Gracie Martinez has over 30 years of teaching experience. She was a professional dancer and choreographer for 18 years in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orange County, and all over the western United States. She performed in several musical theatre productions and taught dance and choreography for many Civic Light Opera companies, Community Colleges, and dance studios.While teaching summer dance camps all over the western United States and many major universities she worked with Paula Abdul, Teri Hatcher, and Tina Landon. She also had the privilege to choreograph half-time routines for the Los Angeles Clipper Girls, and the San Diego Charger Girls.
While dancing in Los Angeles and going to college in Orange County she was granted a dance scholarship with Joe Tremaine where she was taking classes from some of the best instructors in LA at the time. She started performing full time and also worked as a model and did some film work.
She moved to Las Vegas in 1995 to perform as a showgirl in JUBILEE!
When she decided to leave dance behind she went on to become a Certified Pilates Instructor and Personal Trainer. She has done certification programs with BASI Pilates, Physical Mind Institute, Aline Conditioning, and ACE personal training.
She is also certified in GYROTONIC(R), an amazing technique that increases range of motion and strengthens the core.
She continues to expand her knowledge and is currently working on her Pilates masters training with her mentor and founder of BASI Pilates Rael Isacowitz.
Besides teaching Pilates to many dancers and professional athletes, Gracie also worked for Physical Therapist’s for 6 1/2 years teaching Pilates for rehabilitation. Her dance experience helped her greatly while working with patients who were recovering from serious injuries and she learned so much more after working with hundreds of client’s.
She is also working on her practitioner’s certification in the Omni Kruger Healing Technique, taught to her by the founder Josh Kruger D.C., F.I.A.C.A. This technique will re-align the body naturally with a very gentle touch. The results she has seen are amazing!
Gracie is also bringing Hollywoods hottest workouts to Las Vegas! The Pilates Studio Las Vegas will now be offering Lagree Fitness, formerly SPX Pilates, on Sebastiens Lagrees Megaformers. This 45 minute workout will burn up to 600 calories, tone your body, increase metabolism so you continue burning calories after your workout, and make you sweat. It is not a fad. It has a proven track record over the last 12 years and is currently being offered in over 150 studios in the US, the UK, Hong Kong, and Australia!
She was recently asked to be the newest Lululemon Pilates Ambassador for the new Downtown Summerlin location and is honored to represent and become a bigger part of the community she loves.
” My passion has always been fitness, whether it was dance or just working out. I have seen some amazing transformations in all of my years teaching, and not just getting back in to shape. After working with hundreds of patients who were dealing with chronic pain issues and seeing how their quality of life improved dramatically after just a few sessions, I found that my mission was to promote healthy bodies, wellness, and to feel good.
I believe this studio has achieved this, and I am always looking for new programs and techniques to offer my client’s. I love my staff and there is no way I could ever do this on my own. They too share the same passion and that is why we all work together so well.
I feel that my staff and clients are a huge family and I can’t wait for you to check out our studio!”