About Alessa Caridi
Alessa Caridi is a certified IM=X Pilates instructor, artist, dance technician, and functional fitness speaker. She has a passion for perfecting her healthy self, fully understanding the wonderful machine that is the human body, and passing along her knowledge to her clients. Alessa’s passions were ignited during her time at University of California, Los Angeles where she studied anatomy and performing arts and obtained her B.A. in World Arts and Cultures, Dance Concentration.
While studying at UCLA, Alessa had the privilege of spending half a year abroad – a summer in Paris and a semester in Florence. During her time abroad, she not only experienced dance in different countries, but she also learned from the cultures around her. More often these people are less stressed, take time for themselves and their families, and above all else, live healthier lives.
Alessa’s last move took her, her husband, a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and their miniature poodle to Okinawa, Japan. There she taught Mat Pilates classes on the military base and, with all her success, she opened her own, and first to the island, Pilates Studio- AlePilates. In their three years on the island, she experienced first hand what makes Okinawans some of the healthiest, longest living people on this planet.
And that’s when she knew the Okinawans’ habits needed to come to America. It is from this period of her life that JōbuFIT was conceived.