Connie has been practicing Pilates for nearly 15 years. Although she has engaged in various forms of fitness for years, it wasn’t until she experienced Pilates that she found her true passion. Besides that, she found that Pilates was the definitive answer to her lower back and neck problems; she has been virtually pain free for years now! In pursuit of her Pilates passion, she was certified through BASI in October 2007, and completed courses for a STOTT certification. When she isn’t working on fine-tuning her Pilates, Connie is a freelance writer, editor, and translator for educational publishers and other clients. Connie resided in Venezuela for years and has traveled extensively. She teaches in the Laguna Niguel studio on Thursday and Sunday mornings.