“I’m a master Pilates instructor, with 2 full certifications. One is from Physical Mind Institute based in NY.
The other is the international Stott Pilates based in Toronto, Canada.
When I opened my practice 20 years ago, I was the first one in the area. Most people had never heard of pilates at that time. Now, it’s a household word
When I teach new clients, it’s more about retraining the mind to make the correct moves with the correct posture that is of the utmost importance. Efficient movement with the least amount of effort is what we’re after. In so doing, the body learns to relax muscles that often carry our stress, like neck, back and shoulders. And a person has more energy at the end of the day because he’s learned a relaxed, efficient posture.
Of course, we work muscles and core strength as well, but not at the expense of proper posture.
I love working out with Kay. I leave feeling like I have had an amazing and challenging workout each session. She varies the training so it never gets repetitive or easy. I’ve seen huge results and changes in my body since joining Kay. Highly recommend!
I always like to begin with privates to teach the fundamentals with proper breathing and form.
Fully certified in Stott Pilates, including Injuries and Special Populations.
Qualified Zenga instructor to release tight fascia.
Qualified in TheraPilates for Osteoporosis.
Prices range from $80 for privates. With a new client special: 4 for $260.
Classes are $229 for a package of 8.
“When I first heard about Pilates, I was living in Colorado at the time, teaching spinning classes at the United States Air Force Academy and doing personal training. That was back when the philosophy was, “no pain, no gain.” My workouts were definitely designed so I experienced some pain. And not just muscle pain. I was spending a lot more time at the chiropractor than I wanted. I even learned I had scoliosis.
This pilates exercise was focused on balance and alignment and the least amount of effort. It was called “functional” exercise.
That made more sense to me. I felt like I was beating my body up with my workouts, and my scoliosis was getting worse.
I remember trying my first pilates workout on the reformer. The instructor kept cueing me to relax my shoulders, lengthen my spine, breathe into my back and keep my abdominals engaged. What?? How can I do all that at the same time? I was awful! As soon as I relaxed my shoulders, my spine would sag. As soon as I sat up straight, my shoulders came up to my ears! I found it one of the most challenging things I had ever done! Not because my muscles were exhausted. Because my mind was overwhelmed. I finally understood what mind/body exercise meant.”
I've worked with athletes from professional golfers and baseball players to Mom's and busy working women. I also offer a men's reformer class.