Teresa’s first teaching experience started in 1984 with Richard Simmons Anatomy Asylum in Deerfield Beach, FL. There she helped choreograph high impact aerobics to music. The emphasis was on a total body workout in addition to nutrition counseling for all body types and fitness levels. Teresa continued her fitness career with weight training, nautilus equipment training, power walking and more.
Teresa was introduced to authentic Pilates in 2009. At that time she became aware of the benefits of this form of exercise and how it can enhance your body and everyday living. Teresa successfully completed the Romana’s Pilates® Instructor Training Program in 2013. Teresa is always learning and continues to share her passion of Pilates and the benefits to the mind, body and spirit with the community.
In July of 2015, Nicole completed The Heritage Training™, a graduate course for Pilates instructors which passes on the work and lineage of Kathy Stanford Grant through the lens of her long time protégé and dear friend, Cara Reeser. In this extensive body of work, instructors learn exercises, language, imagery and concepts created by Kathy Grant specifically to strengthen and organize the body in order to facilitate proper movement for Classical Pilates.
Having studied contemporary Pilates and completed her graduate work, Nicole was compelled to immerse herself in the Classical work to learn the Method as Joseph Pilates envisioned. In January 2017 she began her classical training with Alycea Ungaro's Real Pilates Teacher Training (RPTT) Program as a previously certified Bridge student and looks forward to this new journey in her career. She feels blessed to be part of such an amazing community of healers and teachers, and hopes to start a life-long journey of health, happiness and well-being with you.
Tracy's teaching style is based on Joseph Pilates' original principles and “Whole Body Health” philosophy, but combined with today's scientific understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and motor control, and scientific research findings in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine and movement science.
In January, 2017, Tracy decided to deepen her understanding of the Classical Method by joining the 3rd cycle of the Real Pilates Teacher Training Program at Pure Pilates. She is excited to take what she learns through this program and weave it into her already thoughtful and individualized approach; helping her clients achieve long-term goals, integrating the mind, body and spirit with an overall enhanced quality of life.