Marie has her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta and is fully certified in the STOTT PILATES® method. She began her foray into the wellness world in 1997 which led to a position as Fitness Program Director at the YMCA and shortly thereafter an instructor of fitness leaders, personal trainers and a conference presenter. Marie stumbled upon Pilates in 2000 and found the missing link between her fitness background and passion for purposeful movement and dance. She became an instructor in 2001. Her specialty in Pilates comes from her extensive movement training background and her programs capitalize on her variety of certifications. You can expect programs that focus on form and variety, as well as efficiency of movement. She firmly believes that every program must be carefully tailored to each individual based on background, goals, and lifestyle.

Marie’s personal interests include outdoor adventure, (she is an avid mountain biker and climber) paddle sports, yoga, dance and running. Most recently she has ventured into the world of triathlon and, just to keep things interesting, aerial acrobatics.

In 2007, she received an invitation by STOTT PILATES® Corporate Training Centre to become an Instructor Trainer and fulfilled the requirements with high recommendations. She currently trains and certifies instructors in the STOTT PILATES Method, presents workshops and hosts courses throughout the province. She is the proud mother of two relentlessly active children.