Comprehensive Apprentice Instructor
Shelly’s love for Pilates began in 2016, after a dressage lesson with her instructor. She noticed Shelly’s balance was noticeably off and recommendation she try Pilates. From the very first lesson Shelly was impressed with her body’s immediate response to the Pilates method. Shelly had the great gift of training under Teresa Cocke for 2 years, a 3rd generation Chacha Guerrero Instructor of Pilates Heritage right here in the heart Arlington, TX. It became clear to Shelly that Pilates was not a fad workout, but rather medicine for the body and the soul. It wasn’t until the opening of Century Pilates in Arlington, TX in 2020 that Shelly knew the next chapter of her life would open up as she would pursue her dream of positively impacting people’s lives by empowering them with the Pilates method.
Shelly began her comprehensive Pilates training September 2021, under the mentorship of Emily Wills, creator of Century Pilates Instructor Training. Pilates gave her newfound confidence and acted as a positive constant through the years. Shelly has been passionate about fitness for decades both in equestrian sports and in studio. Shelly is a dressage and Western Pleasure Rider. She trained at the Cooper institute in Dallas and holds and ACE group fitness certification as well as, Schwinn Power Cycle, AFA, Vbarre, and is a Level 2 Certified Century Pilates Instructor currently working towards her Level 4 Certification.
After decades of success in pharmaceutical sales, Shelly pursued her Real Estate License and found she had a niche in staging homes and designing spaces. Shelly is a lover of animals of all kinds. She is a mother to 4 and a wife to her loving husband Brad Bass. Shelly is known for her infectious smile and intoxicating laugh. She effortlessly injects her students with a burst of joy that’s authentically sustained through her strong faith. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made,” Psalms 139:14.
Shelly believes that workouts should be fun above all and that we all leave feeling better than when we walked in. Shelly’s goal is, to ensure that her students feel welcome and that every session is purpose driven. Shelly can also be found teaching private training and group classes at Aledo Pilates in Aledo, TX, under the mentorship of Owner, Chandler Joslin.