Irene Rizzo has been keeping people motivated to stay fit and healthy for twenty five years. She owned and operated her own studio in New York City and has trained many high profile clients. She holds top certifications for personal training, nutrition, strength, and the method of Joseph Pilates. She now specializes in the techniques of Pilates and holistic health coaching and has uniquely integrated these techniques into her own holistic approach to health.
Certified Pilates Instructor:
PhysicalMind Institute Certified
PhysicalMind is one of the original instructor trainings for Pilates. My training will help you improve posture, stand taller, improve muscle tone and strength, improve flexibility, help you live pain-free, have longer leaner muscles, have a flatter tummy and breathe better. The Pilates Method is a premier form of body conditioning, emphasizing body alignment and correct breathing. The Method uses the abdomen, lower back and hips as a power center, enabling the rest of the body to move freely. The Method emphasizes performing the exercises in a precise manner, while progressing at your own, individual rate.
Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified
The Pilates Method Alliance is the professional association for Pilates teachers. Since its inception, Pilates teachers from around the world have worked together to create a unified community, to share knowledge and information, and most importantly, to establish the practice of teaching Pilates as a profession. To that end, in 2005 the Pilates Certification Program developed the only third party certification for Pilates teachers which was nationally accredited by the NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) in 2012. This credential was created through consultation with a wide range of Pilates experts across the field, under the direction of professional psychometricians, and it serves the Pilates community and the public by validating that a Pilates teacher meets entry level standards for safety and competency. By establishing this credential, the Pilates Certification Program put into place one of the primary components required for any established profession.
Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
Certified ACE Personal Trainer
The American Council on Exercise is committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. As America's Authority on Fitness, ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends by providing comprehensive unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry. It is one of the largest and most trusted authorities on fitness.
My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in physical wellness, holistic nutrition, health coaching and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.