Teri Lee Steele graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with her B.A. in Physical Education with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine in 1990. That same year she received her Health and Fitness Instructor certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. She moved to New York in 1991.
From 1991 to 2002, Teri worked as the Head Personal Trainer at PEx, a private New York-based training facility where she modernized PEx’s trainer’s training program and hired and trained all of the new trainers from 1997-2002. In 1999 she received her certification in Kickboxing.
Teri obtained her Pilates Mat Certification in 2000 and Pilates Apparatus Certification in 2001 from the Kelly Kane School of Core Integration . Teri currently works in New York City training her clientele privately as well as maintaining a faculty position at Steps on Broadway and Five Pillars Yoga as a Pilates Instructor and Educator.
Teri created the Steele Pilates Mat Certification Program in 2005 and her Continuing Education Curriculum in 2006. In 2010, she created the first and only Steele Pilates International Visa Program in the USA, allowing International students the opportunity to come to NYC to obtain their Pilates education. Her certification courses are held twice a year at Steps on Broadway. Along with her husband, Oliver Steele, she co-directs their NY-based modern dance company, STEELEDANCE.
Teri teaches her certification and continuing ed. curriculum throughout the US and abroad.