Anneliese was a professional ballet dancer and competitive ballroom dancer when she was introduced to Pilates in 1990 as the result of a car accident. In 2003 she was introduced to STOTT PILATES® and became a fully certified Instructor in 2004. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2005 and was named as one of the original Lead Instructor Trainers in 2009. Anneliese is also an Instructor Trainer specializing in ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement. Anneliese is the proud owner of abc for dance which creates educational materials and teaching tools for dance educators. She also spent several years developing programming materials for senior independent living facilities and was recognized with awards from the fitness community for the screening evaluation she designed for active older adults. Anneliese thoroughly enjoys being an Instructor Trainer and working with her personal clients.