Pilates Trainer, Massage Therapist, Bemer Vascular Therapy Distributor, Personal Trainer, Studio Owner
When I turned 50, I knew that I did not want to grow old being overweight and unhealthy. I started working out with a personal trainer and soon was inspired to become a personal trainer myself, followed by my Pilates training. I bring to Pilates and personal training, years of bodywork experience, knowledge of the skeletal and muscular system, muscle testing (kinesiology), how each individual body is “supposed” to move on a functional level, my experience working with many conditions such as repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain due to tension and old injuries.
I’m so thrilled with the way Pilates and weight training has changed my body and my feeling of well being. I want to bring that feeling to others.
I am fascinated by the human body…how we move, how we hold emotional patterns and habits which can affect our everyday well being, vitality and ability to move and be pain free. I have over 30 years experience in Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, and soft and deep tissue therapeutic massage.
NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns” (from the book Neurokinetic Therapy by David Weinstock.)
I have studied nutrition as a personal interest for many years, being raised by a “health food nut” mother. I follow a “Paleo lifestyle” of eating and Mindful eating and have never been in better health. I am happy to talk to you about diet and nutrition based on my personal experience of many years.
I am fully certified in all Pilates apparatus through Balanced Body University, am also a personal trainer through NCSF, FAMI certified through Kinected Pilates Studio in NYC, and certified in Pre-natal/Post-Partum Pilates. I have completed level 1 and 2 of Primal Movement Works! and I currently teach Primal Pilates at El Cerrito Fitness.
I became a distributor of Bemer Vascular Therapy in November 2015 after experiencing the many health benefits of the Bemer device. I offer Bemer sessions at the studio and have a Bemer rental unit available for monthly or 2 week rentals.