Sharing My Joy and Passion

I hope this post finds you healthy, safe, and in a more manageable place than a few months ago. Honestly, this post is a bit impromptu. The idea dawned on me while working on an entirely different post (sneak-peak, fascia health!;), I would love to post videos dedicated to corrective exercise, functional training, dynamic stretching, and fitness topics related to readers inquiries. So, I need your participation! Instead of posting random exercise videos – which I do deem to be helpful in some ways – I would like to post videos relevant to the readers. I want to share my passion and knowledge to help you implement healthy habits, improve body awareness, and build a durable frame to carry you through the journey of life.

First, more about my background in health and fitness! As a young adult, I was enamored and motivated by movement and a healthy lifestyle. I had a couple of desk jobs that were pretty cool for a desk job, but I could not contain myself in a chair for an entire workday. I knew I had to change careers into one that indulged my physical energy. I began a new life and career in fitness when I became an ACE certified personal trainer in 2006. I vividly remember taking the final exam in San Diego, right before I was off to France for a month-long total language immersion course! Je passé une bonne temps (I hope I got that right). I have a passion, fascination, and respect for the body and all its ticking parts. Naturally, I wanted to learn more. A few years later I became interested in massage therapy, I was excited to add-on this service and offer it to my training clients.

In 2009 I graduated from The Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy located in NYC. It was an intense course that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was both astounded and impressed by the depth of the curriculum. It prepared me to become a massage practitioner in both Western and Eastern theories and approaches. The curriculum provided me with a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, and kinesiology. Pathology – what I call “everything that could go wrong with the body” – and neurology gave me panic attacks, literally. After I received my New York State License in 2009, I began working in a chiropractic office located downtown, New York. Through the years I’ve taken the opportunity to work in spa settings, gyms, a prenatal massage practice, and a multi-disciplinary office working alongside chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and personal trainers. I’m committed to continuing education in these fields and keep up to date with the emerging science in fitness and health. Through the years I’ve been certified as an NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and ACE Post-Rehab Exercise Specialist. In massage therapy, I am trained in Myofascial Release and Neuromuscular Therapy (aka Trigger Point Therapy). I’m passionate about inspiring people towards a healthier lifestyle and providing them with powerful tools and strategies to do so.

I began this blog because I enjoy writing and want to use my knowledge and experience to motivate people to take better care of themselves.

As I state on my Home page,

With this blog I hope to inspire, motivate, and provide some insight on the maintenance of our bodies! I believe exercise is medicine and many muscular pains can be managed or diminished with the appropriate therapeutic treatment plan
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Head on over to my contact page with any inquiries or email me at There has never been a better time to connect to others and to yourself. You can find me hanging out on IG at @standtallbreathedeep.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Stand tall, Breathe deep –
ACE/NASM Certified Trainer
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

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