Jolita, a native Texan, moved to Italy in 1978 and for 12 years she worked at the American International School of Florence as the high school coordinator.
In 1983, she began her career in the fitness industry, in the era of Jane Fonda aerobics. She followed the evolution of this profession, through the path of hip-hop, step, weight training, BOSU, to the arrival of the mind-body trend, and with the introduction of Pilates into wellness centers… and Pilates changed her life.
In 1998, she took the first steps in her Pilates education with the Pilates Institute under the direction of Michael King. In 1999, she became the director of his school for the Italian territory.
An important step in her career took place in 2007 when she opened her studio: “Touch – Personal Pilates”.
Another milestone moment was when she founded her own teacher education program “Pilates Network” in 2008.
Motivated by her desire to increase the depth of her knowledge, Jolita enrolled in the 250-hour mentorship program with Lolita San Miguel and in 2010 she obtained the certificate of “Second Generation Master Trainer” from Lolita.
Under the sponsorship of Lolita, in 2010 Jolita was able to sit for the PMA exam (now known as NCPT) and passed it with success.
In 2017, Jolita was elected by her peers to be part of the PMA Certification Commission (now known as National Pilates Certification Program). She presents workshops and seminars around the world. As to date, more than 500 instructors have studied with Pilates Network, and the story continues…