Liwen "Lily" Zhang was born into a family of three generations of medical doctors, naturally discovering a love of the human body and mind very early. Growing up in Zhuji, China, she had both an artistic and athletic side. Lily excelled in playing the violin and piano, and was also competitive in basketball, volleyball, and running. She received her bachelors degree in Physics from Xiamen University in Fujian, China then moved to Charlotte in 2013 for graduate school. Upon graduating from the University of North Carolina with a masters degree in finance, she entered the banking industry as a data scientist. While looking for a form of exercise to clear her mind and strengthen her body, Lily discovered Pilates. She was instantly hooked on the intuitive, graceful, and challenging nature of the movement. She began her teacher training through Balanced Body in 2018 and is currently working towards her comprehensive certification. Lily strongly believes Pilates is a great way to find a healthier and happier self and is excited to share that with her clients.