Archive for the ‘Pro Bio’ Category
Share It Fitness trainer Sharon Blair leads us through a 10 minute ab workout. This is just one of the hundreds of full-length workouts in our database. This clip is shorter than most (since we can’t upload longer ones to youtube!) but it allows you to get an idea of what Share It Fitness has to offer you. Soon, you can have access to our library of fitness classes including, kickboxing, circuits, kettlebells, yoga, pilates, weight training, etc. Stay tuned for the launch date and get excited…we sure are!!!
Check out our youtube channel for more workout previews.
My journey into Wellness began in Middle school. After joining the Cross-Country team in my stomping grounds, Southern Oregon, I was severely set back by the onset of severe and debilitating allergies. My doctor told me they were “the worst he’d ever seen, by far.” Battling burgeoning heart problems, persistent reactive asthma, and other unpleasant and dangerous symptoms, I came to realize that Western medicine didn’t have a magic bullet for me. After a year of reading and guessing, I turned to nutrition and acupuncture, and my various symptoms slowly vanished, making me a believer!
I followed my path into wellness as a massage therapist and holistic arts student, learning more and more along the way about various aspects of health, fitness, and nutrition. My training took me from running into the martial arts of Capoeira and Kung Fu, various yogas, circus acrobatics and flexibility training, as well as various strength and sports-specific exercises. I was trained at the Chopra Center for WellBeing in the arts of Ayurveda. You can count on a fun and different workout from me!
A big believer in K.I.S.S. ( Keep It Simple, Silly) my lifestyle and goals took me out of the gym and into the world, making my programs ideal for those who want to get fit without expensive equipment or stay in shape on the road. I approach fitness from every angle, seeking balance between strength, stamina, flexibility, muscular balance, and Functional Fitness. And who can forget fun?
I strive to provide something for everyone. Whether you’re a well-trained athlete looking to expand your skill set or improve any aspect of your fitness, a weekend warrior in need of guidance, or a newer athlete overcoming a physical limitation, I can make fitness work for you.
Chef Matt Berardi is the newest member to join the Share It Fitness team. He’s a graduate of one of the top culinary schools in America. He spends his time cooking for a catering business, doing in home dinner parties, and personal training at Fulcrum Surf Studio. Chef Matt is an expert at building culinary delights off the practical information our dietitians offer to each client. Chef Matt will be leading various classes, giving instruction, and creating detailed recipes and menus for his clients on Share It Fitness. Through his classes and instruction, Chef Matt is here to show that a person doesn’t need to be a graduate from a top culinary school to create healthy, restaurant quality meals in their own home.
From Chef Matt Berardi:
Who’s hungry for something healthy? My name is Chef Matt Berardi and I love to share delicious yet nutritious recipes. From chipotle, basil, and caramelized onion chicken tacos to grilled mahi topped with spicy tomatillo salsa, to me it’s all about the healthy, flavorful dishes that are inexpensive and easy to make.
Food is all about flavor, and trust me butter and salt help, but let me show you how to change your style up a little. Making healthy food choices is the first and most important step in a lifestyle change and it’s something you can do in the comfort of your own home. I can teach you several easy to follow, simple nutritional cooking techniques that will ensure your meals will not be lacking in flavor because they focus on locking in the natural flavors of the food.
Think about a perfectly seared chicken breast stuffed with spinach, garlic, smoked Gouda cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Or a diamond grilled New York strip steak served over a roasted corn and veggie medley with rosemary red bliss potatoes.
The possibilities are endless, and I want to share them with you. As a top graduate from The Academy of Culinary Arts, and a proud member of the American Personal and Private Chef Association, I am here to help you create a new menu.
Share It Fitness is pleased to introduce registered dietitian Lindsay Ek to the team. We are building a solid team of registered dietitians to suit all of your anticipated needs. Let us know what your background and goals are, and not only will we have a registered dietitian for you, but a registered dietitian that specializes in your specific issues and goals.
