Our Fitness Trainers
LEAD PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Toni is a (NCPT) Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, 200 E-RYT Yoga Instructor and AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Toni is comprehensively trained in Merrithew STOTT Pilates in Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, and has expertise in Injuries and Special Populations. Additional trainings include: Yoga for PTSD, Ariel Yoga, LesMills BodyFlow Advanced, LesMills BodyCombat, and TurboKick.
Toni has taught Pilates to a broad range clientele in all age groups. She has helped clients transitioning from Physical Therapy into Pilates. She has trained amateur and professional athletes to cross-train them for a particular sport (i.e.: golf, baseball, volleyball, track and field, dance, tennis, martial arts).
She has helped Active Aging Adults improve their quality of life with Pilates and she has worked with Pre- and Postnatal clients. Toni’s experience in fitness began in 2004 when living in Northern Virginia she has taught group fitness classes including kickboxing, Pilates and weight training in large gyms, community centers, and small boutique studios. She began teaching Yoga in 2006 and found her passion in mind/body practices. Toni is passionate about helping others find balance, relieve stress, and live healthy through movement. Her knowledge of muscle balancing and proper body alignment through mind/body movement has been gained through many years of experience and advanced trainings.
Toni grew up in Massachusetts and holds a B.S. degree in Media Communications. When she left Massachusetts, she was an Account Director for a High Tech Public Relations firm in Cambridge. Her husband’s career moved them to Virginia and then to Florida. Toni has two adult sons.
Erin Murphy was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and started taking dance lessons at the age of 3, under the instruction of Abby Lee Miller. She has studied multiple dance styles including, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, modern, acrobatics, and gymnastics. Immediately after graduating high school, her professional dance career began at Walt Disney World as a Kid of the Kingdom, where she was a swing for Disneymania! and Every Day’s a Holiday.
She was fortunate enough to tour the world while dancing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and continued on travelling with Holland America Lines as a dance captain. After many years at sea, Erin decided to get her “land legs” back. She went back to Disney and performed in the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She is currently a dancer at Universal Studios in their Superstar Parade. While performing, she is currently studying pilates through Balanced Body.
LEAD FITNESS TRAINER/PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Andrea Francis, a Venezuelan native, moved to Orlando in 2018 to further pursue her career as a fitness trainer. Her love of overall wellness, perfecting posture, and passion for people is what drew her to become a professional in the fitness industry. She is inspired to help others find strength, balance, and live healthy through movement. In 2008, she received her certifications in Pilates and Group fitness, Mat Pilates with the Spanish Aerobics Federation(FEDA), Kickboxing Group Fitness, and HIIT classes under Strong-nation; and begin teaching group fitness classes. Her desire to expand her fitness resume’ pushed her to pursue her personal trainer certification with AFAA.
Andrea desires to provide her clients with the confidence and support to achieve their fitness goals. She believes being consistent and staying motivated are pivotal in anyone’s fitness journey.
Andrea is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Paula M. Manarin who is a Brazil native found her love of dancing at 6 years old with classical ballet. This love is what catapulted her journey into what would be her career in Pilates. At age 18, she studied a course in physiotherapy which allowed her to understand more closely how the body works and the importance of body awareness not only for dancers but for all people. After completing this course, in 2009 she begin her pursuit of her pilates certification through POLESTAR PILATES.
In 2019, after finally settling in Orlando Fl, she begin studying with Lolita San Miguel (Pilates Master Mentor Program) in Palm Beach. “I have learned with LOLITA in a concrete way the importance of moving the body with the mind. It’s a pleasure getting a chance to rehabilitate and promote health conscious and stronger people; also, making pilates more than a physical activity but letting it become a lifestyle.” She is now bringing her talents and experience to Zero Gravity Fitness mixing her ballet and Pilates experience to bring quality training to our clientele.
She speaks English and Portuguese.
As a lifelong athlete, I’m proudest to have competed as an Elite Level Gymnast. With that experience comes decades of maintaining and perfecting the science behind peek physical conditioning.
I have worked as a Certified Personal Trainer since 2010. And I have assisted clients of all ages on how to effectively define, execute and modify personal fitness objectives. I recognize that our physical bodies are subject to years of unintentional injuries, aging and general abuse.
As an athlete I have been subject to many of these common injuries. With that experience I have been able to help my clients properly identify old and current injuries. And I have utilized proven techniques to combat their injuries so they can more effectively obtain, refine and redefine their fitness goals.
Beyond the physical science of building strong and flexible bodies, I take pride in how I’ve taught clients the obscured aspects of fitness. I know from personal experience how dedicating time to physical health can be an effective method at improving mental health.
Having good physical health is a lifelong goal, it is essential to experiment and discover what fun physical activity looks like for you personally. I can show you that exercise is actually exciting, fun and is a useful tool. A tool to improve your confidence, appearance, health, mood and ailments.I would love to show you how to yield that tool through Personal Fitness.