Mari Winsor was also presenting at the conference. I felt star struck when I saw her. Mari deserves the credit with getting me hooked on pilates. The first pilates I ever did was a Mari Winsor video, and I loved it right away.

I still generally prefer her pilates videos to STOTT videos. Her videos move faster, although her style, like Jay Grimes, is different than what I have trained in. I’m okay with that though.

On the second day of the conference I took a mat class with Mari. There were about 100 people in attendance. It is pretty cool to have 100 people together doing pilates. Mari didn’t disappoint. She is a hot ticket. More petite than I anticipated, but a little ball of energy with a fabulous sense of humor.