Michelle has been a member of IFSMED for four years.
Michelle has taught more than 1500 Pilates mat classes and taught a combined 10,000 hours of Pilates in private and group sessions. Michelle was the program developer and coordinator for the Pilates Teacher Training Program “On The Mat” at UCSD Recreation & FitLife.
Her Pilates training includes extensive study with Rael Isacowitz for comprehensive Pilates on mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Arm Chair, Ped-O-Pul, Avalon System and small apparatus; Karen Clippinger, MSPE, for special conditions and populations of spine, hip, knee & pelvis; Carolyne Anthony for Pre & Post Natal Specialist including rehabilitation for diastysis recti, pelvic floor and c-section recovery.
She has also attended numerous other workshops with Pilates Masters. She recently had the honor of completing the prestigious international Passing the Torch program established by Balanced Body University. Her mentorship for Passing the Torch was with Karen Clippinger, MSPE, and specializes in utilizing Pilates for core development with spine conditions. The specialty includes osteoporosis, osteopenia, kyphosis, lumbar lordosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, disc protrutions/bulge, spine fusions and sacroiliac dysfunction.
Michelle holds a BA from UC San Diego and an MBA from CSU San Marcos.