Valentin, MS, BA, PMA®-CPT, has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. Her experience as a former dancer, master instructor for NIKE, Group Exercise Director at ClubSport Pleasanton, and a presenter for IDEA, IHRSA and Pilates Method Alliance, has allowed her to develop skills in creative choreography, lyrical movement and functional training for the dynamic aging population. Holding both a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s in Communication Disorders, and her experience as a speech pathologist with the geriatric population and stroke patients allows Valentin to develop fitness programs for Parkinson’s, brain-injured and aging clients. Ease of communication and succinct verbal cueing has been one of Valentin’s strengths in the industry.
The hand and foot each have approximately 25% of the bones of the body! Just as we do footwork in the Pilates repertoire, equal attention should be given to the hand. How we hold objects, support ourselves, push, pull, twist and release an item can be affected by not only our hand and forearm but […]