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Susana Mendez

Susana Mendez

Pilates Instructor
Susana has always been physically active through running, cycling and participating in triathlons. She found that Pilates is the perfect complement to an active lifestyle: by working your body from the center out, one can improve posture, increase muscle strength and balance and enhance muscular control of back and limbs. Pilates is useful to athletes looking to improve sports performance and prevent injury, but it is also useful to deconditioned individuals who may be experiencing aches and pains or muscular imbalances. As a biomedical scientist and as an Orthopedic Specialist, she understands and appreciates the science behind the method envisioned by Pilates. She got her certification through Peak Pilates and started teaching right away. She teaches other fitness formats, such as HIIT, Spinning or PiYo, but she considers Pilates her favorite because it trains the body as an integrate whole, it is adaptable to many fitness levels, and increases awareness by connecting body and mind. Individuals that make the commitment to be active for a lifetime inspire her to continue to be active and use her fitness education to bring clients forms of exercise that are safe and rewarding. When she is not in the studio, you can find her hiking, biking, gardening, birdwatching or cooking.

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