has always had a love for movement! She began formal dance training at age four and gymnastics at six. She started teaching tap, jazz, ballet and tumbling in 9th grade to three through eight year-olds, and continued teaching until leaving for Texas Tech University.
Her goal in college was to major in Dance with the intention of opening a studio. However, she sustained a global knee injury her freshman year which precipitated numerous surgeries. She finally had a total knee replacement in 2012 and has harvested vast knowledge from personally experiencing injuries, chronic pain and rehab during the 30-year journey.
Throughout the 90’s, she taught Cardio and Low Impact Aerobics, Step and Weight Training at various health clubs in Texas and California. In 2006, she participated in a Pilates mat class at the YMCA in Atlanta, and fell in love with the method! It was challenging, smart and safe. And it was clear this was the path for her!
She honed her skills by teaching for over a decade at CORE Pilates + GYROTONIC in Atlanta, GA with studio owner and Master Trainer Jessica Gowen. Jessica afforded Shelly every opportunity to continue her education and personal development in both modalities, while offering her many avenues to serve in management roles.
Teaching Pilates and GYROTONIC is a way of life and a practice. Our bodies are meant to MOVE and are profoundly linked to our mind and spirit. Shelly derives great joy in helping clients realize their physical potential, which almost always improves other aspects of every day life.
Shelly is married to Marc, and has a son who lives in Seattle and a daughter who attends The University of Virginia. They love large dogs and are the proud parents of Maverick, a blue Great Dane.
Pilates – 2006 to Current
Power Pilates Comprehensive Certification, Atlanta, GA
The Pilates Center Advanced Bridge
Pre-Natal and Post Partum Specialty Training with Carolyn Anthony
Host Advisor, TPC
GYROTONIC Expansion System – 2010 to Current Foundation Level 1
Application for Scoliosis, Paul Horvath
Jumping Stretching Board
Red-Cord (Neuromuscular Suspension Training) – 2013