Movement is my passion and Pilates is my tool of choice for empowering people to reach their movement goals.
My love for exercise and the outdoors was instilled in me while growing up running and hiking with my family in the mountains of Buena Vista, Colorado. This passion led me to earn a B.S in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University in 2010. Throughout college and graduate school, I competed competitively in triathlons and ultra-distances trail running, and finished Ironman Wisconsin and the Boston Marathon. I have lived and worked as a physical therapist in Anchorage since 2012 and was first introduced to Pilates while recovering from a series of knee surgeries that sidelined me from all the physical activities I loved. I discovered a new way of thinking about movement and found a new respect for the gentle and precise exercises of Pilates. Because of the way Pilates helped me recover from my injuries, I knew I had to share this new-found passion with others recovering from injury or dealing with chronic pain.
I received training from Melanie Byford Young at Pacific Northwest Pilates in Portland, Oregon, and in 2016 I earned my STOTT Pilates Rehabilitation Pilates certification. I continue to refine my skills as a Pilates instructor, and enjoy the challenge and creativity required for effectively teaching clients of all abilities. Physio Pilates & Wellness was founded in 2017 as a way to continue to inspire and promote physical activity and total-body wellness. I continue to love getting outside everyday with my husband and dogs, and enjoy competing in local mountain bike and ski races.