Diane McKallip is the studio director and owner of Integrated Pilates and Wellness in Philadelphia, Pa. and office in Oakland, Ca. She is a fitness trainer, Pilates instructor, body worker, and performer. Diane has been teaching movement since 1975, and teaching Pilates since 1999.
Diane studied and performed in Philadelphia, Pa., New York City, and Ohio before moving to San Francisco. There she formed a dance company and began teaching aerobics in its formative years. She holds fitness certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. In 2005, she became a certified Massage therapist, and she received her Reiki training in 2007.
In 1989, Diane trained aerobic instructors in Europe and taught in several fitness centers there. From 1990 to 2006, she was the Mind-Body Fitness Director at the Courthouse Athletic Club in Oakland. There she developed class curriculum, as well as training and managing instructors. In 2005, Diane opened Integrated Pilates and Wellness in Oakland. In 2018 she moved her primary headquarters to Philadelphia where she maintains a studio as well as teaching at local gyms and Pilates studios. In the Philadelphia area, Diane can be found teaching and training at Vitality Fitness, FitLife and AFC Bala Cynwyd, as well as at her own studio in the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia.
As a dancer, Diane has performed in the works of many Bay Area Choreographers including Nancy Karp & Dancers, Paufve|Dance, Nina Haft, and others. She has toured both nationally and internationally. Theater credits include Chekov’s Cherry Orchard at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse and performances at the Cube Space in Project Artaud in San Francisco. Diane has recently embarked on a singing career and studies voice with Ellen Hoffman.
Certifications & Qualifications
BFA - Denison University, Granville, Ohio
MA - Mills College, Oakland, Ca.
American Council on Exercise certification -1991
American College of Sports Medicine certification – 1995
ITT Pilates certifications 1999 and 2003
Cooper Clinic -Older Adult Certification 2001
Mc Kinnon School of Massage - Swedish massage certification 2005
Berkeley Reiki - Reiki certification 2007
Acupressure Institute - Acupressure certification 2008
Pilates Therapeutics - Scoliosis Certification 2013
Pilates Method Alliance 2018