Kerry believes core strength is the base of all fitness. Always physically active, she competes in triathlons, completing over 5, 1/2 IM in the last 3 years. In addition to teaching with us, she has been the Fitness Coordinator for the OBX YMCA since they opened in 2000, teaching numerous fitness classes.
Kerry has been teaching Pilates for 16 years, with certification from the Physical Mind Institute under the direction of Cynthia Clark in Charlottesville, Va. She received her 260-hour yoga teacher certification in 2013 at the Amalam School of Yoga under the direction of Anne Howard.
Kerry teaches all levels and loves to challenge her students by taking them a little further then they would push themselves alone. Her style has more of a physical approach with a keen attention to detail towards form – as she always says “an exercise executed with proper form in one rep is worth 5 half hearted reps!” She likes to always “mix” things up a bit on the mat to keep the body guessing!
Having been an athlete her whole life, she has also had her share of injuries and surgeries, which has merely reinforced her belief in the importance of a strong core that can be your basis for strength. These experiences also make her a terrific ally for those recovering and in need of thoughtful modifications.
Having graduated with a BA in Communications Arts & Design she is also a fine artist showing her work in local galleries. She has been in the fitness world for 26 years, is mother of two, and part owner, with her husband, of a local restaurant.