In 2000, Margaret was taking her regular step class and the instructor pulled her aside and asked if she had thought about teaching classes. She thought he had lost his mind. However, the instructor persisted and provided information on upcoming certifications. She finally relented and looked at the website. It did seem to be a perfect match. Margaret had always been active. She was a competitive gymnast from the age of 5 to 17 and was always moving. After taking the primary certification through AFAA and starting to teach classes, she realized how much she loved helping people get and stay active. Over the last 16 years, she has taught a variety of fitness formats and finally discovered Pilates in 2007. She loved how Pilates challenged participants, but could be modified for any participant. She completed her STOTT PILATES Matwork Certification in 2012 and her STOTT PILATES Reformer Certification in 2015. Barre seemed to be the next logical step for Margaret. She completed the Booty Barre® certification in 2013 and also completed STOTT PILATES Total Barre class in 2014. She is currently working on her Comprehensive STOTT PILATES Certification and expects to have all modules in her repertoire by 2017.