I have been doing Pilates for about 6 months now. I have noticed how much stronger I am. When I wake up and get out to bed I don’t feel any painful stiffness like had begun to experience. It really hit how much my body has changed when I was pulling weeds in my garden. It was early in the morning and I kept thinking “oh I’m gonna be so sore tomorrow” as I usually am after a morning of weed pulling. I had a reformer class scheduled a later that morning. After the class I thought “I’m really gonna be sore tomorrow”. Then next morning I woke up - not an ounce of soreness. A few days later I was walking my dog and slipped on slimy sidewalk water. Before I knew it My entire body was in the air. Once on the ground on my back and elbow. I thought - I hope I didn’t break anything. Got up continued on my walk and thought “I’m gonna be really sore tomorrow”. The next day I woke up - NO SORENESS” just a few bruises on my elbow and leg. Pilates at A Beautiful Surprize has CHANGED my body so much for the better. Heading into the 50’s in a few years but my body feels like I’m back in my 20’s. Probably better than in my 20’s. Chantel, Jordan, Pattie and Cassie are AMAZING. They have taught me so much and I am so grateful and appreciate each one of them so much! If you hesitating to begin Pilates at A Beautiful Surprize - take the leap. I promise you won’t regret it.
My passion is helping others look and feel their best! My first love is to teach. I teach how to move not only more efficiently but with a new found love for your body by connecting physically and mentally. I am so grateful to be able to offer a space for healing in my hometown of Herriman. I have been in business for 16 years, this is my 17th year of teaching Pilates. I have always been active as a dance (in another lifetime it feels like now) and a curent runner. I have lived in a body that ranges very often within a 50-100 pounds difference. However, it wasn't until I discovered Pilates, The Rossiter System and The EFT Tapping McDonald Manifestation that I was able to truly shape my body, my life, my career AND become injury and pain free and begin to finally manifest all that I have dreamed of creating. In fact, The Rossiter System is the only thing (medication, therapies, etc) that has completely erased over 2 decades of migraines.
After years of cheerleading, lifting too heavy in the gym and several whiplash injuries, I suffered vertebral bulges and severe disc pain etc. My belief in Pilates is rooted deep, because every time I start feeling the aches and pains of past injuries it is because I haven't been practicing what I preach...and I start taking Pilates classes again in my own studio. ;-)
I understand the body well, I have held several certifications and am a constant student by enrolling in continuiing education...well continuosly. I enroll the intuitive nature in me when watching a student move including the scientific knowledge to best help and progress each person individually.
Teaching Pilates, coaching Rossiter and metoring in EFT Tapping means helping others learn how to move so they can wake up feeling refreshed, get down on the floor and play with their kids, have mental energy to complete work projects and still have endurance at the end of the day for time with their husbands. I offer modifications so any body in any state can do Pilates. I believe in intuitively teaching one how to move while having the knowledge to support it. I know what it takes to achieve goals, after each baby I gained and lost 100, 80 and 60lbs respectively. And gained and lost outside of pregancies as well. I began my Pilates journey as a personal trainer, after learning Pilates and discovering it's benefits, I teach Pilates 100% of the time. I believe in the method. I have seen it change lives time and time again. By specializing in small group, attention to detail can be given to each client each session ensuring results and a super fun workout amongst other like minded individuals. I am committed to creating a space where you can become physically, mentally and emotionally joyful.
When I am not teaching nor tending A Beautiful SurpriZe; I love to spend time with my husband, Sepeti and our 3 children; Darius, Grace & Leila. Being outdoors and soaking up the sun in any capacity is the best pastime for me. I also love the ocean, any ocean, I'm pretty sure I'm part fish even though I'm not the greatest swimmer.