Shirley discovered Pilates at the suggestion of her sister, a pilates instructor, to deal with neck and shoulder issues after multiple car accidents. After her first session sheI was hooked, As a gym rat and former bodybuilder, she was immediately drawn Pilates for challenging strength, building (and as we age, keeping) lean muscle. Shirley's classes are a mixture of traditional pilates combined with fitness and athletic movements. Her teaching philosophy is to keep classes fun and challenging so that you leave each class feeling both accomplished and aspirational.
Shirley an Iowa native, has degree in Art/Graphic Design form the University of Northern Iowa. She is Pilates certified through Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. When she is not teaching or doing art, she loves spending time with her husband and her akita, Kenji.