Michelle Baham has been a fitness instructor for 21 years and has been with Playa Pilates for 9 years. In 2015 Michelle completed a national accreditation through the Pilates Method Alliance. She is also certified in Aquatic Instruction, Personal Training, Aerobics, and Golf Conditioning. Before moving to Los Angeles Michelle was a fitness instructor and manager of a dance company in Bermuda for seven years. In 1998, she was voted “The Best Personal Trainer in Bermuda.”
After being introduced to Pilates 16 years ago she was blown away. She rehabbed her broken foot and shoulder injury through Pilates. Her training style is personalized and based on each individual’s goals through the appropriate amount of resistance training, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise.
Michelle works with all body types and has an extensive background working with injuries and special populations. She helps clients increase their body awareness by teaching them core control and functional movement patterns to improve overall strength, reduce injuries, and ready the body for whatever life demands. Pilates has been an invaluable tool to assist during rehabilitation. i.e. post natal, injury etc. She has worked with many pregnant women until delivery. Her experience has led her to work with special populations and injuries with great success.
She strives to educate her clients in all aspects of fitness – from the proper execution and purpose of each exercise to the importance of rest and rehabilitation. She stresses the importance of exercise for the overall well-being of the mind, body and spirit.