Alexis has always been active, whether it be through sports or music. Growing up near Chicago, she had plenty of options to pursue both. Playing Field Hockey and Soccer became a large part of her life, but with a severe knee injury, her ambitions to play Field Hockey at a collegiate level were put on hold.
Going through reconstructive surgery and intensive rehabilitation to replace her ACL, she realized that she no longer wanted to put herself through the strain and stress that these sports demanded from the body. Struggling to find an outlet for stress and exercise for the next few years, she began taking a Latin based dance class at a local fitness club. After a few months, she began teaching the class in 2004 and developed it over the next 9 years.
Pilates came into her life in 2009. She developed tendonitis and was introduced to the reformer by her boss at the time. She was encouraged to begin her Pilates certification and started teaching Pilates Reformer shortly after. She has her initial certification with Peak Pilates, but found that her natural tendencies in teaching strayed in a different direction. She began working with a Balanced body faculty member/teacher trainer and has been mentored by her for the last 3 1/2 years.
Alexis also has her 200 hr Yoga certification through the initial LifePowerYoga certification. She was fortunate to be taught by John Salisbury and Jen Chiarelli, as visiting instructors, from the former At One yoga studio in Arizona. She is also certified with the Balanced Body Barre and BODHI Suspension System.
Alexis is looking to further her education through Balanced Body, but also to continue learning from all methods so that she can incorporate that knowledge into her teaching. She believes in the power the mind has within the body and its ability to not only heal oneself emotionally, but also physically. She is fascinated with the detail involved in teaching Pilates, and enjoys the challenges each body presents.
The great people / trainers and personal service given. Had an introductory session with Alexis today ~ she is amazing. Will definitely spread the word about Konnect Pilates, looking forward to my next 5 sessions. Great Training, Instructors and Atmosphere !!Lillian A.
Knowledgable instructors, good selection of classes, balanced body foundation to classes. Alexis is an outstanding!Susan S.