Amy is the Owner of ARC Pilates in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada (located just outside Calgary, AB in the foothills of Canadian Rockies) and the Founder of Pilates Fest North.
She is the mother of four children. In 2010, her oldest son was diagnosed with a rare degenerative neuromuscular disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). This was the wake-up call that lead her to Pilates.
Amy worked in private healthcare for 15 years as an Administrator of Disability Management.
In 2016 she decided to leave her corporate job working in a spine clinic to pursue her passion for Pilates. After working all those years seeing the struggles of chronic illness and disability, she decided it was time to make a change, and this is where her journey to teaching Pilates began.
She is a certified, comprehensively trained Advanced Level 5 Classical Pilates Teacher. Amy is a National Certified Pilates Teacher. She enjoys working with a wide range of individuals, including children, the elderly, individuals with disabilities and athletes.
Amy is a sought-after International Educator and Teacher Training Mentor; she is passionate about providing teachers with ongoing skills to succeed in their teaching practice and their business.
She has presented topics such as Kids Rule the World, Pilates for the Future, Connection, Collaboration and Community, and Pilates Outside the Box (special considerations and concerns).
Amy is a tenacious networker and lifelong learner. She is always looking for ways to create connection, collaboration and community. She is passionate about cultivating community in every aspect of her life, business and Pilates practice.