Susie Windell is a dance and fitness expert who holds a B.S. in Dance and Exercise Science from Indiana University, an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in Motor Learning and Neuroscience from Indiana University. Susie completed her AFAA certification for Personal Training and Group Exercise in 1989 and began her fitness career while dancing professionally in NYC. She completed her 600-hour Pilates certification through the Physical Mind Institute after relocating to Los Angeles in 1999, and began teaching Pilates for Mari Windsor at Windsor Pilates and Maria Leone at Body Line in Beverly Hills, California. Susie became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA in 2006 and was an instructor for the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, an in-house continuing education program for Personal Trainers. She conducted personal training and Pilates training sessions at Equinox Fitness and Crunch Fitness (where she helped to establish a Pilates program), and was the Pilates program director for L.A. Health and Fitness. After returning to Bloomington, Indiana in 2008, Susie taught Ballet, Modern dance and Pilates at Indiana University. Always an avid fitness enthusiast, she was Miss IU Bodybuilding champion in 1990 and Miss Fitness America New York in 1999. Always striving to reach her potential and encourage others to do the same, her personal motto is “You gotta have a goal!” When she’s not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Audrey and her two Labradoodles, Lucy and Oliver, taking ballet class, running, and competing in half marathons.