Meet our visiting instructor…Sheri Long

BASI Pilates Sheri Long

This is part of our Meet Our Visiting Instructor Series where you get to read about some of the visiting teachers to our studio. Meet Sheri Long, she is a proud Senior Faculty member of the Body Arts and Science, International (BASI) with an extensive background in dance, fitness, and health.

What have you been up to recently?

I have been quite busy doing what I love which is teaching Pilates! I just returned from Rio de Janeiro after teaching at their International Conference with fellow teachers from all over the world which was amazing.

How long have you been a Pilates teacher and what inspired you to become one?

I have been a Pilates Teacher for 16 years. I have been teaching movement for over 30 years and When I started practicing Pilates I wanted to share it with others.

What’s your favourite Pilates exercise? Why?

I’m quite fickle and my favorite changes, I do try to do the ones that are not my favorite because those are the ones I probably need to do.

If Joe Pilates was still alive, what would you ask him?

I would have three questions;
1. Since our lifestyles are different would the work be different
2. Why did he choose some of the names
3. Can he give me a session

What are your top three tips for clients and students for progressing their Pilates practice?

  1. The process is more important then the destination
    2. Don’t look for perfection
    3. Enjoy

Describe your teaching style in less than ten words

Tough question. It depends on the body in front of me. And I try to teach with compassion and love.

Where are your three favourite places in the world?

I have found favorite things every where I have gone.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

1. Continue to educate myself
2. Remember to enjoy the journey
3. Inspire others

Tell us about someone who inspires you

My husband inspires me because he is so happy just living life. I am also truly inspired by my clients and fellow teachers when I get to help them.

When you’re not teaching what do you do for kicks?

I have two addictions 1. Anatomy for my brain 2. Music for my soul, I can’t get enough of either

Tell us one last thing we might not know about you

I feel very lucky to get to do what I love, and my favorite television show is Sex and the City.

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