Brenda Freeman discovered Pilates in 2000 after a difficult delivery and began her Classical Pilates teacher training in 2004. As someone who has been physically active and in pursuit of excellence her entire life, Pilates was the key to her healing success.
After her first son was born via C-section in 2000, Brenda suffered low back pain and an abdominal separation. After her second son was born V-BAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), Brenda again used the Pilates system to heal the muscles of the abdomen and pelvic floor.
Since 2004, Brenda has trained and taken a variety of workshops and certification programs with 2nd Generation Classical Pilates teachers. She most recently studied with Chris Robinson of S6 Fitness in San Diego who specializes in Pilates and sports. She has since trained professional athletes in the Detroit Metro area who rely on her to prevent injury. Brenda uses original Gratz equipment and teaches the Authentic Pilates Method as developed by Joe Pilates in its original form. In 2018, the Authentic Pilates Union (APU) recognized Brenda for her teaching and her preservation of the method by electing her to its Board of Directors.
Brenda’s teaching speaks to her knowledge of the human experience. She has worked with a variety of populations from leading pre-school movement classes to working in hospitals with the elderly. She has taught pre and post-natal Pilates classes and worked with clients to continue their healing after Physical Therapy. Having also taught at Central Michigan University, she spearheaded, wrote, and implemented the Pilates Mat Program that is used today.
Brenda is also a Somatic Sex Educator and combines her knowledge and training of the muscular and anatomical structure of the pelvic floor with her Pilates teaching. Her encouragement of women and their sexual health is the basis for several of her popular seminars including The Pilates Pussy and Vulvas Only.
Currently, Brenda is beginning her Doula Training providing guidance and support to pregnant women, women in labor, post-natal mothers and breastfeeding mothers. She looks forward supplementing the birth experience with encouragement and care.