The Instructors

Amy Cady PMA®-CPT, Program Director

Amy is an author, a coach, a fitness expert, and has for more than 10 years owned ABC Pilates in Laguna Niguel, California. With over 30 years in the fitness industry, Amy Cady, MFA, inspires people all over the world to implement an exercise regime into their busy schedules as a means to empower them to be productive in every aspect of life, creating healthy, successful and vibrant people. She has and continues to work with deconditioned clients all the way to the Talent of Cirque du Soleil.

An innovative entrepreneur, her professional achievements include being named an Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and developing Pilates programs at educational institutions and community centers in Orange County. In 2012, she launched her popular Skinnylates System with the re­lease of a fitness DVD and her book, Get The Skinny On Your Success.

 Amy has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine, OC Parenting, Today’s Woman Magazine and OC Family Magazine, as well as a visiting instructor for Pilates Anytime. Amy was also involved in Chicken Soup for the Soul ® co-creator Jack Canfield’s Train the Trainer Program, where she is on his assisting team for 2013-14 and has become a successful presenter and coach for women everywhere. Amy is also highlighted in Jack Canfield’s Success Profiles DVD series, where Jack, Amy and a host of experts inspire viewers on their path to greater success.  

Certifications/Workshops/Trainings:
Studio du Corp Comprehensive Training 2000
PMA-CPT 
Pre/postnatal Master Teacher for The Center of Women’s Fitness
Certified Pink Ribbon Program
Registered active member of the The Pilates Method Alliance® (PMA™)
Workshop presenter for various venues including the Pilates Method Alliance.
Published  Pre Natal Pilates on the Exo Chair 
Featured in Pilates Style Magazine, OC Parenting, OC Family Magazine and Today’s Woman Magazine.
Launched Skinnylates System with the release of a fitness DVD and my book, Get The Skinny On Your Success
Visiting instructor  for Pilates Anytime which is online Pilates coursework

 

Heidi Debrincat, Master Teacher

In 1995 Heidi began studying Pilates for her own fitness and to help rehabilitate her dance related injuries.  Her love of this work compelled her to learn as much as possible.  She attained two Pilates Certifications. One through Stott Pilates in 1998 and the second through Studio du Corps in 2001.

Heidi attends regular continuing education courses with Master trainers and Pilates Elders such as Ron Fletcher, Karen Clippenger and many others. She has taken a number of workshops specializing in Pilates applied to dancers for strength, flexibility and injury prevention. To deepen her understanding of movement she continued looking for other modalities of movement and in 2007 began training in the GYROTONIC® method of exercise. She entered the teacher training program and became a Licensed GYROTONIC® Trainer.

Heidi began studying dance at he age of 3.  In 1989 teaching ballet became her passion. She later choreographed and staged classical and contemporary ballet works with regional dance companies. This work took her to Europe where she performed and was a 1st place award winner for choreography in the Grand Prix Italia in Cessena, Italy in 2005 & 2007.

After teaching ballet and choreographing for 25 years she opened Studio H Conditioning where she has created a warm and welcoming studio environment to practice and learn quality movement. Heidi has teamed up with Amy Cady of ABC Pilates to offer the AC Teacher Training Program teaching the Balanced Body Pilates curriculum.

She has invested many years in the study of bodies in motion, and how to apply Pilate’s and GYROTONIC®principles to movement of all kinds ranging from dancers and athletes to people recovering from injuries and surgeries. Working to help keep her clients keep moving through pre and post-pregnancy, Parkinsons disease, joint replacement, spine surgery and breast cancer recovery.