I was a Division 1 college soccer player. I experienced a few unresolved physical injuries.
One morning, I tried to get out of bed and was unable to walk. It was a scary and confusing moment for me, as I couldn’t understand why this was happening. I was eventually able to walk; however, the doctors were equally as baffled by all of this and after placing me in a walking cast; they determined that surgery was the best option for me. I ended up enduring four surgeries in total and after all was said and done, I still experienced pain.
While in college, I studied physical therapy and as part of the work-study program, worked as a personal trainer in a local gym. One day, while at work, I crossed paths with an MAT practitioner and he offered to work on me. This technique proved to be so profound that it changed the course of my physical well being and got me started on my own personal journey to becoming an MAT practitioner, dedicated to helping others with their physical imbalances.
Since this time, I have earned a BS in Exercise Physiology; became a MAT Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist, TPI Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Golf Fitness Trainer, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2, Egoscue Affiliate Postural Alignment Specialist, and Aromatherapist.
I began my career at Reebok Sports Club NY and worked for the Sports Club Company for five years, taking me from NY to LA and back to NY again. I was part of the start up team at The Sports Club LA Rockefeller Center, in charge of running the fitness department.
After gaining some wonderful experience with the Sports Club, I got involved with several start up fitness facilities, including Clay, Citibabes,Nimble, Los Angeles Country Club, and Golf and Body NYC. With each of the start up facilities I implemented the systems in the fitness department as well as working one on one with clients.
I had a personal breakthrough in the Golf world after being featured in a Time Out NY article that focused on back pain. As a result, I started working with a professional golfer, which landed me at the Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. During my stay in Florida, I also had the honor of working with Venus and Serena Williams as well as PGA tour players, NBA, and MLB.
MAT has provided me with a number of wonderful opportunities in the golf world, such as working for the Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Invitational Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational, The Chris Paul, and Marcus Allen celebrity golf events.
After four years in Florida, I moved to Los Angeles to open the first fitness facility at the Los Angeles Country Club and am now back in New York. I am thrilled be back in NY and excited to work closely with you to help you feel and look better than ever! You can find me at Charleene's Above and Beyond Fitness, Nimble Fitness, and Golf and Body NYC.
I recently started my own essential oils skin and home care toxic free product line TRUTH. I had skin cancer. I wanted to know everything about what I put on the largest organ in my body, my skin. We can't get muscles to work correctly if we are putting junk on our skin or in our body. Come check out my product line and experience the oils during your session.
FEATURES OF MY SERVICES AND PRODUCT
1. Complimentary hour consultation
2. Extensive evaluation of health history
3. Comprehensive pre-treatment evaluation
4. Determine stress threshold for mechanical load
5. Assess Range of Motion and compare right to left
6. Muscle test to find weaknesses
7. Develop written plan for working relationship with timeline for goals and objectives
8. Provide customized home program to reinforce your goals and objectives
9. Develop daily/weekly exercise plan to continue correction and improve overall health
10. Teach body awareness for self-correction.
11. Train you sports specifically
12. This program will create competency and replication
13. Allows the client to always know where you are headed
14. Duplicate results
WE ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS OUR WEAKEST LINK.