As a competitive swimmer in Australia, Lucy was suffering lower back pain and sciatica from a bulging lumbar disc. Under the advisement of a Physical Therapist, Lucy began practicing Pilates in Sydney in 1998. She was absolutely amazed that after only a short time she was mostly pain free and was an immediate convert to the method! Pilates has been a significant part of he life ever since. She has discovered that an added happy benefit to regular Pilates practice is significant improvement in her swimming and other athletic pursuits.
Lucy moved to California in 2001 to complete her PhD in Microbiology at Stanford University and soon met her husband while swimming in the Masters Swimming program. After becoming a mother Lucy decided to switch gears and study to become a Pilates Instructor. She earned a Comprehensive Certification from Balanced Body while living in Santa Cruz. This new avenue has opened up a whole new world of exploration for Lucy and she loves to continually expand her knowledge, repertoire and skills in Pilates and other movement modalities. Along with being trained in the Reformer, Tower, Chair, Barrels, and Springboard, she is trained in the CoreAlign®-a fantastic piece of equipment for retraining form and function in all people; She is a Roll Model Method™ teacher- a self-massage method that will transform the way your body feels and functions; and is currently studying to become a teacher of Nutritious Movement™- a biomechanics and alignment based method that helps to reverse postural, movement and lifestyle habits that can lead to pain and disease. Lucy loves to work with all types of people from children to older adults, from fit to movement challenged- each body is a puzzle just waiting to be deciphered! Lucy and her family moved to beautiful Tahoe in August 2015 and she is excited to share her knowledge with her new community to help them to move more freely and enjoy their own treasured activities in life.