Paula Morizono is the founder of Functional Pilates. She has been a fitness educator for 20 years. She has taught at pilates studios, gyms, physical therapy clinics, chiropractic clinics, children’s camps, corporate settings, and as an LAUSD teacher.  As a teacher she taught physical and mental fitness to older adults and adults with disabilities in all settings including; nursing homes, assisted living facilities, alzheimer's homes, adult day health cares and in facilities for older adults still living independently.

Paula is also a dancer and currently performs with “Artistico Dance Company”, an all ladies salsa team that performs in venues throughout Los Angeles. She is available to teach private Latin Dance instruction.


  • Pilates Certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning. Studied under Marie-Jose Blom.
  • ACE Personal Trainer Certification.
  • State of California Teaching Credential in Older Adult Fitness, Adults with Disabilities and Health.
  • Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist