Originally from Brazil, Simone Lima began her exploration for rehab in college, she graduated in Occupational Therapy in 1999 and found in Pilates an opportunity to enhance her knowledge in working with physical and neurological disabilities. She is certified through Physicalmind Institute-NY and has been working with Pilates for 17 years. Her certification focus in rehab, postural alignment and body awareness. She has also a Master’s Degree in Special Education so does an additional post degree in Sports Science. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.