ashley’s extensive dance background adds a quality of grace and perfection to each movement, as well as a discipline, that you will not find with many other Pilates instructors.
Within in the U.S., she has taught in Los Angeles, New York and Kansas City. She has also taught international workshops and retreats in London, Dominican Republic and Santorini, Greece. When she is not teaching in Los Angeles, she is running retreats with Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats in Europe.
Dr. Amanda Scheer - Lead Chiropractor
Pre- and Post-Natal Adjustments
Amanda was raised in Westchester County, New York. She attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo graduating with Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After college, she attended the prestigious Life University in Atlanta, Georgia where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic.
She is very passionate about the chiropractic lifestyle and spreading the truth about health. Her approach to chiropractic care includes considering the movement of the entire body, in addition to the spine. Dr. Scheer incorporates the use of a drop table and an activator in treatment. She is looking forward to leading the community along with the Anatomie Studio team into maximizing their health potential.