How did you get into Pilates?
I was looking for a career change that was more holistic for the mind and body. Compared to yoga or cardio, Pilates was the exercise that I connected with the most. This felt the most relaxed and present.
Why is Pilates your passion?
Pilates was the exercise that I felt the most rewarding for strengthening my body and where I felt the most present. Every time I take class, I get to know my body. Even if I’ve done the same thing 10 times, I learn something different. The more awareness I have, the better I feel about myself. Pilates translates into everything on you approach life: being aware of your surroundings, relationships, and your life. It’s almost like meditating – it’s time to take care of myself.
Why did you become an instructor?
I was looking into health and fitness, and I needed something interactive and active. I looked into different methods, and I connected to all aspects of Pilates to get stronger. From a physical standpoint, it helps everyone with aging.
What makes your class sweaty?
It’s definitely rigorous and fast-paced with no breaks. You never know what to expect. The goal is to get progressively harder within a single exercise, and before you know it, you did 30 things within a single exercise. It makes it more challenging.
Why do you love teaching at NYP?
You are encouraged to grow with workshops and teacher jams, which also strengthen working relationships. You go to work, you know you have a support system – from your manager to the owners. You’re encouraged to grow with workshops, and that’s important as an instructor because you become better within your craft. There are so many things I can learn to be better. Growth is very important.
How long have you been an instructor?
Equipment certified since 2015.