Shirley has dedicated her career to Pilates for the past decade. Originally from Brazil, she graduated with a degree in physical education and also has done extensive work in sports psychology. She is qualified to teach mat classes and the full Pilates repertoire, including Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel. Shirley also has trained in clinical Pilates and specialises in working with all types of postural and movement impediments, ranging from herniated discs to osteoporosis. In addition to teaching Pilates, Shirley has recently completed a degree in Information Technology.