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STEPHANIE

SENIOR Instructor

Years of Teaching: Since 2008, progressing in group fitness, sports injury rehabilitation, personal training, neurological exercise-based therapy, Pilates.

Education/Certifications: 

  • University of California, Davis: B.S. Exercise Biology 2011
  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher
  • Balanced Body Certified Pilates Teacher
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Exercise Instructor
  • Neuro-Kinetic Pilates Method for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Certificate
  • American Heart Association (CPR/AED)

Specialties: Neurological disorders, including spinal cord injury, stroke/CVA, cerebral palsy, MS, Parkinson's Disease; exercise-based therapy, Neuro-Kinetic Pilates Method.

Mission Statement/Personal Story: I want to offer people who have suffered traumatic neurological injury an opportunity to better themselves through movement. I lead my clients in an exploration of their body which helps them better understand the how to stay healthy, gain function and work their way towards recovery. With basic principles of neuroplasticity (meaning the nervous system can regenerate itself) and a strong emphasis on learning movement patterns in proper body alignment, the nervous system can be re-wired to make connections in the body. My program takes dedication, hard-work, focus, and patience, but I find that success of my clients is directly reflected by their effort.

"I cannot fix you, but I can help you fix yourself" -Alejandra Monsalve

Stephanie's study of fitness, movement and rehabilitation started at UC Davis while earning her bachelor's degree in Exercise Biology. She taught group fitness classes at the at the university recreation center and worked for two years as a student athletic trainer for university's Division 1 athletes.

After college, Stephanie quickly found a passion for working with people who had suffered traumatic neurological injuries. She worked for over four years helping people suffering for severe paralysis re-grain function and independence through exercise-bases therapy.

Stephanie was introduced to a method called Neuro Kinetic Pilates, created by Alejandra Monsalve, in 2014. With over 10,000 hours of previous experience working with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorder, Stephanie found that the NKP Method was producing significant progress in her clients. She came to Absolute Center in early 2015 and started the AbsoluteENDEAVOR program to offer individuals with spinal cord injuries a new direction for recovery. 

Fun Fact: Stephanie enjoys the satisfaction of a clean and well-designed home.


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