Hello, I'm Dominique 

Your go-to for all things Pilates and better movement for life!

Are you an active woman over 40 who wants to keep moving well for life? 

I help women move better, eliminate pain and achieve better flexibility, strength and balance, for lean, graceful bodies. No more generic cookie cutter workouts!

My whole-body, progressive approach is an amalgamation of over 25 years of teaching and study in Pilates, aerial acrobatics, yoga, gymnastic strength training and dance conditioning... to inspire, challenge and cheer you on to all the results without injury at the pace that works for YOU.

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 Meet Dominique 

Hi, I'm Dominique Lesperance and I'm so happy you're here. I'm excited to be your guide to helping you move better than you ever thought possible!

I didn't start out in life as an athlete, dancer or gymnast. In fact, I almost failed PE in third grade. Growing up in Key West, FL, I absolutely hated having balls thrown at me and running outside on the track in the extreme heat.

 I didn't discover my love of fitness and movement until I left high school. I started out on a whim taking an aerobics certification in 1991 and from there ended up teaching and becoming a personal trainer. I quickly realized not only did I enjoy exercising but I LOVED helping other people learn to move better.

I took my first Pilates class when I moved to California in 1996. The teacher was in her mid-to-late 70"s and she was so incredibly graceful and fluid in her movements. She made everything look so effortless. I remember struggling just to sit up straight and thinking "Wow, I want to move like that when I'm her age!" So, I signed up for my first Pilates teacher training and never looked back.  

Since then, I've owned my own studio, taught thousands of clients and students, and have been fortunate enough to travel the world, from Europe to Asia and throughout the U.S., mentoring and teaching others to teach Pilates. My fitness career over the last 30 years has led me to train and study many different complementary modalities and my approach to teaching is a mix of the modalities that encompass the principals I’ve found to have the most positive impact on my clients and my own body, with Pilates always at the core.

I hold numerous certifications and have studied in-depth in: Pilates, yoga, Gyrotonic, gymnastic strength training, aerial acrobatics, active mobility/contortion, dance conditioning, as well as advanced specialized training in injuries and pathologies.

I’m more passionate today as I've ever been inspiring, motivating and guiding my students to their ultimate movement potential.

I can honestly say that I am in better shape today at 49 than I was in my 20's. I attribute it all to that first Pilates teacher who showed me the potential of aging backwards and it's my mission in life to share what I've learned with women like you!


Want extra support or just prefer one-on-one. We can work together in-person in Santa Cruz or online, to personalize your program to your exact needs and goals.


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“I have been working with Dominique in private sessions twice a week for several years. I just love the experience and hate it if I ever have to miss a session. Dominique has such extensive knowledge and experience and is a true leader in the Pilates world. I feel very honored to be one of her students. She has a great way of communicating the intricacies of Pilates so it is understandable. She is patient and gentle, yet pushes you to do more than you think you can. I love her so much that about a year ago I convinced my husband that he should start Pilates sessions with Dominique as well. I was a little skeptical if he would really get with the program, but he instantly felt the same way I do about working with Dominique. I don't think he's missed a session since he started--and he says it has really improved his golf game! Dominique is a premier Pilates instructor--we are so lucky to have someone of her caliber in our area!!”
Susan, 73


“Yes, I learned (and tried) to do more advanced exercises, but I learned something more, which is how to move with clarity and intention, to energize my body in graceful movement, to be precise and to think about what muscles I was recruiting, what I was aiming for, and then to lengthen and reach out from a stable core further than I thought possible. And Dominique was there to cue me and offer me safety and encouragement all along the way.” 
Wendy, 74

Pilates Teacher Trainee

"Dominique delivers and teaches movement in a way that feels real and tangible both in my mind and in my body. Thank you for sharing your purpose with us!  I have so much respect and gratitude." 

Pilates Teacher Trainee

"I am deeply grateful for the care and attention that I have received from Dominique over the years. Truly, working with her has saved me from too many years of pain and instability. The increased strength has improved my confidence and peace of mind."  


"Dominique is so knowledgeable and really knows how to cater to individual needs as well as provide a challenging workout."


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