Patricia has been teaching authentic Pilates for 15 years. She was certified by Romana
Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates' prodigy, at The Pilates Studio of the Midwest in 1998,
after completing over 700 hours of observation and student teaching. After certifying
through the Pilates Studio of New York, she taught both private lessons and leveled
At the same time, she also taught at InSync Fitness in Highland Park.
This was her opportunity to teach children both privately and group mat classes.
Many were figure ice skaters and rhythmic gymnastics students. She found great joy
in teaching kids, and pre-teens. They inspired her to be fun and creative in her
teaching. Two things she still brings to her classes and clients today.
In the late
summer of 1999, she was recruited to teach by a renowned studio, Powerhouse Personal
Fitness, half way around the world in Sydney, Australia. She instructed a variety
of private clients including teachers, teens, doctors, runway models, and swimmers.
While in Australia, she began studying lymphatic drainage and practicing moving meditations,
and cranial sacral therapy. She did in-depth studies with osteopaths weekly, and
experienced rolfing, shiatsu, and Chinese herbs. After a year, she returned to Illinois
where she taught at ice rinks, dance studios, health clubs and local studios.
she opened her own studio, Pure In Form, in Grayslake, IL. Her clientele ranges from
7 to 87 years old, and includes everyone from professionals to cancer patients, to
pregnant women to champion ice skaters. She empowers clients with knowledge of how
their bodies work, so they can move with ease. She works in conjunction with physical
therapists and chiropractors to assist injuries including hip replacements, frozen
shoulders, knee and back pain, among others.
In 2010 Patricia decided to pursue training inGYROTONIC®and GYROKINESIS® movement.
In it is a blending of her love for dance and her passion for healing bodies. The
graceful movements of the GYROTONIC®system allow the body to move fluidly and achieve
full range of motion in each joint, tendon and ligament.
Patricia and her husband have been married for twelve years. She is a mother of an
11 year-old son, and a nine year-old daughter. In addition to teaching Pilates, she
enjoys dancing, swimming, playing, reading, and learning.