Lyz was born and raised in Austin and therefore undoubtedly exposed to the athletic lifestyle that this city is famous for. Lyz joined the academy at Ballet Austin in 1990 at age four. Pilates first came into her life at age eight during her first year in Summer Intensive at Ballet Austin. In addition to close to twenty years of dancing ballet, she was enrolled in jazz for ten years at Ballet Austin, dabbled in tap and gymnastics, and immersed herself in yoga at Castle Hill for ten years. Lyz accomplished her first Pilates certification in December of 2006 and soon following, launched a new phase in her beloved career. The compassion she holds for those who are subject to physical pain like she was as a dancer is what drives her to instruct Pilates. Making this low-impact exercise regimen routine in her life lessoned the aching and cramping of muscles. She has a passion for helping others find relief so they may live without the frustration of constantly hurting, while at the same time finding equilibrium and strength. Lyz is certified in both Balance Body and Power Pilates.