Chelsea Peck started practicing Yoga at age 9, instantly seeing the benefit of mental clarity through physical control. This concept has permeated throughout her life, and Pilates was the natural destination.
Chelsea Peck is a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and Ashtanga/Vinyasa Yoga Instructor. With this broad base of knowledge she is able to create inventive, interdisciplinary workouts, keeping students on their toes.
As a Pilates Instructor, Chelsea focuses on helping her clients develop deep core strength, effortless posture, and proper alignment through the classical Pilates Method. As a Personal Trainer Chelsea specializes in incorporating cardio training and proper nutrition into her clients lives. As a Yogi, she teaches breathing, meditation, and cultivating the mind-body connection. Her holistic approach to total health and wellness is what sets her apart from other instructors.
Chelsea grew up both on the West Coast and in Honolulu dancing ballet, hula, belly dance, and West African dance. In addition to her Pilates obsession, she’s also a runner, hiker, cycler, yogi, surfer, and swimmer.
Chelsea has traveled the world, ending up in California where she earned a BA in Political Studies and International and Intercultural Studies from Pitzer College, as well as certificates through The School for International Training (SIT), and UCLA. It was in college at Pitzer where she first became obsessed with Pilates and the immediate results it offered her, but continued on to pursue a career in the entertainment industry as DP of a film studio, and Artist Development Manager at a Music Management Company.
After deciding that she wanted a career that she truly enjoyed, she left her office jobs and became one of the first Pilates teachers certified through the Pilates Place teacher-training program, and soon after earned her personal training and yoga certifications.
At Pilates Place, Chelsea was trained in both the Classical and Contemporary/West-Coast Pilates styles. Her specialties include: Pre- & Post-Natal, Sports Conditioning, Teens, and Classical Mat Pilates. Clients have described her as perceptive, precise, determined, and thoughtful. Her workouts are always challenging and insightful, with impeccable sequencing and upward progression.
She thrives on challenging clients to work hard, think about fitness differently, and feel amazing! As Joseph Pilates famously said: “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”. For Chelsea, health and fitness training allows her to help clients find their own genuine happiness.
After years of preparation, Chelsea relocated back home to Honolulu in 2013, and launched ‘Pilates O Ka La’ in June of 2014. She is thrilled to bring a new kind of fitness studio home to Honolulu.
In 2016 Chelsea partnered with the Surfjack Hotel in Waikiki to offer “Penthouse Pilates”, a sunset Pilates mat class at the hotel which has become one of Honolulu’s hottest fitness events, happening every 3rd Thursday.
In 2017, Chelsea became a Lululemon Ambassador for the Waikiki store & continues to popularize Pilates on O’ahu.
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Instructor Certification
Pilates Place 450 Hour Instructor Certification (Mat, All Pilates Apparatus, Pre- & Post-Natal, Special Conditions)
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification
Yoga Collective 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Certification
Yogaworks Pre-Natal Yoga Instructor Certification
BA from Pitzer College: Political Studies & International & Intercultural Studies, French Minor