Pilates has had such a positive impact on my life, I look forward to my sessions with Mara, her professionalism and calm teaching methods make learning enjoyable.
In my first career as a professional musical theater performer, I was introduced to several different movement systems, such as dance, aerobics, and strength training. When I injured my back during a performance, I found Pilates and discovered that the method works like an owner’s manual for your body. I was amazed at how Pilates gave me the tools to understand my body so that I could protect it and not get hurt again that I began extensive training in Pilates and other forms of exercise, including yoga, body conditioning, and group fitness. In 2006, I switched careers and started teaching Pilates full-time, including leading Teacher Training courses for would-be Pilates teachers.
I moved to New Hampshire from my native Austria in 2008 and saw the need for a studio that offered Pilates the way it was intended to be taught. That’s when I opened Concord Pilates. Explaining the precision of our everyday movements and posture — and seeing someone light up because they finally have an answer for what is not working in their bodies or why they might be in pain — is one of the reasons I wake up every day. I am devoted to helping my students get to know their bodies, figure out their strengths, and find the areas that, when worked on intelligently, will make them feel great. It makes me incredibly happy when I get to work with someone who is curious, willing to listen and try things differently. When I see a client enjoy their workout and feel better because of it, I know I've done a good job.
I’ve studied and trained in both Austria and the US. I received my Pilates training through Polestar Pilates and Balanced Body. I also completed a 200-hr Yoga Certification through YogaWorks. I love combining all my movement training to create personalized programs that remind people that working out can be easy!