Bri is a Certified Personal Trainer-Restorative Exercise Specialist and Level 2 MovNat Certified Trainer as well as a yoga teacher. She first fell in love with movement playing basketball on the playground as a kid, then again playing volleyball and running in high school. Growing up with a dad who was a chiropractor made her realize the importance of not only moving, but moving well. This lifelong interest led her to pursue certifications that get clients moving in a way that is challenging, while also building foundational alignment and strength. Movement has always been a grounding and empowering force in her life and she seeks to help others find the same inspiration.
Although she still loves sports and athletics, over the years she began to ask a bigger question, which is, "What are human bodies capable of?" And the answer is, "A whole lot more than we're using them for." She is fascinated by how strong, resilient, and adaptable the human body is, but is also acutely aware of the negative effects that a computer-, phone-, and car-centered culture has on our bodies. She was surprised to realize that even high level athletes can be affected by an otherwise sedentary lifestyle. Katy Bowman's work (founder of Nutritious Movement) helped her realize that movement and fitness is about so much more than the one-hour-a-day at the gym mentality. Movement is happening to us all day, every day, and it's up to us to decide how we spend that movement time. Her ultimate goal is to help people, no matter what level of fitness they currently have, regain the strength, stability, and power that we are all capable of.
Her movement training background is diverse, including volleyball, basketball, running, yoga, acroyoga, rock climbing, kayaking, road biking, natural movement, Krav Maga (Israeli self-defense), and a little bit of dance. She has learned something new and valuable about movement from each of these practices and combines elements of all of them into her sessions with clients.