Prior to trying Pilates more than 6 years ago, Stephanie was a skeptic, perceiving Pilates to be “too easy to be effective.” Those doubts were quashed after that first class, and Stephanie has never looked back, earning her teaching certification through Pure Pilates. Stephanie continues to be drawn to Pilates’ strengthening, lengthening and prescriptive benefits. Outside of the studio, Stephanie can be found on a spin bike or at her corporate gig where she is an executive at a real estate finance firm. She holds an M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance and Development from UNC Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. Stephanie grew up in the Boston area, is a die-hard New England Sports fan, and lives with her husband in Ladera Ranch.