Ava Comissiong hails from Miami, Florida, where she trained in ballet and went on to study with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in New York. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, she booked a world tour with Latin pop star Chayanne, and has danced in several TV shows and films. Due to an ankle injury, she was forced to take a hiatus from dance and found her love of Pilates as part of her recovery process.
Certified through the Body Arts and Science Institute, Ava brings her extensive dance knowledge and body awareness to her classes. She creates a fun, fast-paced class environment while still focusing on alignment, stretching, and core strength.
Get to know Ava with some fun Q & A.
What is your favorite Pilates move (mat or machine)?
Reverse abs on the reformer.
Why is health/fitness important to You?
I grew up as a dancer, so health and fitness was not an option - it was a necessity. So it's always been a part of my life.
What is your health/fitness philosophy?
Do what works for you. Everyone's journey is different and no two people are the same.
What is your favorite meal?
Describe your perfect day?
Morning pilates class, shooting on set, dinner with friends, then Netflix and bed.
Name two songs are in your workout rotation right now?
Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You" and "Footloose." Lol!
Name one book you think everyone should have to read?
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy.
Who is/are your hero(s) and why?
My mom and dad are my biggest heroes. They endured a lot raising me and my sister. And wonder woman because who doesn't love wonder woman?
Name three people you would like to do a workout with, living or dead?
If this wasn’t your occupation what would it be?
What is your scariest moment?
When I was young I almost died from legionaries.
What is your happiest moment?
Booking my first world tour dancing.
What is the best thing about what you do?
Making people happy.
If you could give $100,000 to one single charitable organization right now, what would it be and why?
Doctors without borders. I'm always in awe of the work they do to change lives of people who would have no chance of a life.
You can join Ava's classes on our new Pilates Wheel Digital platform. Her new classes are available every Tuesday and Thursday. If you're interested in the Pilates Wheel, but don't own one yet, try it out today!