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Nina Cintron, PT, CPI

Debra Stafford, CPI
Pilates Staff
Nina received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from California State University, Fresno in 1987.  She received her Pilates training from renowned Pilates teacher trainer Marie Jose at Long Beach Dance Conditioning.  She has attended numerous continuing education courses in physical therapy including a year long manual therapy course and has assisted in teaching courses on the spine and sacroiliac joint. She has been an employee of Newport Physical Therapy serving as a Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor since 2006.   She has a  special interest in pilates rehabilitation , manual therapy and orthopedics.

Debra discovered Pilates in 1995 at a local college on a summer break from Princeton University.  Her first Pilates mentor encouraged her to pursue a Pilates certification. Debra completed her Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification with a Dance Specialization in 2010, through BASI, under Karen Clippinger.  Debra has experience in  post-rehabilitative, college, and studio settings. Debra's intuitive knowledge of the body, and her background in clinical settings, helps her develop the appropriate exercise program for her clients, whether they are recovering from an injury or looking to enhance their performance at a competitive level. She has a meticulous focus on form and a positive and friendly attitude that is encouraging and inspiring to her clients. 
Kelly graduated with honors from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelors degree in Dance.  She is a certified in pilates through Body Arts and Science International.   She trained under Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippenger.  In addition to Pilates, Kelly has been involved with dance for 20 years.  Primarily, Kelly is trained in ballet from Ahita Ardaland of the Paris Opera Ballet and Erling Sunde a master teacher of the Royal Ballet in London.  Kelly has spent the last 27 years focusing her efforts in learning body movement patterns, muscular balance, flexibilty, skeletal support through core strength, and the complexity of human anatomy. Kelly teaches a range of clients: men and women, all ages, athletes, post-rehab, and those just wanting to look and feel their best.  
Kelly Saxon, CPI
Kathy Bradley, PT, DPT, CPI
Certified Pilates Instructor 

Part of our Pilates Studio since 2013
Kathy received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 1994 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine in 2010.  She was certified in Pilates by the Aline Conditioning Technique in 2001 and received her Practitioner of Pilates Rehabilitation from Polestar Education in 2003.  She has completed numerous continuing education courses to advance knowledge and skills in both physical therapy and pilates.   She has specialized in orthopedics and sports medicine for over 25 years and has integrated pilates in her rehabilitative care.
Certified Pilates Instructor

Part of our Pilates Studio since 2005
Physical Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor

Supervisor of The Studio at Newport Physical Therapy since 2001
Physical Therapist
Certified Pilates Instructor

Part of our Pilates Studio since 2006

PT -Licenced to practice Physical Therapy     MPT- Masters in Physical Therapy
DPT-Doctorate in Physical Therapy                 CPI-Certified Pilates Instructor
Priya attended Cal State Long Beach and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Science and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with emphasis on Exercises Science in May 2014.    Priya studied under  Karen Clippinger and is certified through Body Arts and Science International with an additional specialization in Pilates for dancers. Priya’s extensive dance training and teaching makes her passionate about sharing the benefits of Pilates to clients of all ages and abilities. Currently she is a Physical Therapists Aide at Newport Physical Therapy, utilizing all her experience with injured populations to most benefit her Pilates clients. .
Priya Chisti,  

Certified Pilates Instructor

Part of our Pilates Studio since 2014