Meet Mary


Mary first began her practice of Pilates in 1994 while attending the University of Texas at Austin. During her senior year she continued her studies at the University of Oxford. While in England, she practiced at prominent studios in both Oxford and London. Mary received her BA and worked for several years as an archaeologist in Texas, California, and Arkansas, all the while continuing her Pilates practice. After several years in the field, Mary decided to trade in her shovel and trowel for a set of knives and followed her passion for nutrition and the culinary arts to New York City.

Mary graduated with top honors from Natural Gourmet Institute, the first and most prominent health supportive culinary school in the country. Despite her love for cooking, she wanted something even more rewarding from her career and decided to professionally pursue Pilates and fitness. She received her Comprehensive Classical Instructor Certification through the renowned Peak Pilates program under Master Instructor Nancy Hurd. She concurrently received Barre Teacher Certification through Balance Barre and Personal Trainer Certification through the American Council on Exercise to develop a greater understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, which she applies to her Pilates practice.

All of Mary’s training has culminated to make her a very knowledgeable and well-trained instructor who finds delight in teaching others. Mary is passionate about learning, practicing, and teaching classical Pilates. She has since started her own corporation, City Pilates, with a focus on corporate wellness and private instruction.