Featured DIAKADI Health Practitioner | Michelle Wallace
Michelle Wallace completed her classical pilates certification in New York City while interning in the Athletic Training Department at Hunter College. She has both a dance and athletic background and came to pilates after sustaining several debilitating injuries. She fell in love with pilates for the quality of movement that the method demands and for its effectiveness at helping her to heal.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
- People with chronic illnesses
Michelle has been teaching pilates since 2004. Since then, she has trained professional dancers and competitive athletes (the UCB Women’s Rugby Team, several tri-athletes, ice skaters, runners and swimmers). As well, she has learned to use the method rehabilitatively, especially to stabilize joint injuries. She has experience working with pre- and post-natal women, as well as with chronic illnesses–polio, cancer, lyme and fibromyalgia. While living in Costa Rica, she assisted with the teacher trainer certification at OmPrem Studio. She has also written for Pilates Style Magazine.
Michelle takes her students through dynamic workouts by setting a rhythm for each exercise and then keeping her students moving one exercise to the next. She weaves in cues and corrections to keep her students performing with precision. She loves teaching and seeing pilates effect the positive changes of strength, flexibility and awareness in her students.
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