Athleticism inspires me. Not only being, but watching. It always has. From rooting for my home town Phillies on hot summer nights as a kid, to moving through a room full of my yoga students today, physical fitness is my life. At the age of 19 I developed a love for high intensity movement. I taught “Jane Fonda” style classes at Bally’s Total Fitness in the early 90s. I love me some Jane… The adrenaline rush I got from those crowds of wide-eyed smiling students really cemented the fact that this was my purpose. One day, years later, I was sidelined with a knee injury. For me, surgery would be a last resort. I wanted to heal naturally. Seventeen weeks of studies and research, with my right leg in an air cast, eventually led me to Yoga. In particular, the amazing healing benefits of Power Yoga. In six months, my knee was healed completely. My newfound passion for this practice set me on a journey to study with the internationally known Baron Baptiste. Today my own Power Yoga, which I call RAW (Real Athletic Warriors) Power, is interwoven into all aspects of my personal and professional training regimen.
My unique assemblage of movements leave you feeling strong, lengthened, energized and perfectly unified.
I am certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have completed Teacher Training with the Baptiste Yoga Institute. I have studied with Bryan Kest, who is recognized as the creator of Power Yoga. I am a Certified SPX Fitness Trainer, having completed my training with Sebastien Lagree, the creator of SPX Fitness.
Today, I teach my own flow of classes I call RAW Power (REAL, ATHLETIC WARRIORS). RAW Power is a fusion of Power Yoga and athletic movements that I have learned and created throughout my 20 plus years in this business.
I also teach SPX Fitness classes, core muscle conditioning, boot camp, conditioning for cardiac rehabilitation patients, sports specific training, in-home private yoga, and one-on-one personal fitness training.
I like my clients to face new challenges regularly. Each week I create different movements in order to keep their interests piqued, their minds stimulated, and their bodies strong. I feel a connection to each and every person I am fortunate enough to work with. I am grateful to have made my life’s calling my life’s work.
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