Introduction – Pelvic Floor Tune-Up Online
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Having been in the fitness and wellness industry since the early 80’s I have seen all the fads, gimmicks and magic pills that promise ‘’quick & drastic results’’. As an educated, seasoned professional I am able to help you understand what really works and what will lead to lasting changes.
My professional experience as a movement and wellness educator progressed through the years beginning with coaching various sports and teaching thousands of fitness/yoga/mobility/exercise classes of all types. I have trained clients to improve their posture and mobility, to enhance their strength and cardiovascular fitness and even more importantly; to feel better in their body. I have facilitated hundreds of courses, workshops and seminars ranging from lifesaving skills to stress management, pelvic floor muscle health, posture and mobility , overcoming burnout and healthy self-care. Over the years I have enjoyed writing articles on healthy living for newspapers and was a contributing author for the book Passwords: Passing on Words of Wisdom and Hope. I have been invited as a guest speaker on the Roger’s Cable TV show called Nat En Parle as well as have been on Unique FM Pensez santé with Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp.
I was the Physical Education Director at YMCAs in Montreal and Halifax. I then enjoyed being a grade school teacher for well over 6 years before returning to being a Fitness Director at the Ottawa Athletic Club. I was later recruited to take on the challenge of being the Regional Director for the Orleans YMCA-YWCA leading the management team during the time of expansion and renovations. I was then honored to be selected and hired as the Fitness Portfolio Specialist for the City of Ottawa where I developed high caliber yearly continuing education conferences, recognized by all the top national certifying bodies.
I chose to leave my municipal job with all the benefits and security to follow my passion of helping people re-discover their passion, their energy and talents. I enjoy being part of the process that empowers individuals to take that leap of faith, discover the right strategic decisions, tools and methodologies to shift from trauma/burnout to good then to great.
My goal is to help people create lasting personal transformations from the inside and out. I love empowering individuals to move well, to improve functional mobility and especially to develop a deep awareness of what their body needs to thrive.
My current passion is helping women who are struggling with Pelvic Floor and core dysfunction.
I am committed to being bold and speaking up. I want to drive the conversation to openly discuss these personal, common, TREATABLE issues. I believe that we need to break the taboo and help advance all areas of women’s health so that we no longer have to suffer in silence.
I want all women to be able to regain their dignity and freedom to laugh, exercise, love and live their lives to the fullest without constraints, worry, embarrassment or pain.
- Graduate studies in Exercise Physiology – McGill University
- B.Ed. Phys. Ed specializing in Fitness- McGill University
- Diploma in Social Studies – Champlain College
- TraumaPractik® practitioner: Anatomy of Trauma
- 150 hour Strategic Intervention Training – Tony Robins & Chloe Madames- RMT
- NLP Life Coach – Canadian Fitness Professional
- Level II Reiki Energy Work practitioner
- Fitness Instructor Specialist – Canadian Fitness Professional
- Personal Trainer Specialist – Canadian Fitness Professional
- Yoga Teacher Certified – YMCA-YWCA
- Workshops and studies in Mindful Yoga, Yoga for Emotional Balance, Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga
- Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 70 hour Certification
- Indoor Cycling instructor – YMCA-YWCA
- Sport Conditioning Coach level 1 – Twist Conditioning
- Certificates of course completion in Non-internal Introductory Pelvic Health as well as Pelvic Floor dysfunction: the missing link in persistent Low Back Pain
- Hypopressive-Low Pressure Fitness Level 1
- I attend national and international fitness, physiotherapy, wellness, yoga and mobility conferences at least yearly.
My mission and important disclaimers
To offer you tips and strategies that are safe for your body and pelvic floor.
I am committed to being bold and speaking up. I want to drive the conversation to openly discuss these personal, common, TREATABLE issues. We need to break the taboo and help advance all areas of women’s health so that we no longer have to suffer in silence.
I want all women to be able to regain their freedom to laugh, exercise, love and live their lives to the fullest without constraints, worry embarrassment or pain.
Everybody and every body is special and unique and the tips that I offer may not be appropriate for your individual needs.
Consistently putting into practice all the information and tips that I am suggesting may make a significant impact in time. Sometimes it can be a few simple modifications done consistently that will make all the difference for you. Other times it will take going through all the layers that have, over the years, created a more complex set of required changes or steps for everything to function well. Just be open minded, willing to implement some strategies and especially…don’t give up.
Talk to your health care provider if you have any concerns about your ability or readiness to adopt these tips/strategies/exercises.
What I offer is not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment or advice.
By participating in the suggested activities or implementing the suggested tips you do so at your own risk.
Monitor your body’s response and condition while performing the suggested exercises and lifestyle modifications.
Should any unusual symptoms occur, cease your participation and seek medical help/advice.