Originally from Minnesota, Cora first moved to Memphis with her family in 1986. She returned to Memphis in 2004 to complete her Bachelor of Music in Classical Piano from the University of Memphis. Upon graduation, she worked in the music industry and travelled around the country until she returned to Memphis in 2013. She first tried Pilates in college, but revisited the method when working to correct a hip injury due to poor posture and unbalanced hips. The Pilates method not only provided relief for her hip injury, but she enjoyed it so much that she decided to go through the extensive training for her certification in the method. She completed her 500 comprehensive Pilates training through the Club Pilates Education program in February of 2017. She is also certified in TRX and Barre Above. When Cora is not at Club Pilates East Memphis, you can find her running the streets of Midtown with one of her many rescue pups or cruising around town on some form of 2 wheels.