Frequently Asked Questions

About me

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An ACE-certified instructor, I have been offering community fitness classes and tips in Paris since 1985. My aim is to provide a multi-level class for those who don't necessarily want to join a gym or to commit to a fixed schedule. I  have also worked full-time at the OECD, where I created and managed its social media activity and strategy, and I volunteer at the American Church in Paris, publishing its monthly magazine, and providing tours of the church. 

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Before you come to class

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The classes at the American Church in Paris are open to the community at large, and you don't need to reserve in advance. That said, because of events at the church, sometimes classes get cancelled or moved. So, especially during holidays, it's advisable to check in with the church reception or with me before heading over. No need to bring mats or equipment, unless you'd like to bring a towel to lie on. Do wear comfortable clothes to work out in, and appropriate shoes (except for Pilates). Please make sure to bring your water bottle!