PILATES & BARRE INSTRUCTOR
Marcella is a tennis player for our DBH 1 team, longtime fitness enthusiast, and has been teaching Barre and Pilates for the past six years.
She first discovered Pilates following her doctor’s recommendations 16 yrs. ago as a way to keep her scoliosis in check. She practiced Pilates twice a week to keep her strong and balanced. Allowing her to run daily, play tennis, swim and ski injury free. Fast forward to six years ago, Marcella started taking Bootybarre classes and fell in love with it and became a Bootybarre and Group Exercise AFAA certified instructor. Bootybarre provided a great format for increasing strength, flexibility, alignment, balance and endurance with no impact. Guided by Patty Barron, her mentor she started exploring Pilates courses to further her movement knowledge and found BASI Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training. BASI has a modern approach to the Pilates Repertoire focusing on the client and adapting the exercise to their needs while maintaining the purpose of the exercise. She is BASI Comprehensive Pilates certified for Mat, Reformer, Tower, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, Avalon, Avalon/Spine corrector and Ped a pull.
Pilates has been an incredible vehicle for her to see gains in clients strength, flexibility and mobility. She enjoys working with all ages and abilities, starting from her ten-year-old son to her eldest client a seventy-four-year-old. Marcella was published in the Basi Student library on her graduate paper “How BASI Pilates Block System Helped My 10 yr. Old Athlete Cease Back Pain”