marilyn mardiniMarilyn Mardini

Owner of Bodies By Pilates Studio, was first introduced to Pilates while rehabilitating her knee in 1992. Being a former dancer she saw the similarities with dance and Pilates, and fell in love with this form of movement. In 1995 while studying sports medicine and interning at Health South Sports Medicine in Columbus, Ohio she had the opportunity to use Pilates as a form of exercise to rehabilitate patients.

At Health South, she worked with elite and professional athletes, low back patients and wellness clients. In 1996, Marilyn received her Pilates Certification through Polestar Education, in post rehabilitation. Marilyn was the first certified instructor to offer Pilates in Columbus, Ohio. She also had the opportunity to open a small studio offering pilates to fitness and wellness clients. She received her Bachelors in Sports Medicine through Otterbein College in Columbus, Ohio, in 1999. Marilyn is also trained and certified through Yamuna® Body Rolling, Franklin Method® Level I and Gyrotonic®.