Movement Specialists

Brain AzarianBrian Azarian

ACSM-CPT
Level-1 Stick Mobility Certified
200-hr CYT
Certified Functional Strength Coach
Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

I used to think I was strong. I used to think I was fast. I used to think my body could go forever and handle anything I could throw at it. I used to think pain was a good thing and constantly told myself to push past it, even when it was unbearable. I thought every weakness or dysfunction of the human body could be solved by “getting stronger”. I used to think “fitness” meant how lean and muscular you appeared or how many muscle-ups or burpees you could do in 60 seconds. I thought I knew everything there was to know about “getting in shape”. And then my body broke.

A total collapse of all systems: the feet, the knees, the hips, the back, the shoulders, and the neck, all at once. The most painful summer of my life, at age 29. Almost two decades of hockey, rugby, skiing, wakeboarding, racquetball, bodybuilding, powerlifting, mountain biking, and a slew of countless injuries- including sitting, bad posture and overall detachment as a human being- stopped me dead in my tracks. What kind of role model was I for my clients? How can I teach them anything if I can’t even move? I needed help.

Countless visits with chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists, urgent care nurses, physiatrists- along with the near depletion of my personal savings- left me feeling just as empty as my bank account. Answers like “don’t exercise for 6-12 weeks” or “ let’s try exploratory surgery”, were all I got from the people wearing white coats but something inside knew those weren’t the answers I was seeking.

It wasn’t until 2017 that I met the key influencers in my life that opened my eyes and my mind to reconnecting to my body. Since my first awakening, I have reformed both of my collapsed arches, eliminated constant swelling of both knees, corrected my hip and pelvis dysfunction, realigned my spine and opened up my chest and shoulders to bring me into a taller, straighter, more functionally sound structure than I ever knew existed. I am moving and feel the best I ever have at age 30, more mindful of my daily movements with a growing sense of connectivity to my body each day that passes. Right now, you are either disconnecting to your body or connecting to it, there is no neutral, no in between. We can give you all the tools you need to initiate this reconnection but it’s up to you to mindfully connect.

Stephanie Temple

Stephanie Temple

AFFA-CPT
200-hr CYT
L-1 Stick Mobility Certified
Certified Functional Strength Coach
Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

 

Movement is the key to health. As a movement specialist, I have tried my hand at a variety of different training modalities over the years. The few that have really made an impact on my life are yoga, bodybuilding, powerlifting and mountain biking, but as I explore the limitations of my body the list keeps growing! It’s constant learning and adaptation to change that has allowed me to help a wide variety of clientele, ranging from weight loss to injury prevention to recovery and rehabilitation. From the 50 year old  looking to lose inches or pounds to the student athlete looking to improve efficiency and skill in their sport, it is my job to keep you moving as efficiently as possible for as long as you can. I love doing what I do, but more importantly I have a passion for seeing people make accomplishments they never imagined possible!