Body Symphony

Body Symphony

5.0 (1)
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

A keen eye for good form keeps you moving well and getting the most out of the work you're doing.  Experience across a range of techniques and modalities means I can support your goals, whether you're looking to build muscle, improve athletic performance, stay healthy, or move with greater ease, even as you age.

There's a lot that's great about this work, but what's the absolute best is when someone becomes able to do something that they never thought they could at the start. 

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Seattle, WA 98104
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1 Review

5.0

  • Christine Pluta

    Michele makes the workouts challenging, however, she wants to know how I'm feeling, and will adjust accordingly. I saw a positive change in my strength and mobility soon after I started working with her. She's an athlete herself and is great at making crucial corrections in form and describing how exercises should feel as I am doing them so that I can correct myself. If you want someone smart, reliable, and devoted to improving the physical health of her clients, Michele is your woman.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We have to know where we're starting from, so that means a movement assessment to identify imbalances--what's weak? what's over-active? what's tight and needs to be stretched?  From there we build start building good form, proper core support, endurance and strength.  Programs will vary with the individual's goals--for athletes looking to develop speed and agility, the program will look a little different than for someone in their 40's or 50's looking to keep moving well as they age.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a NASM certified personal trainer.  College course work includes kinesiology, anatomy and physiology as it relates to healthy movement, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals and dance technique. I have previously held certification as a GYROTONIC(R) instructor (like pilates or yoga, the Gyrotonic system has applications in fitness and therapy--find more information at www.gyrotonic.com).  I also hold pre-natal/post-partum certification.

I started training in gymnastics when I was 7 and went on to compete in the NCAA national championships at 19. I started cycling when I was 13 and have gone on to enjoy both commuting and touring. I've since added dance and capoeira to my training and continue to be very active at the age of 50.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Prices range between $75/session and $85/session, depending how many sessions a client commits to.


How did you get started teaching?

I was first offered a job coaching gymnastics when i finished college.  I found I love helping people progress, and have taught in one venue or another since then!


What types of students have you worked with?

Youth, from beginner to competitive athletes.

People who are getting to know the gym for the first time

People 40-50 who are interested in maintaining ease of movement as they age

People who are looking to build muscle.

People with specific sport-related goals.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Watching my client really enjoy discovering how much she can lift on a standard squat with a barbell.  When we first started, she was one of the people who didn't really know how to even use the weights/strength part of the gym.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try a few people out.  Be open to what's different or unique about each trainer and open to how that might support your goals in unexpected ways.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Be clear about your goals. Ask how the trainer plans to progress you towards them.  Ask what kind of timeline you can expect for results.  Ask how the trainer's experience contributes to their ability to support your goals.


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