SHIRLEY ROSE KOERNER, PMA-CPT, Romana's Pilates Certified Teacher.
I have been in the fitness industry close to 20 yrs now. I began my Pilates journey in 1999 while operating my yoga studio. I took my first Pilates class and it was love at first sight. I had to know more about "The Method."
I first began with Colleen Glenn's Pilates Systems Inc comprehensive Pilates training program in Dallas in 2000 while owning/operating my business in Flower Mound: YogaForEveryBody.
After close to 15 years with my primary focus on yoga, I woke up one day with a sudden-onset, very painful and (at that time) completely debilitating physical illness that left me almost completely bedridden for six months. When your body and health suddenly and abruptly fail you, you realize what Joe Pilates said is so true: "Health is the prerequisite to happiness."
It was quite a journey returning to the fitness lifestyle I'd come to know and love, but I did discover Pilates as the best, well-rounded, most intelligent exercise that truly integrates both mind and body. It required much focus and awareness for me to perform the exercises to maximize their effectiveness and efficiency.
I have since completed the Balanced Body comprehensive training program with Karen Sanzo of Pilates Unlimited. I am also certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). Most recently, I completed my Romana's Pilates training at True Pilates New York and Park Cities Pilates Center, Dallas, and received that certification in June, 2017.
I look forward to the future of Pilates, the never-ending opportunities for more education, and ultimately, to share my story, my education, and my sincere passion for Pilates with you.
Each day, every day, I wake up knowing, "Pilates is Always a Good Idea!" ™