How did you get into Pilates?
The first time I ever did Pilates was through a private duet session. One of my choreographers in college was a Pilates teacher who introduced me and I was hooked.
Why do you love Pilates?
Pilates makes me feel physically better than anything else. It’s the poster child for “simple is not easy”- simple moves where you’re sweating and shaking. You can get really creative and complex with Pilates to make it more advanced, athletic, or fast paced. There’s no one who doesn’t need Pilates.
Why did you become an instructor?
I first began teaching yoga and learned that I wanted a method that gave me more practical answers about my body. Overall, I want to teach Pilates to help people feel better enjoy movement. The awareness we build in our bodies through Pilates transcends to everything else in life.
What makes your class special?
I give a good mix of exercises. There will be some where you’ll think “Yes- I can do that movement!”, and others that are more challenging- maybe you won’t be able to do the movement, but you’ll get there. You’ll work on strength and balance with room to grow.
Why do you love teaching at New York Pilates?
The style of Pilates is founded on solid principles, yet there’s freedom to be creative. The creativity from other teachers is infectious; it makes me want to discover different exercises or reps to challenge my class and get students challenging themselves.
How long have you been an instructor?
Do you prefer fitness or technical classes?
More technical because, within a technical class, there’s always fitness.