I remember with joy the weekend that I drove 600 miles across Texas to take my first Pilates lesson with my mentor Colleen Glenn. It was almost 20 years ago, and I have been intrigued ever since! I love to move!
In fact after years of competition in everything from dance, cycling, running, triathlon, pro bodybuilding and figure shows, I discovered something that made me stop and literally take a breath. That something was Pilates. Through my 20 years of studies, certifications, workshops and personal practice, I found a sacred space in which profound healing took place for my body, mind and soul. I learned how teaching this work could help me spread that feeling of reverence and delight to others. I have had the privilege of working in pain clinics, hospitals and my own studios with individuals of all ages, conditions and ability levels. I found that there is indeed a common thread between these people and Pilates; it is accessible to anyone who wants to learn.
I have seen this work change many people by giving them new and improved mobility, posture, self-confidence and a sense of achievement The lives of my teachers, students and family have changed with it. I am so blessed to continue sharing Pilates and fitness here in our studio.
Comprehensive Certification with Master Teacher, Elizabeth Jones Boswell of Spokane, Washington, Elizabeth was a protege of Ron Fletcher. Certification testing with Michelle Larssen, of Santa Fe, New Mexico. During this training period, Marti attended workshops with Pilates Elder, Ron Fletcher, and PIlates Master Teacher Michelle Larssen.
3 years Comprehensive Certification with Master Trainer and PMA Co-Founder, Colleen Glenn of Boulder, Colorado.
2 years Certification with PeakPilates of Boulder, Colorado. 3 yrs., with Master Trainers Nancy Hurd, Austin, TX and Kimberlie Birdwell Barrett, Bozeman, MT.
Marti has also worked with Wendy LeBlanc Arbuckle of Austin, TX.
Marti holds certification in THE BOOTY BARRE®, with Tracey Mallett of Los Angeles, CA