I am a certified Pilates instructor who teaches Pilates through private sessions in my home studio. I believe that Pilates is for life and for every body type, age, or physical fitness level. While my practice is open to all individuals, I do specialize in working with individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic illness that may affect an individual’s balance, muscle strength, stability, and overall stamina.
As a licensed behavioral health therapist, I realized there were several tools used to increase an individual’s whole well-being and mental health. I was taught that therapy and medication were the gold standard of care; however, over time I began to realize the powerful benefits of exercise and nutrition. Healing the whole person by taking into account the mind body connection was extremely important.
Personally and professionally, I found that exercise and healthy eating maximized stress management, decreased anxiety, and improved mood. Making a choice to dedicate the time in making this a new healthy lifestyle is the key to success.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in my early thirties. Following an acceptance of this life-long chronic illness and an adjustment period, I decided I better use it or lose it. In my life, I have struggled to find exercise and movement that I was passionate about. It was chance that I found somebody who led me to the world of Pilates, pure happenstance, but once I started I was hooked. You could say I became addicted to Pilates. I decided early on in my own practice that I wanted to share the benefits of Pilates with as many people as possible, especially those who would never believe they can do it themselves due to physical challenges such as injury, chronic pain, illness, or age. Pilates is for every body and I am proof of that.