I began my career as a traditional personal trainer- working in a gym and helping people reach their goals with a primary focus on integrating movement into their lives. Within a couple of years, I saw that most clients were coming to training with some type of ache, pain, or old injury, that left ignored, generally became more irritated as they continued to exercise. I came to realize that if I wanted to be effective in my work- and truly help people, then I needed to learn how to address pain and movement.
For the next thirteen years, I studied traditional personal training, Iyengar yoga, posture, body mechanics, the CHEK system of assessment and training, scientific back, core, and joint training, holistic lifestyle coaching, hormonal health training, and most recently- the works of Dr. Guy Voyer (Eldoa, myofascial stretching, segmental strengthening) and massage therapy. With experience and education, I have come to learn that if I could teach a client how to hold aligned posture, then stress on the joints and muscles would be alleviated and pain decreased or disappeared.
With a personalized approach to each client, I now create movement programs that help clients restore pain-free function and live a healthier, balanced, pain-free life. I strive to give my clients the tools necessary to educate and empower them to take control of their health as a pro-aging tool.
- BA Psychology
- CHEK Practitioner- Level 1
- CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- National Personal Training Institute- 500-hour diploma
- ELDOA Practitioner- Level 3
- Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor
- SUP Yoga Instructor
- Reiki Practitioner
- Massage Therapy program- to be completed by October 2018