About Tracy Fitzpatrick
Tracy began her career in movement as a student of dance at age 10. By age 16 she was teaching classes, and by 17 she was a professional dancer. She was a scholarship recipient of two major west coast modern companies, a member of several dance companies, before becoming artistic director of her own award winning company in her own right. Worried about her retirement at age 27, Tracy completed her degree in dance while still working as a professional dancer, choreographer, and producer.
Tracy's discovery of Pilates happened by accident stumbling upon a book and a few small studios in Los Angeles. In 1988, Pilates was relatively unknown to the masses, information was scarce, and only a few studios existed at the time. By 1990 when her teacher came to this country, she knew it was time to get serious. She took up study with a 2 year apprenticeship and achieved what she calls, an 'old school personal certification'. By the way, a model she still certifies teachers by today.
By 1991 Tracy opened one of the first three Pilates studios in Orange County. By the mid 90's she added Lotte Berk based training, Gyrotonic, and Pilates Certification. With Aline programs flourishing she opened successful Pilates programs for Yoga Place (now Yoga Works), Lakeshore Towers (now 24hr Fitness), The Girls Gym, Revolution Studio, The Vintage Country Club, and other physical therapy, gyms, and yoga studios.
Tracy expanded her work to professional athletes by training the mens Pro/Am surf team at Quiksilver. She was invited to Hawaii to train the women's Roxy Pro team and happily watched as they took back their title.
Tracy is highly sought after for helping people with chronic issues. Autodidactic by nature, she studies anatomy, and researches nutrition and wellness profusely. She has maintained a slow and consistent journey of learning how to help people heal themselves. Over years of experience and having worked with hundreds of clients, Tracy has developed sound and proven programs to help people with chronic pain, debilitating back problems, recovery from surgery, fibromyalgia, Harrington Rods and scoliosis, pelvic floor weakness and incontinence, diastasis recti, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, and autoimmune illnesses.