Twelve years ago, I started teaching an evening Pilates class at Healthtrax in Newington. After two years of teaching at the gym and completing my STOTT certification program, I left my job as Assistant Director of Education at the Mark Twain House & Museum to start my own Pilates company.
This was not an easy decision. Working at the Twain House was mostly great. The staff was fun and supportive. I had the opportunity to meet some interesting people like Henry Rollins, Spike Lee, Hal Holbrook, and Ken Burns to name a few. I still kick myself for not meeting Kurt Vonnegut when I had the chance. And, perhaps best of all, I had a key to enter Mark Twain’s house pretty much any time I wanted. I got to help decorate for Christmas. I got paid to read. I got to meet tourists and teachers from all over the world. I gave all that up to teach Pilates and start my own business. It was risky and scary.
When I left the Twain House I had one Pilates class. Now my schedule is […]