Mae Casparius, has been working in banking most of her career, and changed fields over two years ago to pursue a career in fitness. However, her love and desire to be fit and healthy has been throughout her lifetime. Mae is currently enrolled in the Balanced Body training program for Pilates. She is also continuing education through MCC in the study of Kinesiology and Physical Education with an emphasis on nutrition counseling.
After being introduced to Pilates and loving the mind/body connection, Mae decided this is the path she wanted to take as a fitness instructor. “I really enjoy the teaching aspect of Pilates and watching the progress clients make in their own practice.”
Torrin Alford, Senior Pilates Instructor, understanding and love for body movement began early in life as she studied and trained in many different forms of dance. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Arizona, and it was here that her interest in body movement and its mechanics really developed into a passion. While finishing her degree at the U of A, Torrin was introduced to Fletcher Pilates and instantly knew that Pilates was for her. She took her first workshop in 2012 and began teaching Pilates mat classes at Body Works Pilates in Tucson.
Torrin became a certified teacher with her completion of the Fletcher Pilates Comprehensive Program in 2013, and she received her PMA-CPT in 2014. Her love for the work continues to grow as she helps her clients find their movement potential and live more functional and efficient lives.
Caitlin has always led an active life which led her to an MCL injury. Through PT, she learned the value of keeping her muscles strong to help support her weaker ligaments and tendons. Her love of helping others feel better and physically led her to pursue a job she is completely passionate about. Caitlin received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Ithaca College in 2005, and worked as a laboratory technician at Cornell University’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center.
In 2010 Caitlin moved to Mesa, Arizona and found herself not completely content with the work she was doing. It was hard to stay active in the Arizona summers which led her to the discovery of Pilates Mat and Barre classes. She became very passionate about the Pilates method and decided to pursue Pilates as an alternate career.
Caitlin received her comprehensive training and PMA certificate in 2013. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of Pilates with other while taking pride in creating workouts that anyone can finish with a sense of accomplishment.