Erika Sargent-Grasso

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Owner & Founder of Healthy Changes Pilates
Mentor, Teacher of Teachers

If you are not currently practicing Pilates you need to! Prior to learning Pilates I tried all forms of exercise; running, spinning, weight training, yoga etc. Although I enjoy other forms of activity, I feel Pilates is the foundation of all exercise. Proper movement and alignment provides superior results and decreased risk of injury. Personally I have experienced faster results with consistent Pilates practice vs any other form of exercise. Pilates will change the way you look creating core strength, lean and toned muscle, enhanced flexibility, balance, posture, and grace. A sense of inner strength both mentally and physically, you will feel like you live in a strong body. You will have more energy and better energy and most importantly you will learn to live pain free. Don’t ignore neck, shoulder, back or knee pain. When you start moving properly and in alignment through Pilates you will not have aches and pains or at least they will significantly decrease. Pilates re-trains your movement patterns. As you learn to move differently than you ever did before you will change the way you look and you will feel AMAZING!

Erika's Background:

  • PMA (Pilates Method Alliance): Certified Pilates Teacher 2015

  • BASI Pilates: Comprehensively Certified on all Pilates Apparatus 2015; Pro-Bridge with Rael Isacowitz 2013; Mentored by Sondra Karman

  • Balanced Body University: Comprehensively Certified to teach on all Pilates Apparatus: Reformer I, II & III, Tower/Cadillac, Barrel, Chair, Mat I & II, plus all Props: Ring, Foam Roller, Flexbands & Balls, and Anatomy. Mentored by Zayna Gold 2008-2012

  • Pilates Continuing Education: Karen Clippinger Workshops: Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates, Sacroiliac Function and Pilates Program Design, Hip and Knee Biomechanics on Reformer, Shoulder Biomechanics and Pilates, Low Back Pain & Pilates- Flexion Based Programs; Nora St. John: Anatomy in 3D; Sondra Karman: Enhancing Athletic Performance; Sheri Long: Pilates for the Mature Client, the Art of Cuing; Zayna Gold & BBU: Pre/ Postnatal Pilates; Pilates Specialty Workshops with Leslie Bender, Tom McCook & Debra Lessen; Eric Franklin: Franklin Method for the Pelvis and Spine

  • BS from UNH: Nutritional Sciences, 2nd degree: Psychology

  • Prior Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer- studied with Greg Rando Professional BodyBuilder; Yogafit, Zumba, BootyBarre & Balanced Body Barre, Spinning, Tai Chi & Qigong, Reiki

Pilates is by far the best form of exercise I have ever found! 

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Erika Sargent-Grasso