OWNER & INSTRUCTOR
I started teaching in college. I grew up in a family of educators and I vowed at a young age I would never do that. Never say never. I love what I do, and I am so thankful for my clients and team. I have taught everyone over the last 15 plus years – the young, the old, rock star athlete, prima ballerina, injured, chronically ill, the beginner, and the expert. I took a step back and realized it is all fun for me, but what draws me in are those who feel they can’t. (The secret is out, you can!)
Here’s a little bit about me:
After more than 15 years of teaching movement, most of those teaching Pilates, and with 1000s of hours of Pilates training, my current focus has become those that feel they can’t exercise and can’t feel good. The people who feel their body is failing them and they should sit around feeling worse and worse each day.
I not only teach clients in my studio in Mechanicsburg, but I also help the staff in all five studios with any clients that need some special TLC. Additionally, I run our Pilates teacher training program. I am the co-owner of The Studio by AP and co-teach the barre teacher training program. These programs are producing quality instructors in good old central PA.
I have “been” in the industry since 2001. I began teaching mat Pilates in college for fun money. What is better than working out and getting paid (said 20 year old me)?! Then, I ran a corporate gym in 2005. I have a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and two undergrad degrees from PITT. (I am a learning junkie) #H2P
I completed the comprehensive teacher training offered from Core Dynamics Pilates in Santa Fe, NM. This program was created in the Eve Gentry tradition. Eve is one of the Pilates elders who studied with Joe Pilates. I have taken specialty workshops for Pink Ribbon Pilates, Pilates for MS, the Center for Women’s Health and Fitness, Fusion Pre and Post Natal, Pilates for Neurological Disorders. and Core Align Equipment. I also completed a mentoring program called Skillful Teaching with Chantill Lopez.
I can not forget, I graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC. I am a gluten-free foodie. I am also here for online health coaching for ladies across the lifespan!
My Teaching Philosophy:
Try it. You are more powerful than you realize. Your session is going to be fun and we might get some laughing in. Most of all, we are going to get you moving in any way we need to.
I am supported by my amazing family, who I could not do this without. All the love goes out to my husband Andy and daughter Alivia. I can not forget all the support from my mother who was my number one cheerleader all my life, most importantly as I started this business. My dad, stepmom, and best friend who now get the difficult task of being my sounding board and cheerleaders.