I've always loved creative movement.
Gymnastics & Dance ― That's me up there - Nancy Paulos circa 1980. I was a competitive gymnast for 8 years. My happiest memories are when I was practicing on a 4" wide balance beam concentrating on every move, making it all look effortless. Extreme focus. Endless practice. Overcoming fear. Pure joy when I nailed my routines! I took ballet and dance classes to learn to be more graceful. I loved to choreograph my own routines. I studied elite and Olympic performances to learn new moves. Just ask my family, I was obsessed.
Scholarship Athlete ― My senior year of high school, I earned a scholarship to be on the very first women's gymnastics team at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The year was 1979. We were trailblazers for women's college athletics in the NCAA Big 8 Conference. Looking back, I can see how that unique opportunity set me on a trailblazing path for the rest of my life ― breaking down barriers and leading change ― especially for women.
I entered the tech industry in the late 1980's. For woman, it was an act of rebellion just to show up.
Changing Workplace Culture ― I get it. I juggled a demanding career, parenting, and eldercare. I want to improve working conditions for future generations.
Challenging Diversity in Tech ― Even now, l'm usually the only woman on my teams. So, I use my background in education and tech to help teams improve their diversity and build better software.
I help people keep moving - without spending a lot of time or money!
Redefining Fitness ― I teach classes that are about movement and having fun, not traditional fitness or boring routines.
Redefining Aging ― Aging well is about staying mobile, independent, and pain-free. And always go at your own pace!
My mission is simple.
I help people find joy in movement to keep moving for life!
Blended movement, always evolving.
Home practice skills.
This is my way of giving back.
For over 15 years, I've been teaching accessible classes in my local community, while also maintaining a full-time career in tech.
FITNESS classes I've taught:
YOGA classes I've taught:
My ROLE MODELS: