I have always loved to move. I started classical ballet in the Rhineland when I was six years old, and from then on I took regular lessons in different places for three decades. A foot operation put an end to my passion and I looked for a new sport in which I could stay fit and limber, but which was healthier for body and mind: Pilates. After a short time I realized how good Pilates was for me, the pain of various surgeries, herniated discs and tension disappeared forever. I wanted to dive deeper, so I left my time-consuming job as a consultant for the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and, like Joseph Pilates, went to the USA. On the East Coast, I trained and certified for three years at Balanced Body as a Pilates instructor for mat and reformer. In the home country of Pilates, there are very good studios everywhere where men and women of different ages and health levels train, especially on equipment. How nice to find all this in the Zehlendorf Pilates room as well.
I am fascinated by the range and effectiveness of the exercises developed by Joseph Pilates. The fit athlete benefits from them just as much as someone with health restrictions. I enjoy drawing from the large repertoire and the possible modifications to teach on the mat with small equipment or on the large equipment. I have been doing this for six years now, first in Washington D.C. and Maryland, and for the last two years in Berlin. The profound education and the continuous further training are my basis for individually tailored training sessions.
I share my Pilates motto with Kobe Bryant, the great American basketball star: Pilates makes you leaner, longer, firmer, stronger.