Pattie has worked in the fitness arena for over 17 years. She was certified by the Aquatic Exercise Association in Water Fitness in 1990. It was in the pool that she met Kelly Hale.
"Water is an ideal environment for working the core. The body is constantly challenged by the properties of the water. Turbulence, hydrostatic pressure and buoyancy are just some of the tools we use to train vertically."
Fun, Inspiring Facts about Pattie:
Her aquatic specialties include Deep Water Cardio, Pilates with Props, Yoga and Stretching in Shallow Depths and work with special populations. Over the last 6 years she has been instrumental in helping to establish the Pre-natal Water Fitness program through Beaumont Hospital.
She received her first mat Pilates certification in 2002 through Stott Pilates in Toronto. Advanced mat certification came in 2005. "Pilates has changed the way I teach everything. The precision and depth of the method can be applied to so much in our lives."
Her interest in core work and movement integrity led her to pursue certifications in Fitball, Foam Roller and Functional Fitness for Golf. Polestar Pilates at Inspired Wellness continues to evolve and expand her repertoire.
Pattie holds a BA from the University of Michigan in Environmental Studies with a minor in Communications. She can identify the call of a Red Wing Black Bird as well as root out a dangling participle.
She has worked for 22 years in the advertising industry, as a writer and creative director, dedicated to maintaining both movement and creative integrity.
She believes writing and Pilates have much in common-to take an abstract concept and communicate it in a clear, concise, creative way. "My goal everyday is to rid the world of back pain and bad commercials."