Mari is a former ballet dancer who came across Pilates when looking for a way to get back in shape after the birth of her fourth child. Pilates was a natural choice due to its emphasis on core strength and flexibility. Mari has over 35 years of experience as a ballet dancer and teacher. She uses her experience and combines it with her passion for health and fitness to help her clients gain strength, flexibility and ease of movement. Mari’s clients may not have dreams of being dancers themselves but with her help they can have the strength, balance and grace of one.
Mari did the majority of her Pilates instructor training under the guidance of a Physical Therapist. The mentoring she received has helped her to specialize in helping clients during post rehabilitation and with conditions such as osteoporosis and scoliosis move, feel, and look better. Her clients range in age from 12 to 94. Each client has a different goal and ability level. Mari is able to design a program that is customized to each of their needs. In addition to being a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor, Mari is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine® (NASM®) Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist, Women’s Fitness Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She is a certified American Council on Exercise® (ACE®) Group Fitness Instructor and Weight Loss Specialist and a licensed Pilates for Buff Bones® instructor, Barre Above instructor and TRX Suspension Training instructor. In 2017, Mari completed her training for Carolyne Anthony’s Women’s Health & Exercise Certification™.