Our Team

LaBriece Ochsner, Studio Founder & Owner

 

Born 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA, LaBriece is a Balanced Body Pilates Master Teacher Trainer and a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher. She opened

LB Pilates Studios GmbH nine years after opening her first Pilates studio in the region of Phoenix, Arizona in 2007, where she ran a successful business for almost a decade before returning to Switzerland with her husband and three children in the spring of 2016.

 

LaBriece originally completed her certification of Mat Pilates in Switzerland through S.A.F.S. Swiss Academy of Fitness & Sports in Zürich. Her studies of the Pilates apparatus were completed through Balanced Body’s education program in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In Florida, she studied Mat and Reformer in Lolita San Miguel’s Master Mentor Program, before advancing to Balanced Body’s Pilates Master Teacher Training program in Sacramento, California under the tutelage of Nora St. John.

 

When not teaching Pilates, LaBriece enjoys reading classic literature, being out in nature with her children, and hopes to row again soon like in her university days.

 

Certifications:

Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology, University of California at San Diego

Proficiency in the German Language, Aachen Technical University, Germany

Fitness Trainer, S.A.F.S. Swiss Academy of Fitness & Sports, Zürich

Mat Pilates Expert, S.A.F.S. Swiss Academy of Fitness & Sports, Zürich

Power Yoga Expert, S.A.F.S. Swiss Academy of Fitness & Sports, Zürich

Full Comprehensive Pilates Instructor, Balanced Body Pilates, Sacramento, California

Balanced Body Pilates Master Teacher Trainer, Sacramento, California

Balanced Body Barre Master Teacher Trainer, Sacramento, California

Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension System Master Teacher Trainer, Venice, Italy

PMA/ACE Programming Pilates for Youth, Continued Education, Berkeley, California

PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher

Certified by QualiCert, Switzerland

Martina Flückiger, Freelance Pilates Instructor

 

Martina discovered Pilates while studying sports and sport science at the University of Bern. Fascinated by the holistic training method and the improvement of her strength, posture and performance in other sports, she subsequently studied and was certified through Art of Motion - Contemporary Pilates Switzerland & Australia. She’s held her International Polestar Pilates Studio Series qualification since August 2015. From 2015 to 2017 Martina worked as a full-time Pilates instructor in New Zealand. She worked with athletes, teenagers, and seniors as well as clients in rehabilitation.

 

Passionate about sports, health, and movement, Martina loves to show people a way to enjoy deeper awareness of body and mind, to improve strength and flexibility as well as posture and biomechanics for an optimal physical balance.

 

Certifications: 

2015 Pilates Studio Series, Polestar Pilates New Zealand

2011 Pilates Flow, Art of Motion – Training in Movement, Bern

2011 Vinyasa Sun Salutations - Power Yoga Schweiz

2010 Pilates Essentials, Art of Motion, Bern

2010 Power Yoga Instructor, Power Yoga Switzerland

2009 BSc Sport and Sport Science, University of Bern

Patrick Ochsner, Studio Manager

 

Patrick Ochsner, born 1972 in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, works as an Assembly Specialist, manufacturing parts for and building ultra-high-precision production machines for use in the watch industry. When he’s not working or managing the Pilates Studio, he enjoys spending time with his family and exercising. Patrick loves everything to do with water, from walking along the lake with his kids to fishing in rivers and swimming in the ocean.

Alexander Kaufmann, Creative Director of Technology & Marketing

 

Alexander, born 1998 in Ashland, Oregon, USA, is currently working on his demanding 4-year technical training to become a CAD Design Engineer (Konstrukteur). In his free time he enjoys mountain-biking in the nearby Jura mountain range, flying small planes at the local airport in Grenchen, drawing and working on various computer projects on his MacBook Pro. Alexander speaks fluent English, German and Swiss-German. After Alexander completes his training he wants to study aerospace engineering; his ultimate goal being to work at an aerospace company, engineering and developing the groundbreaking aircraft of the future.

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