Without giving the whole life story, in 2001 the dot com crash forced her from a hi-tech career of producing websites and games, to change her world completely and decided to work with horses, something she had dreamed about as a child. She became a horse massage therapist, and spent years studying the biomechanics of horses and riders while massaging horses. In 2008, the economy collapsed again... back to hi-tech as a consultant and she focused on being a mom. At 45, she had an injury to her hip from a fall and after a few years it became chronic. Diagnosis: labral tear in her left hip. Years of discomfort, the pain became unbearable to function and she had to quit working. She began physical therapy, and after a year and a half and no relief, surgery was the only option. This began the 6 months of rehab. She worked with an amazing yoga teacher/trainer Lucie Charping, with Yoga and then slowly worked her way to a gym to build more muscle. Lucie inspired her to pursue a career of helping others who were injured with chronic pain just as she had with horses, and she was off on another career path. She got her Personal Training certification and started training clients. After a year, she sought out more knowledge and got a specialization in corrective exercise and became a senior fitness specialist. She wanted to help others on their find their fitness path and motivation. She worked with brides preparing for weddings, overweight clients- loosing almost 100 pounds, amputees, stroke survivors, and mature adults with all sorts of issues (knees, back, hips, elbow and shoulder problems) Business was very good, and she wanted to get her yoga teaching certification but there was no time. Now into the pandemic shelter in place, she was able to take the time to get her yoga teaching certification.
Her philosophy is fitness is for everybody and every body. The core is everything, and good biomechanics based on your individual body type and personal range of motion. You don't have to be in the deepest squat/lift the heaviest weight/ be able to touch your toes to be fit, as long as you engage all the muscles correctly, you will be on the right path.
If you are still with me, lets talk about your goals and how I can help you.