ABOUTKATIE

During my time in the fitness industry and through my own self-development, I have found a stunning interest in mind-body medicine - particularly in the connection between past emotional and physical traumas and current day health and well-being. Trauma of any sort impacts our mind and body - through measures and aspects such as blood pressure, heart rate, posture, senses, and self-image. With this in mind, we can use the body as a tool to help restore or improve these factors. Strength training, mindful movement and fitness are ways in which we may improve heart health, get more grounded and energetic, and create feelings of power, strength, stability and resilience.

I currently train in Manhattan and the Westchester area.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

* B.S. Kinesiology, minor in Biology and Pre-Med concentration from University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Class of 2010

* Former intern and personal trainer at Peak Performance NYC, previously ranked one of the top 10 gyms in America

* National Strength and Conditioning Association Personal Trainer

* American Heart Association CPR

* Functional Movement Screen Level 1

* Dynamic Variable Resistance Training Levels 1 & 2

* National Academy of Sports Medicine Women's Fitness Specialist (pre and post-natal training)

* Precision Nutrition Level 1

* Mind-Body Medicine: New Science and Best Practices to Meet Public Health Challenges (course by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital)

* Movement for Mental Health and Trauma Levels 1 & 2 (courses by Jane Clapp) 

* Trauma Informed Mindfulness for Chronic Pain by Jane Clapp

* Conscious Eating and Traumatic Stress by Jane Clapp

* Why the Vagal System Holds the Key to the Treatment of Trauma by Stephen Porges and Ruth Buczynski 

* Postural Respiration and Postural-Visual Integration (courses by the Postural Restoration Institute)

* Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Identity, and Transformation of the Self (PESI's Annual International Trauma Conference series 2016-2018)

* Pelvic Floor and Core (course by Susi Hately at Functional Syngergy)

* Navigating the Nervous System (course by Diana Zotos Florio)

* Advancements in Corrective Exercises (course by Brent Brookbush)

* Strong Body-Strong Mind (course by Tony Gentilcore and Lisa Lewis)

* Unleash The Power Within by Tony Robbins

* Stress, Movement and Pain Seminar by Seth Oberst

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