What are we so afraid of?
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
by Nelson Mandela
I am a certified fitness professional accredited through NASM. I studied Health and Fitness at Globe University. I specialize in Pilates, Golf Fitness, TRX/Rip Trainer, and Zen-Ga.
I am trained in the Stott Pilates method which is said to be the "Ivy League" of Pilates. Stott is based around the 5 basic principles; breath, rib cage placement, pelvic placement, shoulder stability and cervical alignment. These principles are to ensure that each move (exercise) is executed with precision and proper alignment, while focusing on core stability.
I am also a Titleist (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. The Titleist Performance Institute believes there is no "one way" to swing a golf club. However, there is one way for each individual to swing a club based on their specific body mechanics. I have been trained through TPI's Big 10 how to spot these imbalances and ways to correct them.
I believe everyone's body composition is unique in how it moves through a motion. Adopting this philosophy allows each exercise to be designed to address any patterns of imbalance, thus creating body-mind awareness, giving you a more balanced physic.
This mindful awareness will not only aid in the prevention of future injuries, it will create a more flexible, symmetrically muscled body that is strengthened from the inside out.
Kelly's journey as a group fitness instructor began when she started teaching indoor cycling on a military base while stationed overseas. She has been teaching in Livingston for 4 years now and values the community aspect fitness provides. Fascinated with collective effervescence, Kelly believes in the importance of turning every class into an experience.
In Kelly's spare time she volunteers at Loaves and Fishes, The Shane Center and the Blue Slipper. She has performed in various plays including Cabaret, Big River, Chicago, Lend Me a Tenor and Bakerville. She also manages the safe-house for ASPEN. When she is not volunteering or showing off her talents in various plays she enjoys spending time with her family. Whether it's hiking to lakes or hot springs she likes to be outdoors and near water.
Kelly is PT certified through ACE. She is also certified in Yoga- Mindful Resilience for Trauma, OULA, Plyoga, TRX and is currently working on her 200 hours Vinyasa cert.