Tara Crites

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Tara Crites was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and loves to call it home. Her talent in dance studies and performance awarded her full scholarships to California Summer School for the Arts (CSSA) where she attended in 1999. This is where she met master pilates instructor, Marie-Jose Blom and began studying dance conditioning techniques.

After finishing the CSSA program it inspired Tara to obtain admission to California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) where she continued to study dance performance and production in its highly regarded programs. She furthered her knowledge in dance by attending The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, Foundations Course, at NYU Hospital.

Tara Crites is the founder of Pilates Arts Institute and she is dedicated to being a pioneer for safe and effective exercise. She encourages mind-body connection and is true to her beliefs of challenging movement without the extreme tension or injury risk. Clients appreciate her entertaining style of cueing because her use of imagery imprints functional posture into the brain. This approach helps a client fully understand the anatomy of their body and the manner they should move through space or equipment. Her postural problem solving skills help the body feel connected to pure core muscles, establishing a foundation upon which people soar. Tara aspires to motivate all types of individuals by providing experience, knowledge, and custom care to their fitness ambitions.

“My philosophy when instructing Pilates is to remain accurate yet creative.
I am a scientist with the spirit of an artist and I make every effort to blend them seamlessly.”

- Tara Crites

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Certifications / Trainings

LBDC - Trapeze Table, Chair, and Barrels I
Pending Verification
LBDC - Reformer I, II, III
Pending Verification
LBDC - Mat I, II
Pending Verification
LBDC - Beyond the Core of Anatomy
Pending Verification
PMA - PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Expires: Dec 13, 2012
Not Verified
NewYork Harkness Center for Dance Injuries - Foundations Course for the Dancer Client
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Tara's Locations

Pilates Arts Institute

Topanga Canyon & Ventura Blvd
Private Studio
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Angel City Body Kinetics

4143 Glencoe Avenue, CA 90292 T.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Additional Information


$80.00 / hr, Sessions sold in packages range from $70-$80 per session.

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • California State Summer School for the Arts: Dance Scholar

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish



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