How did you get into Pilates?
8 years ago, I had just graduated from nursing school. I was really fascinated with the human body and its kinetics. I was looking for a different workout, and the gym had become a bit stagnant – I wanted something other than the standard sweat sessions. From what I saw through the windows, the Pilates studio near me piqued my interest. I took my first reformer class, and I was hooked. I felt more grounded, and I’d somehow gotten taller in an hour!
Why is Pilates your passion?
With Pilates, I saw the changes it made in my own body. It’s a challenging but effective way to find core stability, postural alignment, circulation, and balance within your body. Pilates also tones and strengthens your muscles. You can’t find this in any other form of fitness, and it’s addicting in a way. Pilates can tailor to meet your needs. You can pursue one benefit, and it leads to another benefit.
Why did you become an instructor?
I wanted to give the gift of what I’d discovered in Pilates to others. Pilates is healing; it’s not just a form of fitness. After practicing, I found a sense of empowerment within myself. I always left feeling stronger, physically and mentally. It’s been really joyous seeing other people leave class like that too.
What makes your class unique?
My class is like a party! It’s a lot of fun. I want people to laugh and let loose while still challenging themselves. I find a balance between pushing people toward what they need and helping them achieve that. I make sure that everyone gets the most of every exercise while they laugh at my silly jokes. It’s a good time, emotionally and physically.
Why do you love teaching at NYP ?
The energy of the staff, clients, and the whole NYP team is infectious. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and kind. NYP feels like a safe space where you can take care of your body and work toward your personal goals.
How long have you been an instructor?