WHAT IS MOVEMENT COACHING?
To move is to be human
As humans, we're designed to frequently move in diverse ways. Many individuals I work with experience limitations in their movement because of pain, discomfort, or apprehension.
My goal as a movement coach is to provide a safe environment and guidance for my clients to explore movement in nourishing ways. This can be anything from improving performance in sport, to learning how to optimize your workplace set-up to reduce strain and encourage movement.
A movement session can consist of any combination of mobility, balance, massage, breathing, strength, agility, coordination, condition, etc. I strive to adjust the intensity of the session to meet your current physical and emotional state.
I offer several coaching options to suit your individual or group needs
Visit the studio in Ottawa, Canada where you can work 1-on-1 with Emily.
Coaching is personalized to your goals to help you move and feel better. This may include a combination of mobility work, strength training, injury rehabilitation, balance, and endurance training.
I offer a number of online coaching options:
1-on-1 Virtual Training
Group or Corporate Training
Monthly Program Design
Online Coaching allows you to move well whether it's in your home or workplace.
COACHING FOR SENIORS
In collaboration with the Ottawa West Community Seniors Centre, I teach 2 virtual classes each week, free of cost. Classes are on Tuesday and Friday from 1-1:45 PM. Send me a message to learn more or register for this class.
I also offer 1-on-1 training and small group training for seniors out of my studio or in your home (limited availability for mobile services).
Most people know me as a personal trainer, but my career began as a Registered Nurse. I have worked in a variety of settings including Trauma, Integrative Cancer, and Long-Term Care. My experience as a nurse exposed me to our current reactive health-care system. It felt like I was constantly putting out fires rather than preventing them from starting in the first place. I owe it to this experience for helping me recognize my passion for preventative health care.
While I was working at the hospital, I began to develop pain in my feet, which drove me to learn about how I could fix them. After attending a seminar through The Foot Collective, I started to implement small changes into my life that ultimately eliminated my foot pain. I left my job at the hospital to search for answers. If I could treat my own pain, I felt that I could make a difference in helping others with their chronic pain and work to help people prevent illness and injury.
I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and I am currently still working as a Registered Nurse at the Centre for Health Innovation in Ottawa.
Some of my certifications include:
Sports Performance Institute Level 2 Trainer
Agastu Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor
Certified Foot Nerd with The Foot Collective
Animal Flow Level 1 Instructor
The Ottawa School of Thai Massage Certificate
Functional Movement Techniques Cupping Certification
Lotus Palm Thai Foot Reflexology Level 1
I continue to find opportunities to challenge myself and learn with an open mind. I’m excited to share my experience with my community and be a leader in preventative health.