VIM Pilates Trainer Bios
During her time at University of Texas, she studied Exercise Science with a focus on strength and conditioning coaching. While studying injury prevention, Allie worked with the UT Men’s Basketball Team. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer. Allie believes a great trainer has a strong commitment to continue learning and growing with her clients.
Allie has a growing passion for pilates. She is currently Core Mat I & II certified with Power Pilates. She is continuing to pursue complete classical training utilizing the Pilates apparatus. She will help you accomplish a well balanced fitness program for a happy and healthy life.
Alex Van Buren
Alex is a high school teacher by day and Pilates instructor by night. She first got involved in Pilates after a few sports-related knee and foot injuries. She continued to gain passion for Pilates while recovering from foot surgery as it helped her regain strength and flexibility without creating impact on her foot. Alex became so passionate about spreading the joy of Pilates that she would make her friends do online videos with her in their dorm rooms and would drag them to classes at the local gym. Now, as a certified instructor, Alex loves to instruct Pilates classes because she believes that it is an exercise that any participant at any level can excel in with dedication, hard work, and proper modifications.
Alex speaks Spanish and she loves traveling through the Spanish-speaking world during her vacations. She has been to Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and has lived in Spain and Costa Rica for school… and hopes to add many more destinations to her list! Alex enjoys biking, swimming, cooking (and eating) food, and spending her career as a teacher.
I have been going to Sharon for over 10 years and I love every single minute of it. She is my favorite Pilates teacher because of her creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor. Since I began, I have been continuously challenged with new and different ways to increase my core strength and fitness. Sharon kicked my butt and motivated me to get in the best shape of my life for my wedding. She is someone who truly enjoys and has a passion for Pilates and your well-being. Sharon is the best in Boston, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
I have been a client with Sharon for a number of years, having sessions several times a week. As a former President and CEO of a nationwide company, I know what it is like to balance work with exercise…it’s tough! I have tried a variety of workout routines over the years, but I continue to work with Sharon. She is focused on what you are trying to accomplish and tailors the sessions to your goals, and I see results. I highly recommend her!
Before working with Sharon, when people talked about their love for Pilates, I never understood what they were talking about. I had tried most every studio in Boston and various trainers over the years. To be honest, I had lost faith that there was a knowledgable and caring trainer out there who would both watch and make corrections to my form instead of talking about their latest cleanse while I threw out my back.
Sharon definitely knows her stuff and will push you to be the best version of yourself! After the first 10 visits (4-6 weeks), I definitely noticed changes in my body – in appearance and flexibility. After 20 visits, wow… I’m 53 and in the best shape of my life!