Mari’s discovery of pilates changed her path in life. As an athlete throughout her youth the body began to feel its toll. During the first few months of personal pilates training the pain was relieved and the whole body was being healed. She could not replace the way her body felt by any other movement. A year later, by the guidance of her instructor, she decided to go train first in Cary, NC for Power Pilates Mat Certification with Triangle Pilates and then continued on to Michael Wright at the Body College Pilates in Washington DC. She completed Physicalmind Institute Comprehensive Pilates training in 2005 and became a PMA© Certified Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance in 2006 and 2015. She studies and continues to study with Master trainers during her continued education and has been teaching full time for the past 10 years.
Now a co-owner of CoreVelo Pilates Studio with Vicki Pittman, the two have great dreams for the future of pilates on Norfolk. Mari is passionate about guiding others through the mind body awareness that pilates provides. Seeing them connect with their movement and discover their full body potential is a feeling unmatched.
Mari has been a resident of Norfolk for 20 years. Mari and her husband, Alan, have been married for 27 years and have three adult children, Alec, Garrick, and Ellesse. Alan is the Men’s Soccer coach at Old Dominion University where he and Mari also run their own business called Dominion Soccer Academy teaching soccer fundamentals to children.
Mat Teacher Training Power Pilates 2005
Physical mind Institute Comprehensive Equipment 2006
Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Instructor 2006