Hi, I'm Shirley

SHIRLEY ROSE KOERNER, PMA-CPT, Balanced Body Certified, 500-hr PilatesSystemsInc study with Colleen Glenn, Pilates Master Mentor Program (with Lolita San Miguel); ForEverFit Pilates Studio business owner/operator

I have been in the fitness industry close to 20 yrs now. I began my Pilates journey about 15 years ago 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 a 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 the Pilates Master Mentor Program with Lolita San Miguel, first generation Pilates teacher who studied directly with Joseph Pilates and was one of only two people to ever be directly certified as an instructor by Joseph Pilates.

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!" ™