About Me

Debbie Grenier

Deb Grenier, PMA-CPT

  • Eve Gentry Pilates, Comprehensive Training, 2014
  • Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher, 2015
  • The Roll Model® Method Therapy Ball Basic Training, April 2015
  • Yoga Tune-Up® Shoulder Immersion, May 2015
  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Health Coach 2016
Pilates changed my life! I had initially tried Pilates at my company gym in the late 1990’s, but then gravitated back to my hatha yoga classes, as I loved the stretching and calming aspect of those yoga sessions. I became serious about Pilates in 2004, after a visit to my orthopedic surgeon. The doctor told me I needed to strengthen my core to alleviate problems brought on by degenerative discs in several locations along my spine. He told me I would be on his operating table within a year if I didn’t take the situation seriously. At his recommendation, I began taking private Pilates sessions.

I’ve now been practicing Pilates since 2004, and it’s truly the only exercise regime that I’ve taken out of the studio. Practicing basic Pilates breathing and fundamental core engagement movements in my everyday life has allowed me to avoid back surgery and continue my active outdoor lifestyle with confidence.

After I took early retirement from The Hartford Insurance Group in 2013, I had a mission to share the excellence of Joseph Pilates’ method with those who want to improve the overall quality of their life.

I’m proud to have completed the year long Comprehensive Pilates teacher training program in September 2014, then became a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher (PMA_CPT) in early 2015.

My fascination of the human anatomy has lead to me continue my education in modalities that help to relieve the tightness and tension we hold within our bodies. In my classes and workshops, I share several soft tissue release techniques using Therapy Balls and/or a Foam Roller.   These techniques teach clients how to reduce soft tissue tension in the body, which ultimately allows them to go deeper into their Pilates work.

I have taught Pilates to both the young and mature, injured and healthy and those fighting forward with debilitating diseases.   I am thrilled to be able to teach people how to move so that they can continue to lead active and injury free lives.

One of my goals for 2016 was to complete the training offered by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.   Why?   I think you’ll understand if you read the definition of a health coach.

A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority who works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes. Instead of prescribing one diet or way of exercising, Health Coaches tailor individualized wellness programs to meet their clients’ needs and goals.

Exercise, career, relationships and spirituality are just as important to your health as the food you eat. Health Coaches understand this and take a holistic approach to supporting the whole person. Find out how health coaching stacks up against other health and wellness jobs. I’m offering a free health coaching consultation to anyone who reads this today!   Just call or email me using the contact me page on my website, and we’ll set up a time to talk!

My passion is to support people to be able to live fulfilling, healthy lives.   That’s why I became a PMA certified Pilates teacher, and that’s why I took my personal goals seriously enough to pursue training in becoming a health coach!   I want to be able to help my clients make positive, healthy changes, in order to live the life they want to live!

Come join a class and experience the confidence Pilates can give you!

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