Carolyn Watson (pictured left) is officially ready for her "Trial By Fire" and "Flow Fit" tests at the upcoming CST Cadre in Bellingham*. I met her in November 2012, when she called me up to help her with her 1lb Indian Clubs that she had been using to reprogram lost shoulder range of motion in her local pilates studio. After just one session, she could tell that CST was the missing piece to what her studio needed. By our second session, she was mentally committing to attending the CST Seminar (only 4 months away at the time!). I was pretty impressed with her go getter attitude, and agreed to coach her to prepare for the physical tests required of new CST Instructors.
One thing I love about Carolyn is her fascination with human movement. She has a passion for educating people about the body, which explains why she is working on her second Master's in Acupuncture (after a MS in Exercise Science). I often learn more from Carolyn in 5 minutes of chatting than I did from many professors in school, because she is truly a wealth of knowledge. She really gravitated toward CST immediately because of it's thorough biomechanical foundations, and because it just made sense to her as a movement specialist.
After 8 plus years of owning a successful pilates studio, she recently moved studio locations and changed the business name and model. The new studio is called "Biomechanix" and she refers to it a 'movement education center'... brilliant! The new business model offers three levels of service: red-light is the acupuncture and massage therapy for people in chronic pain or an acute stage of an injury, yellow-light is for pilates and foundational training, and green-light is for more advanced movement like CST/Flow Fit/Clubbell training. Now her clients will have somewhere to continue to sophisticate their movement after they have learned how to stabilize their core.
I want to wish her the best of luck at the CST Cadre. She is excited to join the CST Family and to meet and learn from Coach Scott Sonnon. Thank you Carolyn for sharing your awesome attitude about movement, life and most importantly for being open to EVOLVING as a business with CST. You rock!
*Trial By Fire is a physical test consisting of 100 reps of 3 very challenging exercises with a 10 lb Clubbell for women and 15 lb Clubbell for men. The Flow Fit test is completing 14 rounds of a dynamic body weight sequence called flow fit in 14 minutes. Google it!
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