Michelle began Pilates training in 2003 in Harrisonburg, VA and received her reformer certification from the Pilates Certification Center in Raleigh, NC in 2008. Her group exercise career started as an aerobics instructor while in college. Michelle graduated from VA Tech and has degrees in Exercise Physiology from both VA Tech and Adelphi. She worked as a Research Assistant and Clinical Exercise Physiologist at East Carolina University. Since 2010, Michelle has worked with cancer patients in exercise clinical trials at the Pluta Integrative Oncology and Wellness Center here in Rochester. Michelle has 4 children in a blended family. She loves spending time with family along with skiing, hiking, and preparing healthy meals!