Heather Ahern, BA, MFA, became certified in Pilates, with a Specialization in Dance Conditioning from Body Arts and Science International (BASI), Costa Mesa, CA in 2006, and has been teaching at Club Pilates in Florida for the last 2 years. Prior to discovering Pilates, she cofounded Groundwerx Dance Theatre, and directed, toured, performed and taught dance nationally with the company for 15 years. Collectively, Ahern brings over 30 years of movement teaching experience to her classes. She also earned an MFA with honors in Dance from California State at Long Beach, in 2018, completed a 200-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher certification, and recently earned a certification for Progressing Ballet Technique. She enjoys empowering people of all backgrounds and fitness levels, to connect to body, mind, and spirit through movement. An academic, Heather has been on faculty at University of Tampa (FL); CSU, Long Beach (CA); West Virginia University (as Director of Dance Program), and Long Beach City College (CA). Heather is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hillsborough Community College, in Tampa, FL, and recently relocated to New England.