I discovered Pilates over 20 years ago when I met my teacher Stephanie Guimond who became a dear friend. Her passion and knowledge was addictive, and that’s what I became…addicted! I was an adrenaline junkie always looking out for the latest fitness fad, however nothing quite kept my attention both physically and mentally as much as Pilates and I was reaping the benefits for days after. It was in those sessions that a light bulb went off in my head and I thought – I would love to do this!

Anyone that has experienced Classical Pilates knows to become a teacher is a massive commitment. It includes 600 hours of teaching, observation, and training, and having a job that kept me overseas for long periods of time was close to impossible to commit, so I parked the idea. 9 years ago, I was involved in a serious car accident that left me unable to lie, sit or walk without pain, due to a compressed spine. I was unable to work for 3 months and unable to go back to any normal type of routine or training. It was through practicing Pilates that enabled me to alleviate the pain and through my own Pilates training I am now able to maintain my strength & live pain free.

It was in 2011 that I enrolled in my full comp training and was certified with Power Pilates. My dream was to open studios that helped other people realize their abilities and through using the original Pilates method create an environment that anything is possible. Giving back and watching clients become stronger, more flexible, shake off bad postural habits and fall in love with this method just like I did is wonderful to see. I’ve seen how the human body has an amazing ability to heal itself when trained well.

My heart and soul is in Exhale coupled with Josephs Pilates through his work, and I want to share it with as many people as possible.