Mom's are the harshest critics, so when I say Elise Kelley did great today during her first subbing experience, I mean it. I'm so proud of her. All the instructors I take classes with are really well trained, intuitive, and focused on better health. I love this place!
Cheryl Montelle has been practicing Pilates since 1977. As a professional dancer, she had the good fortune of studying Pilates with Master teacher, Kathy Stanford Grant, who studied directly with Joe Pilates. In 1987 Cheryl moved to Los Angeles and began teaching Pilates, first for Jillian Hessel, and then in 1993 she opened her own Pilates business. She also taught Pilates in the Cal Arts Dance Department for California Summer School of the Arts for young dancers. She's a certified fitness instructor through UCLA Fitness Certification Program, and Pilates Certified through The Institute of The Pilates Method, (now called Physical Mind Institute). A weekender member of the Hi-Desert Community as a weekender since 1991, Cheryl currently curates and hosts “Live From Joshua Tree” a spoken word fundraiser for Mil-Tree, the non-profit she founded in 2012 that brings veterans into community through arts and dialogue. She loves the high desert community and now lives in Joshua Tree full time.