After years of weight training and pursuing the traditional fitness path, Mary found that she was just not doing her body justice. In 1999, she began dabbling in Pilates and a year later was studying in studios across the with trainers from all over the world. In 2001, she was accepted into the New York Studios training program. Mary trained for over a decade under Romana Kryzanowska, the original heir to the Joseph Pilates lifelong work, her daughter Sari, and granddaughter, as well as Romana’s carefully selected Master Teachers and Teachers. In 2009, Mary began studying with Jay Grimes, who had also worked with Joe and Clara Pilates in the New York Studio. After training with the best, Mary has taken pride in obtaining and maintaining the Original Teachings of Joseph Pilates as it has been passed on to her from many teachers. In addition, she was selected in 2014 to attend a yearlong Professional Advanced Training program with Kathi Ross Nash, which she has now completed. In addition to Pilates, she has obtained certifications with Yoga Alliance 200RYT, BeyondBarre and Zumba.