Brenda Wood

Brenda Wood

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Comprehensively Trained Instructor


  • Studio L2 Comprehensively Trained Instructor
  • PMA Certified

Pilates…so much more than just exercise!

Seven years ago I took my first Pilates class looking for a way to get back into shape after the birth of my second child. At the time, I had no idea that Pilates would end being so much more than just exercise!

I have always lived an active lifestyle and loved trying all the latest and greatest fitness programs whenever something new came out. Once I tried Pilates, though, I was hooked and knew I had found something I could stick with long term. Pilates not only challenged me physically, it also challenged me mentally and made me more aware of how my body moves and how I can help keep it moving well. Pilates became part of my every day life like no other exercise ever had. I found that I had more strength, more stability, and more flexibility than ever before.

As I continued to practice Pilates, I found myself naturally helping others during group classes and wanting to share it with everyone I knew. I had been fortunate enough to stay home with my kids while they were small, so once they were both in school I knew the time was right for me to take the next step in my Pilates journey and become an instructor. I moved to Minnesota in January 2014 with my husband and two kids after spending three years living abroad in Singapore. I had practiced various Pilates methods in different studios over the years and was looking for a place here that could continue to challenge me personally and offer me an opportunity to continue to grow. I was also looking for an instructor that shared my passion for Pilates. Once I met Laura at Studio L2, I knew I had found the right place.

As a Pilates student, I continue to learn more about Pilates and challenge myself every time I am in the studio. One of the things I love most is that Pilates continues to evolve….no matter how experienced you are, there are always new ways to challenge yourself. As a Pilates instructor, I truly believe that Pilates can benefit everyone and I love helping others challenge themselves in ways they never expected. Whether I am teaching a group mat class, a barre class, or a private session, my goal is to help every student feel their best physically and mentally when they walk out of the studio so they can live life to the fullest every day.