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The Long Road To Recovery
These two teachers had just recently opened their studios when disasters hit. Here’s how they picked up the pieces.
Anne Marie O’Connor

THE DISASTER: Hurricane Maria

THE TEACHER: Nina Negrón, owner of V de Pilates in San Juan, PR

Negrón did her beginner mat certification at Power Pilates and her comprehensive training with Lolita San Miguel. In March 2017, she opened her studio, V de Pilates. Six months later, in September 2017, Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm devastated the island, causing in excess of $90 billion in damage.

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