School of the Arts- Major in Dance& Musical Studies.
Colorado institute of Neuromuscular Therapy
Polestar Pilates (Studio & Advanced Rehabilitation)
Gyrotonic Expansion System (Level 1, 2 & Gyrokenesis)
Neuromuscular Practice for 15+ years.
Pilates/ Gyrotonic Instructor for 8+ years
To treat each individual as a whole in body, mind and spirit; as well as providing the necessary tools to empower someone to take the responsibility for their own health and fitness.
B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry/ Spanish- University of Denver
Classical Pilates Certified- Pilates Center of Boulder, Colorado
USPTA Certified Tennis Instructor/ Pro- United States Tennis Association
CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist)
6 years of teaching Pilates
8 years as a tennis teaching professional
Played D-I tennis at the University of Denver
Amateur bike racer and elite Nordic Ski racer (Colorado Champion in Women’s Road Racing)
Won 2010 “Tour de Gilas” & placed 5th at the National Road Biking Championships
I get the job done and so will my clients! If you need motivation, I have plenty to give. I am a very easy person to get along with. I am a good, honest, communicator, with a lot of energy to share. If you have fitness or competition goals, I can help you work towards them. I believe that in order for a client to see results, he/ she must be safe, MUST have fun, and be consistent. I can provide the environment; all you need to do is bring the right attitude. Life is short, live it well. Today is the day, make it happen!
B.F.A. in Dance, Fordham University & The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, New York, New York
NASM – Certified Personal Trainer
Pilates Sports Center – Certified Pilates Instructor
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach
Fletcher Pilates Spine Corrector
Integrated Flexibility Training
Pre/Post Natal Training
American Heart Association – CPR/AED Certified
Top Personal Trainer & Pilates Instructor – Reebok Sports Club (New York, NY) for over six years
Specialize in general health improvement, weight loss, muscle toning, pre/post natal training, pilates, functional movement & flexibility training.
Fitness is a way of life and requires the right support to achieve the goals you desire. When you feel good you look good and are healthier both physically and mentally. Movement is how you get there and having the right trainer to teach you along the way is crucial. Learning how your body moves allows you to continue a lifestyle of fitness, while having fun and staying motivated.
Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2003)
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Science, Colorado State University (1999)
Polestar Pilates Certification
9 years experience as a Physical Therapist in an outpatient/orthopedic setting, with clinical interest in Women’s Health and manual therapy.
ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist Certification and worked in a health club for several years prior to entering PT School.
Pilates is a form of exercise that can be adapted for all ages, needs, abilities, and various personal goals. It can be challenging, yet safe when performed properly. Pilates can compliment and enhance any fitness routine or training program by challenging postural awareness, core strength, flexibility, coordination, precision of movement, and breathing techniques. Best of all, its fun!
The Kathy Grant Heritage Training Certification Pilates on Tour Conference & Pilates Method Alliance Conference
Weekly Teacher Training Seminars
Classical Pilates Certification
Pilates Method Alliance Certification
Aerobics Instructor University of Phoenix (Business & Marketing)
5 years as owner/ Operator of Aerobic Company in Mpls. Minnesota
11 years teaching Pilates including: Private, Duos, Trios & Groups
6 years Managing Pilates Studio for Cherry Creek Athletic Club
4 years working with clients in Recovery to gain body awareness & appreciation
To have FUN while creating an exercise program specific for each client’s individual needs and fitness goals. My desire is to offer hope and encouragement to those clients who are rehabilitating from an injury or accident. Also, to challenge those elite athletes who are striving to improve their strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance and body awareness. Pilates is a repertoire of exercises for everybody. It is not age or fitness level specific. It is a journey of self discovery and you will take the skills you acquire in Pilates and incorporate them into every other activity you enjoy.
Gyrotinic Level II Pre-Training
Gyrotonic Level I
Studied Iyengar Style Yoga
Columbia University- BA in Dance
Gyrotonic Level I Certified
AFAA Personal Trainer
PhysicalMind Pilates Certified
Pilates Certified Trainer- Houstonian Health Club
Gyrotonic Level I Certified Trainer- Houstonian Health Club
Pilates Trainer working with clients dealing with lifelong challenges such as: MS, Myasthenia Gravis and back pain
Pilates Concepts of Houston (Houston, Texas)
Synchronized Kneads (Houston, Texas).
Physical Conditioning Centre (Houston, Texas)
My main philosophy is to help people in any way that I can. I believe that through movement, quality of life can be improved; regardless of one’s body type or physical limitations. Through physical movement we can learn to let go of the past and pay attention to the present; and as a result look forward to a future that is better than we could have ever imagined.
University of CO at Denver. English Literature and Spanish Language
Comprehensive Teacher Training Course through Body Arts and Science Intl., Women’s Center for Fitness Pre-Natal Pilates
Teaching Private, Semi-Private and Group Equipment and Mat Classes since February of 2009
I believe that Pilates is an essential piece to an overall exercise program and enjoy providing people with the ability to develop body awareness. For me Pilates has meant the difference between chronic low back pain and feeling truly strong and supported through my core with a significant decrease in pain. Pilates is a perfect cross-training tool whether you are looking to achieve more muscle tone, decrease pain or want more stability and strength for your other activities.
Florala High School
Authorized Pre-Intensive Gyrotonic® Trainer
Polestar Pilates Certified
11 years teaching Pilates & Gyrotonic® (Since 1999)
It’s all about the experience each time you’re on the apparatus. A lot of our movement starts from youth and we begin to train and move from that into adulthood. Awareness is really important when we’re learning kinesthetic movement. Increasing range of motion, more flexible spinal motion, balance, to name a few are really important.