Marda Willey is a 2nd generation Pilates teacher, certifying in the New York Pilates Studio® Teacher Certification Program in 1998. She has been a Teacher Trainer for Authentic Pilates Education since 2011. She has studied with First Generation elders Romana Kryzanowska and Jay Grimes as well as Master Teachers Sari Mejia Santo, Juanita Lopez and Cynthia Lochard.
Marda is also an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (ESSA) and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement, Diploma of Education in Physical Education, and Certificate of Remedial and Sports Massage.
In the past Marda has played and coached many sports. She was a PE teacher, an aerobic teacher, a choreographer/cabaret dancer and has also flown on a trapeze for professional shows. Her first Pilates class was back in 1994, however Marda knew on her first session of NY Pilates in 1996 this method was for her and her body. She did not hesitate to train to be a teacher and has since owned Pilates studios from 1997 – 2008 in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.