Roxana Molina-Lopez, MSPT, PMA-NCPT
Roxana is the owner of TheraHands Physical Therapy in Miami, FL, and co-owner of Myofascial Healing Center and Pilates in Juno Beach, FL, along with her partner, Rachel O’Neill.
Inspired to go into healthcare by her grandparents, Roxana has dedicated her life to her passion. She truly enjoys helping others find their balance in whole body healthcare, using physical therapy, Myofascial Release and Rehabilitative Pilates. She believes that by educating her patients, they have the greatest opportunity to heal. Her grandfather was a prominent podiatrist in Cuba and her grandmother regularly attended those in need at her church in Havana. This dedication to helping others is an intrinsic part of Roxana’s life.
Born in Cuba, Roxana immigrated to South Florida in 1982. As a teenager, she volunteered over 3,000 hours at several physical therapy clinics at local hospitals. She received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Florida International University in Miami, FL, nearly two decades ago. Since then, she has specialized in concierge orthopedic and geriatric physical therapy and wellness through her Miami based company, Therahands.
Roxana’s extensive training in Rehabilitative Pilates and the John F. Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release gives her patients a unique healing experience. She is certified in Pilates Rehabilitation from Polestar®, as well as the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). For several years, she taught at Polestar® in South Miami and she is an active mentor for Polestar® education. As a practitioner, Roxana goes above and beyond to educate, heal, and guide her patients and clients to attain and surpass their goals so that they can live a life of maximum potential, free from pain and dysfunction.
Marianne is passionate about sharing her love of fitness and health and teach with an authentic and fun approach. She been teaching fitness for over 15 years and is extremely dedicated to creating a nurturing and safe environment for students to support inward focus and exploration of the body, mind and spirit for participants of all levels.
She has taught at many fitness center’s, country clubs and schools. Her experience with teaching and private training has led her to become an ACE Certified Health Coach and Behavior Change Specialist.
She also holds certifications as an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a 200 E-RYT Yoga instructor. She is currently finishing her 500 hour Pilates Certification with Polestar Pilates.
A fun fact about Marianne is she pursued an acting career and was in many productions including Grease and Chicago, you can also catch her in an episode of HBO’s Sex in the City.
Born and raised in Buffalo Grove, IL, Raechel has always had a love for movement ever since she found dance at the age of 3. At 15 she moved to Miami after receiving a full scholarship to attend the Miami City Ballet School. Upon graduation, Raechel received a contract to dance professionally with the Miami City Ballet. During her time with the company she danced corps de ballet and soloist roles in theaters around the U.S. including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
Raechel is certified by BASI Pilates with a Dance Specialization. Pilates has been very significant to her throughout her dance career for rehabilitation purposes and injury prevention. Her dance training and education gives her a unique eye for correct mechanics and technique. She is so excited to share her knowledge of movement with others.