I have been an instructor for more than 10 years, first as a dance teacher to children and adults and then added the element of exercise into the mix. After college, I moved to New York to dance and study with great choreographers, but discovered that devoting my skills of teaching/ coaching to personal training and teaching group exercise were more satisfying and took on another dimension. Being a dancer most of my life, I quickly realized that my two loves- dance and fitness- were intertwined in Pilates.
I have taught Pilates to a wide range of people- from young dancers to seniors- so the ability to modify and make proper adjustments with EveryBODY comes naturally while staying true to form and alignment. When you come to my Pilates class, I will make you feel welcome and encourage you at your current ability level. With a hands on approach, I will help you connect the terminology and exercise to where that should be executed and why on the body.
Get to Know your Instructor:
*What certifications/licenses? NASM (national academy of sports medicine), AFAA, PHI Pilates, Silver and Fit (like silver sneakers), Neuromuscular Stretching
*Teaching length: Teaching Dance-23 years; Personal Training/teaching group exercise: 13 years
*Favorite workout: I like to do many different styles of workouts as long as there is variety. I like the ones that move through space and utilize the entire body as a means to efficiently move (that includes a lot of things; high intensity, pilates/yoga mix, dance cardio )
*Hobbies: Besides being with my three children and husband, I am a REALTOR and I love helping people find their dream homes. I also serve at my church with the students and choreograph at the local high school when needed
*Favorite snack or food: I love Hummus with veggies or pita chips.
*Favorite guilty pleasure: I don’t think I have any really. If anything, if I hear a piece of music that I like, I will dance around and usually end up choreographing an entire dance