Diane has been teaching fitness for over 35 years. Before teaching she was a dancer, performer, and athlete. In the beginning of her career, Diane worked in NYC with many gifted individuals that have shaped the fitness industry into what it is today. Diane has a full Pilates apparatus and mat certification from Power Pilates as well as USPA. She is classically certified in Pilates, yet incorporates the classical method with new contemporary methods. In addition, she is also certified in Yoga, has numerous Barre Certifications, as well as personal training, and many other certifications (too many to list!). However, Pilates has always been the training that has put her back together following injuries, surgeries or just when she is in plain need of an uplifting, focused, safe and effective workout. In 2003-4 she had extensive surgery on her feet, leaving a collapsed ankle in need of rehab. It was suggested that she continue to do Pilates Apparatus as follow up treatment, which was a complete success. Diane’s recovery inspired her to get a Pilates certification and consequently she loves using Pilates as a tool to heal.