About Desi

I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Postural Correction and pre/postnatal fitness.


I'm passionate about helping people correct their posture because I used to have terrible posture myself. My parents always told me to "stand up straight" (easier said than done). I was afraid as I aged I would look like Monty Burns from The Simpsons, with a "mighty hump."


Correcting your posture not only reduces back and neck pain, but it changes how others perceive you. You will appear more confident and slim.

Postural Correction is also important for pre & post natal clients. Your center of gravity changes as your belly grows. Strengthening the core and pelvic floor muscles are crucial for any woman who is going to, or has, delivered a baby.

Being a NASM certified  trainer for 7 years, I have had much success with pre & post natal clients, as well as other special populations. I've worked with clients who have osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer, and Crohn's Disease.

My training philosophy is simple: everything gets better with exercise. EVERYTHING!


Areas of Expertise

  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Core and Balance

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Women's Fitness Specialist, TRX Level 1

Education

BS, Loyola University New Orleans

Who I Especially Like Working With

Pre/post-natal

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Arthritis, Asperger's Syndrome, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Knee Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, TMJ

Training Areas Served

I have worked out with Desi for multiple sessions. She always has great ideas and new exercises to keep things interesting. There are some times when I'll want to work on something specific, and Desi will tailor my session to hit those areas. She is really good at making sure my form is correct to avoid injuries, which is great because I know a lot of trainers don't do that. Plus, she's got a great sense of humor, and the sessions are always fun!

Sarah C.

I’ve been working with Desi for over a year now and she is by far the best trainer I’ve worked with. My workouts with her are challenging but the results are incredible! She asks what areas I want to focus on and comes with a great routine for every time we meet. I really appreciate the follow ups with the list of exercises so I can do them on my own in between sessions as well. She’s super professional and her knowledge of personal training is unparalleled. I can’t recommend her highly enough!!

Jenny

Desi is a great trainer. I am an athlete but have had a lot of back issues in the past few years and then eventually had back surgery. I have been trying to get back into the swing of things and Desi has been incredibly helpful with that. She is super knowledgeable, positive, and hilarious. I look forward to my sessions with her. I highly recommend Desi and am glad I found her!

Aneal

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