Lara Garda

I have 20 years professional fitness management and group fitness training experience. I strive to bring positive energy and motivation to both my team members and my clients. My two fitness loves are Yoga & Pilates and I have created ZenLates a fitness fusion of both offering a unique training experience to consumers as well as education/instructor training! In addition I designed a children's yoga curriculum entitled Hello Toes! - offering preschool age yoga. I also present for the NAFC with Personal Training and Bender Ball Trainings.

Verified Cert/Training

About Me


  • BS, Physical Education & Sport Science, Indiana University of PA
  • Minor, Nutrition and Dietetics, Indiana University of PA

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: 2023-08-31 07:00:00 UTC
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level One: Foundations
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - LEVEL THREE: Introspection
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level Two: Communication
Pilates Coach - Tri-Plane Pilates Reformer level 1
Pending Verification
Pilates Coach - Tri-Plane Pilates Reformer Level 2
Pending Verification
PMA - PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Expires: 2019-11-08 08:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-02-23 08:00:00 UTC
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2023-02-23 08:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Lockton

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

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5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Stephanie Sapolsky on Oct 21, 2011

    I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years now but until about 2 years ago had been attending yoga classes at a different studio. Once I started taking yoga from Lara I realized how much I had been missing. Her love of yoga and endless energy and enthusiasm keep me going through even her toughest workouts. My body and mind have never been stronger and I can not wait until the next class to see what she has in store for us! Thanks Lara!

  • by Lisa Edelman on Oct 10, 2011

    Lara is beyond awesome!!! I have known Lara for about 15 years and trained with her in many different settings and activities. The depth and bredth of her skill and knowledge is just amazing to me. I am currently practicing pilates and yoga with her. I love showing up for pilates as I know it will be fun and an original workout each time. I never get bored with pilates and yoga with Lara. I have learned so much from Lara especially focus and centering. I feel I am now able to move more efficiently and with less pain because of the breathing techniques I have learned. I live a healthy and happy life with lots of help from Lara.

    Lisa E.

  • by Linda C on Oct 04, 2011

    I have been training with Lara for over three years. Lara is always positive and encouraging. She works hard to make our sessions challenging without overwhelming. She is very knowledgable and professional. Lara is motivated to help all her clients succeed.

  • by User on Oct 03, 2011

    I cannot give Lara enough praise. She keeps your body guessing because no two workouts are the same. She has made me want to better myself both physically and mentally since the first day I walked into her pilates studio. She has a way of keeping you so focused on your workout that your mind gets a break from daily stress. I am so grateful that our paths crossed a few years ago. Thank you Lara!!

  • by Lara Garda on Oct 02, 2011

    I have been a client of Lara's for years and she never ceases to amaze me with new and exciting workouts that are customized to my needs and goals. Lara is always very professional and highly motivating - a tremendous ally in my life-long quest to be as healthy as I can be!
    Thank you Lara!