Elena LaMadrid is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona where she fell in love with classical ballet at the age of four. At 16, she moved to Houston, Texas to professionally train with the Houston Ballet Academy. While attending the academy, Pilates was implemented into the program as a form of cross-training. She found that Pilates helped her dancing through stabilizing her flexibility while continuing to build muscular strength. After completing her training, she moved to professionally dance with Nashville Ballet. After completing two seasons with Nashville Ballet, Elena found her greatest passion lied with returning to school to pursue a career physical therapy. Under David Gensheimer she became a fully certified Pilates Instructor through Balanced Body. Her hope is to incorporate physical therapy and Pilates together combining the deep benefits of both of her passions. She believes that Pilates can teach people the joy of movement and has the power to increase both physical and mental wellbeing.
Elena LaMadrid, CPT (Pilates)