Abla Hamza

Abla H.

Santa Monica, CA
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About

Abla delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 13+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2004

Hello, my name is Abla! If you are seeking to strengthen, tone and lengthen your body, and improve your overall health and well-being, you are in the right place! I am passionate about sharing my knowledge of Pilates and physical fitness in an efficient, easy to understand format. I have been teaching Pilates since 2004 and am a classically certified instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance. I design workouts to accommodate all levels of experience and intensity.

I am a Los Angeles based Pilates instructor by way of Dallas, Philadelphia, and New York. In my former career as a professional opera singer, it was important to maintain my fitness level for performing on stage and strengthening my core to better support my voice. Pilates also enabled me to recover from various injuries, improved my posture, and enhanced my overall athleticism. I hope our time together will be productive, and I look forward to supporting your fitness goals! I am positive, dedicated, and I also enjoy the challenge of teaching and helping people to be their best.

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Experience

Pilates Instructor
Apr 2018 - Present
Mighty Pilates

I currently teach group classes and privates on the equipment.

Pilates Instructor
Jul 2016 - Nov 2017
Pilates Shop Yoga Garage

Private and Semi-Private lessons on equipment.

Pilates Instructor
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
Equinox, West 76 NY

I taught private lessons in the elite Upper West side Equinox as well as group mat classes.

Senior Pilates Instructor
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Urbanfront Pilates

As a senior instructor at the elite Philadelphia studio Urbanfront Pilates, I was responsible for up to 15 group classes (including barre and TRX) as well as individualized instruction weekly, recognizing and customizing the wellness experience. I also worked with the Philadelphia wellness community for cross promotional events. (ex: Lead monthly classes with Athelta & Lululemon) In addition, I was a Mentor to incoming Pilates apprentices: assisted with tests, continuing education and overall performance.

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Pilates / Group Fitness Instructor
Mar 2007 - Oct 2012
12th Street Gym

Taught Pilates Mat and Group Fitness Classes

Pilates Instructor
Jan 2004 - Jan 2007
24 Hour Fitness

Pilates Mat Classes

Education

Music - Vocal Performance
Sep 1996 - Dec 2002
University of North Texas

Certifications

Vbarre Teacher
Jan 2013
Vbarre

Vbarre is a workout designed to tone, trim, and transform the body with a fusion of ballet, Pilates, and resistance training.

Certified Pilates Instructor
Jul 2012
Pilates Method Alliance

The PMA Pilates Certification Program offers the only third party certification in the Pilates field. The instructor must provide verification of Pilates teacher-training proficiency using as a basis, 450 hours of training on mat and all apparatus, minimally to include:

- Reformer
- Trapeze table
- Wunda chair
- Ladder barrel
- Spine corrector
- Magic circle

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Barre Teacher
Jan 2011
Xtend Barre

It’s the fitness phenomenon from trainer Andrea Rogers that’s helped countless people lose weight, sculpt lean muscle, and build strength without bulk. How? By combining the body-shaping benefits of a traditional barre routine with a fat-blasting calorie burn.

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Comprehensive Pilates Certification
Jan 2011
Power Pilates

The Comprehensive training is our most extensive program and covers beginner, intermediate and advanced level exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus - Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-o-Pull and Magic Circle - as well as understanding how to work with Special Case clients (i.e. pregnancy, back problem, neck, knee, shoulder, etc.). Instructors sharpen their eye for subtle exercise modifications and master the ability to work with people of all ages and fitness levels at the same time. The program is 6-12 months, 600 hours, including apprenticeship requirements and weekend intensives.

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