Cindy Freeding was a professional dancer with The Benny Smith Dancers in San Francisco, California (studying tap, jazz and ballet), until a knee injury forced her to retire at 27 years old. She then focused on a legal career. While attending her first year in law school, her life suddenly changed! An auto accident left her in pain for the next 10 years. After struggling with pain, depression and frustration in her attempts for relief, Cindy found her way to Pilates for rehabilitation. Within 3 months of doing Pilates she was pain free and set a goal to become an instructor and open her own studio. Her passion for Pilates enabled her to graduate from The Boulder Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in 2004 and open “Pilates Movement for Life” in Arvada, Colorado, where she continues to teach physical conditioning and post-rehabilitative Pilates. Her quest for knowledge and training skills is ongoing through continuing education classes.