For years, I searched high and low for a career that would allow me to help people. It wasn’t until I was injured by an instructor in a yoga class, that I found my calling. I originally resisted Pilates as a form of exercise, as I was used to the high of running and the burn and sweat of a workout. However I quickly realized it was more than physical therapy for my back injury sustained in that yoga class. Although it seemed like a slow process, it was just months later that I became a certified yoga instructor and signed up for my Pilates training. Several years after my accident, I ran the Chicago Marathon. My passion to teach and make Pilates more mainstream and accessible to the “average” person enabled me to open my first studio in Chicago, IL in April 2004, One Mind, Body & Being.
It was just about the time that I was going to go back to school for physical therapy, I found M.A.T. (www.muscleactivation.com). Another modality that immediately helped me feel better and something I knew I had to study. I completed my M.A.T. Internship in June 2014 and welcome working with people with injuries.
I love the diversity in skill, ability and personality of the clients I teach and believe in the mindset and fundamentals of Pilates and now with M.A.T. Working with with people of all ages and physical abilities has taught me to teach with the energy and mindset that every exercise can be adapted to meet individual needs.