Gigi is one-half of the heartbeat of Gigi’s Pilates Studio & Personal Training. A Des Moines native and fitness expert with more than 18 years’ experience, Gigi’s passion for fitness began early when she earned her Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Iowa State University. Since then she’s added certifications as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and the International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA).
Of course, Gigi also is a certified STOTT PILATES™ instructor trainer — one of only a handful in the state of Iowa who trains the trainers — and is a certified breast cancer exercise specialist with the Pink Ribbon Program.
Don’t let Gigi’s trim physique and consistently happy demeanor fool you … she’s personally familiar with the struggles of being the “big girl,” and once you get to know her, you’ll know she is actually part fitness guru and part mental health expert. Gigi cares about the whole you and is willing to go the extra mile to help you not only feel fit and healthy, but help you transform your internal mental mantra to enable and empower you to take the steps necessary to commit to making changes in your life. Whether it’s your weight, your career or your family life, Gigi knows and believes that all you need are the tools that help you succeed. That’s what she does every day for her clients and it is her greatest reward.