I began working in the fitness field as a massage therapist in 1998 and began doing GYROTONIC® as a client that fall. After just 5 sessions, I realized how beneficial becoming a GYROTONIC® instructor would be. I felt that massage is great for people but it needs to be coupled with exercise. In the spring of 1999 I began my teacher training in San Francisco under Master Trainer Debra Rose. In November of that year, system creator Juliu Horvath traveled to San Francisco for a certification and I was officially a trainer!
A small group of trainers continued training with Debra and began an unusual and all inclusive training on all the GYROTONIC® Specialized equipment, a once ever opportunity. After over a year of training and practice, Juliu once again came to San Francisco and certified me and my companions on all other aspects of the GYROTONIC® system and equipment.
In February of 2000, I had the pleasure of going to New York to take the GYROKINESIS™ Foundation training with Juliu. Learning directly with the originator was a great experience and greatly increased my understanding of all elements of GYROTONIC® concepts and movement.
Just because you're certified doesn't mean your own training is at an end. The system continues to evolve and bi-annual updates are required for all certified teachers as well as the fact that teacher trainings are FUN! In the following years, I re-took the Gyrotoner course, completed a GYROTONIC® update with Master Trainer Keli Fine, attended a GYROTONIC® Level II course led by Juliu Horvath in Miami Beach, completed a new certification on the Archway™ with Master Trainer Billy Macagnone and was re certified in GYROKINESIS® with Debra Rose, learned GYROTONIC® for Golfers and retook the GYROKINESIS® foundation course.
In 2004 I decided to increase my skill set by becoming a certified personal trainer. I went through the NASM for my training and went on to take three advanced trainings: Sports Fitness Specialist, Integrated Flexibility Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist.
In 2008 I was exposed to kettlebells for the first time and immediately took a course to become a kettlebell instructor.
Currently I work full time as a GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS® and kettlebell instructor at Core Atlanta.