My Pilates journey began with finding a way to alleviate back pain caused by scoliosis. I have always loved movement and sports but after years of impact on a misaligned spine, I struggling with pain through my first pregnancy. Pilates was the remedy. With practice, I was soon pain free.
I personally began practicing Pilates in 1990 to ease sports-related pain and muscular imbalances. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Fitness from Shepherd University in 2000, graduating with honors. I am a NETA certified Pilates Mat Specialist, Group Exercise Instructor, and a Personal Trainer.
Linda has been teaching ballet for 25 years and currently teaches in Berryville, VA . She incorporates her classical ballet training into her classes by stressing the importance of posture, balance and flow. She also holds certificates for older adult fitness and Pilates Mat through AAAI/ISMA.
The return to functional fitness through Pilates sparked a desire to gain more knowledge and understanding; thus, began Judy’s pursuit of Pilates PMA Certification. Currently, certified in Mat Pilates, she is completing her hours for Reformer/Machine Certification. Judy also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in history and in English as well as Masters’ Degree in Computer Science.
I became certified in Mat Pilates through The Fitness Studio in 2014 and begun teaching with Michelle as my mentor. I also have a background in art and dance; when preforming and instructing Pilates I use them to elicit the beauty and flow of each movement. I am currently working toward completing my Pilates Teachers Training.