Mary Abate, Instructor
Mary loved to move & dance as far back as she can remember. She danced professionally for 13 years in ballet companies in IL & MI and modern companies in PA & SC. Mary also earned an MA in Theater Dance from Northern Illinois University. Her introduction to Pilates was through a Hanya Holm dancer/teacher in college. Since high school Mary taught various dance styles to all ages and levels of students. While in SC Mary reconnected with Pilates when her friend & mentor, Jocelyn Nugent opened a Pilates Studio, Praxis. After Radonna Patterson (BodyWorks) from Raleigh certified Mary & she began teaching Pilates reformer sessions in SC. After relocating to MA with her husband & young daughter, Mary became an AFAA certified group ex instructor. She also got Certified in the Les Mills programs: BodyFlow and BodyPump. As she continued to study Pilates, Mary got licensed in Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Silver Sneakers. In 2015, Mary completed the Stott certification for Mat and Reformer. As she continues to practice & learn, Mary believes as long as we move from the core, we can develop our bodies and minds to help us become stronger and move more efficiently throughout our daily lives.