As a competitive swimmer and horseback rider for much of my life, I have long been fascinated with human movement, anatomy and biomechanics. This curiosity came in handy when two significant injuries inspired me to use fitness disciplines to continue healing my body after physical therapy had ended. For the past two decades, SPIN®, Pilates, Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, the Synergistics Fitness Method® and most recently CrossFit have kept me healthy and active.
A few years ago, however, severe osteoarthritis caused by an old injury forced me to consider a knee replacement. I opted out of surgery, choosing instead to rebuild my mobility and stability with Yoga Tune Up®. This work, so far, has saved me from a knee replacement, and I healed a torn rotator cuff as well. It's worked well for me—you're mileage may vary.
I'm a geek—I love continuing education. When not teaching, I'm often doing blog research about client mobility issues, or taking “master classes” from the smartest, most creative movement people I can find. In addition to completing all of the YTU courses, I've also participated in Gil Hedley's cadaver dissection lab and study with Jill's mentor, Glenn Black.