Meet Monique Jutila, Founder
Monique’s 28 year history in the fitness industry began on Maui in 1990 teaching group fitness and personal training. She obtained multiple certifications through AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) and ACE (American Council on Exercise). She became a licensed massage therapist in 1995 and went on to teach Sports Massage and Structural Kinesiology at the Maui Academy of the Healing Arts. Monique has been studying Pilates for over 17 years and is certified in all levels through Stott Pilates.
Monique holds a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness from Bastyr University where she was an adjunct faculty member and taught courses in Pilates and Integrated Movement. She is also a Master Certification Specialist for AFAA teaching Primary Group Fitness Certifications and continuing education workshops such as Indoor Cycling, Pilates and Yoga throughout the United States and internationally. From 2006 through 2011, Monique owned and operated Element Pilates Studios, a full service Pilates and Massage Therapy studio, in Seattle Washington.
Monique’s love of health and fitness is not limited to her profession. A competitive triathlete since 1994, her superior performances have earned her top age-group rankings for many years. Monique has completed five Ironman distance triathlons including three times at the World Championships in Kona. Her dedication to her clients and peers has gained her the reputation of being top in her field.