Dawn Dering, Owner/Pilates Instructor
Dawn has been in the fitness industry for 25 plus years, held numerous certifications and she was introduced to classical Mat Pilates in 2003 when she certified through CoreFit and began teaching Pilates mat classes for the Maricopa Community Colleges. She had dreamed of becoming a comprehensive Pilates instructor but at that time the only option was to temporarily live in New York city to complete certification and this wasn’t an option for her. In 2010 she was able to quit her full time career as a Teacher of the Deaf and complete comprehensive training through Peak Pilates® locally and has made it her passion since.
She has gone above and beyond her comprehensive training by completing direct mentorship from internationally renowned Master Pilates Instructors Ton Voogt and Michael Fritzke, numerous continuing education workshops and over forty hours of observation at a Physical Therapy clinic.
In 2017 her dreams of owning her own studio became true as she opened The Pilates Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dawn believes in an individualized approach to the classical Pilates method and is skilled at reading the body to identify the needs. She is Pilates Instructor for 2016 Senior PGA Tour Champion Rocco Mediate. She trained or attended workshops with Chris Robinson, Sherri Berkowitz, Sonje Mayo, Sonia Rodriquez, Cherry Herzog, Lori Hock, Lindsay Hendrickson and Elin Benson. Dawn has a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education-Hearing Impaired and a Master’s in Education.