"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness."
~Joseph Pilates

Mary Johlfs began practicing Pilates in 2001 as a complement to marathon training. With a regular practice, she began to enjoy the benefits that Pilates training brought to her running: increased flexibility and strength, better balance and alignment, and injury prevention.

Mary is a 3rd generation Certified Pilates Teacher, having completed her comprehensive teacher training (450 hours) with Dilla Mastrangelo, a classically trained, second generation Pilates teacher. Additionally, Mary is certified through the Pilates Method Alliance and The Pink Ribbon Program™. She has also trained with Mariska Breland and is a Pilates for Neurological Conditions trained teacher. Mary is able to perform and teach at the advanced level on the mat, Reformer, Wunda Chair, Cadillac, Ped-a-Pull, and barrels. Mary has experience working with clients from athletes to seniors, and with a variety of special issues including pregnancy, joint replacement, osteopenia, osteoporosis, stenosis, and post-surgical.

An accomplished runner, Mary has completed 25 marathons and ultramarathons, as well as numerous races of shorter distances. Mary is an RYT (registered yoga teacher) with Yoga Alliance, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, an HKC Kettlebell instructor, a fully certified MELT Method instructor, and a PADI certified SCUBA diver. She is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance and IDEA.


Pilates with Mary © 2016
Photographs by Federica Valabrega