We provide our clients with a catalyst for transformation by empowering them with the tools they need to reduce postural stress movement dysfunction, setting them on the path toward better mind/body connections and sports performance. We work to improve stability, range of motion, and adaptability by focusing on fascial lines and movement patterns.
The process begins with in-depth assessment of both posture and a functional movement screen. The results direct the plan to improve postural imbalances and weak links in the movement chain.
Three different dynamic modalities based on anatomical principles and fascial lines are incorporated into each individualized program: corrective exercise, Pilates, and functional strength training. The results are improved posture and gait; stronger, more efficient movements; and restored well-being.
Breast Cancer Survivors’ Movement Classes teach these modalities to women who are twelve weeks post-op, with or without chemo, enabling them to retain the athleticism and strength they need to resume their customary activities.
Cathy Sullivan, Owner
Posture and Movement Analyst
Cathy Sullivan has been a fitness and wellness professional for over fourteen years. She is a highly trained, experienced, and certified posture and movement analyst, personal trainer, and pilates instructor. She continually engages in research and writing new programs so that her clients can benefit from the most up-to-date advancements in the field. As a breast cancer survivor Cathy knows from experience how to help those who have experienced illness and the work it takes to get back to an active lifestyle.
- Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT), 2018
Restoration – A movement system the bridges the gap from rehabilitation to high performance.
- IASTM – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, 2018
- Rock Take Kinesiology Taping, 2018
- Neuro Kinetic Therapy Muscle Testing, Certified Level 1, 2016
- Breast cancer exercise and physical movement specialist (The Pink Program) 2014
- Two hundred hours of training in fascial (connective tissue) fitness, 2011
- Course: “Body Language” by Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains
- Certified Postural 3 Movement analyst since 2011
- Certified Personal Trainer since 2000
- Certified Pilates Instructor since 2002
Rita Dourado turned to Pilates as a way to find relief from lower body pain and to correct a very poor posture and soon it turned into a passionate belief that Pilates can help many people, from those suffering from injury to athletes.
Encouraged by the changes in her body and her progress, Rita realized that she wanted to share this safe way to strengthen the body and to maintain fitness for life with others. She decided to pursue Pilates as a career and completed Balanced Body University comprehensive training.
With the desire to add on to her skills she completed The Pink Ribbon Program (Pilates based program to enhance recovery for breast cancer patients), Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program through the Center for Women’s Fitness, Pilates for MS and Neurological Conditions Program, TRX Suspension Training and Buff Bones® (Pilates based program to help build and maintain healthy bones for those with low bone density).
Rita believes that Pilates is much more than an exercise routine, it is a balanced and beautiful way of life, she loves sharing her passion with people and helping them to reach their fitness goals. When she is not teaching, she is spending time around nature, riding her bike, crocheting and enjoying the beach in the summer time!
Cathy accurately identifies injury and muscle fatigue, adjusting my workout and posture to assure not only success, but to prevent future injury or modify for current weakness… If you are facing a medical challenge or diagnosis, Cathy’s passion is helping you achieve your goals and feel positive moving forward.Wendy Booker