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Cinde Carroll – Studio Owner, Educator and Trainer

 

Cinde Carroll’s passion for fitness began at ten years old with studies in Jujitsu and dance classes. She enrolled as the only female in an elite Chinese Kempo school and exhibited such strength and technique her Sensei recommended she begin teaching advanced fitness classes to the upper rank students at the age of 16. From there, she moved on to become a ACSM and ACE certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer, frequently recruited to teach at exclusive health spas and facilities across the Chicago area. She honed her skills in corrective exercise, working with professional athletes and rehabilitating injured patients at the Gadja Sports Medical Center and became certified by the Shiatsu Institute of Oriental Medicine before moving to Florida.

Cinde was recruited to become Fitness Director at the world-class Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Longboat Key in 1988. She sought additional certifications as an ACSM Fitness Leader and an AAHFP Exercise Medical Specialist and Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist. Her expertise led to her becoming presenter at New York City’s ACSM and Metrosports Magazine Conferences; lecturing on the topic of “Balance and Stability” in 1992.

Cinde’s continued commitment to learning, coaching and teaching led her to become certified in Stott® Pilates, TRX Suspension Training®, Aerial Yoga,  GYROTONIC® method ,  GYROTONIC® Pre/Post Natal Applications and the Level 2 Programs. She was elevated to  GYROTONIC® Pretrainer in 2014 and looks forward to evolving her education in these modalities, combining and optimizing the knowledge and experience she has attained through over three decades of study.

Her expertise in fitness, wellness, and rehabilitation exercise is extensive. She embraces a cooperative approach to physical learning, which is both precise and creative, empowers her clients to achieve optimal results and corresponding long-term benefits. 

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Karen uses the perfect blend of science and compassion to motivate me to change. Through food sensitivity testing, getting rid of inflammatory foods and monitored meal planning, my achy joints and brain fog are relieved! Karen is always available when I have questions or concerns. We’re now celebrating my 40-pound weight loss and active lifestyle!

Jacqueline R.

Karen Reynolds – Certified Pilates Instructor / Registered Dietician Nutritionist

 

Karen is a highly respected member of the fitness and wellness community and possesses a powerful combination of skills. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a concierge private nutrition practice, and is also certified in Power Pilates, personal training and senior fitness.  Her combination of nutrition and fitness knowledge helps her clients achieve optimal results.

 Karen worked as a dental assistant in her father’s practice at the age of 14. She saw the effects first-hand of an unhealthy diet on the teeth and gums. This is where her interest in nutrition began.  She followed her dream of becoming a nutritionist and received her degree form Rochester Institute of Technology. She has over 25 years of experience working in clinical settings such as chief dietitian, clinical dietitian, food service director, and wellness educator. Years of working in the nutrition field culminated in Karen’s ultimate nutrition passion—functional medicine nutrition. She continues her studies in Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy and is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and The Institute of Functional Medicine. She created her own concierge private nutrition practice focused on functional medicine nutrition, and helps clients improve their health through food as medicine.

Karen was certified in Power Pilates in 2004 in New York City.  She teaches her fitness clients to incorporate Pilates and organic nutrition into their everyday lives.  Her passion for wellness transpires into coaching, empowering and inspiring people to achieve optimal results.  Let food and exercise be thy medicine!

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Lauren Elford – Certified Instructor    

 

Lauren, discovered her love of dance at age 6 when she began to study ballet and jazz; eventually exploring modern and hip hop. In 2006 she graduated from Valencia College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Dance Performance and in May 2015, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.  In 2016 she became certified as a  GYROTONIC® Trainer. Lauren has taught and choreographed ballet, modern, and jazz for ages 7 through adult at private studios, high schools, performing arts centers, and colleges.  She has performed with Valencia Dance Theater, Lights on Tampa, and Tampa Ballet Center, and several independent artists. Lauren combines her skills in dance with her knowledge of somatics, and  GYROTONIC® method to help people understand their own body mechanics, making for an improved quality of life through healthier and more efficient movement. 

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