Roxy Molina-Lopez, MSTP, NCPT
Roxana is the owner of Myofascial Healing and Pilates in Juno Beach, FL.
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.
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 a Polestar® educator. 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.
Roxy Molina-Lopez, MSPT, NCPT
Maria, a Miami native, was introduced to Pilates while in the dance program of the University of Florida 17 years ago. She loves movement and has been dancing since the age of 5. Maria studied the Russian Ballet Vaganova method with Maestro Vladimir Issaev and has performed with many local dance companies which include Arts Ballet Theater of Florida, Momentum Dance Company, Dance Now and Isadora Dance Ensemble.
Her dancing skills have taken her to Ecuador for the Festival de La Mujeres and Madrid, Spain to dance for TV Station Antenna 3 where she danced with Latin artists such as Celina Cruz, Tito Puente, Luis Enrique and Oscar De Leon. Maria attended New World School of Arts and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida. While in college she was exposed to many different styles of dance. In addition, as part of the dance curriculum she was required to take Pilates, Anatomy, Kinesiology, Laban Movement Analysis and Dance Injury Prevention.
She enjoys studying the human body and how it functions and was inspired to take additional Anatomy Physiology I & II and Physics courses.
Maria has been a certified POLESTAR Pilates Practitioner since 2003. She has been trained on all apparatus to teach individuals and group classes. She also holds certification in Mat Pilates through the Physical Mind and has completed advanced training in Women’s Health, Pilates for the Spine and Pilates for Pelvic Power.
In addition, Maria works with clients of all ages including athletes, dancers, models, Cirque du Soleil performers, singers and alongside Physical Therapists in rehabilitation settings. She has been the Dance Director of Miami Shores Community Center for 13 years and has been teaching dance for 25 years to young children.
For the last 4 years she has taught Pilates during a Summer Russian Ballet Intensive. Maria continues to further her knowledge in movement and Pilates by taking workshops and attending conferences. Her passion and intention is to see her clients reach their full potential health.
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.