SHELLY’S natural inclination for dynamic movement led her to a career in dance and fitness, with a special affinity for contemporary PILATES. With over two decades of experience, she’s trained celebrities, NY socialites, and taught alongside respected second-generation PILATES practitioners.
Before the term ‘barre’ gained popularity, Shelly played a key role in launching the only licensed LOTTE BERK Method barre studio. Unbeknownst to her, she became a pioneer in the emerging barre movement.
While upholding an executive position adjacent to leading barre classes in New York City, her waitlist grew to have a waitlist! She realized her success was attributed to not only her expertise and unique style of teaching, but her PERSONALITY, determination, and genuine CARE for her clients.
Shelly is recognized as one of the first barre-choreographers during the early days of barre DVDs. As she uncovered hidden talents, designing fitness-fusion classes from the ground up, using her comprehensive certification knowledge of all Pilates apparatuses, she brought significant contributions to the barre-fitness industry — as a barre-enthusiast would say, she RAISED the barre!
Motherhood brought about many changes. She strived to balance home life, movement, and career. Dissatisfied with the available fitness classes, she took matters into her own hands and created a new method using old equipment in a new way inside her garage.
In the course of facing BREAST CANCER and undergoing a double MASTECTOMY just months ago, Shelly’s perspective on the healing power of movement has deepened. She invites you to JOIN HER on a journey exploring the transformative effects of strength, gentle mobility, stretching, and progressive movement on our bodies.
Rediscover a fun way to celebrate movement with Shelly and The Knight Technique!