Annie has been practicing Pilates since 1998 and was a United States Gymnastics Federation (USGF) gymnast for 10 years. Initially she began practicing Pilates to improve her posture. After injuring her back in 2004, Annie used Pilates to heal. It was then that Annie knew she had found her true passion and purpose.
Since she began teaching in 2006, Annie has helped countless others reach their fitness goals, build strength, restore flexibility, restore posture, and overcome their aches, pains and injuries. Annie has and continues to work with a diverse clientele ranging from teens to seniors. She works with athletes who wish to improve their athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury as well as everyday men and women looking to stay fit, active and healthy. Annie has also worked with breast cancer survivors, clients before and after joint replacement surgery, clients with injuries, migraine head aches, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulders and much more.
Annie received her comprehensive instructor certification from Balanced Body University. She spent nearly three years preparing for this. Not only is she passionate about helping her students she is extremely passionate about learning her craft. She has continued her education by taking countless classes and continuing education courses. Although Pilates was her first love, Annie now studies and integrates other modalities such as Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and Posture Alignment Therapy. She also uses her knowledge of anatomy and years of experience to create programs that work.
Annie cares deeply for all of her students and believes in looking at people as a whole. She believes that no matter where you are on your fitness journey, it is never to late. Annie is a motivating, kind, caring, observant, and intuitive instructor. Most importantly Annie is an effective instructor. It is Annie’s goal to change your life by changing your body.
“To be strong and healthy is not something you wish for, it is something you must work for.” –Annie Richman