Erika has a passion for health, fitness and service to others. She has been a nurse, military veteran and fitness instructor for 20 plus years. Although her currently military assignment brought her to Dayton, OH, she is a native of Oxford, NC. Erika started her journey into Pilates in 2002 while pregnant her daughter, Kira, to help with delivery. Not only did she have an uncomplicated delivery but was able to bounce back into into military fitness standards. The classical Pilates mat moves just became a part of her fitness regimen. Erika understands the importance of movement and a healthy lifestyle because life will continue to change and present its challenges. A dear friend introduced her to Club Pilates in 2021 when she moved here to help rehab her back. After being reintroduced to Pilates with the reformer and other equipment, the classes replaced frequent visits to the chiropractor. She enjoyed the community and mind/body benefits so much, she became an instructor to help others. Erika firmly believes that Pilates meets you where you are and will help you to attain your goals.