My love for both movement and my surrounding community makes helping each student reach their goals extremely rewarding. There is nothing better than seeing the feeling of accomplishment through a huge smile across my clients face.”

 

About Keary

Keary Ann Bixby PMA®CPT, founder of two Los Angeles based health and wellness businesses, has been involved in health and fitness since an early age. Playing basketball and running track throughout her youth, Keary’s love for conditioning the body followed her to Los Angeles where in 2003 she began her path as a Pilates instructor. She completed Retrofit Pilates Rx™ teacher training course in 2004 and became a certified Pilates instructor through Pilates Method Alliance in 2008. She has attended countless workshops and trainings taught by her many role models including Marie Jose' Blom, Rael Isacowitz, Brent Anderson, Karen Clippinger, Lolita San Miguel, and Jillian Hessel. In 2012 she completed over 200 hours of Theraputics, Chakra, and Graduate Modules through Mukti Yoga School to enhance her knowledge of ancient texts, philosophy, yoga therapies, and strategies for living a yogic lifestyle. In 2015 Keary welcomed daughter Teagen. Once again her knowledge of the mind-body connection changed and grew as she navigated her path into motherhood. Continued education and her new role as a mother deepened her understanding of the mental and physical challenges women face allowing her offer more specialized programs for pre and postnatal clients at Playa Pilates.

Her entrepreneurial spirit found her opening Playa Pilates in 2004 and eventually a Yoga studio in 2010. Both companies allowed Keary to combine her passion for business, teaching and wellness by sharing her knowledge with her clients on a daily basis. My love for both fitness and my surrounding community makes helping each student reach their ultimate fitness goals extremely rewarding. There is nothing better than seeing the feeling of accomplishment through a huge smile across my clients face.”

She currently enjoys running Playa Pilates including the daily interaction with clientele and staff as well as teaching workshops and trainings throughout the year. 


Many Pilates teacher trainers will give you the “what’s” (name of exercise, equipment setup, and very basic anatomy). Keary teaches you the why’s and the how’s, giving you the ability to educate students with a higher level of passion, confidence, and knowledge. Instead of presenting you with a set of black and white rules to operate from she will prepare you to work with a variety of injuries and body types with tools and intelligence.
— Kait N.
Congratulations, Keary, on your Studio Anniversary! Playa Pilates is such a wonderful addition to our community and to my life. Your positive attitude and imaginative marketing add value to an already highly appreciated community asset. Thank you for your time and energy.
— Jeanne Obert, Playa Vista Resident

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