Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mary Power, owner

Mary Power specializes in PILATES and GYROTONIC® for advanced athletic conditioning. With twenty-five years in mind-body fitness, fifteen of them were at St. Francis Memorial Hospital Sports and Dance Medicine Clinic. She holds a summa cum laude Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology from SFSU.

At St. Francis SportsMedicine, Mary worked with injured (pre and post surgery) performers from Cirque Du Soleil, Broadway touring shows, Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony and many other local, national and touring performers. During five years at San Francisco Bay Club and Bay Club Marin, she taught many Pilates group classes per day including Pilates Mat and Pilates Allegro, Tower and Chair classes.  There she maintained private clientele, directed circuit training exhibitions, taught bootcamps for abs, and designed specialized workshops for tri-athletes, dancers, martial artists, skiers, surfers, circus performers, actors, teachers, lawyers, doctors, business professionals, and families.

For many years, Mary taught a wellness exercise class for Cancer Survivors at UCSF Cancer Care. She is a licensed massage therapist.

As a certified Group Ex. TRX instructor, Mary designed and taught TRX workshops specializing for shoulders, skiers, and for Pilates and Gyrotonic style workouts.  She continues to innovate with the TRX suspension system.

Mary Power has created a Pilates Fusion class geared for core, agility and performance. Mary maintains her private practice, Nob Hill Pilates and Gyrotonic. And she is the artistic director of MPOWERDANCE COMPANY,
 a San Francisco based performance dance art group since 1992.