MarySue was introduced to Pilates in rehabilitation for cervical spine surgery. She fell in love with the precision, beauty and flow of the movements. She continued to practice with a personal Pilates Instructor twice a week for several years. Then came open heart surgery and once again Pilates played a very important part in rehabilitation and spurred the desire for deeper knowledge which lead to study with Body Arts and Sciences International. Through generous support and encouragement from the owners, trainers and therapists of Cypress Center, MarySue was afforded practice time and instruction while working toward her Pilates certification. She feels honored to be a part of this dynamic Cypress Center team.
MarySue came from the corporate and business world with high interest and participation in fitness and health. Originally from Pennsylvania, MarySue relocated to Santa Monica, CA in 1989 where she continued her vocation in the entertainment industry. Credits as a Production Manager/Associate Producer include the Oscars, the Emmys, the Grammys, Americas Funniest Home Videos and various MTV productions. That experience lead to an offer to join The Disney Channel as Director of Production. She spent 8 years growing with The Disney Channel as it became Disney/ABC Television Group under the direction of Anne Sweeney.
MarySue took a one year medical leave from Disney while recuperating from open heart surgery. At the end of the medical leave she did not have the "heart" (no pun intended) to return to the corporate world. Still full of vim and vigor Pilates has become her passion.
When not practicing, teaching or taking continuing education in Pilates, MarySue loves ballroom dancing, movies, spending time with friends and travel.