Hello all! I have been teaching Pilates for 8 years and have been certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) for 7 years. I was first introduced to Pilates when I was 17. I was searching for something that would help my achy body. I have scoliosis and very loose connective tissue in my joints, causing my joints to be very unstable. For a 17 year old girl, I was experiencing way too much discomfort on a daily basis, I knew I had to get strong. Unfortunately, I was not given the gift of athleticism, more like the gift of awkwardly uncoordinated! I never felt confident in what my body could accomplish until I tried Pilates. It changed my life. I became strong, confident and coordinated. Pilates taught me how to use my mind to control my body, and by doing that there are few limits to what you can do. After experiencing such amazing results through the Pilates Method, I knew I wanted to teach it. I wanted to give this gift to others, and so I began my apprenticeship. In the last 7 years I have taught Pilates, studied Pilates, married the love of my life, and had two children. All of which have made my teaching career more well rounded. Through having two children of my own I have developed a passion for pre-natal and post-natal Pilates. I continually learn at seminars and conferences to keep up with this ever-growing industry, so that I can be well equipped to teach anyone and everyone. That is the beauty of Pilates; It truly is for every body! I welcome you personally to Studio Six and look forward to providing for you what the Pilates Method has given to me.
Hello all! I am a 33 year old wife and mother that has had the opportunity to learn and now teach Pilates. I worked full time for 13 years and longed to be home more with our daughter who seemed to be growing up overnight! My husband and I decided it was time for a life change. I have always had a desire to explore Pilates beyond the “at home” Mat videos that I had, and had heard about Studio Six, so I decided to schedule. I am not a fan of the gym, so it was quite refreshing to come to an environment that was not at all intimidating, pretentious or overwhelming. I have never found any fitness program that I enjoyed enough to stick with, but after my first lesson I knew right away I finally had! After completing my private sessions, Shelby approached me about training with her to become a certified instructor. The journey through completing 450 hours of comprehensive training has been amazing and has absolutely confirmed my desire to teach Pilates to everyone. I have learned how to use my core properly, which has given me the strength and stability I have always craved. Learning and teaching Pilates has given me a new found confidence in myself that I never thought I could have. I feel so blessed to have an opportunity to share this gift with others. I enjoy helping people achieve the benefits from Pilates and love watching the difference it makes in their lives.