Power Pilates Mat Certification 2005
Physicalmind Institute Comprehensive Pilates Training 2005
Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Instructor in 2006 and 2015
Pilates for Scoliosis 2015
Z Health Essentials of Elite Performance 2019
Z Health R Phase Rehabilitation and RE-Education Certification 2019
Core Align One Certification 2019
Makarlu Masterclass 2019
Peripheral Neuropathy Masterclass 2019
Mari’s discovery of pilates changed her path in life. As an athlete throughout her youth, her body began to feel the toll.
During the first few months of personal pilates training, the pain was relieved and her whole body was being healed. She could not replace the way her body felt by any other movement.
A year later, by the guidance of her instructor, she decided to go train first in Cary, NC for Power Pilates Mat Certification with Triangle Pilates, and then continued on to Michael Wright at the Body College Pilates in Washington DC. She completed Physicalmind Institute Comprehensive Pilates training in 2005 and became a PMA© Certified Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance in 2006 and 2015.
She studies and continues to study with Master trainers during her continued education and has been teaching full time for the past 15 years.
Now the owner of PureCore Pilates and Cycling Studio, Mari has great dreams for the future of pilates on Norfolk.
Mari is passionate about guiding others through the mind body awareness that pilates provides. Throughout the years, she has trained to specialize in working with clients who are dealing with chronic pain and acute injuries. Seeing them connect with their movement and discover their full body potential is a feeling unmatched. She helps her clients practice safe movements throughout their daily lives and move their bodies the way they need to create daily patterns of healing.
Mari has been a resident of Norfolk for 25 years. Mari and her husband, Alan, have been married for 31 years and have three adult children, Alec, Garrick, and Ellesse. Alan is the Men’s Soccer coach at Old Dominion University where he and Mari also run their own business called Dominion Soccer Academy teaching soccer fundamentals to children.