I first fell in love with exercising as a student athlete back in Illinois. I have completed over 900 hours of training and received numerous certifications in Pilates, Yoga, and massage therapy. I started my career with Pilates at the Pilates Certification Center in Raleigh in 2003. I began with a weekend level 1 mat training course and left knowing this was what I wanted to do. Soon, I followed up with certification on the equipment as well, eventually opening a studio of my own as well as working at gyms and studios in the Lake Norman area. Throughout the years, I have taught mat, group classes, private, and semi-private classes. Teaching intro classes, to help people get off to a good start, is a favorite of mine. In 2007, interested in expanding my knowledge of the body, I started massage school and became a licensed massage therapist. I enjoy taking classes and attending workshops to expand my knowledge of and ability to work with the body. I love what I do. There is no better feeling than to help people feel better both physically and mentally. In my free time, I enjoy everything outdoors… biking, hiking, kayaking, photography, and traveling.