I grew up in southern California and spent my younger years excelling at competitive swimming., earning me an athletic scholarship to San Diego State University where I received my bachelor of arts in communication.
After college I embarked on a new athletic endeavor of open ocean competition and competed on a national level. It was in competition that I sustained chronic shoulder and hip injuries consistent with overuse. Pilates was introduced to me as a way to strengthen my core, back and buttocks. Pilates changed the shape of my body from a classic broad, hunched, swimmer with chronic shoulder injury, to a more narrow, leaner, athlete, free of injury.
Wishing I had learned the principals of Pilates during my collegiate swimming career, I decided to study the method. Testing into Roman’s Pilates an 800-hour certification program in Los Angeles California. Studying under level 3 trainers, Trish Garland, Michael Levy, and in San Diego under Moses Urbano. I began teaching at “Pilates Mind and Body” before moving to Minneapolis MN, where I continued teaching at “Awaken Pilates”. It was in Minneapolis that I was introduced to other teaching methods, such as Balance Body, BASI, Stott, and Boulder. This further advanced my teaching repertoire by encompassing “classical” based principals with more non-traditional methods.
My husband and I moved to Boise ID, where I taught at Forte Pilates, Gold’s Gym, Crane Creek Country Club, and Muse. I have been teaching for 7 years and decided it was time to open my own studio. My vision is to create a studio environment that I would enjoy as a client, so welcome to "Breathing Room” in the heart of downtown Boise!