About Us

Instructors

MARY WATSON
Owner/STOTT PILATES Senior Instructor

Mary has been teaching exercise for 36 years. Her love of fitness began when she participated in her first aerobic class. In 1985 she was certified by the American College of Exercise (ACE) and began her career as a fitness instructor. A snow skiing accident in 1995 left her with two torn knee ligaments. She found Pilates to be the perfect rehabilitation, which led to her first STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer certification in 2001. Mary introduced the first Pilates classes in Kershaw County, and soon saw the need for an expanded Pilates program. In 2006 she received her STOTT PILATES Full Certification on all Pilates Apparatus for Essential, Intermediate and Advanced participants.

 

In 2011, Mary studied under Tom Myers of Kinesis INC. in Boston MA, and completed a 200-hour course “Body Language”. This extensive training certified her as a “Movement and Postural Analyst”.  Mary found that many clients suffer from soft tissue ailments, which are often the result of postural misalignments. Her training allows her to instruct her clients utilizing a protocol designed to help manage their issues.

 

In 2017, Mary had the opportunity to participate in a 5-day Fascial Dissection course held at the Laboratories of Anatomical Enlightenment, Inc. in Tempe, Arizona.  The course was led by Todd Garcia, owner and director of Anatomical Enlightenment, along with Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains and director of Kinesis, Inc. 

 

Most recently, Mary completed a training program in Pittsburgh PA, where she studied disorders and diseases of the spine with Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby, creator of the YUR Back® Program.  


Mary is also a certified Pink Ribbon Program Breast Cancer Specialist, Total Barre® Instructor, a certified Reiki Master, and a certified Intuitive Healer.

 

        

SUSAN MULLIKIN
STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor

Susan Mullikin has over 17 years experience as a Stott Pilates Certified Instructor.  Susan discovered a passion for teaching exercise in 2002 when she began teaching Senior Fitness classes at the Health Resource Center in Camden SC.  During this time, she was also exploring Pilates under the instruction of Mary Watson and noticed all the positive changes it created in her body.  She fell in love with this new practice and three years later, with Mary’s encouragement and guidance, Susan earned her Stott Pilates Instructor certification.  In 2005 she began teaching Pilates classes with Mary. Susan especially loves working with the older population helping them to improve and maintain their strength, flexibility, and balance.  She and Mary continue to work together today.    

LAURA HARDIN
STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor
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Knowing that a career in fitness was in her future, Laura received her bachelor’s degree in Movement Science from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.  She was introduced to Pilates in 2003 and fell in love with it.  Laura worked in fitness centers as a certified American Council of Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and group fitness instructor, as well as an exercise physiologist.  In 2012, she finally had the opportunity to become a certified STOTT PILATES instructor in Seattle, Washington, and has since made Pilates her main focus.