energetic + ATTENTIVE + detail oriented + classical
Originally from New York City, Belissa's first introduction to Pilates came in 2010 when she stumbled onto re:AB Pilates. Years of weight training, boxing, and dance, only provided temporary changes to her body accompanied by many more aches, pains, and injuries. Conversely, after only two weeks with Pilates, she saw a drastic change in her physique and instantly knew it would be in her life forever. An Advertising Sales Executive at NBC Universal, Belissa spent two years contemplating whether she could juggle both a busy corporate schedule and her new passion for Pilates. In 2012, guided largely by her belief that everybody should pursue their passions, Belissa enrolled in the Authentic Teacher Training Pilates Certification program studying under Brooke Siler. One of the highlights for Belissa while in the training program, was being featured as a fitness model in "Women's Health: Big Book of Pilates" by Brooke Siler. Today, she continues to see remarkable changes to her mind, body, and spirit. Her plan is to someday share her expertise in urban communities, like Washington Heights where she was raised, to give back to communities that lack resources and education in the areas of health & fitness.