Absolutely love this work out. It's lengthens and tones my body like nothing else. The instructors are very conscience of your body and how everyone's is different so they how to make little correction just for you.
Erika is originally from South Florida, where she began her dance training at the age of 3. She continued her studies in Dance at Florida State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. While at school she was introduced to Kinesiology, Dance Science and a variety of Somatic Practices, for which she developed a growing passion. Throughout her four years she took numerous courses in GYROTONIC® and Pilates in order to maintain her physical condition, strengthen and prevent further injury for her rigorous dance schedule.
It was during this time that Erika discovered her love for the GYROTONIC® expansion system and decided to begin her certification in order to expand her knowledge. Erika completed her Level 1 GYROTONIC® certification in May 2015 after studying intensively with Master Trainer Anjali Austin. During her training she spent five months interning at Kinespirit a GYROTONIC® and Pilates studio in New York, under the direction of Master Trainer Chantal Deeble. While in New York, Erika taught a four week progressive GYROTONIC® group class, focusing on the fundamentals of the system.
After graduating, Erika took several months this summer to travel through Europe. While there, she had the opportunity to enroll in an update course, GYROTONIC® Application for the Shoulder Girdle taught by Master Trainer Uwe Herbstreit. This course helped Erika with maintaining and preventing further injury to her thoracic spine and shoulder girdle, as well as gaining valuable knowledge that she hopes to have the pleasure to share to all whom she works with.
Outside of her work at CORE, Erika works for StaibDance, a contemporary dance company here in Atlanta.