West L.A. Services
Meet Our West L.A. Team
Clara Bassett, Leading Fitness Expert, Choreographer & CEO of Personal Best Enterprises, Inc.
Clara (a.k.a. Clarita) is a Havana-born dancer and fitness expert with over thirty years’ experience in personal training, choreography and fitness programs. As the creator of the Mambo Mania™ fitness programs, Clarita combines her Latin flare and Yankee know-how to develop workouts that explode with energy and fun, while providing healthy results you can see and feel. She is a consummate motivator, driven to help people live their Personal Best through smart and healthy living.
Clarita has been dancing since she was nine years old, first as a classical ballerina, and then as a professional jazz dancer. Her television and film credits include the iconic seventies dance movie Staying Alive, national television commercials, and a series of exercise DVDs. She choreographed and co-starred with fitness icon Kathy Smith in her best-selling Latin Rhythm Workout, and has been featured alongside well-known television hosts like Maty Montfort from HGTV’s Smart Solutions.
Kay Garner, Certified Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer
Born in Niigata, Japan, Kay has been dancing as long as she has been walking. She began training in classical ballet at age three and studied tap dance as a teen. By age 18, Kay was deeply immersed in the world of competitive ballroom dance. After graduating from college, she began teaching aerobics in Tokyo while simultaneously managing several popular fitness centers. Since relocating to the United States, Kay has taught almost every type of physical movement you can think of, including cardio-boxing, Spinning®, aquatic exercise, Pilates and yoga. She is also an active personal trainer, serving clients in West Los Angeles for nearly 10 years.
Most recently, Kay served as lead instructor for several infomercials, including Body by Jake, The Hip & Thigh Sculptor, ATC’s Katami Bar and Windjector by Dosho Design. At the 2009 IDEA Fitness Convention, Kay assisted Clarita with the national Mambo Mania Fitness exhibit. Kay is perhaps best known for her radiance and positive energy!
Molly Basler is a certified fitness/wellness instructor passionate about bringing her brand of health and exercise to the world. One of Molly’s strategic goals is to fully understand Health Care Reform so she can better communicate to the public the importance of staying fit and healthy. “I want individuals to take care of themselves so the system doesn’t have to” she says.
Over the past 20 years, she has cultivated a unique approach for teaching group exercise and personal training. Blending Yoga philosophy and cutting edge fitness techniques, she developed her signature program, Insideout Fitness/Wellness. This program provides individuals with the perfect combination of strength and flexibility training to help align the body and mind.
Certified through The National Academy of Sports Medicine, Molly has studied with Billy Blanks and most recently, with Siri Sat Nam, a Kundalini Yoga master. In 2010, she joined forces with Personal Best; a contingent of health professionals committed to helping individuals bridge the gap between themselves and their personal best.
Gabriel was born in Israel and developed his love for fitness as he served in the Israeli military with a search and rescue unit. He moved to California in the year 2000 where he studied kinesiology; the study of human movement. For the last 7 years, he has honed his fitness training skills by working with both healthy individuals and post rehab patients. Specializing in aquatic therapy, Gabi’s programs are designed to increase strength, flexibility and mobility. Gabi’s easy and effective weight loss programs teach individuals the importance of maintaining a healthy body and understanding body composition. His strong background in nutrition and love for cooking has lead him to create “The Fitness Chef”, a systematic delivery of exercise and healthy meals, for all ages, directly to your door. His charismatic style is a welcomed asset to the Personal Best team.
Aurora Brell, Licensed Paramedical Skin Revisionist
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Originally from Romania, Aurora Brell began her career at the renowned Georgette Klinger salon in Beverly Hills, California. Though she has helped many people improve their beauty and skincare quality, Aurora’s true passion developed into the treatment of more serious skin disorders. With a Master’s degree in organic chemistry and years of experience working alongside physicians, Aurora’s expertise extends to the treatment of patients suffering from rosacea, acne, scars, hyper-pigmentation, psoriasis, eczema and more. Her approach is based on the Danne Montague-King (DMK) skin revision concept, which features pharmaceutical and botanical extracts that work on the function and structure of the skin. This supports the removal of dead skin cells that lead to the appearance of dry skin, fine lines and skin discoloration, while protecting the skin from the sun, harsh environmental effects and other harmful free radicals—all factors that cause premature aging. At the same time, DMK also rebuilds living skin cells by providing proteins, amino acids and other vital nutrients that fuel development of healthy, younger-looking skin.
Aurora works with all skin types, but her appointment book fills up quickly. If you’re looking for outstanding results and more youthful skin, contact us to make an appointment with this leader in esthetics!
Dr. Nelson Santos, D.C., Staff Chiropractor
Dr. Nelson Santos, D.C., is one of two First Level 3 Active Release Technique Providers in Los Angeles. He is certified in upper and lower extremities, spine, biomechanics analysis and Long Tract Nerve Entrapments. He is one of only three ART Elite Providers in California and studied ART Golf Biomechanics at Titlest Performance Institute (TPI) in Oceanside, CA. Dr. Santos is also certified in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), and Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. He has been a member of the Society of Weight Training Injury Specialists, and the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Visit his website at www.injuryrecovery.info.
Dr. Santos' West LA Office:
10801 National Blvd., Suite 580, LA 90064