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Valerie Heckel: Featured Teacher December 2018

The Essentials

Name: Valerie Heckel

Nickname: Val

DOB: January 25th, West Point New York- to 2 army parents

Raised mostly in Northern Virginia


BFA in Dance Performance with a Musical Theater Minor from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

I moved to LA to pursue being a dancer and actor in the entertainment industry.

Valerie's Pilates Love Story:

I was formally introduced to Pilates by Juliet Kaska at JK Zen Fitness, where I also studied to become a certified teacher. I fell in love with the principles of Pilates and the Zen family at JK Zen. Pilates has been a whole body and mind positive outlet in my life. Pilates has transformed my life and I would love to help bring a positive Pilates experience to everyone!

Valerie’s Favorite Pilates Sequence:

It would have to be the Long Stretch Series. It has and will always be a series that pushes and challenges the my body’s limits.

Valerie's Trouble Spot:

Hip strength is something I have been working on strengthening and stretching. That IT Band!

Favorite Part of Teaching Pilates:

Helping each person become a stronger person inside and out. I love working in the class setting but especially in privates to help zone in and make those leaps and bounds for my clients!

You can take Valerie’s $15 Community classes Monday at 8am!

You can also book a private or duet with her: 7 Days a week! Check in with the front desk to see if you can book one of Val's New Teacher Rate; $55 private sessions (well they last!)

Feel free to introduce yourself! She can’t wait to get to know everyone ☺

Checkout our past Teacher Features: Ava Comissiong, Alexandra (Alex) Gordon,

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