Describe yourself in 3 words: Funny, pragmatic, engaging
How would your family and friends describe you? Funny, non-judgemental, hospitable
How would your students describe you? Enjoyable
How to you want your students to feel after your classes? Happy from the inside out and successful
How did you become an instructor? When I was 15 I walked into a Lucille Roberts with a wig and asked if I could teach Calisthenics- they said yes. That was 30 years ago last may!!!!!
What's your favorite food? Hummus
What's your #1 favorite song of all time? Father and Son by Cat Stevens
If you weren't a teacher, what would be your dream job? I am a teacher - I was born a teacher. I never wanted to do anything else my whole life. That is why I became a professor
What's your guilty pleasure? RuPaul's Drag Race
What do you miss most about being a kid? Collagen
What's the best meal you've ever had? 90 Miles – A Cuban chain around Chicago
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? Daydreamed constantly…often about fashion. I would rearrange the other kids outfits in my head.
Describe your teaching style: My classes are enjoyable…fun and social. My girls look forward
to coming to class. I try to make everyone feel like they are working out with friends
Anything else you’d like to share? I love teaching and doing pilates. I always demonstrate because watching people do pilates gets me in the mood to contract that powerhouse. I don’t call out people when they do it wrong- I remind everyone. I also do the same “flow” or progression of positions in each class, altering the actual exercises in each position. Except the side series which I am a stickler for consistency. I am also into music and I think that a big part of the enjoyment of my class comes from the soundtrack. Sometimes people sing along…I encourage that