BUILDING SUSTAINABLE, DYNAMIC, INCLUSIVE PRACTICE

My coaching philosophy is based on three principles: that practice should be sustainable, dynamic and inclusive. I use the word “practice” because I believe that your physical learning and fitness routine should be an intentional and lifelong pursuit. Moving your body makes you more fulfilled, more curious, more alert, and more confident—everyone deserves to create a physical practice.

 

SUSTAINABLE

It’s hard to train on days when you’re tired, stressed, or just don't feel like moving. The reality is that fitness, health and agency over your body are built in increments and it absolutely takes a lot of hard work and patience. Physical and mental discipline is itself a skill— just like kicking, meditating, or running sprints.  Building discipline requires practice. 

Our work together will focus on building training habits. This means showing up, but it also means learning to be present in your own workout— by understanding the function of all movements, by developing kinesthetic attention, and by practicing proper form. You’ll learn to recognize what feels good and what works for you. You’ll be able to walk into a gym and tell whether their training approach suits and excites you. By building this intimate relationship with your body and with training, you will set a foundation for a sustainable, lifelong training practice.

 
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DYNAMIC

Training should be creative and challenge you to develop different skill sets. We focus on building deep body awareness, varied movement skill, stability, strength and confidence. You won’t just learn how to perform basic movements correctly—you’ll also learn how to play, improvise, and develop your own physical expression. 

You are the one ultimately responsible for building a physical practice that fits your dreams, goals, lifestyle and personality—all of this begins with how you choose to build your foundation in movement and training. Mastering certain skills and becoming a confident mover will give you the freedom, both physically and mentally, to reach for races, travel, hobbies and sports you may have considered impossible.  


 

INCLUSIVE 

Gyms and martial arts studios can be intimidating, even scary. Not everybody is comfortable in a mainstream gym and often people abandon their training due to fear. But training is empowering. Becoming stronger and more connected to your body helps you occupy more space, with more confidence.

I have seen this evolution firsthand. I have watched people grow into athletes confident enough to step into the scariest of places, the boxing ring. I have had the privilege to train women fighters, older fighters, queer fighters, and fighters who didn’t believe they had the physical shape to fight. Inclusivity is intentional. I train people of all ages, genders, sizes, shapes and experience.

 
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