Xela is an exercise enthusiast with particular interest in functional movements to optimize movement patterns. Xela has a sporting background including competitive collegiate swimming and more recently triathlons. She studied her BSc in Exercise Science then pursued her Masters in Ireland to complete her MSc Physical Therapy. After practicing physical therapy and teaching mat Pilates in a private practice in Ireland she returned to the states and continued her Pilates education. Xela is an apprentice Pilates instructor after completing a comprehensive Pilates instructor course with Club Pilates Teacher Training. Xela has experienced the benefits of Pilates personally as a supplement to competitive training and within clientele to reduce injuries and re-educate movement.