What drove you to this field?
I started out as the first ever office administrator at Body Mechanix, part-time, in the spring of 2016 while I worked on getting my M.Ed. I immediately began to appreciate the connection between mental and physical wellness and well-being…My position has completely transformed since I started here, for the better. I love the small, but often important role I get to play in this office!
What’s your favorite stretch?
I love the triangle pose or pigeon–I could hang in either of those positions for hours. Also, if you count savasana (which I do), I’d throw that in the mix, as well!
What do you do when you’re not busy working at Body Mechanix?
Before I finished my masters degree, the majority of my free time was taken up by schoolwork and studying! Now that I’m done, I’ve been re-discovering old hobbies like traveling, baking, doing puzzles, listening to podcasts, spending time with family, and working out at Seacoast Kettlebell! My husband and I have two cats, Shinobi and Gozer, whose hijinks are also thoroughly entertaining.
What’s your favorite thing about working at Body Mechanix?
Working with an amazing team of strong, intelligent, intuitive women is such an awesome experience. They are such a great force of strength and support. I have never felt so appreciated or supported in a work environment as I do here. Also, getting to know all of our incredible and loyal clients has been a delight. I might only get to interact with them for just a snippet of time, but I still appreciate how kind, respectful, patient, and understanding they all are.
*Also, I love the fact that Amanda gives me free reign over Christmas decorations!
What is your health and wellness philosophy?
Whatever people are doing to better themselves, whether it be mentally, physically, nutritionally, spiritually–we should praise, respect, and honor that. Embrace the things that bring you happiness and find a way to move your body that feels right for you. Surround yourself with people that offer encouragement and support. Nourish your mind with knowledge and humor.
What’s your spirit animal?
A deer! My mom told me that when I was younger, but I just laughed it off (if you’ve seen my short, clumsy stature, you’d know why). But she assured me that it would become clearer to me….Deers are sensitive and intuitive. They are in touch with their inner child and innocence and are known for their gentleness. The deer is often seen as graceful and vigilant. I can see how some of those things apply now–still working on the graceful part!