Are you ready to find a balance between nutrition, health and the rest of your life? Tired of diets and weight loss products that just don’t work? As a registered dietitian, I am here to guide you towards health using a non-diet approach that fits your needs and lifestyle. This is your chance to have convenient and affordable access to nutrition advice and support from a trained, credentialed professional. Whether you are a college student struggling to maintain healthy habits or a parent striving to provide balanced meals for your family, I can provide you with sound guidance to reduce nutritional challenges and move forward towards a healthier you.
Alecia Routt, Registered Dietitian RD, CLT
To help clients achieve their weight goals, Alecia works with clients on fine-tuning their current diet and daily routine in a fun and positive way.
With the web, information is at your finger tips! You may know what foods are good for you, but you don’t know how to integrate them into your day. You may feel like you are doing all of the right things and you aren’t seeing the results you would like to see. You may want someone to keep in touch with and help you stay motivated.
Alecia will meet you where you are and provide information as well as support in reaching your goals.
Share It Fitness welcomes Zach to the team this week. Zach is interesting in that his background combines personal training as well as exercise and sport psychology. Zach can really help you address your lack of motivation, stresses, etc. that keep you from working out from a mental standpoint. Glad to have him working with us!
Being an athlete most of my life, I developed a love for sports, fitness and nutrition. This love made it an easy choice for me to pursue a degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in Fitness Health and Nutrition from San Diego State University. Currently, I am working on obtaining a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and Health Promotions, with a core emphasis in Exercise and Sport Psychology. Throughout my education, I have come to realize that in order to achieve optimal health, you need to look at every aspect of your lifestyle and change those aspects that need to change. Physical health, emotional health, spiritual health, social health and mental health all play a role with a healthy lifestyle. I want to help you find those aspects that need changing and help you live the best life you can. Outside of health and fitness, I am San Diego boy at heart.. I love outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, surfing and snowboarding. I look forward to helping you out on ShareItFitness.com.
Scott has joined the Share It Fitness team as our lead surf professional and surf exercise instructor. Scott is a passionate guy and a great and patient teacher. He has surfed at various locations across the globe and is very gifted in what he does. He is eager to help our users become the best surfers they can be. A brief introduction from Scott himself:
My name is Scott, I’m 27 years old and a native of San Diego, California. I live in the beach community of Del Mar and spend most of my days surfing, instructing surfers, and hanging on the beach. The ocean has always been a huge part of my life, as I’ve been surfing regularly for over 7 years now. I began teaching surf lessons back in 2004. Since then my style and instructional ability has become much more precise and effective. All of my students find that I am a patient and easy going guy. In addition, I also teach a variety of exercise classes and moves, specifically designed to make you the strongest surfer you can be. Surfing is my passion and I am very much looking forward to sharing my gifts with the Share It Fitness community.
Our next pro bio will take a look at PGA golf instructor, Ben Hogan. Ben’s video above gives a quick look into his meticulous approach towards golf instruction and technique.
My name is Ben Hogan and golf has been part of my life since I have been able to walk. I have been playing competitive golf since the age of nine and have played in professional tournaments for the last 7 years. I played NCAA Division I golf for George Mason University and was the team captain my senior year.
As a highly accomplished amateur, I was fortunate enough to have worked personally with Kirk Lucas, an instructor to PGA and LPGA tour players, for over ten years. Recently I have had the opportunity to work with many of my fellow PGA Professionals such as Dick & Mary Canney and Quin & Jimmy Sullivan. Through their knowledge and wisdom I have been able to develop my own teaching methodologies. I have extensive knowledge in techniques and drills to help correct swing faults. I receive great satisfaction from helping students improve and enjoy the great game of golf.
As the late Ben Hogan once said “golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.” What does that mean? The game of golf was not meant to be played hitting perfect shots every time, but rather minimizing and managing our miss-hits. I believe in and teach this very theory. Most golfers don’t have the time to build a great swing, but with guidance and instruction everyone has a chance to produce their own solid repeating swing.
