Mackenzie was born and raised in a small town in Northern California where she grew up as an athlete and a dancer. Throughout her younger years she suffered multiple injuries that took her out of her dance training for long periods of time. These were frustrating setbacks and were often results of a lack of strength to support her natural flexibility. She was unaware of the imbalances in her body and didn't have the knowledge to correct these weaknesses. Nevertheless, Mackenzie continued her dance training as she pursued her degree in dance performance at the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, she discovered her passion for the Pilates Method through the instruction of Diane Diefenderfer. With the Pilates method, Mackenzie learned how to find that invaluable balance of strength and flexibility, which brought many benefits to her dance training. She gained a stronger knowledge of injury prevention and a better awareness of her body and what it needed to thrive physically and mentally. In 2015, Mackenzie completed the Pilates teacher training program under Diane Diefenderfer at Studio du Corps, where she was also able to study the work of Pilates elder, Ron Fletcher. Later that year, after graduating from UC Irvine, she relocated to Seattle to further her Pilates and dance career. Now she is inspired to share her passion for the Pilates method and believes that it is important for people of all ages and capabilities to experience this type of functional fitness. Mackenzie is eager to work with clients who are seeking a balanced, strong body to support a thriving life. 

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