ABOUT USAbout the Studio
Light Within Pilates is a Private Pilates Studio located in the heart of College Hill in Clifton Square. It's a beautiful, peaceful and invigorating space to enjoy a workout.
There is lots of natural light, blonde wood floors and 7 big windows that wrap around the entire space.
The studio is fully equipped with balanced body equipment, including, 3 reformers, trapeze table, chair, ladder barrel and lots of other smaller pieces of equipment, such as the foam roller and stability ball.
The studio offers Private Sessions (one person), Semi-Private Sessions (2 People) and Group Reformer classes (3 people). The studio also offers Pregnancy Pilates sessions or classes.
Tina Bergen, Founder
Tina Marie Bergen is a Fitness expert who combines a specialized education and knowledge with a broad spectrum of experience in exercise, Pilates and strength training. Her mission is to help individuals attain their desired goals of health and fitness.
Tina's approach is a customized, balanced program that combines training and education integrating Pilates, strength, cardio, yoga, stretch, dance and stability ball - from a personal "Coach".
Working with clients from 5 to 92, her knowledge of body structure and movement results in a program that is both gentle and prevents injury,
while gradually improving strength, flexibility, posture, cardiovascular health and stress management.
Her life-long passion of educating and helping individuals attain their personal goals of fitness and health began in childhood. She started gymnastics at age 5 and entered her first 10K run at age 10 – an activity that continues today. Adding strength and body conditioning training, she won her first strength (bench press) competition at 14. Tina competed in state wide gymnastics throughout high school, in addition to her participation in dance and cheerleading.
To pursue a profession in fitness, Tina completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of Kansas. Her studies included human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, human anatomy, nutrition, clinical fitness and evaluation, psychology of coaching and chemistry. She was the only female fitness trainer for “KU Fit”, the university faculty and student fitness program, and an instructor in aerobics conditioning.
After college she was recruited by the world-renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica. As the staff Exercise Physiologist at Pritikin, she trained a broad range of clients: from athletes seeking to improve performance to individuals dealing with serious health issues. When Tina discovered the profound benefits of Pilates, she completed a year-long professional training at Long Beach Dance Conditioning with the world renowned movement educator Marie-Jose Blom-Lawrence, to become a Certified Pilates Instructor.
In addition to working as a personal coach, exercise physiologist and Pilates instructor with private clients, Tina's professional experience includes having written, narrated and appeared as the featured Exercise/Pilates Expert in a series of DVDs distributed nation wide, as well as contributing to and being featured in numerous magazine articles.
"What I give to each of my clients, professionals, homemakers, athletes, students and celebrities,
is 100% of my attention to achieving their specific goals." - Tina Bergen