I believe that the golf swing starts with a solid foundation, which every golfer can accomplish no matter what level they are on. A solid foundation consists of posture, grip, stance / aim, and ball position. Once the foundation is established, a golfer has the ability to produce a consistent repeating swing. Without it, a golfer is doomed before the club goes back.
To help reinforce my instruction, I like giving my students simple drills to perform. I believe swing drills help simplify more complex movements that occur in the golf swing. Drills help to ingrain the proper movement of the swing and make the swing feel more natural.
My main goal as an instructor is not to build robots who all swing the same, but rather to help the student learn about their own swing. I want my students to know why/how I am changing their swing so that they can learn from it and help themselves later down the road.
Looking forward to working with you on all on Share It Fitness,
Look for more information from Ben in the coming months, and as always, check back at ShareitFitness.com in May to book your 1-on-1 lessons with the expert.
Today we will spotlight personal trainer, Jordana Kagan. Jordana provides a wealth of information and experience for people of all fitness levels. Glad to have such a passionate and knowledgable trainer on board.
My love of movement began with ballet, running, and swimming. In the past ten years I sustained several injuries but refused to let them limit me. Each one forced me to modify my training regimens, and seek new ways to work out. One of those “discoveries” was weightlifting, and I instantly fell in love. I subsequently studied for my personal training certification so that I could continue to grow and hopefully help others do so as well.
Weight lifting eventually led to training with kettlebells, my ultimate training tools. Another certification ensued. However, vigorous workouts are not always feasible. As various injuries recur, I adapt to accommodate the flare ups. By incorporating balance, strength, flexibility, and agility drills into my routines I can continue to workout regardless of my injuries. I motivate my clients in the same way, by encouraging them to train their bodies to be efficient, healthy, and strong.
When I hear a client talking about diets, spot training, or exercise fads (that may or may not be effective/beneficial) I present them with information so they can reframe their thoughts. It’s not enough to say, “A ‘No Fat’ diet isn’t healthy, spot training doesn’t really work, and that device you see on TV is a waste of money.” The general population needs to be informed about the importance of fat for a balanced diet. They need to know why they should incorporate cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises into their workouts. It’s crucial to present them with the idea that maintaining a healthy body is a way of life, not something that can be bought for $49.95 + shipping and handling.
As an athlete, I am always trying new classes, and exercises; as a trainer, I am always teaching. Both require me to keep current with research and studies. I believe that our bodies can be our most precious tools, and we need to keep them in excellent working order.
This will be the first of many posts which spotlight the bio’s of the people who will be providing their expert knowledge and passion on our website. These professionals are the ones who will be making Share It Fitness everything it can be and more. Take a second to read about our pro’s and what they do. These health, fitness, and sport experts are willing and able to help you reach all of your goals, it just takes that first concious decision to change for the better on your part.
Natasha Tininenko PT, DPT
Natasha received her Bachelors in Health Science from the University of Arizona. She went on to earn her Master’s and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She has managed physical therapy practices in AZ, IL, and CA over the past 10 years.
Natasha was first exposed to yoga through her extensive dance training. She began teaching Hatha Yoga in 1998 and has been trained in alignment based therapeutics through Professional Yoga Therapy and Purna School of Yoga. She specializes in working with individuals on modifying their yoga practice to help rehabilitate from spine or extremity injuries such at rotator cuff, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis. She has been using yoga along with traditional physical therapy to treat clients in the outpatient physical therapy sector for over 10 years.
Natasha enjoys educating and empowering clients to make necessary changes to improve their overall health and function. She applies her experience as an amateur triathlete and certification in mat pilates with clients who desire to enhance their level of fitness. She is a skilled manual therapist and utilizes a variety of modalities including Therapeutic Yoga, Joint Mobilization, Massage, Active Release Technique, Strain-Counter Strain, and Kinesio Taping.