A workout enthusiast and Georgia native, Devon Ray, enjoys helping students understand the mind body connection that Pilates offers and helping students push themselves to uncover new limits.
Previous hobbies included running track, kick boxing, boxing, ranger challenge with ROTC, rock climbing, football, weightlifting and volleyball. However, that all changed when she tore her achilles one day while playing football. Her active lifestyle was brought to a screeching halt. She had no idea that this one injury would lead to multiple surgeries, other injuries and being confined to crutches and a wheelchair for over 4 years.
While unfortunate, this hardship is what led her to pilates. Pilates is the only practice that enabled herto work out and strength train without putting excess weight on her leg. Moreover, pilates enabled her to walk when nothing more could be done in physical therapy.
As a result, Devon brings a unique perspective on gauging ability especially when related to clients who are recovering from sports injuries. She integrates her athletic background into class as her programs are heavily influenced by a variety of sports and activities. Devon’s passion for overall wellness is vast as she is currently pursuing certification as a Nutrition coach.