Jil has a lifelong love of fitness and assisting people in maintaining functional movement. She taught fitness classes while working on her degree in college, where she emphasized health care & social issues. She continued teaching fitness classes while working on her PhD specializing in life satisfaction and aging. People she studied aged more successfully when they incorporated regular exercise into their lives. She also has a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy. She fell in love with Pilates and noticed how much it improved posture and muscle definition. Jil’s classes emphasize mind-body integration, a strong core, and functional movements. She loves learning about the body and movement and wants to pass on that knowledge to her students. Her goal is to help you to meet your goals and to leave her classes feeling strong, energized, and invigorated. In addition to her Pilates certification, Jil is certified as a TRX trainer and in Parkinson’s Disease Awareness for Fitness Professionals.