Born in Parma, Italy, Irene Pulli moved to the United States in 1996 in search of a new life. Upon arrival, she began studying Pilates as a client and was captivated by this technique. This was the beginning of her career as a Pilates instructor.
In 2001, Irene became certified in the Pilates technique at the Long Beach Dance Conditioning and Movement Academy under the instruction of master teacher Marie-Jose Blom. During this training she was first introduced to the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®, which soon became her passion. At this point, she began learning about progression and adaptation in order to meet the biomechanical demands of dance-technical training, rehabilitation, body conditioning and the design of remedial programs.
In 2002, Irene completed her certification in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and in 2003 she was certified in GYROKINESIS® exercise and the specialized equipment training in the Ladder. In 2004, Irene was certified in the GYROTONER® and also participated in the GYROTONIC® Applications for Golfers. By 2004, Irene became a GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer under Master Trainer Lisa Marie Goodwin-Rice, with whom she currently teaches several times a year in Los Angeles.
2005 was an important milestone in her career when she trained with Juliu Horvath, founder and creator of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® exercise. During this period, she certified in the GYROTONIC® Level 2 and became a GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer. In 2007, Irene further her expertise by certifying in GYROKINESIS® Level 2 and in GYROTONIC® Application for Lumbar-Pelvic Girdle. In 2011 Irene become a GYROTONIC® Master Trainer and certified in the ARCHWAY. In 2012 Irene become a GYROTONER® Master Trainer, in 2013 a Jumping & Stretching Board, Archway and GYROKINESIS® Master Trainer.
In addition to traveling and giving course in Italy and various cities in the United States, Irene is currently the owner of GYROTONIC® San Diego, located in the heart of North Park, San Diego. Irene is trilingual in Italian, English and Spanish which enables her to communicate with clients from multiple backgrounds. She is an avid dancer specializing in caribbean dance and folklore, for which she has visited several countries to perform. Her extensive dancing experience gives her a deep and holistic understanding of the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® and GYROKINESIS® exercise, and how these can benefit the body’s well-being.