MEET THE TRAINERS
VIVECA JENSEN – STUDIO OWNER
Viveca Jensen is a Swedish born, world-renowned fitness expert. She holds a Masters in Pilates and honed her stills straight from the lineage of Joseph H. Pilates himself.
Before becoming a master in Pilates, Viveca spent many years training as a professional dancer at the internationally renowned Stockholm Ballet Academy and later studied under acclaimed choreographer Billy Goodson in Los Angeles.
In addition to being an expert Pilates trainer and dancer, Jensen consistently trains with a Championship boxing coach because she loves the power, strength and focus that boxing brings. The combination of her 3 fitness skills benefits Viveca in creating unique classes and private sessions for her clients.
In 2005, Viveca opened her first studio in Toluca Lake, CA and was able to share her love of fitness with the community and an impressive list of celebrity clients, including: Hilary Duff, Melissa McCarthy, Alexis Bledel and many more. It was during this time that she also created the PILOXING® fitness brand (link to piloxing about page, open new window), which can be found in over 100 countries, worldwide.
Viveca’s passion is to lead a healthy lifestyle and inspire greatness in people.
A native of Pataskala, Ohio, Cortney exhibited a natural athletic ability and astute body awareness in childhood. Growing up, she distinguished herself as a competitive tap and jazz dancer, cheerleader and gymnast.
Her love of fitness and sports led her to study at Ohio State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Upon graduation, Cortney moved to Los Angeles and joined Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, where she treated patients suffering from strokes, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and orthopedic injuries.
In 2002, after an injury of her own, Cortney was introduced to Pilates and V Pilates studio owner and PILOXING® creator Viveca Jensen. Cortney instantly fell in love with everything that Pilates stood for and two years later she decided to study under Ivon Dahl, Master Pilates Instructor and become a certified International Pilates Instructor.
COLETTE VAN DYK
Colette Van Dyk is a native from South Africa, with a natural aptitude for athletics. Colette became passionate about the fitness industry in 1995 and qualified as an aerobics instructor in South Africa and completed training in various fitness related disciplines. She became a professional in her field and was known for performing at an optimum level.
Colette has been a Pilates trainer at V Pilates since 2016, after completing her International Pilates certification with Ivon Dahl, Master Pilates Instructor. Since 2013, Colette has been mentored by V Pilates Fit Lab owner, Viveca Jensen and was named one of her top Master Trainers for the PILOXING® fitness brand.
When it comes to her Pilates clients, Colette is reliable, focused, dedicated, caring and a confident trainer. She excels in Pilates and is truly passionate about helping clients reach their goals.
Currently Colette is a Sponsored Athlete by PILOXING®, competing in trail races and duathlons.