A board certified physical therapist and Pilates Method Alliance certified Pilates instructor, Sabine Gempel is a highly educated fitness expert with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Through her unique background of medicine and dance, coupled with her passion for health, fitness and sports, she continues to provide her clients with a positive and safe movement experience.
Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Sabine moved to North Carolina to pursue a double major in Dance and Exercise Sports Science at Elon University. She taught dance and exercise classes for eight years before attending the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she earned her Doctorate.
Sabine remains affiliated with UMMSM as a physical therapy lab assistant in the areas of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, anatomy, and clinical skills. And her research, “the association of foot arch posture and prior history of shoulder or elbow surgery in elite-level baseball pitchers,” has been presented and published in respected industry publications. In addition, Sabine has pursued continued education in the discipline of Myofascial release, and served as a physical therapy volunteer at the ING Miami Marathon.
When she is not teaching at Pilates in the Grove, you can find Sabine enjoying yoga, dance, stand-up paddleboarding and vegan cooking.