Marilyn Forest-Dott

Marilyn Forest-Dott

PMA Certified Pilates Teacher
Buff Bones® licensed instructor
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Marilyn began taking ballet lessons as a child and continued her studies as a dance major at the University of Arkansas. Her dancing was sidelined when a health problem caused severe pain from the simplest activity, even a short walk around the block. Forced to be nearly sedentary, Marilyn refocused her life and developed her creative talents in multimedia, web and e-learning.

Well over ten years passed before Marilyn’s painful health problem was resolved. During that time her body had changed considerably. She found it challenging to begin exercising again – trying to rebuild both strength and stamina. She was introduced to Pilates by Karen Sanzo, whom she saw for physical therapy. Marilyn’s Pilates practice progressed from those initial therapy sessions to group mat classes and eventually equipment sessions. She learned that the principles of Pilates complemented her years of dance training, providing a deeper understanding of posture and movement.

After practicing Pilates for several years and realizing the immense benefit it can offer every body, in virtually any condition, Marilyn began studying to become a Pilates instructor. She is now certified to teach the Pilates method using the full array of Pilates equipment and is a Certified Pilates Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance. After additional studies for working with osteoporotic clients and those wishing to strengthen their bones, Marilyn is now a licensed Buff Bones® instructor. It is with a deep sense of fulfillment that Marilyn helps others discover for themselves a sense of well-being and vitality through Pilates.