I took my first Pilates class and first barre class with Jessi this week. It was such an incredible experience. I was super nervous about joining my first class, but Jessi was so welcoming to me. Plus her workouts kicked my butt! And I’m super excited to continue my fitness journey there.
I started teaching very young, I grew up in family educators and
I vowed at a young age I would never do that. Never say never. I
love what I do, and I am so thankful for my clients and staff. I
have taught everyone over the last 15 plus years the young the old,
rock star athlete, prima ballerina, injured, chronically ill, the
beginner and expert. I took a step back and realized it is all fun
for me but what draws me in are those who feel they can’t. (the
secret is out you can!)
Here is a little bit about me:
After more than 15 years of teaching movement, most of teaching
Pilates, and with 1000s of hours of pilates training. My current
focus has become those that feel they can’t exercise and can’t feel
good. The people who feel their body is failing them and they
should sit around feeling worse and worse each day.
I not only teach clients in my studio in Mechanicsburg, but I
also help the staff in all three studios with any clients that need
some special TLC. Additionally I run our pilates and barre teacher
training program producing quality instructors in good old central
I have “been” in the industry since 2001. I began teaching mat
pilates in college for fun money. What is better then working out
and getting paid said 20 year old me! Then I ran a corporate gym in
2005. I have a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the
University of Pittsburgh and two undergrad degrees from PITT. (I am
learning junkie) #H2P
I completed the comprehensive teacher training offered from Core
Dynamics Pilates in Santa Fe, NM. This program was created in the
Eve Gentry tradition. Eve is one of the Pilates elders who studied
with Joe Pilates. I have taken specialty workshops for Pink Ribbon
Pilates, Pilates for MS, the Center for Women’s Health and Fitness,
Fusion Pre and Post Natal, Pilates for Neurological Disorders and
Core Align Equipment. I am a gluten free foodie. I graduated from
Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC.
My Teaching Philosophy:
Try it. You are more powerful than you realize. Your session is
going to be fun and we might get some laughing in. Most of all we
are going to get you moving any way we need to.
I am supported by my amazing family, who I could do not this
without. All the love goes out my husband Andy and daughter Alivia.
I can not forget all the support from my mother who was my number
one cheerleader all my life most importantly as I started this
business. My dad, stepmom and best friend who now get the difficult
task of being my sounding board and cheerleader.