I love it here! Laura and her team of instructors are amazing - very knowledgable, thoughtful, patient, encouraging and dedicated. I love the balance and strength Pilates provides to my other types of exercise (& life, in general)!
PMA Ceritfied Master Teacher
Fifteen years ago, I had just completed my first marathon, graduated with a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, and started my shiny new job as the Health Education Director at the Marsh in Minnetonka, MN. Prior to that, I had very little experience working with injured clients, those with chronic pain, or anyone over the age of 30 for that matter! Seeing how the Pilates, personal training and physical therapy departments worked so closely together was not only intriguing to me but, ahead of its time for a traditional health club. I decided that I wanted to be a bigger part of holistic wellness so, in addition to my strength and conditioning, personal training and group fitness certifications, I decided to also become a comprehensive pilates instructor!
A few years later, with my husband, a baby boy and another one on the way, I thought I was going to be a stay-at-home mom and teach a few group fitness classes. Well, somehow that turned into a new role as the Pilates Certification Specialist for Life Time Fitness. I spent the next few years retraining my Pilates education to become comprehensively trained through Peak Pilates. I would also become a Master trainer for Peak and travel around the world certifying other instructors. Talk about unplanned but, SO rewarding! In fact, that is how I met Laura at StudioL2!
Over the last 15 years, I've taught Pilates, group fitness, filmed fitness videos, trained hundreds of clients, coached young athletes, and became a certified nutrition coach. In that time, I have not only gained wisdom and perspective with age, I have had the privilege of working with clients young and old, injured and at the height of athletic performance. One thing remains the same, the body's ability to heal through movement. As Joseph Pilates once said, “The body learns by doing and movement heals.” That quote couldn't be more true today. I am glad to be the catalyst to your progression through health - no matter where you are starting from or where you plan to go. The sky is the limit!
In addition to teaching at Studio L2, my husband, Jayme and I own Sussner Performance Coaching. We are also raising 2 active boys, love all kinds of exercise, cooking, and sneaking away to our lake cabin.