Riki Shore's path to Pilates mastery began with a quest to end chronic back pain while living in Scotland in 2014. After two years of private lessons, she was hooked, and her instructor encouraged her to look into teacher training. Daily exercise is now a core element of her wellness philosophy, based on Joseph Pilates' assertion that "movement heals".
As an instructor, Riki sees potential in every client, coaching them with confident and detailed verbal cues to reach for their goals, whether they are looking for more flexibility, improved posture, increased muscle tone, or better balance and coordination. Riki's compassionate and inclusive approach to each client is met with a sense of fun that winds its way into each and every session.
Riki, a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT), completed the Intermediate Training Program from The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO, as well as the TheraPilates for Osteoporosis Course with Sherri Betz, an internationally recognized expert on building better bones through exercise. Prior to launching Pilates with Riki, she taught mat and equipment classes at InsideOut Body Therapies in Durham, NC for more than three years. She currently trains with master instructor Chris Robinson.
Riki has been a guest instructor for Balanced Body's short video program BB Breaks and the Be Well-Stay Well online network; has led Pilates clinics for Bull City Running and Chapel Hill Training; and has been featured in Voyage Raleigh and Canvas Rebel as an inspiring entrepreneur.