Erica Shepherd was drawn to Pilates during college while she was studying kinesiology and participating in various team and individual sports. She believed that it was the cross training and balance of strength and flexibility she achieved through Pilates that enhanced her athleticism and kept her injury free. A BASI Pilates Certified Instructor, PMA-CPT, and AFAA-certified teacher, she is the owner of an award-winning studio in Woodinville, WA called The Pilates Company. She specializes in injury recovery and post-surgery treatment, injury prevention for competitive athletes and postoperative rehabilitation for breast cancer survivors. She splits her time between her boutique studio and traveling around the United States and abroad as a Master Trainer for The Booty Barre Inc., teaching other fitness professionals and creating choreography for the program. She has been featured in the Pilates Style Magazine and appeared in numerous exercise DVDs. Erica loves being very involved in her community and is the proud parent of two young children, Chloe and Jack.