Meet the Team 2018-03-29T19:09:28+00:00

Meet the Team


Rebekah Rotstein

Founder & Creator

Buff Bones® creator Rebekah Rotstein, PMA®-CPT is a movement educator and certified Pilates instructor who presents at conferences, resorts and symposia around the world on topics of bone health, anatomy and movement.

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Francine Hernandez,



Francine is an exercise physiologist with a masters degree in kinesiology from Cal State Northridge with more than ten years experience teaching movement, first as a certified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor under the tutelage of Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal and then as a certified Pilates instructor through BASI®.

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Nora Gomez-Dears, PMA®-CPT



Nora has been teaching movement for 23 years, with graduate studies in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling Psychology at Antioch University.

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Carla Oliva,LMT, PMA®-CPT

Faculty (Brazil)


Carla began her studies of human movement more than 20 years ago obtaining her bachelors degree in Physical Education in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Lisa Jackson, PMA®-CPT

Faculty (Australia)


Lisa is a certified Pilates instructor through PhysicalMind® Institute in America and through Australia’s PilatesITC under the leadership of Sally Anderson with whom she completed her Diploma and Advanced Diploma

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Bettina Schaeffer

Curriculum Development Associate


Bettina Schaeffer is a Pilates Instructor, SilverSneakers teacher and Buff Bones® instructor in New York City.

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Morgan McGuire

Project Manager


Morgan is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn.

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