Sonja Herbert saw an opportunity to create a space that brought together Black women and Pilates. After teaching Pilates for 12 years and not seeing many Black women in that community, she decided to be the change she wanted to see. Mainly through the use of Facebook and Instagram, Herbert has created a network of 300+ of Black Pilates instructors, who network, mentor and provide each other with a source of support and inspiration. All instructors are either certified or are actively working toward certification. There are now two Facebook groups: one for instructors called Blackgirl Pilates (Instructors Only) and one for those looking for instructors called Black Girl Pilates Tribe.