I have been fortunate to have a few exceptional teachers that inspired and encouraged my love of learning and the desire to understand the world and my place in it. Often we are told what to think, feel and do, but I think the best teachers guide you to your own discoveries.
I believe this applies to the mind as well as the body. It is my endeavor to offer my students and clients an understanding of what is current in terms of health and wellness. Using solid evidence-based information, I want to empower people to integrate that knowledge into their lives.
Teaching dance, fitness and health has been my career for over 25 years and I can't imagine doing anything else. In that time, I have presented fitness workshops for Weight Watchers as well as Pilates workshops for the MS Society and the American College Dance Festival. I have also written articles on health & wellness and co-hosted a radio program.
I have always been intrigued by the mind-body connection and have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Dance and a Master of Science degree in Human Movement. Teaching Pilates in various environments has deepened my understanding and inspired further investigation. I am a life-long learner with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to share what I learn.
Through the years I have obtained fitness certifications from ACE, AFAA, Mad Dogg Athletics, NASM, PhysicalMind, Pilates Method Alliance and Zumba. Having taught nearly every group fitness format as well as individual fitness training fuels my passion for learning. Making difficult concepts attainable for others fulfills my desire to share and encourage.