Comprehensively Certified Instructor
SHIRLEY ROSE KOERNER
Romana’s Pilates Certified Teacher.
Shirley is dedicated 3rd generation classical Pilates instructor and brings 20 years of Pilates knowledge and expertise to the team. She believes passionately that proliferating classical Pilates ensures its ongoing integrity for generations to come in a time when not all Pilates is created equal. Shirley boasts 4 comprehensive classical certifications and is thrilled to bring her experience to the members and private clients of Century Pilates.
Shirley’s path to becoming a classically trained Pilates instructor started like a lot of teachers, our bodies failed us in some way.
After close to 15 years with her primary focus on yoga, she woke up one day with a sudden-onset, very painful and at the time, completely debilitating physical illness that left her almost completely bedridden for six months. “When your body and health suddenly and abruptly fail you, you realize what Joe Pilates said is so true: ‘Health is the prerequisite to happiness.’”
It was quite a journey returning to the fitness lifestyle she’d come to know and love. She realized immediately that authentic Pilates is the best, well-rounded, most intelligent exercise that truly integrates both mind and body. It requires much focus and awareness to perform the exercises to maximize their effectiveness and efficiency.
In 1999 after taking her first Pilates class, she fell in love with the rich system of Pilates and soon pursued her first in depth certification with Colleen Glenn Pilates Systems program in Dallas in 2000. Shirley has since completed the Balanced Body Teacher Training, the Lolita San Migel Teacher Training, & is also certified through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA). She most recently, completed the rigorous and prestigious Romana’s Pilates training at True Pilates New York and Park Cities Pilates Center, Dallas, in 2017.
Shirley looks forward to the future of Pilates, the never-ending opportunities for more education, and ultimately, to share her story, her education, and her sincere passion for Pilates with you.
Each day, every day, Shirley wakes up knowing, “Pilates is Always a Good Idea!” ™