Fiona Urquhart

Fiona, EquiPoise Pilates

  • I understand aging bodies (because I’m living in one)
  • I love to teach
  • I work hard to become an ever better instructor
  • I empathize with anyone who is new to exercise
  • I will do my best to make sure everything I tell you is backed by solid research

I’ve been teaching Pilates since 2005 and ran a thriving studio in my Encinitas home for eight years.  Fitness training is a second career for me. I came to it in my early 50s, with a master’s degree and several decades as a journalist under my belt.  I completed a certificate at UCSD in fitness and exercise science, became a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and subsequently trained as a Pilates instructor.  In 2014 I became certified to teach Equestrian Pilates®.

But before all that …. I was born in Scotland in 1953. Did my undergraduate degree in London and moved to New Mexico (whoa, culture shock!)  in 1981 to pursue a master’s degree in art history. Met my husband in Albuquerque and we moved to the San Diego area in 1990. When my husband retired from his position as a UCSD physician and professor of medicine in 2013, we bought a horse ranch in Fallbrook.  EquiPoise Pilates and Age Well Fitness were born.


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