16 Dec Core Muscle Anatomy with Ashley Whitson!
We’re so excited to introduce Ashley Whitson, future DPT, who will be teaching the first weekend of Core Muscle Anatomy in Jan 2020! Read on to learn about her below, and get your spot in CMA before it’s full!
Ashley began dancing at two years old and has been on a journey of various movement experiences since. She is currently finishing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at Hunter College and is one of the first DPT students to become a certified therapist in the Schroth Method for Scoliosis. This past summer she had the opportunity to be mentored by Physical Therapist Bill Hartman of Indianapolis Fitness And Sports Training.
As a professional dancer, Ashley performed solo roles with The Martha Graham 2 Dance Ensemble and apprenticed with The Martha Graham Dance Company. She is a Certified Instructor of the Martha Graham Dance Technique and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Early on in her personal training career, Ashley decided she needed a system for analyzing movement in order to best help her clients and found Kinected. Her certifications include: Kinected Pilates Mat, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, Functional Movement Systems (FMS), NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) Level I and II, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist with The American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA), and a StrongFirst Kettlebell (SFG) Instructor. Ashley has completed all of the primary courses and several secondary courses through The Postural Restoration Institute (PRI).
In her free time, Ashley enjoys finding ways to be creative, going to the gym and playing with her dog Moses. She is looking forwards to meeting the CMA attendees and sharing her fascination of anatomy. Knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics is key to any movement enthusiast and instructor.