After having surgery on her ankle at the age of 17, and compromising her knees running track in high school, Alexis found it difficult to find a low-impact fitness regime she could enjoy and relate to. She also found it hard to stick to any type of exercise she had tried in her late teens and early 20's. Finally, after hundreds of dollars of unused gym memberships, and feeling dissatisfied with the state of her body and mind as a whole, Alexis stumbled upon Pilates. Pilates not only changed her body in a way she never knew possible, it also gave her a new sense of self-confidence and a deeper understanding of what Joseph Pilates calls the mind-body connection. Pilates also helped her posture, which relieved her from chronic lower back pain that plagued her as a young adult.
After experiencing these positive changes first hand, Alexis now dedicates her time as a Club Pilates certified instructor to helping others reach their external and internal goals. She believes that through Pilates, she can help others overcome the same challenges and fitness struggles that she once dealt with early on by making exercise and health relate-able. Alexis enjoys learning about all the different aspects of Pilates and now finds ways to incorporate other exercises into her workouts by using Pilates fundamentals. In addition to Pilates, Alexis loves cooking, surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, painting, writing, playing music and hanging with good friends.