Waking up in excruciating pain is a frightening thing–and it’s what brought Susan to the Pilates Method. Susan discovered her gym workouts were exacerbating her scoliosis, a condition she didn’t even know she had and was worried she’d have to give up fitness. After reading about the benefits of Pilates for the spine and alignment, she knew it was something she had to try. She immediately fell in love with the mindful movement and, after repairing her own spine, she decided to become an instructor so she could help others. Susan completed her Pilates certification with Peak Pilates in 2013, and she’s been sharing the Method with others ever since. Susan received her certificate in Balanced Body Barre in 2015, and she’s excited to teach Pilates-influenced barre!