Xiomara was born in Miami, Florida and began her movement journey with contemporary dance and gymnastics.  As a teenager, Xiomara competed in the NCA regionals and received superiors with her squad at Hammocks middle school. At 22 “Z”, as the locals call her, became an AFAA certified personal trainer and started coaching for private clients & group classes.

Gifted a package of Pilates classes in 

2004, Xiomara took her first class and was comprehensively certified through Polestar Pilates education by 2005. Until 2017, Xiomara taught private & group classes while providing mentorship to potential teacher candidates and the DPT immersion program of University of Miami for Polestar Pilates education. Xiomara continues her education with therapeutic modalities including GYROTONIC EXPANSION METHOD and shiatsu massage.