Steve

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Education

  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
  • Eddie Knight Drum Academy

Certifications

  • Sage Roundtree School for Yoga for Athletes
  • Kripalu based Yoga
  • Beginners Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Certified Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga 
  • Core Anatomy and Flow
  • Yoga Sports Coach from the Institute of Yoga Sports Science

Start date with RecSports

2005 as a substitute and then 2008 as a permanent instructor

Fitness Philosophy

To create the best possible version of ourselves in every moment we're alive. This is done by practicing self acceptance and self discipline in all that we do in this life.

Fitness Interests & Other Hobbies

  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Biking,
  • Cycling class,
  • Swimming.
  • I love to play and teach the drums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5AKcFzAJzI&t=2767s

Why my class?

I'll help them to strengthen the body, reduce stress, add flexibility, gain better balance, and acquire a deeper knowledge of how their body works from the surface to the core.

How do you motivate participants? 

I get them to believe in themselves and to realize that they have to take of themselves before they can serve others.... At first, I get my students to undertand that yoga will increase flexibility, mobility, and help to strengthen the skeletal muscular system. I'll explain that scientific studies have shown yoga will reduce The Delayed On Set of Muscles Soreness after workouts. It will increase the Para Sympathtic Nervous System and alpha brain wave levels to improve concentration, to sharpen focus, and increase mental clarity. That yoga was also shown to raise Seratonin levels in the body to fight off depression, improve the immune system, and to reduce sleep disturbances. Though the real motivation is that once they practice yoga, they begin to feel stronger, more flexibile, focused, and less stressed. They sleep better and are not as sick as they once were. Finally they feel happier and satisfied in their jobs, relationships,and in who they are ... All of this happend not because of me, but because they had the courage to walk into the studio and have belief in themselves.

How long have you been teaching group fitness in general?

Since the Fall of 2004

What is your favorite style of music to play in class?

Classical and modern mediation flow

Why do you teach group fitness?

There is nothing like group energy and a shared experience. It brings me much joy to gather so many different individuals from all walks of life for one common goal. The goal of total self acceptance to increase self worth.