How did you get in to fitness?
I got hooked on fitness in the 80’s with my parents. They exercised before it was what the cool kids did. I would go my mom’s step aerobics class and play with the bench. My dad took me to more road races than I can remember. He ran marathons back then so there were many weekend road races. I am pretty sure my first race was the Harrisburg mile. I come by my competitive nature honestly. Sprinkles are for winners has meaning in my house.
I got in to Pilates in the early 2000’s I was looking for another fitness option now that I was not was not doing team sports. It reminded me of my days of doing gymnastics with the fun equipment and props.
What is your favorite part of teaching?
I love working with clients that think are a challenge privately. I think it is my exercise physiology background. I have worked with clients with all kinds of replacement joints, MS, Parkinson’s, Breast Cancer, chronic fatigue, in casts and many more things. I love seeing people that think they can not move get moving.
In a group class I love to challenge all the clients where they are. Making everyone work for the hour and be successful at moving there body.
What makes you and/or your work unique?
I have been in the fitness industry for more than 15 years. I have done a lot of trainings for working with special populations. I used to do exercise physiology research and I get really geeked out about explaining the science behind anything.
What is your favorite other type of exercise?
Love running and pushing Alivia in her jogging stroller.
What is your favorite indulgence?
Wine, cheese, and homemade cookies. I can get excited about anything that sounds like it is worth the calories. I could not forget good coffee and dark chocolate.