Mat instructor extraordinaire Becca is here to help you better understand your body, particularly those stabilizing muscles that will help prevent injury. Being a triathlete herself, Becca is passionate about all things physical. Her Tuesday morning mat class is not to be missed!
Can you tell us a bit about your philosophy of teaching, what interests you about the body, and any influences that have shaped your practice and your teaching?
I'm really interested in the body and how we use it and how Pilates can help us to be more functional in our every day lives and protect ourselves from injury. I have been an athlete my entire life and have had many injuries over the years and Pilates has been my saving grace in terms of teaching my body and muscles how to function optimally and strengthening my stabilizing muscles to protect myself from injury.
Do you have a secret hobby or interest (other than Pilates obvi)?
I not so secretly love triathlons. Anything that gets me moving and sweating is wonderful.
What are you reading or watching at the moment?
I just finished reading Game of Thrones and am siting on the edge of my seat waiting for book 6! (Yes, I'm totally a secret nerd and love reading fantasy!)
What are you favorite and least favorite Pilates moves, both to do and to teach?
Favorite Pilates move is leg springs in the air. I love teaching it as well... It's one of those moves that you just can't cheat on and it makes me work hard and use my back line which I hate to do!
Least favorite isn't really a thing... I love everything Pilates!
What is your favorite bone or muscle and why?
I don't think I could pick a favorite muscle or bone... I do love all the stabilizing muscles though, the TVA and the Psoas. Just love any muscle that protects the low back!
Action movies or Romance?
Action AND Romance! Give me a Grosse Point Blank any day of the week!
Anything else you want to share with The Swan community?
I love teaching and I love practicing and I think Pilates is the best cross training for any athlete in any sport. DO IT!!!