Evolve Pilates

Our Teachers & STaff

Irina Salem  

GretchenIrina was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. She came to the United States as an exchange student at the age of sixteen. After finishing high school she remained in the U.S. and earned a B.A. and M.B.A from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.

Irina has always had a passion for fitness and health, but faced limitations and restrictions when dealing with lower back pain that resulted in fusion surgery. After countless attempts to combat the pain with medications and various other rehabilitation techniques, she turned to Pilates and found that it worked wonders for her pain and overall physical and mental health.

Her love of Pilates and desire to help others discover the enormous benefits that can be achieved through body mechanics and alignment motivated her to pursue a career as a Pilates instructor. Irina is a BASI certified Pilates instructor.

She currently resides in Palos Verdes Estates with her husband and daughter.