"Stephanie Herman is an extraordinary woman—supremely talented, intelligent, insightful, and caring. Her knowledge of the human form is remarkable, coming as it does from her years of training as a classical/prima ballerina. Though I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and plagued with sciatic pain, I was able to avoid serious surgery through her careful analysis and ability to diagnose probable cause. Subsequently, the life-changing exercises she developed for me went a long way towards putting me on a path to wellness—not changing the physical structure that was causing the pain, but teaching me movements that would help allay the pain. There have been moments when I believe she was actually more concerned for my well-being than I was for myself, and for that I am most grateful. Having Stephanie in your corner is like having your own personal wellness guardian angel."
"I have found Stephanie Herman’s Barre Workout to be an invaluable addition to my fitness routine. Her emphasis on proper technique and muscle isolation has allowed me to tap into muscles that have been neglected doing other core related exercises.
I have had two back surgeries and have spent numerous months in physical therapy with little or no relief. After only two weeks in Stephanie’s class, going twice per week, I have eliminated nearly all of my back pain, gained flexibility and have had the added benefit of firming up and losing inches. I appreciate Stephanie’s extensive background as both a prima ballerina and as a certified American College of Sports Medicine instructor. She uses her extensive knowledge on body mechanics to give everyone in the class individual attention, suiting the program to their specific needs.
I would highly recommend Stephanie's Barre Workout to anyone who would like to see long-term results in a very short period of time."
I personally like her style because it's fun, graceful and beneficial at the same time. I feel like I finally found something that I, even as a quitter, could stick to, and actually feel that I want to continue doing and become better at.
"Uncovering the dancer within" is not just a tagline. Stephanie breaks down exercises and strips movements to their essence. Mindless repetitions and self-criticism have no place here. Instead, Stephanie guides you through proper breathing and effective movement as you grow leaner, calmer, more fit and less prone to injury. This makes The Mindful Kinetics Program easy enough for beginners to follow, yet challenging for even professional dancers and athletes. Whether you join Stephanie in her classes, or in private workout sessions, you'll discover in 6 weeks that "you do not have to be a dancer, to move and look like one..."
"I am so grateful your guidance and encouragement and sharing your enthusiasm,,optimism, and expertise. Your philosophy and exercises pulled me through some very difficult times. I remember the first session, we met and you put yourself in my body based on my description, it made all the difference. Thank you!"
"There are so many things I love about your class: the way you instruct, your ability to give individual attention, your international music, and most of all the results I feel in both pain relief and results."
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