I grew up here in Missoula and graduated from the University of MT with a BFA in Dance with a teaching emphasis and choreography/performance emphasis. Upon graduating I moved to Chicago to explore the professional dance world. Suffering a knee injury and surgery led me to Pilates for strengthening and rehab. I fell in love with Pilates movement system and completed my first certification in Chicago in 2002 through the Physicalmind Institute. In 2004 Breanne Ender and I opened Main Street Pilates studio and in 2007 I completed my second Pilates Certification through Peak Pilates. I love that Pilates can be taught anyone at any age and any ability. Through teaching and practicing Pilates I have experienced the power that it can have on a persons overall well being both physically and mentally. That is what motivates me to teach this method of movement. Pilates also aids me in my daily life as a Mom of an active seven year old . My newest certification, favorite work out and addition to my teaching repertoire is Tracey Mallette’s Booty Barre Method. I just taught Pilates abroad for the first time in Los Cabos, Mexico. I am excited to be starting a yearlong Pilates intensive training with Chris Robinson focusing on the classical system.
Growing up an athlete, I have always been attracted to ways of making my mind and body stronger. After suffering a severe foot injury during my college basketball career I was on the hunt for an alternative form of strength training. I happened to walk into my first Pilates Mat class and was instantly attracted to this classical work. In addition to being fully Level 1 certified through Peak Pilates, I am in the process of completing my 200 hour Yoga Instructor certification and finishing my degree in Community Health at the University of Montana. When I’m not teaching Pilates, you can find me mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and spending time with family, friends and my fiancé!
As a fitness enthusiast, I have always been attracted to ways to make my body stronger. I discovered Pilates when I was training for my first marathon and immediately recognized the benefits of the classical work inspired by Joseph Pilates. My love for the work and my new found strength inspired me to become a Pilates instructor through Peak Pilates in 2006. I am fully certified in matwork, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels. I am inspired by the life changing habits I see from my Pilates clients. In my spare time, I enjoy running, skiing, paddleboarding and chasing my two amazing little boys. I have been teaching Booty Barre since completing certification in the Fall of 2012 and have recently incorporated Booty Barre Sculpt repertoire in to my classes after attending a workshop with Tracey Mallett this past Fall. I am very excited to be attending a year teacher intensive with Chris Robinson of S6 Fitness in San Diego.
I was born and raised in Missoula, and had the opportunity to live in both Seattle and Boise for over ten years. As we often hear from those who have moved away and then made our way back, “my heart was always in Montana.” My husband and I have two wonderful boys and when it was time for them to begin school we decided to make Missoula our home. We are so lucky to be able to; water ski, snow ski, hike, bike and run in MT’s great outdoors. After many years of running as my favorite exercise, and experiencing it’s associated injuries, I discovered Pilates. I have been actively practicing and seeing it’s positive results for over 8 years. I am active in the community selling real estate, and participating in many types of fund raising projects. My boys have finished high college and moved onto their careers. So when the opportunity was presented to me to become a certified Pilates instructor, I jumped at the chance. Knowing what it has helped me achieve, and helping others do the same is a wonderful challenge. The opportunity to help others become stronger both physically and mentally was exactly what I was looking for! I have been teaching since 2012 and love every minute of it. In the spring of 2013 I became a certified Booty Barre instructor.
In 1999 I moved to Missoula to live near family and attend the U of M. I love MT and all the outdoor activities it has to offer. I wear many hats, I am a wife and mother of two busy children a Business Owner, Realtor, Non-profit Advocate. Most recently I received my Basic Mat Pilates Certification. I discovered after a back surgery, a need for health and core strength and was lucky to find this through my own Pilates Practice. Pilates is one of the only exercises that for can help build strength, tone and lean my body without fear of further injury while also bringing balance to my busy days. I am excited to share what I have learned through my Pilates work with others through teaching at Main Street Pilates. I completed my Level 1 Equipment Certification thru Peak Pilates in January 2016.