Brenda Freeman began her Authentic Pilates teacher training in 2004 after discovering Pilates in 2000. As someone who has been physically active and in pursuit of excellence her entire life, Pilates was the key to her healing success.
After her son was born via c-section in 2000, Brenda suffered low back pain and an abdominal separation referred to as, diastasis recti. Pilates was the answer to her healing. In 2003, she had a V-BAC (vaginal birth after cesarian) and used the Pilates system to heal the muscles of the abdomen and pelvic floor.
Since 2004, Brenda has trained and taken a variety of workshops with 2nd Generation Classical Pilates teachers, Jennifer Kries, Brett Howard, Simona Cipriani, Mari Windsor, Kathryn Ross-Nash, Chris Robinson, Jay Grimes, Peter Fiasca, Brooke Siler, Dana Santi, and Sean Gallagher. She is certified as a 3rd generation NYC Authentic Pilates teacher.
Her teaching experiences speak to her knowledge of the human experience. She has worked with a variety of ages and populations from leading Pre-school movement classes to working in hospitals with the elderly. She has taught pre and post-natal Pilates Classes and worked with clients to continue their healing after Physical Therapy. She also taught at Central Michigan University, where she developed and wrote the course syllabus for their Pilates Mat Program which is still going strong.