About Eme

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Eme grew up in the Chicagoland area & was an elite level gymnast who received a full athletic scholarship to college. Following earning a BS in Kinesiology, she moved to Aspen, CO for 2 years. There she coached gymnastics & sport specific conditioning for the HS ski & snowboard teams. She was also a member of the personal training team at The Aspen Club. Eme then returned to Chicago to acquire an MS in Exercise Physiology as well as certifications through AFAA, ACSM, Gravity Training, & The PhysicalMind Institute. In 2002, she opened Pilates Plus Cross-Training Studio, which she owned & operated for 12 years. In addition, she owned Jump Ahead Academy, a children’s gymnastics & fitness center, for 4 years. Between 2012-2014, Eme authored 7 books for Pilates instructors & advanced enthusiasts. This ‘Pilates Expanded’ series is available on Amazon.com.  More recently, Eme invented and patented the multi-purpose, space-saving ‘Pilates Unfold’ machine and became a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Currently residing in Aspen/Snowmass CO, she offers Pilates training and retreats at her river home and is available for on-site private training as well.

Eme’s Philosophy:

“Joseph Pilates is said to have drawn inspiration from boxing, gymnastics, skiing, diving, body building, wrestling, self defense & rehabilitation, all of which were prevalent during his lifespan of 1883-1967. Today’s generation of Pilates-inspired instructors have the benefit of further influence from balance training, sport-specific training, functional fitness, physical therapy, dance, martial arts, etc. To consummately preserve Joseph’s work from the middle of last century solely honors his death. To expand your Pilates practice by drawing additional inspiration from the growing advances in the health and fitness field pays homage to his life.”

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