Zero Gravity has built a versatile team of certified personal trainers and Pilates experts. At Zero Gravity, we pair you with only the best trainers for your personal needs. Meet and get to know each member of the Zero Gravity staff.
Toni left a demanding 10 year career in high technology public relations in Massachusetts, as it became clear that she needed more time to help her youngest son through the daily challenges of autism. Toni obtained her AFAA Group Fitness Certification in 2004 while living in Virginia and soon entered a new career in fitness and wellness. Inspired to help others find balance and healthy living through all different kinds of movement, she began with high intensity workout formats, including weight training and cardio kickboxing.
Toni’s passion for Pilates grew from her own need to find muscle balance and proper body alignment to counter injuries that had developed from teaching and jogging. Toni decided to broaden her fitness expertise to include a certification in STOTT Pilates and continues to deepen her studies. Toni is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and Les Mills BodyFlow advanced instructor (a Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates blended format). Additionally, she is a Shaklee Distributor for nutrition and clean home products.
FRANCINE ARROYO SANTOWSKI
Francine has a vast experience in the fitness industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a strong background in dance. She is a NASM Personal Trainer, specializing in Corrective Exercises ( CES ) and fully certified through STOTT Pilates, where she is also certified in injuries and special populations. She is also a Neurokinetic and Active Isolated Stretching Therapist, TRX and Kettlebel certified. She is committed to teaching her clients to move better, get stronger, avoid injuries, and to adopt a healthy lifestyle improving their quality of life.
Her passion for movement and health has encouraged her to move from Brazil to New York where she could stay up to date to high level information and methods that she incorporates in her practice in order to bring the best results to her clients. She has been studying with some of the best professionals in the industry. She integrates methods such as Active Isolated Stretching, Neurokinetic Therapy , Functional Movement Screening , Applied Muscles Testing , Restorative Breathing and Biosignature to help her clients to reach their goals while promoting movement awareness for performance, injury prevention , quality of life and pain relief.
Francine is fluent in both English and Portuguese.
Marigel practiced classical ballet for more than 15 years and moved from Mexico to Orlando in 2004 to continue her dance studies. After studying with the Orlando Ballet School for 1 year, she joined Valencia Community College, where she received an A.A. in Dance Performance in 2008. Her love for dance, fitness and health lead her to find yoga and pilates. After completing a rigorous training, she became a Registered Yoga Teacher. Marigel has taught yoga, pilates and ballet in dance studios, hotels and gyms in the Central Florida area for the past 5 years.
She is currently pursuing her certification with Balanced Body.
Marigel is fluent in both Spanish and English.
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.
Briana practiced classical ballet for seven years with the Orlando Ballet School and received many awards for her artistic and technical ability, including the prestigious Hope Award at the largest international ballet competition, the Youth American Grand Prix. After suffering from a hip injury that required invasive surgery, Briana utilized Pilates to help her through her recovery. She went on to get her Pilates certification with Polestar Pilates, a curriculum rooted in physical therapy and rehabilitative methods. Through her experience, she has developed a passion for helping people of all ages experience the benefits of recovery and whole-body conditioning that Pilates provides. She is currently pursuing a degree in the field of health sciences.
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