My Road To Your Pilates Lifestyle
by Susan Siebenthaler
In the early ’90s my career as a Legal Assistant was well established when I began hearing and reading about the Pilates Method.
Wanting more, I added private equipment sessions to my group class workouts, but I wasn’t finished.
Train, Study, Repeat
Loving the way I felt mentally and physically after my sessions and searching for a healthier lifestyle than what working a law office offered I began the journey towards earning my own teacher certification.
After extensive research comparing several national programs, I chose New York’s Power Pilates course work for my certification, commuting to their South Florida training center in Boca Raton where I learned the Classical method from Pilates of Boca studio owner and Pilates teacher Stefanie Ellis.
A Studio I Can Call My Own!The Power Pilates comprehensive program includes extensive in-studio time, practical and written exams, and a 600-hour apprenticeship requirement at an approved studio, which for me was the former Pilates Premier Studio in St. Petersburg.
I apprenticed there under the watchful eye of Tess Whelan, who holds classical certifications from both Romana Krysanowska and Power Pilates.
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After two-and-a-half years teaching at Pilates Premier, I opened Your Pilates Lifestyle, LLC, in October, 2010. I haven’t looked back since.
I attend continuing education courses whenever possible to increase my knowledge and understanding of the practice as well as for personal growth.
I love what I do and the people I meet! Pilates has truly changed my life!