CSCS, FRC, SFG1, SFL, PN1
Heather Bickham is a native of Louisiana. She graduated with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts and Technical Theater from Centenary College of Louisiana in 2007. She began her journey in New York City working as an aspiring actress and electrical stage hand. Her years as an electrician allowed her a behind the scenes look at many worlds including movie sets, theatrical plays, outdoor festivals, and fashion week. Although her peers were all very strong and skilled in their craft, she noticed that many workers struggled with chronic ailments from the long hours of repetitive movements associated with the job. Coming from a family of blue collar manual laborers she knows all too well the struggle of trying to maintain one’s physical health while still trying to make a living.
Heather learns from as many resources and mentors as possible to be able to offer the best care to every person that she works with. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She holds specialty certifications with Strong First in Kettlebells & Barbells (SFG1, SFL) . She is a Functional Range Conditioning Specialist (FRC) in Mobility. She is a Certified Conditioning Coach from Bioforce Conditioning and a Precision Nutrition Coach (PN1).
She credits her personal and professional development to the hard work put in with her own coach. The outside perspective and support helped her achieve her goals and allowed her to experience training through the client’s eyes.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys studying the guitar, trying new recipes on an all-to-willing spouse, hiking or jogging outdoors, and reading.
“As much as we trainers harp on the importance of physical fitness, it is also equally important to nurture one’s own creativity, sense of levity, and charity. I truly believe that finding balance is the key to living a life of contentment.”
BS, Exercise Physiology
Claudia Godi is a Health and Wellness Instructor with over 16 years of experience. She was born in Florence, Italy, where she became a competitive gymnast and then taught gymnastic for several years in the well-known “Ginnastica Poggetto” sport society, Florence Italy. This experience shaped Claudia’s passion for movement. She graduated from the University of Florence (ISEF) with a degree in Physical Education and started working as a personal trainer when it was still an emerging profession in Italy.
In Rome, she ran a post-rehabilitation center under the guidance of Luigi Salvino, an expert postural alignment and back-pain relief physical therapist. During this time, she also expanded her knowledge of movement, studying and practicing GYROTONIC® and The Mézières Method (AIFIMM). She practiced these techniques on her own body,1 learning how to engage her muscles in a different way than learned in her previous physical training and sports backgrounds.
These experiences gave Claudia a new approach to her work: a new way of working out aimed at maintaining proper alignment so that the movement becomes as ergonomic as possible.
Claudia’s perpetual quest for simplicity of movement in training, and a clear understanding of how all the parts of the body are integrated to provide the best results with the least effort, brought her to the creation and development of The Godi Method®. The Godi Method® can help you free your breath from its restrictions as it combines postural alignment with exercise programs. It helps you find an effortless way to move and work out and reduce the muscle aches and pains that you’ve experienced in the past. For more information, please visit www.claudiagodi.com