Raised in South Florida, Ana Schochet, has been in the fitness industry since 1988. After taking her first aerobics class at a local gym at the age of 15, she knew fitness was her true passion.
She began teaching classes for her friends after school, and in her senior year of high school, a local ballet studio hired her to teach aerobics to the mothers of the girls taking ballet. Not yet 18, she obtained her first certification through Lady of America and her future in the fitness and health industry was born.
Her passion for fitness would lead her to obtain numerous certifications in the field (Personal Training, Pilates, Spinning, Kickboxing, Step, Body pump, Zumba, Trekking, nutrition consultant, MOTR, TRX, Ballet Barre , etc,) and then ultimately a Bachelor’s Degree in exercise sciences from Florida International University.
Ana worked as a corporate personal trainer for Shulas Athletic Club and was Don Shulas personal trainer for almost a decade.
She began her pilates practice in 1997 and received her first certification from Polestar Pilates in Miami, Florida.
Ana also went through the Power Pilates bridge program and is Now Power Pilates and Pilates Method Alliance Certified.
Ana currently works with professional athletes in the NFL and NHL to incorporate pilates into their training regimens.
Ana has owned two Pilates studios in Miami and is currently the owner and operator of Happy Hour Fitness and Pilates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.