Meet the Aspire Wellness Studio Team
At Aspire Wellness Studio we focus on the health and wellness of the mind and body. In addition to offering Pilates, Yoga, Ballet, and fitness classes, we offer different types of massage therapy which include Swedish and deep tissue. Pilates and yoga work to integrate functional fitness for your daily life activities. Massage therapy serves in assisting the mind and body to destress, reduce tension, and relax. Our focus on the spine and core stability, and their relationship to the whole body, centers around creating a lifelong journey of overall fitness and health for our clients. We aspire to live well, be well, and serve others well.
Rosalinda Vazquez Landeros
Owner, Pilates, Yoga, & Ballet Instructor
Rosalinda discovered Pilates in 1998 while studying for her BA in dance at California State University, Fullerton. Soon after graduating in 2001, she found a local studio and began taking Pilates and yoga on a regular basis. In 2006 she pursued a certification through BASI Pilates under the instruction of Karen Clippinger. Since then she has studied Pilates and taken multiple workshops all over the world. She performed for ten seasons with Nannette Brodie Dance Theater and was a guest performer with Sustaita Dance Company, Metropolitan Ballet, Grandeza Mexicana and Moving Arts Dance. She continues to perform in local musical productions and is involved in the music and dance department at her church. She is also a certified Yoga instructor from Anahata Yoga and Wellness instructor and teaches ballet. She lives in Brea with her husband, Rick, their 2 daughters, and their 2 cats, Tango & Mambo.
Danny Valle hails from San Jose, California and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional dance career. He has danced in film and television and has toured in concert and stage productions that have taken him around the world. He loves teaching fun yet challenging pilates classes and loves bringing balance, flexibility, and strength to his wonderful clients. He is a UCLA graduate with a BA in English, and enjoys gardening and taking adult gymnastics on his downtime.
Virginia Singleton is a Certified Fitness and Certified Yoga Instructor. She has over 25 years of teaching experience with students of all levels of fitness and abilities. Past teaching experiences include providing classes for the following: East Whittier YMCA, Ragazzi Yoga Studio, Rio Hondo College, Whittier Hospital, City of Whittier, and Aspire Wellness Studio.
Her fitness philosophy is: Honor Your Body. “ I encourage my students to set a fitness goal or intention and to work toward that goal while honoring their body. I encourage my students to modify or increase their intensity to fit their own needs while working at a safe and beneficial level for good health for mind, body, and spirit. For those students with injuries or chronic health conditions there are always modifications.
Certified Massage Therapist N.M.T.
Meet Sara Riley, N.M.T. For Aspire Wellness Studio! A graduate from National Holistic Institutes core and advanced neuromuscular therapy program. Neuromuscular therapy, prenatal massage, Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, and reiki/energy therapy are the modalities that Sara currently practices. Her passion for helping others achieve better quality of life through massage therapy, and knowledge of the human body come together to create a unique and personalized experience for each client. No two massages will be alike, each one is customized for the client’s needs. Sara has experience with people from all backgrounds: athletes, office workers, and expecting mothers.
When I first unrolled my yoga mat, I was 189lbs, terrified, self-conscious of my weight and not sure what to expect. I have spent years with doctors, medications, and treatments for my auto immune, which disrupted not only my digestive system and my life as a whole. I searched high and low for a cure, paid a fortune for medications, powders and potions. Yoga was something I had experienced throughout the years, but insisted that running, swimming was exercise not yoga. Through yoga I have found, peace, confidence, strength, increased flexibility, not to mention a working digestive system and the best exercise for my mind, body and soul. My intention is to design safe, fun, and transformative classes for students across all levels of experience and to welcome all shapes, sizes with love, acceptance and an open heart.
Shelby started her Yoga and Pilates journeys in 2013 when she first was introduced to Pilates, Yoga, and hybrid class variations during her time at university. She then began her journey in Pilates and Yoga from student to instructor in 2019. Shelby completed her comprehensive Balance Body Pilates Certification and 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification at Fullerton College in 2021 after overcoming the obstacles COVID-19 had on her programs. She began and continues her teaching career at Aspire Wellness Studio in 2020. She has since expanded her teaching opportunities to additional studios since 2022. She enjoys challenging her students and helping them through their fitness journeys by providing well rounded classes for a variety of students. Shelby loves to encourage her students to listen to their bodies and build their cores so they can continue to advance in their Pilates and Yoga goals.
Shaun is an alumni of Fullerton college’s Pilates teacher training program and enjoys teaching Pilates as an effective way to improve and maintain our mobility, strength, and flexibility. He believes its important to stay active even with busy schedules and that we should always be striving to overcome our own self-imposed limitations. Along with Pilates he enjoys photography, hiking, and weightlifting.
Natasha has been a student of yoga for over 23 years. She felt the benefits helped her to stay sane raising 3 kids and working a full-time corporate job. She recently ended a corporate career and is pursuing a credential as a yoga therapist. She has a passion to help people live their best life. Natasha is a certified 200-hour RYS yoga instructor from Anahata Yoga and Wellness. She continues her yoga instructor education by also currently working on her 500-hour teacher training level. Natasha likes her classes to focus on the breath coordinated with movement to connect mind and body in her classes. Being present, focusing on breath and movement helps to decrease stress, bring the body back out of the constant fight or flight mode and increase energy.
Alfonso Fuentes has had a passion for movement and wellness since he started dancing his freshmen year in college at the University of California, Irvine. It was during his dance training at Orange Coast College where he was introduced to pilates. Finding it to be very helpful to his dancing and well-being, he decided to pursue pilates as a career through the Orange Coast College Pilates Certificate program. In addition to his pilates certification, Alfonso holds a bachelors degree in biology from the University of California, Irvine as well as his 200hr+ yoga teacher training certification through Orange Coast College. When he is not teaching pilates, Alfonso is dancing professionally in both the Orange County and Los Angeles area, working as a physical therapist aide, or participating in community outreach by teaching dance to the youth. As an instructor Alfonso hopes to create a movement experience that is invigorating, mindful, and centering.
Linda Kay Arnold
I recognized the beauty of massage 20 years ago when I was training for marathons and triathlons and was also a single mom of two small kids. It not only reduced my stress which gave me a more nurtured, grounded disposition but also helped me recover from strenuous training and races. It also conditioned my tissues and muscles for any potential injury from overuse plus gave moments of bliss. With this experience, I tailor make each massage that incorporate a number of modalities so that it best suits your needs each time you come to see me. I feel that it’s a luxury but also a necessity for both your emotional and physical health.