Dani fell in love with Pilates in 2004, after the birth of her second child.  She found that Pilates strengthened not only her body, but also gave her a mental strength that she had never known.  Growing up her passions included gymnastics, dancing, and cheerleading, but she never felt that she challenged herself physically and mentally until later in life.  Dani developed a passion for human anatomy, physiology, and exercise science while attending school in Boulder, at the University of Colorado.  She graduated with a B.A. in Kinesiology, which naturally led her to a career in healing through movement.  Dani is certified in Pilates through PhysicalMind Institute as well as The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).  She is also a certified level II Franklin Method Educator, which uses imagery to teach people how to move with maximum efficiency and dynamic alignment.  Dani currently owns a successful, private Pilates studio in Monument, CO and has been teaching there for over 17 years.  She is continually inspired by her clients as they are transformed through Pilates, gaining physical and mental strength that allows them to overcome challenges that previously seemed unattainable.  She advocates mindfulness, positive self talk, and encouragement in her teaching as well as in her own life.  Dani has become an avid mountain runner, completing several mountain marathons, a task that seemed impossible to her for most of her life.  After placing in the Masters division for the last 2 years in the Triple Crown of Running, which includes the Pikes Peak Ascent, Dani placed 4th in Masters in the Pikes Peak Marathon in 2017.  She truly believes that with the strength, flexibility, and discipline that has come from her Pilates practice, coupled with positive mindfulness, the sky’s the limit.  Dani lives in Palmer Lake with her husband, Nate, and their two awesome children, Isabel and Isaac.  Dani and her husband hope to pass along their passion for life, to their children, by spending time together in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, camping, and skiing.