United States of America
INSPIRATIONS Still in awe that the same exercise system can be used so effectively and safely by elite athletes, expectant mothers, and people suffering from chronic pain or injuries, I believe Pilates is an invaluable tool to help us all achieve better health, balance, and happiness in our lives. WHY I PRACTICE As Joseph Pilates says: "Physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure" WHY I TEACH I have been teaching the Pilates method since 2002. In that time I have had the pleasure of working with students of all ages, shapes, needs, and backgrounds. I am consistently humbled by the human body’s ability to heal and change. My first encountered Pilates as part of my rehabilitation from a figure skating injury. The method so dramatically improved my strength, grace, endurance, and bio-mechanics both on and off the ice that I was inspired to become a teacher.