About Studio Joe Pilates
Studio Joe President, Director & Instructor
Sherry Brady, Owner, Director and Instructor at Studio Joe in Scottsdale, Arizona, has been providing Pilates Method training for 9 years. Sherry began practicing Pilates in 1991 with Juanita Lopez, a Chicago-based teacher trainer, while studying classical ballet. Pilates became the exercise-conditioning program she had been looking for: a method that makes one strong yet flexible — two qualities essential to ballet. Sherry became certified in 1997 under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates’ direct protege and inheritor of the Pilates method of body conditioning.
Sherry is a Romana Pilates certified instructor, which requires a minimum of 650 hours of Pilates training and testing. Continuing education is mandatory annually and she is a level four instructor trainer. Sherry continues to build her apprenticeship program to train new instructors.
Sherry is also a certified massage therapist. Her excellent reputation as a neuromuscular therapist led the Joffrey Ballet to employ her as their Company therapist when they relocated to Chicago. She remained in that position from 1995-1997, before deciding to dedicate herself full-time to teaching Pilates.
Sherry’s extensive knowledge in anatomy and movement enabled her to take her Pilates teaching to a higher level in 1998, when she decided to relocate Studio Joe from Chicago to Scottsdale.