Five Seasons Pilates Instructors
Gregory Gorrindo had the good fortune of having his first Pilates lesson at the age of twelve. His talent and interest for the work was fostered by his mother, Five Seasons Pilates founder Jean Gibson-Gorrindo, and he began apprenticing under her in 2008. He is a graduate of the Balanced Body® Comprehensive Pilates Instructor training program under Paula Anderson of Pilates Power Center in Arroyo Grande, CA. In 2013 he became a certified Balanced Body Barre™ instructor . In the Fall of 2015 he assumed ownership of Five Seasons Pilates after Jean's retirement. He intends to continue her legacy of excellence as Pilates instructor and as a small business owner. Gregory is also a prolific local actor and singer, and has been seen on many Central Coast stages performing in theatre productions, concerts, and recitals.
Dale McVay worked for over 11 years as the Corporate Wellness Program Director for the city of San Luis Obispo, and previously owned her own Pilates studio in Paso Robles in addition to working for other studios on the Central Coast. Dale joined the Five Seasons Pilates team in 2010. She received her comprehensive training for Pilates matwork and apparatus from Balanced Body, training under Tom McCook of Center of Balance in Mountain View, CA. Because of her extensive background as a competitive athlete in triathlons and swimming, her classes and private sessions have a strong emphasis on anatomy, structural integrity, and functional movement. Much of her work revolves around the rehabilitating of athletic injuries as well as working with hip and knee replacements. Dale is also a Certified California Massage Practitioner, and having trained at the Eslaen Institute in the Longstroke Technique, has received her DeepBodyWork Certification. Her current interest is FoundationTraining.
Casey Canino is a professional dancer/actor and certified Pilates instructor through BASI Pilates. She grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA and became one of the principal dancers of a dance company there for about ten years. She came to southern California in 2008 to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre through California State University, Fullerton, and has been seen on stage locally at PCPA. She has worked in several studios around the Anaheim Hills area, and also taught a summer mat class in Lake Tahoe at Devine Pilates Studio. She underwent her apparatus training in New York City and taught at several Pilates studios during her time in the Big Apple. Casey is certified with The Pink Ribbon Program, a rehabilitation method for women dealing with, undergoing treatment for, or recovering from Breast Cancer. Due to her strong ballet background, she has a unique style to her workouts that is centered on flow, strength, balance, and movement. Casey is also certified in Foundation Training, a sequence of positions and movements that decompress the spine, strengthen, heal, and re-educate the body to functionally and efficiently move in space through intelligently engaging the various muscular chains in the body, with a focus on decompression by deep muscular breathing.
Jean Gibson-Gorrindo is a PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher, and taught Pilates for over fifteen years. She received her initial mat training and certification from PhysicalMind Institute under Maria Leone and her comprehensive training and certification from Sherri Betz, PT, through Polestar Pilates Education, with an emphasis on Pilates for post rehabilitation. She also has over two decades of experience teaching in the fitness industry, having worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor prior to her introduction to the Pilates method. Throughout her Pilates career she has continued her education by consistently attending conventions and workshops, learning from and working with many internationally acclaimed instructors. In 2013, she became a certified Balanced Body Barre™ instructor, adding yet another feather to her Pilates cap. She retired from teaching Pilates in 2015, but is still a regular presence at the studio, now as a client!