Hi FlexFam! I am a longtime fitness enthusiast with beginnings in ballet and dance. A professional dancer for many years, I have decades of cross-discipline movement training in pole fitness, aerial arts, CrossFit, and bodybuilding. I love to inspire others to work toward their true potential. One of my absolute favorite things about being a fitness professional is helping clients hit their goals, watching them build strength, endurance, and self-confidence. I love being able to help restore what I feel is every human body’s birthright: to be able to move in a way that feels good, without pain, and to find the joy in moving their bodies. For many clients, the journey is a life-changing experience that I am so honored to be part of.
I’ve worked with elite acro-gymnasts, contortionists, weekend warriors, and people of all shapes, sizes, and goals. I LOVE working with special populations, whether you are looking to gain a certain skill like the splits or backbends, or you’re recovering from surgery looking to come back to exercise safely. I’m skilled with assessing mobility and working with people who have completed physical therapy and are looking to bridge the gap from PT back to their regular routine, and have experience with issues like full hip replacement, ACL surgery, frozen shoulder, tendonities, bursitis, you name it. I hold a B.A. in English and a B.A. in philosophy, both from San Jose State University. I’ve been on the teacher training faculty at Avalon Yoga in Palo Alto, training the next generation of yoga teachers, and have conducted clinics training instructors in barre, bootcamp, circuit training, and bodybuilding.
My current certifications are:
Yoga Alliance- ERYT-200 Experienced Yoga Teacher
Yoga Alliance- YACEP continuing education provider
Trained in Inferno Hot Pilates
Trained in Remedy Barre Fitness
TRX Qualified Trainer
American Council on Exercise- Group Fitness Instructor
National Academy of Sports Medicine- Personal Trainer
Functional Range Conditioning- FRCms Mobility Specialist
Precision Nutrition- Nutrition Coach