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Portland, OR

I have been teaching for over 15 years.  I was trained by Romana Kryzanowska.  I sold my business Pilates Works and moved to Portland OR.  I am a MELT Neurostrength Instructor. I am currently in a 2 years advanced practitioners program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.


Lucero is a true professional trained in the authentic teaching of Joseph Pilates and in the MELT Method. She is observant and mindful, tailoring each workout to fit the client’s needs in that moment. I have had sessions where she has integrated MELT into our Pilates routine, increasing blood flow to injured areas, and providing a strong platform to begin the tough strengthening work of Pilates. Having misused and overused my body with years of elite gymnastics, I had many injuries that I considered chronic and life long. Once I began working with Lucero, I saw positive results within two months. Now after working with her for almost a decade, I am pain free, and have never been stronger. Lucero is also practiced in meditation and mindfulness - she is uniquely and expertly qualified to teach a classical Pilates with a kind heart and beautiful soul.
— Jane Cook
Lucero and Pilates brought out the inner athlete in me. I walk taller, I am stronger and more flexible, and I carry myself with increased confidence. My chronic back pain has all but disappeared because of her combination of the MELT Method to help wake up your connective tissue followed by 40 minutes of Pilates. The biggest thing that Lucero has helped me with is to be much more aware of my body as I move through the day. I am conscious about my posture. When I sit or stand, I try to distribute my weight evenly. I engage my ‘core’ to support my movements during various activities. Lucero is a master at her craft and I feel very fortunate to have learned my practice from someone as talented as she is. If your goal is to lose weight or to stop body pain, Lucero is your woman. Her attention to detail and her extreme knowledge base of how the body works is what sets her apart. You will never have another person care as much as she does about how your body works and how to get you to your goals with complete body safety in mind at all times. Lucero is a true gem!
— Justine Kahn, Owner of
Lucero is the most knowledgeable, encouraging and thorough Pilates instructor I have ever had. She was my one-on-one teacher for more than five years. When I had issues like a frozen shoulder or joint pain, she was better than a physical therapist. She worked with me to heal the problems and worked around my limitations. Although I am over 70 years old, she challenged me to keep my body as strong and flexible as it could be. The work was never impossible, always appropriate. She is the best!
— Kim Regan
For the past year my husband and I have taken duets from Lucero and have the utmost respect for her teaching skills. She has great attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the Classical Pilates work. As a Pilates’ teacher myself, I have high expectations for my workouts and Lucero exceeded them every time. I always felt the Pilates’ length in my body and was invigorated with new energy and appreciation for the work after each lesson. Lucero also has a wonderful positive spirit, which is omnipresent in her teaching and guidance. I also appreciate the diversity in her lessons, meaning she utilizes all the Pilates’ apparatus. This keeps one challenged and broadens the Pilates’ experience. Lucero is herself a constant student and this I feel is a very important characteristic of a high level teacher. She is continually learning and challenging herself, which then carries over to her students. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to really learn the Classical Pilates method, have a great workout and total positive experience. I will continue to seek opportunities myself to study further with Lucero when I have the chance.
— Krisna L. Hanks, Co-owner East Bay Pilates Emeryville, CA
I have known Lucero since 2000. She has been my Pilates Instructor for nearly 14 years. She was my Pilates Instructor partner with whom I could dedicate my time to be fully present in my body, to the power that our body has when we are in physical alignment. Lucero is a strong communicator, thorough, thoughtful and precise. She fully customizes her work and adapts it for each of her clients. I am very athletic, and while the practice of Pilates in itself was a benefit to further build my physical strength to flow more easily in all the sports that i do, Lucero’s attention to details and intuitiveness to know my body has helped me harness the power of my body better than I could have had with any other instructors. She has invited me to take my inner physical strength to new levels. She has enabled me to courageously tap deeper into spaces of my body that needed to open. I have worked with many Pilates Instructors nation-wide and Lucero is gifted as a teacher. She herself is authentic as she integrates in her day to day the tools to optimize her own centeredness which benefits her students. My commitment with Lucero allowed me to be a more powerful and balanced skier, paddle boarder, golfer, hiker and runner. When we are centered in our body, we have more energy and do more with less. Lucero is an accomplished teacher in Pilates and MELT.
— Johanne Bouchard, Executive Leader and Advisor
Oh fair citizens of the city of Portland! I seethe with envy for Lucero now walks among you!

Passion, focus, compassion. For me, these are the three requirements for an excellent teacher and Lucero has all three in abundance. She is passionate about her subject, she is focussed on her clients, and she is also deeply deeply compassionate. She knows when to push and when to hang back and in this she adapts to the needs and desires of every student as an individual. Great teachers become MORE passionate over time, not less, and this defines Lucero. She is the absolute best.
— Alice Sebold, Writer
Lucero is an incredibly talented Pilates and Melt instructor. I cannot recommend her more highly. Despite the fact I had never done Pilates before, I was instantly comfortable with Lucero. Each workout was completely unique and tailored specifically to my body and my needs. Lucero really challenged me, but was always extremely encouraging and thoughtful. Soon my workouts with her became the highlight of my week and I always left feeling fabulous. She was also particularly helpful during both of my pregnancies. Lucero helped me navigate the body changes and, because of my workouts with her, I felt really healthy and strong. I can honestly say that Lucero has changed my life and my body in such positive ways. I feel grateful I was able to work with her for so many years.
— Rebecca Sacerdoti, PhD