I grew up in Ohio and went to school at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduation I moved to Baton Rouge, LA to participate in an Americorps program where I worked for Habitat for Humanity. From there I began my career in corporate America and moved to Chicago, Los Angeles, Alexandria, VA and Wichita, KS before settling in Ashburn, VA in 2015. I started taking Pilates in 2009 as a cross-train for running and to be completely honest, I wanted to get in shape for my wedding. My vanity aside, I was an avid runner, but I often dealt with hip and back pain. I found that Pilates kept me healthy. In short, I was hooked, and I decided I wanted to learn more. I received my BASI certification in 2011 while I was pregnant with my first son. It was a great workout throughout my pregnancy and I truly believe Pilates aided in my delivery and recovery. I continued to work full-time in the corporate world until 2014 and taught intermittently. After I had my second son, I decided to stay home with my kids and I've enjoyed teaching part-time ever since. What I love most about Pilates is that no matter where you are on your fitness journey, Pilates can help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are an Ironman athlete, or you haven't stepped foot in a gym in 10 years, there is a workout for you.