AMY MEWBORNOwner/ Instructor
Originally from the Midwest, Amy moved to San Diego in 2001. A graduate of Valparaiso University, Amy had been a Financial Advisor since 1997. When Amy began taking Pilates with her neighbor Wendy, in 2006, she fell in love with the method and benefits of the program and knew she wanted to help others achieve their fitness goals. She studied under Stephanie Aubachon with Kore Pilates in La Jolla to become a certified Pilates instructor. It was not until Amy took her first barre class that she discovered her true passion for fitness. She loved the challenge and energy of each class. And more importantly, she was excited by the results as her body became more toned than through any other workout routine she had tried in the past. Amy would be one of the best testimonials for Fit in 60 Pilates and Barre. In less than a month’s time, attending 4-5 classes a week, Amy went from a size 10/12 to a size 6. She came home one day and told her husband, Mike that “if every girl knew this, every girl would do it.” Amy is passionate about getting to know her clients and provide modifications and corrections to challenge every client, while making classes as safe as possible. Amy lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Mike, and her dog Emma. She loves what she does, and is thrilled to present the Fit in 60 workout to Carlsbad and Carmel Valley and is eager to women look and feel great!
Bridgette Shaver
Bridgette ShaverInstructor
Bridgette is a native of San Diego, County. She started with Ballet and gymnastics at age 2 and was immediately hooked. She became a competitive cheerleader cheering with the likes of San Diego Outlaw All Stars and varies other teams. Bridgette has also coached competitive cheer and gymnastics from the ages of 2 to adults. Retiring from cheer and coaching she felt a void with in her fitness life. That void was filled when a friend recommended Fit in 60 Pilates and Barre. Bridgette started at the front desk and soon realized that teaching would be something she would also like to do. She is certified in Piloxing, Mat Pilates and Barre. Currently she is furthering her education in Pre-natal and postnatal fitness and will continue her studies in Nutrition. Bridgette is also an avid hip-hop dancer and in her free time and volunteers as an event coordinator with the City of Carlsbad to provide family friendly events. As a barre instructor, Bridgette believes in giving you the work out you so deserve. She looks forward to all the exciting endeavors Fit in 60 Pilates and Barre has to offer.”
Melissa Pulido, born in Chicago, began her dance career at the young age of 4 years old. For more than 20 years dance has been at the forefront of Melissa’s life taking her from national dance competitions to professional ballet companies. Prior to coming to San Diego in 2003 to dance with the City Ballet of San Diego she traveled extensively to train with many notable ballet companies. Some of which include Miami City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet and Ballet Austin. Looking to get back into shape after the birth of her son Melissa found Fit in 60 and immediately fell in love. The combination of dance and pilates offered a level of fitness above and beyond any other form of dance she had experienced. Melissa decided to become a barre instructor and got certified at Fit in 60 and Classical Pilates to share her knowledge and her commitment to the method with others.
Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, Natalie began ballet at the age of two, continuing to dance under the Royal Academy of Dance through her teenage years. She has always enjoyed an active lifestyle, including ballet, Pilates, and playing competitive tennis with her husband! Natalie began taking Fit in 60 classes several months ago and was hooked from the first plié in the warm-up routine! The combination of dance, cardio, and Pilates gave Natalie the “one-stop shop” workout she was desperately looking for. As a barre instructor, Natalie looks forward to sharing her passion and enthusiasm for Fit in 60 with her clients-while of course, giving them a full body, intense workout. Natalie is a mother to a toddler Ellie, who is following in her mom’s footsteps by taking ballet classes.
Stacey Harestad
Stacey Harestad Instructor
Stacey, born and raised in San Diego, has always enjoyed a very active lifestyle. Whether it was competitive soccer, snowboarding, tennis, or simply sweating it out in the gym, staying physically fit has always been a very important part of her life. In 2009, Stacey suffered a significant knee injury, which drastically changed her ability to participate in the high levels of physical fitness that brought her so much joy. It was difficult to find a workout that was as exhilarating as competitive sports, but low impact enough for her knee on a regular basis. After trying several workouts, she became one of the Carlsbad studios’ first clients following their 2010 grand opening. Needless to say, she has been hooked ever since! As part owner of a small business, This Radiant Life, she is dedicated to helping others achieve their personal best. Educating herself and others on alternative healing, achieving a healthy balanced lifestyle, and a well-rounded workout routine has been a prime focus and passion of hers for the past few years. She is very excited to be a part of such an incredible group of women and is so passionate about sharing this workout with others. Challenging clients as a barre instructor to take their physical fitness to the next level, while sculpting their bodies in a way no other workout can gives her so much joy.
Lina Harris
Lina HarrisInstructor
Lina is an Instructor with a positive attitude and a strong desire to help others. Growing up in Florida, Lina began taking ballet at the tender age of two and from there, performed her way through her childhood. After college, she realized her passion was truly rooted in the fitness industry, so she relocated to California to study at the Institute of Progressive Therapies, received her 200-Hour Yoga Cert., and began teaching full-time. Always an athlete and dancer, Lina was thrilled when she came across Fit in 60; a fun, fitness based, Dance Inspired workout for adults. She loves the energy created in a room full of powerful women and believes Fit in 60’s repertoire to be one of the most challenging and effective workouts available. Lina currently teaches Fit in 60 Barre, Yoga and HIITfit. She is also a Licensed Sports Nutritionist and holds a BS in Merchandising and Product Development from Florida State, as well as multiple fitness certifications. In her free time you can find her outdoors with her man, taking advantage of Southern California’s incredible landscape, and its opportunities to partake in activities that don’t exist in her flat, coastal Florida hometown. (Hiking? Yoga? Yes, please!)