OWNER / INSTRUCTOR
Mari Petherbridge began her fitness career at a young age. She danced pre-professional ballet for 15 years, and had company offers on the table senior year when a serious ankle sprain turned into a career ending injury. Through years of doctors appointments, scans, and misdiagnosis, Mari was at 17 unable to take her dog for more than a 5 minute walk before shooting pain would go up and down her leg and through her ankle.
Being uninterested in “exploratory surgery” Mari was forced to look at other options for workouts through her time of injury. Most of Mari’s dancing career she had taken the harder, faster, and more approach, and a rest day was something she didn’t understand. She tried restorative yoga, gyrotonics, and many other modalities until she finally found Pilates. This was the only form of exercise that seemed to not aggravate her injury, while giving her a tough workout. She fell in love instantly!
She became an instructor right after she turned 18, and has been in the Fitness and Pilates Industry ever since. Mari has managed multiple Pilates locations, studied with some incredible Pilates professionals, and continues to grow her practice and business mindset every year.
Seeing how Pilates was able to give her an outlet for healthy movement, Mari strives to provide the same experience for her clients. Whether you are nursing an injury, cross training, or just looking to get back into Pilates shape, Mari is the choice for you!