Shirley has dedicated her career to Pilates for the past eight years. 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, including working with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, herniated discs, stenosis, chondromalacia, labyrinthitis, high pressure, stroke, kyphosis, scoliosis with congenital rotation, lordosis , stenosis, bursitis (shoulder’s and hips) shin splints, foot pain, muscles pain, stiffness and osteoporosis. In addition to teaching Pilates, Shirley is currently pursuing a degree in Information Technology.