We are happy to welcome Michele Young, our new Stott Pilates Instructor! Michele brings a unique combination to the team, having moved from a corporate job to full time teaching and training. Her interest in Pilates peaked several years ago as she sought a way to strengthen and injure-proof her back and shoulders as they dealt with the high physical demand of moving from a industry to full time personal training and massage therapy.
With over 20 years learning and practicing various disciplines, Michele has developed a thorough personal practice in strength training, yoga and mindfulness meditation It was through her training in therapeutic massage which began her formal education in bodywork, anatomy, physiology and helping relationships which led her realign her life’s work with her passion for health and working with people. The majority of her career has been spent in the pharmaceutical industry (Glaxo, Lilly, AstraZeneca), studying the human body and its response to pain and disease from both a genetic and human biology perspective.
Michele’s passion is therapeutic work, helping people of all ages attain their goals and overcome health and fitness challenges using the principles of body mechanics and the mind-body connection. Michele comes to the team with a Master of Science degree (Msc) from the University of British Columbia, registered with the Association of Naturopath and Naturotherapists of Quebec; Canfit Pro Certified Personal Trainer, Stott Pilates Trainer and Thai Massage Therapist.