Christy Demond – Ft Myers, Florida

Christy Demond

Location: Ft. Myers, Florida

At 11 years of age I was diagnosed with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.  After several treatments at the prestigious Schriner’s Hospital in St. Louis I can still
recall the words from the doctors, “You must remain physically overactive
or by the age of 40 you will be unable to walk!”

By age 16, I had grown self conscious about participating in organized
sports but dedicated myself to self taught activities like gymnastics,
swimming, bicycling and every other activity introduced to me. At 18
and off to college in NYC to pursue a career in fashion, I was
introduced to Roxanne Huang, a Authentic Pilates instructor trained
personally by Romana Kryzanowska. It was Roxanne’s wisdom that
changed my life and career aspirations. By encouraging me to view my
Scoliosis as a gift, Roxanne quietly and steadily provided me the tools
and importantly, the self confidence to understand what the physical
challenges of others felt like. I knew then I wanted to dedicate my
career to helping others, through Pilates. Learning to use the proper
techniques of body movements that would help simultaneously relieve
their pain, slow the degenerative nature of the condition and restore
self confidence to overcome any physical limitations.

In 1999, my now mentor, Roxanne accepted me as a student working
towards certification to become a Classically trained Authentic
Romana’s Pilates Instructor. Now 18 years later and operating my own
studio, I’m every bit as passionate and committed to helping people of
all ages improve their physical well being and self image so they too
can lead a more productive and active lifestyle.

Authorized Scolio-Pilates® Practitioner since September 2016

KarenaChristy Demond – Ft Myers, Florida