Tess

I teach Mat Pilates, and I strive to integrate movements that tone and strengthen with active stretches to safely increase flexibility. My favorite thing about Pilates is how easily each movement can be adapted to challenge every fitness level; from a newcomer to the gym to a professional athlete! Movement is my passion, and I strive to help my classes move mindfully, and deepen the connection between their mind and body. Join me for Mat Pilates and experience a full-body challenge that will leave your muscles feeling activated and strong!

My love for the Pilates method is summed up in this quote by Mr. Joseph Pilates himself: "A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion." 

As a newcomer to New Orleans, I couldn't be happier to be teaching at Franco's. I recently earned my B.A. in Dance Performance and B.A. in Recreation Management from Illinois State University - and moved to this amazing city just a few days after graduation! Outside of the gym, I dance professionally with the New Orleans-based contemporary dance company, Good Dance Since 1984, and enjoy exploring the city, shopping at farmer's markets, and soaking up the southern sunshine! 


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