Moving to Eau Claire during a Pandemic, has been quite the transition. Things happen for reasons and my husband, and I are open to them. We are excited to be close to our son and daughter-in-law and it’s also exciting to build a Pilates practice and introduce a Boutique Pilates Studio to Eau Claire. This movement system is for every body and everyone. If you’re working with Fibromyalgia, like I do, or if you’ve never workout before, have chronic issues, or are looking for something more challenging, everyone can get something out of Pilates. If you’re looking for strength, stability, stretch or stamina, my hope is, you will fall in love with Pilates, as I did.
I’ve been practicing Pilates for five years now and teaching Pilates for the past two. Having my Comprehensive Certification through Peak Pilates with 525 hours has been both difficult and rewarding at the same time because of the pandemic. I’m also qualified to teach TRX, a suspension training system, and Yoga Barre. Blending all three practices into my classes is what keeps it interesting. Finding this new avenue for my passion has been a true gift for me and I’m hoping for other people as well. The Pilates community is so welcoming and encouraging. One I’ve never quite found before. It’s a non-judgement zone and everyone cheers for each other! I look forward to being apart of this wonderful community and sharing Pilates.
Authentic Core Pilates Owner & Founder
Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certified Instructor
(with over 525 hours of training)
Having an early exposure to working out from my mom, exercising has been something that’s been a part of my DNA. Developing Fibromyalgia, movement is medicine for me. Some exercise programs have been harder on my body than others, but I’ve always been in search for new things that would help my body feel and move better.
Then I found Pilates! Just as Joseph Pilates said, “if you do Pilates 10 times you will feel the difference in your body and when you do it 20 times you will see the difference in your body”. I did! Working within our body's capabilities is always a process, but it’s easy to trust the process with Pilates. You become more aware of where your body is in time and space.
Being a Massage Therapist for 22 years, I’ve learned the body well. I love blending my experience with massage, into Pilates. It’s a natural progression for me: watching how a body moves, its imbalances and its perfections, all wrapped up in one. I am a lifelong learner and there is so much to learn about the body, and I get to explore that with Pilates every day. I feel very blessed to be on this path.
Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor
Movement and fitness have been an intrinsic part of my whole life. This has taken many shapes and forms through the years. After 20 years of long distance running and 26 marathons an injury led me to find yoga and pilates in 2009. Through an amazing teacher and consistent practice of Pilates and yoga I knew I had found a safe and solid method of movement that would not only change my body but would change my heart and mind. Through these practices I have found a place of strength and ease in my body which I can take out into my everyday life. That is what I love to share with others through teaching. I completed a 230 hour yoga teacher training through The Minneapolis Yoga Center in January of 2013 and my Pilates 300 hour certification in August of 2018. I am currently in a teacher training for TRE (trauma release exercises) and I look forward to offering that to people in the near future. After a season of loss and a pandemic, I took a teaching sabbatical. I’m excited to re-emerge and begin sharing again what I know and love about Pilates.
In addition to many forms of fitness (pilates, yoga, hiking, skiing, TRX, and dabbling in weight training, running and biking) I also enjoy world travel, mission work in Guatemala, good food, volunteering for a local Hospice program and time with my tribe of friends and my family which includes my husband, Rick, my four children and our dog Lola.