Michele was first introduced to Pilates in 1979 while attending Coconut Grove Dance Studio. The dance studio made Pilates mandatory as part of a scholarship she had as a result of her performance work as a Pantomime. In 1981 Michele finished her Swedish Massage Certification at Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami and then moved to Gainesville, Florida to go to Florida School of Massage for "Structural Integration", (a somatic approach to Rolfing). Her education with 1400 hours in structural integration bodywork has given her an eye for precise alignment and correct body mechanics.
Michele started her Hatha Yoga practice when she was 15 years old, and she has fulfilled her aspirations of continuing her practice for over 30 years. She has studied martial arts and was also an amateur body builder. In her young adulthood Michele was an ocean lifeguard in South Florida and spent time conditioning as a runner and a swimmer.
Through out all of her explorations in holistic health and athletics Michele never forgot the "special exercise” that she was forced to do as part of her dance scholarship. In 2000 Michele was looking to change careers because of an injury, and so when she had the opportunity to take her BASI Pilates™ Certification she jumped right in for this synchronistic opportunity.
After completing her BASI Pilates™ training, Michele did a Classical Pilates internship for one year at Santa Barbara Pilates Studio. Michele also did a Polestar Pilates™ internship within a Physical Therapy business. She was a senior training at Simaptico Pilates Studio in Montectio where she taught for eight years. Michele has been a Master Poolates(r) Teacher Trainer for 5 years. She is a certified Personal Trainer through ISSA, and excited to offer a combination of Pilates, Poolates(r), and weight training in her unique "3-P program".