Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor
Fitness and wellness are the cornerstones of Conni’s life. Conni began teaching Pilates at Rancho La Puerta (the Ranch) in Tecate, Mexico during the startup of their Pilates program in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s before earning certification in 1995. Conni continues to work as a visiting instructor at the Ranch twice yearly. She earned her initial Pilates certification from renowned teacher Marie-Jose Blom, owner of the Long Beach Dance Studio. As a seasonal instructor at the Ranch, Conni also had an opportunity to study and work with celebrated Pilates practitioners including Brent Anderson, Madeline Black, Jillian Hessel, the late Julian Littleford, Marika Molnar and Rael Isacowitz. Conni was the first to bring Pilates instruction to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Huntsville, Alabama. In 1997, she opened her own studio and introduced Bend to Pilates. She also is a certified yoga teacher, having earned her yoga certificate in 2009 after years of study with master teachers Phyllis Pilgrim and Roger Cole.