Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
College attended and degree earned: Arizona State University, B.A. English Literature
Years teaching Pilates: since 2013
Years taking Pilates: since 2010
Trained by: Katrina Foe and Kellee Stooks through Balanced Body
Hobbies: Writing, traveling, exercise (especially Pilates!), reading, watching all kinds of sports, trying all things new, and enjoying time with my family and friends.
Children: A very furry kitty named Macavity.
Pilates Philosophy statement: With Pilates, both teacher and student can find an equilibrium in their lives centered on a healthy approach to their bodies and minds.
Favorite Pilates exercise and why: Breaststroke on the Long Box. I think that it not only feels amazing but also requires the ideal amount of strength and flexibility.
How Pilates helped me: Pilates has empowered me by giving me much more confidence in my body and a great peace of mind. This has positively affected all facets of my life.
Why I enjoy teaching Pilates: I love the precision of the movements and the sense of well-being I can see in my clients’ eyes when I work with them. Beyond that, I feel that I make a positive difference in the lives of others. That’s a real gift.