Keion Moradi Means
Keion Moradi Means embodies inspiration, levelheadedness, knowledge—and perhaps even a bit of levity—to share the Pilates method with others. She discovered Pilates in 2004, as a long-distance runner looking to prevent injury and in 2010 started training to become a teacher. Keion’s appreciation for Pilates as intelligent corrective exercise continues to intensify in line with her ever-growing understanding of the method, the body and movement. To this day, she remains agile, injury-free and capable of running circles alongside her two young children. She believes Pilates can benefit anyone and works to empower a wide range of students, from athletes to those who simply wish to move through life without pain, beginners and advanced practitioners. She loves helping other Pilates teachers deepen their own understanding of the work. Keion started as a client at Vintage Pilates in 2015 and was selected to participate in the 2017 class of THE WORK™, led by program director and first generation teacher, Jay Grimes and Vintage Pilates owner, Sandy Shimoda. Keion also joined the Vintage Pilates staff in 2017 and remained a regularly scheduled teacher until the October 2018 closing of the brick-and-mortar studio. Keion continues her own practice and instructor education under the guidance of both Jay and Sandy and can be found teaching at Westwood Pilates in Los Angeles, as well as the San Fernando Valley, online and all over the world. She is a firm proponent of keeping the original work of Joseph Pilates alive and finds bliss in her position of helping others discover the endless benefits of this incredible method. Keion completed her original teacher certification through Sheppard Method Pilates in Los Angeles. She is also a member of the Authentic Pilates Union and holds the PMA-CPT® designation from the Pilates Method Alliance.