Owner and NCPT
Trudy began her Pilates career in February of 2015 when she was fortunate enough to participate in the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program at Pilates Monterey. In December of 2015 she became a Nationally Certified Pilates Trainer (NCPT), and currently teaches Private Sessions, as well as Circuit Grad classes for the Peninsula Pilates Project. In February of 2020, Trudy took her career one step further and purchased Pilates Monterey from her mentor and friend, Andrea Borgman-Quist.
Trudy believes Pilates is the perfect platform for obtaining overall health and vitality through developing a strong connection between mind and body and to further this objective, Trudy became a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor in the spring of 2017. She believes Yoga teaches you to be in the present moment and challenges you to quiet the mind. She feels very fortunate to have training in both modalities which helps her to provide her clients with a unique approach to achieving their fitness and/or wellness goals.
On weekends, she loves to stretch beyond the studio and explore the hiking trails in Carmel Valley and Big Sur, enjoying time with friends, traveling and spending time with her two nieces.
WHO WE ARE
Your Wellness Professionals
At Pilates Monterey, all of our instructors have gone through comprehensive pilates teacher training and have taken and passed the National Pilates Teacher Exam and are Nationally Certified Pilates Teachers (NCPT).
Andrea began her career in fitness in 1984 when she started teaching aerobics in Marin County. In 1991 she purchased In Step with Fitness, an aerobics studio in Mill Valley, where she taught aerobic and Step classes as well as offered Personal Training. In 1996 she sold her business and moved to the Monterey Peninsula where she taught at a variety of health clubs. Andrea completed her Pilates training in 2002 with Pacific Movement Center, and passed the National Pilates Certification examination in 2006. In 2009, she opened her first Pilates studio in Monterey, and has since moved to a larger studio in Old Town Monterey.
In 2012, she started Peninsula Pilates Project (PPP), a Pilates program for women who had had breast cancer, and offered it at no cost because many of the women could not afford it. Andrea took a master certification course on breast cancer restoration using the Pilates method and added this specialty to her teacher training school, (which she created herself and prepares students to take the National Certification Pilates Teacher exam). The program has grown and now includes accessibility to clients with any type of debilitating illness, and is still offered at no charge for those who cannot afford it. She is the Executive Director of the program.
Andrea continues to see clients from all walks of life, and is committed to providing her clients and student teachers with professional, safe, and effective Pilates training.