Pilates | Flexibility | Stretch | Dance
Becca Franks has long been involved in the dance community. She started dancing at age seven, and as a young teenager she began apprentice teaching. While pursuing her collegiate education, Becca continued to teach jazz, ballet, and tap dance classes at various Tucson dance studios and companies. In addition, she was the Artistic Director for Southern Arizona Dance Theater from 2000-2001. Becca earned her BFA at the University of Arizona, one of the top five dance schools in the country, in 2000.
Shortly after graduating from the U of A, Becca immersed herself in the study of Pilates. She completed her Level I Pilates training in 2001. And after three years of study, earned her Level II and Qualified
Teacher Certification in 2003; enabling her to teach special needs as well as advanced athletes.
In 2003 Becca moved to New York to dance professionally. Unexpectedly, Becca injured herself within a year, and ended her dance career before her first professional performance. Fortunately, this injury gave her the opportunity to focus on what had become another passion for her: Pilates.
Becca opted to stay in New York studying other lineages of the Pilates Method. She has taken courses with master teachers Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant, Diane Severino, Michelle Larson, Kathy Corey, Alan Herdman, and many others. In addition, Becca is a Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner and a Thai yoga therapist. She incorporates these techniques into her stretch classes and private sessions.
Eventually, she was drawn back to the desert with its great skies and mountains. Before opening Animas Center in 2011, Becca spent ten years teaching Pilates at various locations including Reebok Sports Club LA in NYC, Miraval and Canyon Ranch.
Today Becca blends the many Pilates lineages into personalized workouts for her clients. Since no two people are the same, she draws from her years of experience to ensure that each session incorporates correct body alignment, proper technique, fun and fitness for each individual. Customizing each session enables her clients to effectively achieve tremendous benefits.