About the Staff
I started doing Pilates over 10 years ago when I developed a nerve and lower back problem. Pilates was the only effectice source of physical therapy that helped me. Through my own personal experience, I now incorporate the 14 years of gymnastics, dance, and sports training into all of my teachings. I love helping people and motivating them to achieve their goals and have been part the Chirosport team since 2010.
Kate studied at Long Beach Dance Conditioning under Marie-Jose Blom. She is certified in Advances in Pilates Technique and has extensive knowledge in Reformer, Trap Table, Mat, Wunda Chair, Spine corrector, and Ladder Ball exercises. She is also well-versed in bio-mechanics and anatomy. Kate has a degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon. Her interest in Pilates evolved after a doctor recommended it as a healing therapy for a jaw injury. Impressed with her results, she studied Pilates for four years before beginning her teacher training. The positive changes in her body, mind, and spirit during those four years led to her desire to become a Pilates teacher.
A professional dancer and ballerina, I suffered severe hip pain that required replacement of both of my hips. Pilates therapy restored my range of motion and allowed me to return to dancing. I want to give to others what Pilates has given me - body awareness, a balance of strength and flexibility and an improvement in how I look and feel.
Caroline has been a bodyworker and massage therapist for 15 years. She studied Shiatsu (Japanese acupressure massage) for 2 years completing a 650 hour program and went on to study massage. She blends massage and Shiatsu and designs each session with your needs in mind. She is also trained in pregnancy massage. Caroline's interests include nutrition, herbal medicine and longevity. She's a rock climber and enjoys lots of exercise.
Alex is a long time student of Eastern Philosophy and medicine and is a respected graduate of the well respected Kerala Ayurvedic Academy. Ayurveda is an ancient, natural method to regain and maintain true health through a balanced mind, body and spirit. With many of us suffering a variety of ailments due to imbalance caused by stress and poor diet, Ayurveda is a sensible, specific antidote to return each to a state of balance and well-being. The integration of Ayurvedic principles and bodywork creates an effective and seamless method to balance and improve one's well being, improving how we feel and function.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist from the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing of 2002 and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. I strongly believe massage and bodywork is essential for good health and well-being. Massage can heal injuries and speed recovery time.
I love practicing the healing art of massage and have a strong belief in the power of simple human touch. Believing our bodies have the capacity to heal themselves and when we feel better, we can affect other in a positive way. I blend deep tissue, shiatsu, Thai and Swedish massage therapies to custom make a session just for you and your needs.