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Lia

Lia Montelongo is a premiere instructor of yoga, barre, and pilates! She comes to us with many years of experience as a leader in the fitness industry. After studying with the many greats and building her career in California she moved back to Mokena just 3 years ago and is very excited to join the YLC community! You will experience the West Coast vibe from a Midwest girl! 

She brings us over 3 decades of hands-on experience working with names like Billy Blanks and Kathy Smith, featured in her very own Exercise TV segments, Target Tone, Dancer Abs, and Hip Hop Body Shop She trained with the best of yoga out west Clio Manuelian and Brent Laggon & Brian Kest. She also studied for years in barre and pilates training with well-known and highly sought-after, Nancy Norbert. Lia has taught for organizations like Edward’s Health and Fitness Center in Naperville and was a created fitness instructor for the College of Dupage. She has worked extensively with the YMCA throughout Orange County and other children's organizations like Girls, Inc. and the Lighthouse Group. Lia has taught at small fitness boutiques all the way up to premiere fitness clubs such as Equinox. Let’s say for Lia it’s not just fitness it’s her life! 

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