Certified Pilates Instructor/Certified Personal Trainer/Certified Yoga Instructor
Louise is originally from St. Louis, MO and moved to Springfield to attend Missouri State University. An avid mover when she was young, she began Irish Dancing then added ballet, modern, tap in high school and continued into college where she began as a Dance Major. In addition to dance, Louise played volleyball, soccer, and swam in high school, and later in college playing lacrosse. With this experience in movement, Louise shifted her focus from dance to the science of movement. She graduated Missouri State with a B.S. in Exercise and Movement Science, her ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist certification, as well as a passion for health and wellness as a whole. Louise went on to receive her Full STOTT Pilates Certification (trained on all Pilates equipment, all levels, including injuries) in order to use multiple modalities with clients to add variety into a clients program. She is also trained in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy-L1 and completed her RYT 200 Yoga Certification. Louise loves to teach many kinds of yoga ranging from restorative & yin to vinyasa & power yoga, has taught a variety of group fitness, group reformer and yoga classes, and has been an active personal trainer since 2012.
Louise believes in a well rounded approach to fitness and lifestyle- there truly is a balance to be found when reaching goals or maintaining wellness. By receiving multiple certifications in various modalities Louise aims to be as informed and prepared as possible to help each client find what works best for them to help them achieve their goals. Louise loves working with people who truly want to achieve a higher quality of life and believes that by finding movement that clients enjoy, she can help aid in reaching clients goals. She is excited to share her love of wellness with all! Outside of teaching, Louise enjoys backpacking, paddle sports, swimming and anything that involves the outdoors and her dog.