• Linda Bernal – Group Fitness Director
    Linda Bernal – Group Fitness Director
  • Monique Schermann
    Monique Schermann
  • Michelle Lasiter
    Michelle Lasiter
  • Donna Gentile
    Donna Gentile
Linda Bernal – Group Fitness Director

Ocotillo Village Group Fitness, Pilates, and Yoga Director
PPS- CPI (I & II), NASM-CPT, ACE-CPT, AFAA-CGFI

Linda has been a passionate fitness professional for more than 25 years. Her early years as a certified group fitness instructor motivated her to learn more and always stay educated. Linda went on to become a certified personal trainer and certified Pilates instructor. Linda has over 12 years experience teaching Pilates and over 15 years experience as a group fitness director.

Monique Schermann

Ocotillo Village Pilates Trainer
PCI-Pilates and Group Exercise Instructor

Monique calls Pilates the “perfect exercise” because it combines fitness with dance movements for which she is passionate. She teaches with an Eve Gentry dancer style and a Balanced Body style methodology.

She is a certified instructor in Bender Barre and Lagree Fitness, an intense blend of Pilates and Strength training. With 15 years of Pilates teaching experience under her belt, she enjoys teaching a gamut of clientele ranging from rehabilitation needs, pre- and post-pregnancy, dancers, and high intensity athletes.

Monique is a former dance performer and Arizona Cardinals’ cheerleader.

Michelle Lasiter

Ocotillo Village Pilates Trainer

Michelle obtained her master’s degree in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University. She was on staff during her time there teaching undergraduate students. Michelle began her comprehensive teacher training certification through Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) and completed this 500-hour course in 2013. She then went on to obtain a level 1 certification on the CoreAlign, a modern piece of equipment that was built for athletes and as a physical therapy tool.

Michelle is a fitness professional, Pilates instructor, group fitness instructor, and master trainer for PiYo Live, and Turbo Kick Live.

Donna Gentile

Ocotillo Village Pilates Trainer
PMA-CPT Pilates

I began studying Pilates while recovering from bilateral shoulder surgeries. After personally observing the power of Pilates I became more committed to Pilates for my clients. I strive to provide well-rounded workouts designed to meet each client’s unique needs.

I am also a Polestar rehabilitation-based Pilates mentor-in-training, working with Polestar educators and assisting students working toward certification. I am also a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher.