Originally posted on medium.com, written by Fab Giovanetti.

With Lynda Salerno Gehrman, Physio Logic Pilates Director and Founder

As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lynda Salerno Gehrman, Physio Logic Pilates Director and Founder, and BASI Pilates Faculty.

Ibelieve that people are here in order to make a bigger impact in the world — and with my book, ‘Make an Impact’, I had the chance to prove that hundreds of people are using their influence to improve other people’s lives.

As the founder of the Health Bloggers Community, my mission is to support people with growing their passion into a business — and so many women are building businesses empires all over the world.

This series is a chance to spotlight some of these women

“If I take a couple of hours to take care of myself, I am so much more efficient after. I accomplish more in the 2 hours after I move than in an 8-hour day.”

Lynda Salerno Gehrman

Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your ‘backstory’?

Chronic tightness, flat feet and bow legs aren’t exactly a dancer’s dream. With no “natural talent”, I started taking private Pilates lessons to overcome structural obstacles in my dance training, funded by my babysitting money at the age of 15. I had tunnel-vision from this young age, vowing my desire to
teach Pilates and train as a dancer forever.

The exchange of a teacher and student in movement and sports is more fulfilling than words can describe. This is my calling! I trained in classical and contemporary styles of Pilates. This exposed me to the full spectrum of application that Pilates can have, from being a kick-butt workout to rehabilitating an injury. I am blessed to culminate my experiences as I teach the BASI Pilates teacher training courses.

I have been teaching bodies for 20 years, even during my early career as a choreographer and performer (which I paused upon opening both of my studios in NYC 13 years ago). Maintaining class almost daily in both classical and contemporary styles of dance remains to be how I operate mentally and physically. I analyse physical motion patterns and injuries and mentally process my thoughts in business. 

My studio uniquely collaborates with my husband’s integrated medical and wellness facility at our Brooklyn flagship and we are the BASI Pilates Teacher Training Center of NY. Our success has been because we truly believe in what we do, nothing is forced. It’s about each individual, high quality care, and education.

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