During her Physical Therapy course in college in Brazil, Marcela had her first contact with Pilates and realized how the exercises could help her in treating her patients in all areas of Physical Therapy. After she graduated from college, she decided to take the Pilates course and after that started teaching to help in the rehabilitation of people who suffered from strokes, cervical and sciatica pain, women going through pregnancy, etc. One year after working for a Pilates Chain Studio, the Franchise brand owner invited her to open her own unit and she did. This helped her in acquiring more experience and providing experience in helping all kinds of students. A few years later, after moving to the United States she started working with Club Pilates where she can once again apply her knowledge and passion in helping people heal, improve and stay healthy.