A Matter of Balance


“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself,
art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless
and intelligence cannot be applied.” Herophilus

“Everything in moderation, even moderation.” Oscar Wilde

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I am a Pilates Instructor, which I guess makes me a part of the fitness industry. Before you get the wrong idea about me though, I have a few confessions to make. I smoked for over ten years, only quitting 2 years ago. Have made friends with clinical depression (who hasn’t) for 20 years . I’m not tan, nor blonde. I once did public relations work for The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, so yes, I like meat. I love champagne, a good mocha, and generally anything with sugar, and I hate running or spinning or sweating too much. I’m not exactly what one might expect from a fitness instructor, but I’d rather just confess, like the recovering Catholic that I am.

On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve also worked for National Public Radio, try to eat some whole grains and veggies once in awhile, try to exercise, sometimes regularly, by finding activities I enjoy, like swimming, dance and taking up the trapeze. I love hearing life stories from my clients. I learn more from every person I meet, and I truly enjoy helping people feel a little better.

I also speak Japanese and have worked in a; costume shop, coffee house, comedy club, jazz club, italian restaurant, animation studio, trucking company, several public relations firms, a couple of pilates studios, and once as a cafeteria dishwasher. Either I have had a lack of focus in the past or I enjoy a good three ring circus.

The point of selling you my resume is that we are all human, making mistakes, stopping and starting, getting into routines, ruts, habits.  AND THAT’S OKAY. Life is messy.

It’s all a matter of balance, and balance is really just PHYSICS.


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