After working with thousands of people over a 30 year span, Michael started Fitness Therapy to help people that are either in pain or want to lose weight. For the people that are in pain, he uses EGOSCUE® Postural Therapy, massage therapy, strength training and assisted stretching to create balance and relieve pain. The other half of his clients come to Fitness Therapy because they want help losing weight. Licensed Massage Therapist of 14 years and Certified Personal Trainer since 1995. Michael applies principles of Super Slow Strength Training, CORE Myofascial Therapy, Neural Reset Therapy® and Active Isolated Stretching along with EGOSCUE® Postural Assessments to treat his clients. In addition Michael is a licensed GYROTONIC® Trainer and EGOSCUE® Certified Postural Alignment Specialist II.
Christina’s interest in health blossomed when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2000 and began to find relief via herbs, nutrition, and exercise. Incorporating macrobiotic concepts into her family’s diet, herbal classes, self study, and experimenting in her own kitchen, Christina soon found herself using her knowledge to address her own family’s health. Working alongside Michael at Fitness Therapy has allowed Christina to nourish her desire to learn about herbalism and share her knowledge about the role of diet and traditional herbal remedies for physical, mental and spiritual health. In addition to her study of herbalism, Christina has apprenticed and trained with Michael and offers advanced personal training to help correct posture, relieve pain and increase strength. Christina is a licensed GYROTONIC® Trainer, a student at Michael and Lesley Tierra’s East West School of Herbology and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science.
Michelle, a yoga practitioner for nine years, became a teacher four years ago. She loves seeing members discover the benefits of yoga, including peace and inner strength that can be applied to life outside of the studio. Fitness Therapy’s positive energy and welcoming staff inspire Michelle as a teacher and a person to help others be the healthiest versions of themselves they can be. Professional Experience: B.A., Psychology and Registered Yoga Teacher Certifications: Reiki Master, BET, MBTI