Pilates Instructors

Annie Pokrywka, a movement specialist for over 17 years, is passionate about teaching others how to move their bodies more efficiently, with more control and awareness. There is a difference in moving and moving well.
Annie holds a BS in Kinesiology from UMCP and was an American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist before starting her Pilates career in 2000. She earned both Mat and Comprehensive Pilates certifications through the PhysicalMind Institute at the Body College in Washington, DC. Later, she added Standing Pilates and Pilates for Golf certifications. Seeing how Pilates is beneficial for every demographic, Annie has taken specialized workshops for pre/postnatal women, children, and scoliosis. Most recently, Annie was added to the WITS faculty, teaching Personal Training courses at local community colleges.

What she finds fascinating is how Joseph Pilates was truly ahead of his time. He had the foresight to see how modernity and sedentarism would adversely affect our physiology, from work stress to furniture design faults. Where Pilates left off, other systems Annie studies, like Anatomy Trains, Gymnastics Bodies and Nutritious Movement, have picked up and filled in the gaps. Annie will forever be a student of the wondrous human body and will excitedly continue to convey her knowledge to her students/clients.