STUDIO OWNER | MASTER PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Master Pilates Instructor | Studio Owner and Founder
ERICA LUKES is an internationally recognized teacher that began her Pilates practice in 1997 after a horseback riding injury left her with a broken back and chronic pain.
She began taking Pilates and quickly realized the importance of this work to help the body rehab from injury and chronic pain.
In 1999 she enrolled in the intense teacher training with PhysicalMind Institute ® located in Santa Fe.
In 2001 she opened her first commercial space was asked by PhysicalMind Institute (The Method Pilates) to become a Master Pilates trainer. She was the first teacher in Utah that had the ability to certify Pilates teachers on an international level. She continued her personal education by taking courses from Polestar Pilates, Barbara Huttner, Kim Lee, and Siri D. Gallino and she completed a 500-hour yoga certification with Nancy Ruby.
Her expertise in Pilates-based rehab has made her highly sought after by clients with hip and knee replacements spinal fusions, herniated discs, and chronic pain. Some of her clients have included Lady Antebellum, Roma Downey, Peter Sagal, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Mark Eaton and Nate Orchard and dancers from Ballet West.
During her career, Erica worked with Bally's Total Fitness, Balanced Body®, and PhysicalMind Institute to develop instructor training that is now implemented worldwide.
She was awarded "Best Fitness Guru" by Salt Lake Magazine. Total Body Pilates coveted international recognition from Balanced Body and was featured in "Pilates Style" magazine.
Erica is a professional vocalist and has performed with several well-known bands in Utah and received the honor as "Best Female Vocalist" from Private Eye ( "City Weekly"). She belted out the tunes at the 2002 Winter Olympics and has been featured on many recordings.
Erica is also active in UFO research and travels the world to work with researchers and archivists. She lectures at international conferences and is the guest on many different radios shows. Erica hosts a weekly radio show called "UFO Classified" on KCOR. She also appears on Destination America and the Travel Channel on, "UFOs: The Lost Evidence" and "Nasa's Unexplained Files".
Check out her radio show www.ufoclassified.com
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