Susan Authement Dunnam is the Owner/ Director of Destin Pilates Center (DPC) . Susan opened DPC in the summer of 2009 in a friend's home with only one reformer and one client. Susan quickly expanded as her client base grew and now runs DPC and has many regular or 2nd home clients . Susan has been a pioneer in the area being the first studio owner to bring in new fitness trends including Aerial Yoga and Aerial Silks.
Susan , originally from Louisiana ,moved to Memphis in the 1970's and grew up a part a very active "tennis family" and has always loved physical fitness. She started practicing Yoga in 1984 and fell in love with Pilates in 1995 after injuring her back in a snowboarding accident while living in Aspen, Colorado. After doing Yoga for years with minimal back relief she fell in love with Pilates after just one private session on the Reformer. Susan is continually updating and advancing her education through Pilates workshops and conferences and is looking to bring the newest cutting edge fitness to the area. She is an active member of Destiny Worship Center and The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and is very committed to the power of Pilates and its connection to our minds ,our bodies and our spirits. Susan is fully committed to spreading the message of "The Pilates Method" as a lifestyle.
Always a dedicated professional , Susan is passionate about inspiring and motivating people to achieve and exceed their fitness goals. Though her unique style of teaching and dynamic positive energy, Susan delivers a workout that produces dramatic results and major transformation in her clients bodies.
Susan currently holds Pilates certifications with The PhysicalMind Institute, Power Pilates and Ellie Herman Studios, a 700 hour comprehensive. Ellie Herman has studios in both New York and California and wrote Pilates For Dummies. Ellie also went on to create the Springboard which is marketed by Balanced Body. Susan also completed an intensive teacher training with Aircat Aerial Yoga at the Boulder Circus Arts Institute in 2010 and the Balanced Body University Reformer 1. She is currently training to learn all of the Aerial Arts including work on the Tissu, Hammock,and the Lyra ( Hoop) and has completed the Aerial Silks and Aerial Hammock Level 1 Training with Lesley Vaughn of Cirque Du Soleil. She also brought the Anatomy in Clay 3D Workshop and Balanced Body Barre Certification to the area.
Please contact me at 850-460-2828