How did you get into Pilates?
As a teenager, I had done Pilates here and there through dance. In college at Mass Art in Boston, my professor recommended Pilates as a way to balance art and mind. I began practicing again and realized how important Pilates was when getting rid of back pain caused by scoliosis. It changed the entire way I think about pain.
Why do you love Pilates?
For myself, no matter what place I’m in, if I do movement and connect my body it improves my mood and everything I do physically. Pilates is so adaptable for any type of body or person.
Why did you become an instructor?
Movement is always the balance to painting. It’s the way I get out of my own head and feel like my life is in equilibrium. Pilates is the perfect cerebral and physical balance.
What makes your class special?
I create a space for everyone to try something fun and treat themselves. There’s always a way to adapt the exercise to see how you can push your body that day.
Why do you love teaching at New York Pilates?
Everyone has the same idea in mind to have a good workout experience – instructors and students. The space and people are energizing.
How long have you been an instructor?
Do you prefer fitness or technical classes?
I prefer more technical classes. I like to be thinking really hard when taking Pilates!