Allison is a third generation Pilates instructor, with over 500 hours of training. Allison was excited to return to the Harrisburg in 2009 after almost 10 years away. Allison began her career in 2005 in the field of exercise physiology at the National Center for Health Fitness in Washington, DC. She has experience in workplace wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, research and health and wellness counseling. Allison holds a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a certification in nutrition counseling from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, located in New York City. Allison also volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and participates in Harrisburg’s Memory Walk in honor of her Grandmother.
Pilates has been a big part of Allison’s life since 2001 when she attended group mat classes while home on summer vacation from the University of Pittsburgh. She returned to Pittsburgh and wanted to continue taking classes and was not able to find one in the area. She felt the need to bring pilates to the University and attended a teacher training that winter to extend her love of the method to follow students. Allison completed the comprehensive teacher training offered from Core Dynamics Pilates in Santa Fe, NM. This program was created in the Eve Gentry tradition. Eve is one of the Pilates elders who studied with Joe Pilates. Allison has taken specialty work shops from Peak Pilates. She completed her apprenticeship at Wellspring Studio now known as Harmony Pilates in Pittsburgh. Allison has studied pilates with Michele Larsson, Chris Potts, Dilla Mastrangelo and Peak Pilates. She is certified Pink Ribbon Pilates Instructor. Allison is also a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She did her RYT training with YogaFit, a program designed to bring yoga to the fitness community. She loves to incorporate elements in pilates sessions.
Allison brings all of her hard-working, energetic, fun-loving person
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