Annie was first introduced to Pilates as a dancer with Ballet Chicago. When she left the dancing world and got more serious about Pilates, she knew she'd figured out her passion in life. She completed her Pilates Certification with Balanced Body and has taught Pilates in multiple countries. Annie has taken additional Pilates education focused on pre/post-natal, Pilates for runners/ surfers/ dancers, ACL/MCL rehab, and spinal mobility. She taught Pilates in Southern California for six years before moving back to Chicago to be closer to family. Besides Pilates, she like to dance, surf, ski, play guitar and is an avid marathon runner having completed over 125 races. She is a true testament to the fact that Pilates is a great complement to running!