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165 Pine Nook Road, PO Box 263
Deerfield, MA 01342
Teach & use my expertise in safe movement, neutral alignment, footwork, scoliosis management & fracture prevention through the Pilates methodology in both school & professional settings. Set up new programs that become required in course curriculums.
2013-2016, Member of the Pilates Therapeutics group of practitioners directed by Dr. Suzanne Martin, PT., Alameda, CA, specialties including performing arts/dance, feet, scoliosis, pelvic floor, post-partum
2010, certified through Pilates Method Alliance
2009, The Meeks Method, (osteoporosis exercise specialist), Level 1 certified, Level 2 trained, Safe yoga teacher
2006, Modified Pilates for Bone Health with Sherri Betz, PT.
2003, Full classical Pilates training & certification through Power Pilates, NYC
2000-Present, On-going continuing education in Pilates, anatomy, biomechanics, fascia, scoliosis management, bone health, nutrition & wellness in various workshops & seminars throughout the country
1983, BS Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1967-Present, On-going dance training (ballet, tap, jazz) Syracuse, NY, New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Albany, NY
Present, Gentle Pilates @ In Touch Studios, South Deerfield, MA
Owner, private Pilates sessions by appointment only
Present, Pilates instructor, The Pilates Studio of Western MA, Longmeadow, MA
Osteoporosis movement specialist, private, semi-private & group equipment classes, spring-board & reformer classes, specialty standing balance classes, internal alignment awareness classes
2003-2016, Healing with Movement Pilates 2021 Western Ave., Albany, NY
Owner, teaching classical & modified Pilates to all ages & fitness levels, fully equipped apparatus, frequent medical referrals for osteoporosis & severe pain management
August 2015, Taught “Dynamic Movement Solutions” weekend workshop @ Eastover Estate in Lenox, MA to both physical therapists & non-movement professionals
2011, Developed Internal Alignment Awareness series of exercises & training program, students include chiropractors, movement professionals, Pilates & yoga teachers
2008, Developed “osteoporosis” tap dancing classes. Weight-bearing, improves balance, rhythm, core strength, aerobic capacity & concentration.
2007-2014, National Osteoporosis Foundation support group leader, community education
October 19-20, 2009, Patient advocate on behalf of the NOF in “Strong Voices for Strong Bones on Capitol Hill” speaking to NYS elected officials to raise awareness of osteoporosis & bone health & the need to access quality healthcare, bone density testing & increased research funding
October 2009-2010, Served on Eli Lilly & Company’s Mobility Advisory Board
February 27 – March 2, 2011, Guest presenter @ The 1st Annual Conference on The Meeks Method, Sundance, Utah: modified Pilates for osteoporosis mat class
May 2012, Guest presenter @ The 2nd Annual Conference on The Meeks Method, Baltimore, MD. Million Dollar Bones premiere professional debut (a multi-sensory educational program developed to educate teens in their most efficient bone building years about life style choices they can make to prevent osteoporosis)
2013-2015 Bi-monthly online blogger for the Albany Times Union, Albany, NY, “Skele-Toning” bone health & fitness writer
2014, Benita Zahn’s Healthlink television series on WMHT, featured guest on osteoporosis special