Health and fitness has always been an important aspect of my personal and professional career. As a former collegiate track and swimming athlete, I know very well the advantage of intentional strength and conditioning work, and the power of corrective massage therapy. As a personal trainer for 10+ years, and with the combination of massage therapy, I recognize and appreciate the great opportunity I have to positively influence people's lives. It is because of that opportunity I happily accept my responsibility as a forever student of the human body. I am intrinsically motivated to continue my quest of endless knowledge, for the betterment of the people I have the pleasure of interacting with. Education: California Polytechnic State University; Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology; Exercise Science Diablo Valley College; Associate of Science degree in Fitness Training. International School of Beijing; 10 years living in Beijing, China. California Holistic Institute; Massage Therapy Training / Manual Therapy Certifications: NASM Personal Trainer (CPT) NASM Weight Loss Specialist (WLS) NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) Z-Health: Essentials of Elite Performance USA Weightlifting Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) Licensed Massage Therapist #88430 (CMT) Functional Range Release (FR) Upper Limb EXOS: Advanced Strength and Power Training Fascial Stretch Therapist L2 (FST) Pain-Free Performance Specialist (PPSC) Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Active Release Technique (ART) - Spine L1 Active Release Technique (ART) - Upper Body L1 Gait Happens - Functional Gait Assessment L1 Myofascial Decompression (Cupping) L1 Myofascial Decompression Advanced L2 *Future goal: Doctorate in Physical Therapy or Chiropractic
I graduated from Cal Poly this year with a degree in Kinesiology and a concentration in sports science. I was a thrower for the Cal Poly Track & Field team, holding the second-longest hammer throw in Cal Poly history. I have always been fascinated by the capability of the human body and knew I wanted to pursue a career in fitness and performance. Additionally, while working towards my degree, I have discovered the importance of wellness and recovery through massage. This discovery and witnessing Mike’s craft is what pushed me to earn my massage practitioner certification. I look forward to the opportunity to better people's lives by manually helping them with their aches and pains. I plan to further my knowledge and skills by working with Mike and continuing my education at the California Holistic Institute where I will earn my massage therapy license. I look forward to working with Elevate Massage + Performance, meeting the community, and having a positive impact.