American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
An ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM EP-C) is a health fitness professional with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in exercise science. This certification shows that Louise has the ability to administer pre-participation health screenings, conduct physical fitness assessments, interpret the results, and develop exercise prescriptions based on those results. She will apply behavioral and motivational strategies to healthy individuals, as well as to individuals with medically controlled diseases and health conditions, to support clients in adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. EP-C education also includes fitness management, administration, and supervision. This certifying body is an international organization that focuses on evidence based fitness and wellness and is considered the gold standard in the fitness industry.
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)
Louise is currently certified in Level 1 of NeuroKinetic Therapy and is working towards her Level 2 qualification. NKT is a groundbreaking protocol for assessing and treating imbalances in the body along with the motor control patterns they come from. When we work with our bodies, we are training our brain and our nervous system. It uses manual muscle testing to help find and resolve patterns that have caused dysfunction or pain and gives us the information to better train and build overall strength in the neural and motor networks.
Pilates is an exercise that is ideal for everyone from young adults, active aging and prenatal clients to rehab patients and elite athletes. This exercise modality offers an opportunity to load muscles through bodyweight exercises (ie. mat & props) or through springweight and resistance with low impact. It focuses on finding optimal alignment in efforts of developing and maintaining whole body function and strength!
RYT 200 Yoga
Louise received her 200 hr yoga certification through Emery Bryant Yoga and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Through Louise's yoga education she has developed experience in many kinds of yoga including: power, restorative, yin, and vinyasa flow yoga. Whatever your yoga needs may be, she is able to develop a session or a class that allows you the mindful connection with your breath and body.
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) offers a fun way to play on the water, with the added benefit of a full-body workout. SUP Fitness can burn more calories in an hour than most sports because of the combination of strength, balance, core and endurance. And, since you stand at full height on your board, it gives you a unique vantage point for viewing what’s down under the water and out on the horizon. Louise offers private paddleboard sessions that can range from basic paddling techniques, to fitness and yoga classes on the board!
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS): The Aaron Mattes Method
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS): The Mattes Method, developed by Aaron L. Mattes, is one of the methods of stretching most used and respected by today's athletes and personal trainers. AIS promotes optimal range of motion by facilitating flexibility at the joint, mobility of the spine and kinesthetic awareness that will add to athletic performance and offer freedom of movement that enhances daily health and well being. Instructors will provide clients with assisted stretches to the areas identified as shortened in the postural assessments of the first 5 sessions. Louise can also provide clients with self stretches that may be performed at home.
Latin for help or assist, Juvo is a transformational new movement in home and studio fitness. Designed to support individuals of all fitness levels in the quest for strong, healthy bodies and minds, Juvo Board allows endless workout routines on a single, revolutionary surface. From stand up paddle board fitness and functional strength training exercises to Pilates, yoga, fat-burning workouts, and mobility drills, Juvo Board's Balance and Elevate settings let you choose a difficulty level that's right for your body.
NETA KettleBell Specialty
A kettlebell looks like a cannonball with a handle! It has been around for centuries as a tool to develop strength, flexibility and endurance. Kettlebells are a fun, exhilarating way to develop and improve mobility and all around fitness. The best way to explain it is to experience it!