Athena comes to Privé Swiss Fitness with over 30 years of experience in the Fitness industry. Her staying power is a testament to her true love of movement, having helped countless people achieve their goals. She started out as a weight room technician at a YMCA in 1984, working her way up to Fitness Director, a job she held for 13 years. She then moved on to a 3,000 member gym, running their Fitness and Personal training program. During this time, she finished her degree in Biology and raised a family. In 1999 Athena was recruited to work for the International Sports and Conditioning Association (ISCA), a national certification company based in Miami. She travelled the east coast facilitating fitness certifications to companies such as Bally’s, New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, and countless other gyms and studios. This experience gave Athena access to cutting edge fitness protocols, and afforded her training from the best experts in the industry. Achieving Master Trainer status with ISCA is something Athena is very proud of, and she has presented at national fitness conventions with ISCA, most notably the Reebok Revolution, on top of her work as a fitness educator. Athena still attends conventions whenever possible to continue gaining knowledge in the ever-changing world of fitness and wellness.
All of this experience culminated with the creation of her own studio in 2004, a successful business that Athena owned and operated for 13 years. She strongly believes in nurturing the spirit through the mind and body, and feels her ultimate goal is to provide safe, effective and fun workouts.
Certifications have included: IM=X Pilates Mat and Reformer, advanced Pilates Mat and Reformer, Pilates for the back, Barre None, Piloxing Barre, Urban Rebounding, Reebok Spin, Tabata Boot Camp, Les Mills Body Pump, AFAA, ISCA Pilates Mat, Personal Training, Kickboxing, Kickboxing Round II and Boot Camp.
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