My mission is to create achievable workouts for my clients and I am passionate about nurturing future instructors and business owners in this wonderful wellness space. Suzy
For over 30 years Suzy has been motivating and inspiring individuals to achieve their fitness and wellness goals. Her work is grounded on Joseph Pilates’ principle, that “Change happens through movement and movement heals,” and she inspires instructors and clients alike with her passion, kindness, and positivity.
Suzy believes exercise is about more than burning calories and getting leaner. She works with all types of clients, taking a whole body, myofascial approach to help improve functionality and quality of life.
She especially enjoys working with people with scoliosis and other complex movement issues. Movement can change unhealthy physical and emotional patterns - this philosophy influences, energizes, and heals Suzy's clients every day.
That’s why we make exercise fun and achievable at Defining You Pilates and Fitness. Through movement, we believe you will feel great inside and out – and we empower you to be the best version of yourself to engage, connect and succeed in all aspects of your life.
Suzy is a Pilates and fitness trainer, workshop presenter, fitness instructor educator, and a motivational speaker. She is known for her contagious energy and enthusiasm for health and wellness.
Education and Certifications Include: BA University of Notre Dame, NCPT (National Certified Pilates Teacher), ACE Fitness Instructor, NASM Personal Trainer, AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) and Peak Pilates Comprehensive Instructor. Suzy also currently sits on the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) board and lends her expertise to others through Suzy Levi Consulting.
Outside of the studio, Suzy is a history buff, amateur movie critic and lover of great food who loves spending time with her four children and her husband.
Suzy is not only an expert in Pilates and staying fit, she provides a caring atmosphere filled with positive energy! I look forward to my Pilates classes not only because I am becoming stronger and feel great, but because Suzy is one of the most fun, motivating, innovative instructors I've had. She watches our form and adjusts our bodies to make sure we are performing the exercises correctly to get maximimum benefit. Plus movie and restaurant reviews and recipes! Jana H.
I began working with Suzy over a year ago. As many women, I had had, at times, a difficult relationship to my physical self. Right away Suzy found a way to help me feel encouraged and strong, and began to notice the changes that regular Pilates work was accomplishing. I have never "liked" exercise, but I do like working out with Suzy. Physically, I have had chronic neck and shoulder pain, with acute episodes occuring a few times a year. Since begining Pilates, I had not had any acute episodes of pain and stiffness. My body and mind are in a better place than they have for years.
Thanks Suzy, you are amazing at what you do and I am so glad I found you! Julie M.
I have been taking Pilates classes from Suzy for a few years. My core is stronger and my body more flexible now than when I was in my twenties. I appreciate her "total body" approach, teaching you how your muscles work together to create a stronger framework. Suzy's great attitude is contagious and has made me appreciate my body for all that it can do!
I've been to classes at just about every Fitness Center and studio in town and Suzy's are by far the best! No where else will you find this kind of professional attention and commitment to your personal fitness goals, in such a supportive, fun environment. Peggy S.
For the past 10 years, Suzy has participated in a Health and Wellness consortium with other local business owners. Her strong voice has led to an influential shift in the way that multiple practitioners, including chiropractors, dieticians, acupuncturists, and physicians, view the benefits of Pilates.
A firm believer in life long learning and supporting others, Suzy has most recently directed her tireless energy and collaborative spirit by becoming a Certified MINDBODY Consultant. She recently earned her second MINDBODY Visionary Award, given for business excellence in the fitness, beauty and wellness industries. The Visionary Awards celebrates business that lead the charge at a local level, helping people live healthier, happier lives. Honorees earn special recognition for their continued dedication and business achievements. The award is given to businesses that have an average monthly revenue in the top 25% of all MINDBODY customers annually.
Suzy specializes in business analysis, best practices in sales growth, and strategic marketing - and can help you take your business to the next level!