18 Sep meet yasmin!
Please join us in welcoming Yasmin Regalado to the kinected crew! She’ll be starting out as an intern – read on to learn more about her!
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a part of the movement world and help people? What initiated that interest?
A: After throwing my back out, a doctor suggested that I strengthen my core. I did not understand what that meant. Through research I stumbled upon the Pilates method. After a few mat Pilates sessions I was telling everyone about Pilates and how much stronger I felt and was becoming, but no one in the community where I grew up could understand what this method was, how versatile it is and how anyone could practice the method at whatever age and level. That is when I decided to obtain my Pilates certification to teach my family and friends.
Q. What do you like the most about your current college program?
A: At Mercy College I like the support of the professors. I like that I will obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and take the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certification. I also like that the school prepared me to read research papers, study research and work with a research team, and prepared me for the Doctoral Physical Therapy program.
Q: What type of practice would you like to work in once you finish your DPT degree?
A: My top three choices are sports, women’s health or cardiovascular and pulmonary.
Q. What drew you to Kinected?
A: The Kinected center is innovative in movement creativity and medicine and the fact that the service of Pilates and Physical Therapy both occur here drew me to Kinected. Also, the monthly movements have helped me in my career as a Pilates instructor and I believe my internship here will help further develop my craftsmanship.
Q: What do you hope to gain from your internship at Kinected?
– I hope to develop the same creativity to develop a workout prescription for my patients/clients with different pathologies by using the Pilates equipment and other equipment.
– I want to gain knowledge on how to continue an active business during unprecedented times.
– I hope to learn to recognize behaviors that may impede a patient/client from my recommendation and how to promote that a physical lifestyle is necessary to continue good health.
Q. How did your experience at FAMI (Functional Anatomy for Movement + Injuries) shape your journey thus far?
A: FAMI provided me with visualization along with expert teaching from medical professionals and it helped my journey in classes such as kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, and in my own career as a Pilates instructor to see from a cadaver how the body comes together to produce movement.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: In 5 years I will be working in my career as a Physical Therapist and set on a dream come true journey. I also hope to one day work in communities that are hindered from receiving my kind of service.
Q. What’s a fun fact about you?
A: To change things up during the summer seasons I take on new projects to help me learn something new. I have completed many DIY projects, knitting, and learned to play the guitar and the ukulele.