Restorative Exercise Specialist-Certified Personal Trainer
Owner, Anthology Wellness LLC
Phone: (805) 340-9656
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What I Do
I live in Nashville, TN where I help people live active and pain free lives. I especially enjoy teaching moms and moms-to-be how to improve their alignment for better pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery. I teach corrective exercises to relive tension and build strength in weak spots. I also teach you how to change your movement habits to create lasting change. I have a BS in Movement & Exercise Science, and I am a Restorative Exercise Specialist- Certified Personal Trainer certified by Nutritious Movement™ (formerly the Restorative Exercise Institute).
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I found Restorative Exercise, like many others, because I was sick and in pain. I had always had a very active lifestyle and enjoyed running, hiking, tae kwon do, and working out at the gym. My interest in how the human body works led me to study kinesiology in college; however, midway through I started experiencing whole body pain, fatigue and weakness. I graduated from Westmont College with a B.S. in Movement and Exercise Science, and shortly after became certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. After college, I worked as a personal trainer and with a local Physical Therapist developing exercise programs for patients and giving private exercise instruction. Eventually the pain and fatigue progressed to the point where I had to stop doing all the activities that I loved, quit my job, and move in with my parents. Conventional exercise made my symptoms worse, but I knew I needed movement of some kind, so I began to look for an alternative.
In 2009, I was diagnosed with lyme disease (tick borne bacterial infection) and began treatment. The effects of both the disease and the treatment left me completely debilitated and couch bound. When I finally found Restorative Exercise at the end of 2009, I could hardly walk a lap around my cul de sac. I had tried yoga, pilates, massage, chiropractic, physical therapy; nothing seemed to give me lasting results. When I first attended a RE class, I was skeptical (to say the least). After a few classes, I began to see that this was different than everything else I had tried. In 2010, I started training under Katy Bowman, became certified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and began teaching Restorative Exercise at the Body Education Alignment Center for Health in Ventura, CA.
It wasn’t until I took the certification program that I realized this was the missing piece; all my previous training and beliefs about exercise had missed some key components. I was shocked that I had never heard these principles and that they are not more widely understood in the health/fitness world. It revolutionized my understanding of the human body and has helped restore my health.
I now live in Nashville, TN where I help people live active and pain free lives. I especially enjoy teaching moms and moms-to-be how to improve their alignment for better pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery. I’m also honored to be part of the Nutritious Movement™ (formerly the Restorative Exercise Institute) faculty and love teaching teachers who are training to be Restorative Exercise Specialists.
I am a work in progress, but I’m happy to say I am relatively pain free. I’m increasing my strength and stamina and enjoy hiking again. I’m excited to now be in a place where I get to help others restore their health through understanding whole body alignment and practicing more natural movement. If you are ready to take control of your health and make some changes, I’d love to help you get started!