Jackie became a certified Pilates Instructor to pursue a better understanding of her own body and movement. Coming from a non-movement background, she always found working out to be a necessary evil. But with Pilates, she finally experienced for herself a complete coordination of mind, body and spirit. Certification transformed her new-found passion for movement, empowerment and uplift into a career. Jackie completed her 500+ hour Pilates Certification in 2016 at BodyTonic Pilates Gymnasium in New York under the guidance of Jennifer DeLuca and Candice Thompson. Since then she has continued to satiate her curiosity with various continuing education workshops both classical and contemporary in lineage. While Jackie is a classically trained Pilates Instructor, she always teaches to the bodies in front of her. In class, progressions and modifications will always be offered to make sure that every body gets what they need. Expect to be challenged but cared for. When she’s not teaching, Jackie spends her free time working in her painting studio and being a dedicated dog mom to her dogs Buster and Penny.