Started in 2010, BodyBalance of Seneca specializes in a unique approach to the body with our Sequential Movement Therapy. This is a program we design for each individual whereby we combine the balance work of acupuncture with the flexibiltiy of Pilates and the release of fascial adhesion with bodywork.
At BodyBalance of Seneca, there is no competition with other members, no straining to see how something is done, no waiting for a more difficult workout or hope for modifications; YOU are the focus. Time is also a factor. Since our schedule is YOUR schedule, there is no need to work around pre-set class times. YOU decide when training fits into your day.
I hold a Bachelor degree from Denison University. I have a Master Degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Healing. I certified in yoga in 2002 and in mat Pilates in 2003. I certified in Pilates apparatus in 2014 under Edgar Tirado, a 2nd generation Level 4 Master Instructor. I was a leisure skills instructor at Clemson University for five years where I taught power yoga and mat Pilates. I created and taught classes in core training, running and BOSU as well. In the springs of 2011 and 2012, I trained the Clemson Women’s Soccer Team and the Men’s Professional Golf team in mat Pilates.
I became a board certified neuromuscular therapist in 2006 when I graduated from the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy and Advanced Bodywork. I certified with Aaron Mattes in Active Isolated Stretching in 2007. I certified in Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique with Dawn Lewis in 2104.
I am an RYT500 with initial certification from The Yoga Haus in Greenville, SC. I have furthered my yoga training by studying with Max Strom, David Swenson, and Stephanie Keach. I spent six years training with George Pierce (Team USA, two-time winner World Duathlon Championship), Brad Kearns (world champion Ironman triathlete) and Ken Fitzpatrick (Canadian olympic swimmer).
I am a certified Functional Fitness Specialist, a certified Sports Nutrition Specialist as well as a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor (via ACE and NESTA). I also hold certifications via NESTA as a Speed, Agility and Quickness Specialist, a Biomechanist, a Strength and Conditioning Coach, a Master Personal Trainer and as a Core Conditioning Specialist.
I am a graduate of the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in Sugar Grove, North Carolina and have a Master Degree in Oriental Medicine. This is a four year, 2000 hour program that includes one year of internship in our medical clinic. As a requirement of graduation, I personally treated over 600 patients in my year of clinic rotation. In order to be licensed in South Carolina, one has to pass three national board exams and keep up with yearly continuing education courses.
(I have closed my acupuncture practice due to illness. Steve is still working full time.)
I hold a Bachelor degree from Colorado State University. I graduated from the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Therapy and Advanced Bodywork in 2006. I went on to certify in reflexology in 2007. In 2008 I traveled to the Atlanta School of Massage where I certified in TMJ therapy. I recently certified with Aaron Mattes in Active Isolated Stretching. I certified in Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique with Dawn Lewis in 2104.
I hold a black belt in Gojuryu Karate-do and kobudo. My background includes over thirty years of chef work.
I have recently certified via the Titleist Performance Institute. I work as a rehabilitation specialist. I will train you in strength, flexility and balance. Please refer to the Services page of this website for more detailed information.
I hold certifications via NESTA as a Speed, Agility and Quickness Specialist as well as a Biomechanist, a Strength and Conditioning Coach, a Personal Trainer, a Core Conditioning Specialist, a Sports Nutrition Specialist, a Functional Fitness Specialist and as a Master Personal Trainer.
I am currently certifying with Edgar Tirado, a 2nd generation Level 4 Master Instructor, at The Work Pilates in Anderson, SC to become a Pilates instructor on both the mat and reformer.
It is our belief that our background of sequential movement therapy, neuromuscular therapy, martial arts, acupressure, stretching, biomechanics, holistic nutrition, Pilates, and personal training makes us uniquely suited to address the body in a comprehensive fashion. We will address your individual rehabilitative needs in a way offered by no one else in the Upstate.