Primal Movement Works - Louise





Years of Teaching: Since 1993


  • Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Turning Point Studios, Nora St John Education Director for Balanced Body
  • Balanced Body Master Teacher Training
  • Farnborough College H.N.D. England UK Science and Management of Health and Fitness
  • Primal Movement WORKS! Co-Founder
  • Franklin Level 1
  • Yoga 200Hr RYT
  • Animal Flow Coach Level 1 and Level 2 in training
  • CPR certified.

Advanced Education: Anatomy in 3D, Balanced Body, Barre Core Align Level 1, Balanced Body, Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), Certified Health and Fitness Specialist (A.C.E), Arcus Level 1 and 2, Gold Medal Bodies 2 Day Training (GMB), TRX Group Teacher Training, Will Power Method, Phase 1 Training, Spinning Johnny G Training, Certified C.O.R.E. Instructor (Resist-a-Ball), Academy of Fitness Professionals, Exercise to Music Spinning Johnny G

Specialties: Louise’s dedication to helping people feel better shows through her clientele, some of whom have been working with her for over 17 years. Louise finds herself drawn towards a broad section of clients from all different walks of life and abilities. At Absolute Center, the studio she co-owns, her day-to-day practice includes one-on-one sessions, small group classes, and large group instruction, including Franklin Imagery, Pilates, Primal Pilates, TRX, and more. She also mentors her staff and student Pilates teachers, and participates in the Balanced Body Pilates Teacher Training her studio hosts.  

When not at her studio, you can find Louise on the road with Balanced Body, presenting at the world-renowned Pilates on Tour conferences and at the Pilates Method Alliance conference (PMA). At these events, she shares continuing education material as well as Primal Movement WORKS!, a movement brand she co-founded. You can also find her online on Pilates Anytime, teaching Pilates and Primal classes. Louise furthers her own growth as well, studying under distinguished teachers like Cara Reeser, Tom McCook, Lesley Powell, Elizabeth Larkham, Nora St John, Madeline Black, Benjamin Dagenhart, Trent, and many more.  

Personal Story: Louise started her career at the young age of 17, and has been in the fitness and Mind Body industry ever since. After traveling to numerous countries around the world, UK-born Louise moved to the United States in her early twenties, working as a personal trainer before becoming a certified Pilates teacher. Little did she know, Pilates and her understanding of movement and anatomy would become her work passion and lifelong career.

In 2006, Louise was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Aplastic Anemia, and underwent a Myloeblative Bone Marrow Transplant at Stanford Hospital. She took a leave of absence, then returned to work with an invigorated and deepened passion for health and life. Today, her passion has taken her into the Somatic world, studying the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Peggy Hackney, Irmgard Bartinieff, Tamalpa Movement classes, and many other expressive arts.

Fun Fact: Louise loves to be in the ocean, she is an avid Kite surfer, and finds herself surfing the waves around the world.