Fitness and wellness are the cornerstones of Conni’s life. She has been teaching in the fitness world since 1984. Knowing that Pilates and yoga were to be her life’s work, in 1995 she completed intensive Pilates training under the renowned Marie-José Blom, founder and owner of the Long Beach Dance Studio.
During the 1990’s, while working at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, Conni was introduced to many renowned Pilates practitioners. As as teacher, she also became a student, learning from everyone she worked with. Her approach was influenced by guest Pilates practitioners including Marie-Jose Blom and the late Julian Littleford. Conni is a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, a certified Pilates trainer, and a certified yoga teacher. She earned her yoga certificate in 2009 after years of study with master teachers Phyllis Pilgrim and Tim Miller.
Core Movement Studio founded in 1997
Conni went on to found Core Movement Pilates + Yoga Studio in Bend, Oregon in 1997, bringing her store of knowledge and experience to clients of all ages and abilities. Her background in corrective therapy, exercise fundamentals and a deep understanding of anatomy and kinesiology enriches her Pilates practice.
A long-time yoga practitioner, Conni earned certification as a registered yoga instructor with the Yoga Alliance under the tutelage of Jeannie Laslo Douglas of Yoga Indigo Teacher Trainings of Central Oregon.
Conni specializes in helping clients with problems such as sports injuries, arthritis, chronic pain and fibromyalgia. By working with each person’s existing abilities and listening to their needs, she identifies the best approach to improving their fitness and achieving their goals. Her energy, skill, insight and sincerity are legendary among her clients.
Continuing training enhances the client experience
Conni continues to enhance her knowledge with advanced training from experts including Marie-José in Encinitas, California. Conni conducts private sessions, either in her studio or the client’s home. And, as the teacher’s teacher, Conni shares her expertise with Pilates trainers through workshops and one-on-one instruction. With this broad range of experience, Conni offers the most comprehensive Pilates practice available in Central Oregon.