A lifelong fitness fan of every craze from aerobics to Zumba, I returned to Pilates in 2013 as a way to regain strength after a two-year battle with breast cancer. I found that for me, Pilates was the best way to develop core strength and increase muscle tone and flexibility without injury. This experience inspired me to become a certified Pilates teacher so that I could share my positive experience with others, and inspire them to never give up on a strong, healthy body.
I am a PMA certified Pilates teacher, having completed a 500 hour comprehensive Pilates Mat and Apparatus training program with Balancepoint Pilates. I also received my Barre certification through Balancepoint Pilates. I am certified to work with breast cancer survivors through the Pilates-inspired Pink Ribbon Program. A trained Reach to Recovery volunteer with the American Cancer Society, I have counseled many women through the difficult journey of breast cancer treatment.
Jane McGovern instructs the following:
Do you want to add variety to your workout routine? Let's have some fun with Pilates as we explore various props such as weights, balls, circles and even a little bit of Barre to sculpt your arms, legs and glutes while strengthening your core to give you that long, lean Pilates look. This class is for all levels, and no experience is necessary.