Rachel received her Pilates certifications in mat and apparatus through STOTT Pilates and pre- and post-natal specialist certifications through Women's Fitness Center of America. She graduated Summa cum Laude from Montclair State University where she earned Bachelor’s Degrees in both Fine Arts/Dance and English Education. She also holds a Master’s of Education in Dance from Rutgers. Rachel trained in New York and has been teaching Pilates since 2009. She is the director of the Ridge Dance Department at Ridge High School in Basking Ridge, NJ where she teaches grades 9-12 and advises on dance related extra-curricular activities. She brings her experience in the classroom to her teaching of Pilates.
With a background as a pole vaulter, runner and dancer, Marcellina brings high energy to her classes, keeping them challenging while catering to her clients’ needs. As a second profession, her focus and passion is acknowledging that “Pilates is not just an exercise, but a way of life!” -- helping people achieve healthier lifestyles.