My passion for learning has brought about an approach that blends many methodologies of training. Growing up as a competitive gymnast, I was exposed to body control and learned the importance of a base of strength. In graduate school I became involved in Olympic Weightlifting and I quickly learned the importance of having a balance between stressors in life—including one’s exercise regimen. As a Certified Athletic Trainer, I love to help others balance their stressors as well, whether it’s an injury or a busy schedule that demands an efficient and effective movement practice. I blend together my background in injury management and my knowledge from my Personal Training certifications to work with the individual on a spectrum of healing from injury to progressing them to full strength and conditioning. My injury background is unique to the fitness field and being able to blend both rehabilitation and strength training has been very beneficial for my clients! My coaching philosophy is that one size does not fit all, less is more and we need to treat ourselves with compassion when healing from an injury or trying to attain a specific goal.
Aleena is certified in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC)®, a certification that focuses on human movement, biomechanics, and body control development. Besides obtaining her Functional Range Conditioning & Kinstretch certification, Kanner is also a certified Athletic Trainer with a Masters degree from the University of Arkansas, as well as a competitive Olympic Weightlifter in the 55kg weight class! She is passionate about helping her clients improve their quality of life through strength and joint training.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Precision Nutrition Level 1, Pre/Post-Natal, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist Level 1, Kinstretch Level 1 Instructor, NATABOC Certified Athletic Trainer, Postural Restoration Institute's Respiration and Myokinematics
BS in Kinesiology from State University of New York at Cortland, Master of Athletic Training from University of Arkansas
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Dancers, Middle-aged, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
ADHD, Anxiety, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Celiac Disease, Hip Pain/Issues, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Stress
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