When Stacie drove her mom to her physical therapy appointment in 2006, she didn’t know she would develop an obsession with Pilates that day! She had a semi-private lesson on a reformer at the physical therapy office as part of her mom’s rehab and was immediately hooked. Stacie continued to take Pilates classes throughout her 6 grueling years of graduate school to become a doctor of clinical psychology (you can call her Dr. Stacie!) and noticed that practicing Pilates regularly helped her to manage her stress and to counteract the physical effects that hours of studying and sitting in classes were having on her back and neck. After she became a doctor of clinical psychology, she decided to get certified as a Pilates instructor at Chakra Pilates in San Diego and pursue this passion of hers more seriously so she could offer a mind AND body approach to health and wellness. After a low back injury, Pilates helped her recover extremely quickly and get back on her road bike to train for another ride, further confirming for her the many benefits of this wonderful practice. Stacie completed a second certification through Club Pilates in 2016 as well as Barre Above. She has a private life coaching business focused on empowering adolescent girls and teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction to teens in the community and online. She has published a fiction novel and is currently co-authoring a self-help workbook for teens to use mindfulness to reduce self-harm.