Laura Gruber, formerly a health care administrator, began taking Pilates classes over twelve years ago. An avid runner and exercise enthusiast, she began to experience knee pain and was looking for an exercise option that would result in stretching, strengthening, and balancing the whole body. In 2008, after a two year training program, she was certified by Master Teacher Elizabeth Boswell Jones. Laura received her Polestar Studio Pilates Practitioner certification in March 2013 and has been teaching Barre for over 1 year. Laura has three children and is married to David Gruber, MD a board-certified pediatric and adult neurosurgeon. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Oregon State University and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Southern California. She is a member of Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), a professional association and a certifying agency for Pilates teachers.