You always grow through what you go through.” – Tyrese Gibson
My personal goals and my business goals go hand in hand: to never stop learning, and to never stop evolving into something better than I am today.
My first yoga experience was in high school, and to this day it remains the root of my passion. During this time l I also joined Bally Total Fitness and soon after graduation I completed an online certification course to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. This is how and when my journey began. In 2002 I was hired by Bally’s for my first Personal Training job and during my time there I became a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Pilates Instructor. While working to complete my BA, I stepped out of the training scene for a few years and worked as an administrative assistant, during which time I acquired the invaluable organizational skills I continue use and refine to this day while managing and running my current business. Upon my college graduation I returned to the world of personal training, at which time I also completed a 200-hour national yoga certification. It was at this point in my life that I realized this was my calling and was to be my career. I saw my passion and determination reflected back to me as I watched clients push through their own barriers and challenge themselves to reach their own personal goals. I decided that helping people feel good was what I wanted to do with my life.
I am passionate about what I do, and I have an insatiable appetite for education and learning. Over the past 20 years I have acquired a Physical Therapy Assistant Certification through Penn Foster, I completed my BA in Health, Secondary Education at NEIU, certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist, & Weight Loss Specialist. I completed certifications for SPIN and Pilates, along with TRX and Power Plate. I certified under the Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200, and under Alpha Krav Maga International as a Certified Krav Maga Level 1 Instructor. I became a Thai Bodywork Practitioner and a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). In my most recent adventures, I have continued my yoga training by certifying to teach Trauma Recovery Yoga through the non-profit organization T.R.Y., and have become a Reiki Practitioner. I continue to deepen my education and understanding of the physical body through continuous self-education and enrollment in Continuing Education courses offered by the Postural Restoration Institute.
As a professional, I have evolved from my foundation as a personal trainer to becoming a Teacher and a Bodyworker. This is what Evolution Bodywork is all about. We all have our starting point, and if we have a desire to grow, we can achieve our goals; big and small.
I combine my education of Eastern Philosophies and Practices with Western Practices to heal the mind, body, and soul because I believe everything has its place. Every client has their individual barriers and struggles and their own personal story of what motivated them to start on their journey toward better health. Each person’s journey is unique. Each of us must find what works for us; what we can do to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle and live our best life ever.
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