About Portia

I am a NASM-certified personal trainer as well as a trained actor and dancer with a passion for helping people reach their strongest and healthiest potential. I am currently a Master Instructor at a barre studio with locations in Williamsburg, Dumbo and Harlem, where I co-lead teacher trainings and have helped create original formats. My classes are known for their intensity and challenge, but are always fun. I specialize in workouts and training that is:

 

- low-impact but high-intensity

- core-centric

- focused on lengthening and toning the entire body

- modified for knee/hip and joint injuries

- posture-focused

- incorporates barre technique

 

But I am also able to accomodate many different needs and goals! I'm passionate about helping people reach their strongest, healthiest potential and know first-hand how the benefits of a fitness and wellness regiment can transform your life. Looking forward to working with you and helping you build your strongest and healthiest self.


Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Posture
  • Myofascial Release
  • Wellness
  • Barre
  • Strength Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Barre, CPR/AED

Education

BFA in Drama-Musical Theater from NYU

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, LGBTQIA, Models, Peri/Post-menopausal, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Pregnancy, Shoulder Issues, Stress

Additional Languages Spoken

Spanish

Training Areas Served

In-home or Outdoor Personal Training

Always love Portia's classes. Challenging but fun and well-paced. My favorite Shaktibarre instructor.

Anonymous

Really love these barre classes, Portia was really great! A good mix of making sure you were comfortable in the exercises as well as pushing you.

Anon

Love Portia- her classes are challenging, fun and she knew my name during class which I loved.

Anon

Love Portia's classes. Great am workout at a fab studio!

Anon

Portia is the best!

Anon

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