Perfectly straight hand stand, don't you agree???😂
I am an Authorized Scolio-Pilates Practitioner; NCPT; CPT; CES & Credit Provider. Which means I do Pilates; Scoliosis and Personal Training, specializing in Corrective Exercise.
My athletic background has been gymnastics & dance, competitive running & a glimpse of martial arts. I started teaching kids gymnastics when I was only 14. I think that learning your Core should be mandatory in the very first P.E. class that one takes, and I want to be the one to implement this program in schools. Imagine if all kids were given the power to know how to use their body's, standing tall & proud. Sports and fitness could take on a whole new meaning, or not, but give them a choice.
I want to teach all kids and adults around the world how to be as strong as they can while doing an exercise or, even better, being powerful and strong everywhere every second with every move, "Tripod-ing their Core."
I've had Chronic Neck/T-Spine pain for over 20 years. I couldn't lift my head out of bed one day or turn it. My mistake was seeing a Chiropractor that hurt me by twisting my neck in the opposite direction very quickly, making my neck worse. Strengthening my Core was absolutely necessary, and my neck continues to improve as it keeps getting stronger, every time I Tripod my Core. Walking my dog Rusty, sweeping my patio & doing dishes are a few things, that I Tripod. Learn how to play with your kids, grandchildren, or pets in the strongest, most supportive position that your body can be in. Tripod Your Core is not only my website name; it's my saying, my slogan; my mantra; & my belief. It means the whole body! I was told recently that I have Scoliosis. My biggest curve or lack of, is in my neck. It's a reverse curve that straightens as it goes backwards causing muscle spasms and pain in my neck and upper back, (see: Scoliosis page, I have a picture of my neck x-ray next to a normal neck x-ray).
I have an A.A. degree in in Criminal Justice & a B.A. in Psychology. Though I became a Certified Massage Therapist & did home visits with my table and chair, doing massages didn't last very long, not knowing how to use my body properly & having an injured neck. How do you use your Core when no one could ever explain how or why to use it? I can now, and I've based my career on it. I graduated from the Pilates Technique in 2011 from their Teacher-Training Program & became Nationally Certified, (NCPT) by the Pilates Method Alliance, (PMA) in 2012. In 2016, I took an intro course to Scolio-Pilates, learning how to work differently with curvatures of the spine. In 2018, I did the Mentorship Program, which certifies me as an Authorized Scolio-Pilates Practitioner helping those with Scoliosis. In 2020, I learned of my own Scoliosis.
In 2022, after 18 years of working in Physical Therapy, I semi-retired to educate the world. Semi-Retired meaning stopped working for someone and started working for myself. I got my Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and in 2023 my Specialty in Corrective Exercise, (CES), both from National Academy of Sports Medicine, (NASM). As Pilates is my mainframe; in Personal Training I have a specialty in Corrective Exercise, which further details each body. Individualizing the program for each person, making it personalized and not general. All this education and not one of the schools taught a solo lesson on Core. Therefore, my main lesson is to teach Core to everyone. No one is excluded, everyone needs to know Core information as it is Superior to anything else Core related.
For Pilates, Scoliosis, CPT and Corrective Exercise services, please plan for an ongoing program.
I ❤️ to teach!
Let me teach you how to Tripod your Core!