Once she returned to teach on land again she pursued her personal education. In 1996 she began focusing her studies on Pilates. Her Pilates education began with the Physicalmind Institute using The Method and Mat work of Joseph Pilates. Studying with Maria Leong of Bodyline Studio of Beverly Hills Candy became certified in 1998 through the Physicalmind Institute #25030. In 1999 she began studying Yoga with Linda Shelton founder of AFAA’s Mat Science I and II and fitness editor for Shape Magazine. She also began studying with Beth Shaw founder and owner of Yogafit. She became Yogafit and Mat Science I and II certified. She became certified with the Aerobic Fitness Association of American for the following: AFAA Primary Aerobic Teaching Certificate , AFAA Pre & Post Natal Exercise Instructor, AFAA Aquatic Aerobics Instructor, AFAA Step Aerobics Instructor Certificate #60302, AFAA Kickboxing Instructor Certificate #94334, AFAA Personal Exercise Trainer Certificate #PT557‑2, AFAA Kickbox Examiner and an AFAA Continuing Education Provider.
She began personal training in 1997 with referrals from physicians to help create exercise programs for stroke victims. She again pursued more education to work towards a second BS degree in Kinesiology Exercise Science at Humboldt State University, Humboldt California. She lectured at Humboldt State University and became certified with the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health and Fitness Instructor and Licensed # 12131. She continued to work in Fitness Clubs in California and Hawaii as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, yoga instructor, and nutritional consultant with APEX organization Certification No. 4741A. Other certifications held by Candy are as follows: Precision Cycle group cycling certified, Mad Dog Johnny G Spinning certification, Turbo Kick Boxing certified, REP Reebok and Reebok Coreboard certified, and Urban Rebound certified. STOTT PILATES® certified Mat, Reformer, ISP, CCB