Alexis Marsh comes to Pilates and personal training with a love of movement and expression. Since she was a child, Alexis has always enjoyed dancing and the performing arts. Alexis studied Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Musical Theater for over twenty years. She was awarded the American Academy of Ballet’s Silver Medal two consecutive years and was a featured dancer for the School of the Garden State Ballet.
When her passion for dance led to an injury, Alexis looked to Pilates to help her recover and keep her "dancer's body" while finally having the benefit of pain-free movement experience. After years of experience with mat Pilates, Alexis became mat certified in April 2008. She discovered the joy of teaching and sharing her practice with others and pursued her Comprehensive Training. In September 2012, Alexis achieved her Teacher Trainer certification. In 2014, Alexis made the final steps in pursuing her aspirational dream of owning a Pilates Studio and opened Delta Pilates in Scottsdale, Arizona. Alexis draws on her personal experiences to deepen her teaching practice and she uses a keen eye for body alignment to help her clients achieve their optimal results.
Alexis is a Pilates Method Alliance® Certified Personal Trainer. The PMA® is the only third-party certifying body and professional association for Pilates instructors. Alexis is a Level 1 MELT Method® instructor. She has completed the NASM® personal training course of study and specializes in total body cross-functional training, and is also TRX Suspension Certified.
Alexis specializes in special cases, including clients with pre-existing injuries, movement restrictions, pre- and post-natal, weight loss and management, and clients with an advanced age looking for a safe and effective workout. Alexis has extensive experience working with clients who have various forms of Dysautonomia, and has worked with PTs and doctors on best practices and a targeted routine to help manage symptoms. She also has experience with elite athletes ranging from NFL and MLB players to Olympic athletes to collegiate athletes to marathoners and triathletes looking to complement their current training regimen. Alexis has worked with many golfers looking to increase their potential on the course (and has coached several players who have then shot a hole-in-one!).
Outside of teaching, Alexis is quite the foodie and can always be found cooking nutritious and healthy recipes. Her personal mantra is "You can have it all, just not all at once," emphasizing moderation and a love for fitness. She spends her free time with her husband and their fur-kids.