In November of 2004, I opened my studio, Pilates Body by Valentin. My previous ballet, competitive aerobics and professional affiliation with such prestigious longstanding companies such as Nike and Reebok had led me to a path of fitness. It has been nearly fourteen years and the continuation of infatuation with movement has now been transformed into a highly specialized form of training, “The Method.”

My colleague and 12-year mentor, Elizabeth Larkam, has provided me with a plethora of knowledge from which to elaborate in my work and studies. Being a Balanced Body Faculty Member as well as regular Pilates on Tour Presenter has afforded me the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers: Tom McCook, Eric Franklin, Karen Clippinger, Lolita San Miguel, Madeline Black and the late Julian Littleford.

Over the past 14 years, my clientele have ranged from athletes from various sports: All-American swimmers, golfers, cyclists, ranked tennis players and dancers to fitness enthusiasts. I have truly enjoyed working with rehabilitative clients with hip and knee replacements or chronic back problems. And there has always been a special place in my heart for the fun-loving senior population.