The Pilates method is a system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates over a span of 60 years. Utilizing the specialized equipment he designed, the method works by strengthening muscles as well as lengthening them. The combination of strength and flexibility that Pilates exercises offer improves posture, reduces stress and creates long lean muscles and overall well-being. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.
Sandy is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) and member of the Pilates Method Alliance. She completed her comprehensive teacher training through Power Pilates under the supervision of Kathy Van Patten, Nora Gomez Dears and Nancy Keating. She has also completed comprehensive teacher training through Classical Pilates Education based in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a certified Post-Operative Breast Reconstructive Movement Specialist from The Pink Ribbon Program offering classes and private instruction for those recovering from breast cancer. Sandy is a licensed Buff Bones® instructor, teaching a medically-endorsed workout that combines Pilates with bone-strengthening and balance techniques safe for those with osteoporosis and other medical conditions.
In addition, Sandy is a certified instructor for Pilates for MS and Neurological Conditions. Currently, Sandy is completing requirements for the Pilates Masters Teacher Trainer Program through The Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. Always continuing to deepen her understanding of the Pilates Method and enhance her teaching skills, Sandy regularly takes classes and participates in workshops and continuing education courses. To date, Sandy has had the privilege of training with Bob Liekens, Lolita San Miguel, Shari Berkowitz, Amy Taylor Alpers, Rachel Taylor Segel, Cara Reeser and Clare Dunphy among others.
During the winter months Sandy teaches Pilates at Fitness Inside and Out and private clubs in Naples, Florida.