Barbara Russi Sarnataro is a classically-trained, PMA-certified Pilates teacher who has been teaching Pilates for more than 16 years. She trained with Aliesa George, owner of Centerworks Pilates in Wichita, Kansas. She is also certified with AFAA (group fitness) and BootyBarre. In addition to Pilates and fitness, Barbara has a master's degree in journalism and does some freelance writing and voice over work. Her husband, Domenic is a pilot with Southwest Airlines and her son, Leo is an 8th grader at Mountainside Middle School. They just moved to Scottsdale from Little Rock, Arkansas, where they've lived for the last 17 years.