Synthecore’s president and exercise expert is Michelle F. Starlin. Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Drew, and their two wonderful children.

Michelle’s passion for exercise goes back to her days when she started dancing at age five. She trained at City Ballet of Houston, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas, Boston Ballet and the National Hungarian Ballet School in Budapest. Michelle received further training at The North Carolina School of the Arts and SUNY Purchase where her focus shifted to modern dance. Both institutes used The Pilates Method for conditioning and rehabilitation. This experience was Michelle's introduction to Pilates.

While studying at Paul Taylor Dance Company and Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York City , Michelle started interning for her Pilates certification with Jennifer Kriess. Following Michelle’s professional dance career, Pilates instruction was a natural transition.

From 1996 to 1999 Michelle was an ACE certified master trainer for New York Sports Club where she also received her certification from AAAI in Pre/Post Natal fitness. Beginning in 1999, Michelle’s Pilates mat class packed studios all over New York City in gyms such as Reebok/Sports Club LA, Equinox Fitness, HBO Corporate Gym and New York Sports Club.

In 2003 Michelle moved to Austin, Texas where she married her New York sweetheart and began instructing private classes at the exclusive Mecca Gym and Spa. During that same year Michelle trained in level 1 Gyrontonics.

After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Michelle quickly picked up where she left off in Texas. She started teaching private clients at the famous Mari Winsor Pilates Studio located in West Hollywood. Currently, she instructs at the studio and has a home clientele base. After giving birth to her second child in May, 2008, Michelle started a Baby and Me class in the park which sparked the creation of Synthecore and the new dvd.

Michelle is a dedicated advocate for attachment parenting and for those who strive to stay fit while spending quality time with their children. Being an environmentalist is also a high priority and Michelle intends to keep Synthecore as green as it can be.