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Lariesa H.


Fitness & Health Philosophy:

"Helping people improve their lives through consistent and fun fitness is what motivates me every day!" I love my clients, and really care about their well-being and personal lives. Every aspect of life can affect our health and motivation to exercise, and I am passionate about establishing a personal connection with each of my clients to help them reach their goals through precise exercise programming and encouragement

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Washington

  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • ACE Personal Trainer

  • ACE Group Fitness Instructor

  • Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Instructor

  • ACE Weight Management Consultant

  • Barre Certified Instructor

  • American Heart Assoc. CPR/AE

Areas of Specialization:

  • Personal Training and Group Training

  • Weight Management and Weight Loss

  • Full Body Sculpting

  • Injury Care and Muscle Balance

  • Clients with Back Pain

  • Healthy Cooking and Recipes

Get to Know Lariesa:

Lariesa Hodges was the owner of Pilates of Eastlake in San Diego for 15 years. She has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. Lariesa is a Nationally-recognized trainer, known for her motivating personality and ability to connect with her students. She has been helping people all over the world reach their fitness goals, and was featured in Pilates Style Magazine Nov/Dec 2017 Issue (6 page spread).

She’s the author of Your Beautiful Body: Using Pilates to Overcome Weight Loss Obstacles and co-author of What You Need to Know About Getting in Shape. She was the lead role in 3 Nationally-sold Fitness DVD’s, was featured on Comcast Cable Television as an expert guest speaker, and interviewed on over 20 radio stations across the country.

Other than that, Lariesa loves to cook and appreciates good food and coffee. She loves being in nature, going to church, and sailing on the lake with her husband

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