Nick Odorisio has been a pillar of high quality personal training in the MainLine for over 25 years, training clients and programming workouts sessions that number in the thousands. Nick’s expertise lies in his versatility of training experience. Always seeking to challenge himself physically and mentally, Nick has competed nationally and internationally in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Burmese martial system of Bando. More recently Nick has ventured into the world of yoga education. Bringing his vast experience of physical performance enhancement into the environment of this ancient movement practice, Nick has been able to offer a unique learning experience for his students and clients.
Over the past year Nick has reached out to other skilled practitioners of movement training in the Philadelphia area with the goal of bringing movement to the forefront of exercise selection. Nick takes pride in the high quality of service being offered at his facility and therefore has very high standards for those that he trusts to train others in his space. With this being said, Nick is excited to be teaming up with a talented team of movement professionals with versatile experience in physical/manual therapy, functional movement analysis, corrective exercise, athletic strength and conditioning, Thai bodywork, Ashtanga yoga, Acro Yoga, and Pilates. Nick continues to train a versatile array of clients with much success and recognition earning Best of Philly Best Personal Trainer honors in 2012.
Movement Professionals recently integrated into the NICKSGYM physical culture:
Dr. Leib, is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with nearly a decade of experience in treating movement dysfunctions and enhancing human performance. Chris has a versatile movement background with a variety of certifications as both a physical therapist and fitness professional. Combining the worlds of therapy and fitness, Chris is uniquely qualified to help you get the most out of your body, while allowing you to sustain optimal physical health and longevity. Chris considers physical activity a vital process to being a complete human being and is passionate about helping others maximize their movement potential.
Chris specializes in training clients with:
• A prior history of/current injury
• Neurological or developmental pathologies
• Anxiety about beginning a movement practice due to fear of injury
• Fear of falling due to balance disturbances
• Athletic backgrounds that want to unlock optimal performance and sustain a healthy recreational/competitive career
You can learn more about Dr. Leib at: www.movementprofessional.com
Daragh has been a student of Movement, Bodywork and Therapies for over 20 years. He began his career in health and wellness as a trainer going onto roles in management, founding and owning several health and wellness focused businesses and consulting in the health and wellness industry.
He first studied bodywork at PMTI in Washington DC in the early 2000's soon after a major transition in his life led him to explore yoga and meditation practices.
In 2008 while living in India studying Yoga he had the opportunity to receive and study Thai massage. As a daily yoga practitioner he fell in love with the physicality of giving Thai massage while deeply connecting with the underlying theory of the work. Since then he has continued to deepen his understanding of Bodywork and Yoga spending 2 of the last 6 years in India and Thailand. His primary Thai massage teachers are Pichest Boomthumme, Wanchai "Max" Ragsapanawan and Cyriac Joseph.
Daragh is fascinated by Movement, Bodywork and their potential for promoting healing change. He continues to explore and learn at every opportunity. Daragh is available for individual sessions by appointment at NicksGym. He co-teaches 3 & 5 day Thai massage training with his partner Liza and continues to consult on health and wellness business ventures.
Learn more about Daragh at: http://www.thaistyleschool.com
Mimi comes to NicksGym with a unique and diverse background in both the healing arts and the fitness industry. Mimi is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal & Group Personal Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist. Her background also includes martial arts training and competition through the study of the Burmese Martial Art of Bando. Through these varied skills and disciplines, Mimi integrates skillful movement assessment with personally tailored programming to match the goals and needs of individual clients as well as group class participants.
Group personal training classes combine various training methods to constantly challenge individuals wherever they are along their fitness journey. These groups laugh together as much as they challenge and support each other, making personal fitness not just about a daily workout, but rather an integral part of each person’s daily joyful experience of life.
In her manual bodywork practice, Mimi specializes in therapeutic, neuromuscular and sports massage and works to integrate both manual and movement techniques to enhance the mindful execution of efficient movement.
Mimi seeks always to enhance her skills through continuing education, most recently completing a 100-hour Yin Myofascial Immersion course that included manual myofascial skills work and both Yin Yoga and meditation practices.
Education & Certifications:
MS, Exercise Science
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Corrective Exercise Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Group Personal Training Specialist
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)