Co-founder, Personal Trainer, Tai Chi Instructor
Bill is a certified trainer, functional fitness instructor and exercise counselor with extensive experience in somatics and martial arts. He has a diverse background in fitness, movement and education. Bill utilizes his knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology to deliver movement specific training. He helps his clients learn how to integrate strength, power, flexibility, endurance, speed, balance and coordination to optimize mobility and reduce potential injuries and pain. Bill is a Fellow Graduate from the prestigious Gray Institute of Functional Training. He is certified as a Clinical Somatic Educator (Somatics Systems Institute), an Exercise Coach (CHEK Institute), a Certified Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor (Holyoke Community College), an Exercise Specialist (Arthritis Foundation), and a Boxing Coach (USA Boxing Association). His long history of studying Chinese movement arts such as Tai Chi and related martial arts and yoga greatly influences his holistic approach to fitness. Bill holds a degree in Philosophy and a Secondary Teaching Certification and has over 30 years experience teaching and offering professional development services.
Co-founder, Physical Therapist, Mat & Ball and Mat Intensive Instructor
Kate combines manual therapies and therapeutic exercises to support her patients’ rehabilitative process. She draws from her foundation in movement arts and medical sciences to inform her physical therapy practice. Kate holds a masters degree in physical therapy from American International College and studied biomechanics in the graduate Exercise Science Department at the University of Massachusetts. She has trained in functional fitness, myofascial release, joint mobilization, craniosacral therapy and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) among other techniques. Kate began teaching Pilates in 1987 and is a second generation certified Pilates instructor. She has studied with Mary Bowen, Eve Gentry & Marika Molnar among others, and has led several Pilates teacher training programs. Kate holds a BA in dance from Rutgers University and has performed and choreographed throughout the Northeast. She is a certified massage therapist.
Pilates/Breath/Stretch Instructor, Massage Therapist
Michele is certified as a massage therapist, body-mind centering™ practitioner and teacher, Pilates matwork instructor, yoga instructor, and trained in Life Energy Fundamentals with Jeff Krock and Polarity Therapy 1st level. She is also a professional pianist and music teacher.
Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor
Cordelia is a Massachusetts-licensed Massage Therapist with over 1,500 hours of training. She is committed to providing clients with educational tools that are easeful to incorporate into your day-to-day & enable you to live a pain-free life flavored in vigorous play!
In addition to her bodywork practice, Cordelia has 10 years experience teaching yoga & therapeutic movement to a wide demographic of athletic agility, ages, and cultures. Whether it is educating awareness through movement or bodywork, postural imbalance is a passion! Posture is our somatic emotional expression of Self and is often the root to musculoskeletal imbalance.
Cordelia's bodywork sessions combine manual therapeutic modalities to treat acute and chronic pain patterns, increase mobility and reduce stress and tension. Her practice provides individualized, client-centered treatment plans including, but not limited to:
• Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Acupressure
• Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy
• Personalized Exercise/Mobility Pain Management Sequencing
• Shiatsu and Thai Massage
• Craniosacral and Lymph Drainage
• Cupping and Guasha Technique
• Positional Therapy
Cordelia is currently booking appointments at Studio Helix on Tuesdays and Thursdays.