Introducing Jillian Ardoin!

Hello Fit Chicks and new Clients!!

My name is Jillian Ardoin. I’m originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, and I have lived in Texas, California and have found a new home here in Colorado.  I’m really excited about joining the wonderful Lauren Harmon at Body in Harmony and teaming up with Fit Chicks Express to provide this beautiful group of ladies with quality self-care. I can’t wait to meet you all and work with you in the near future!  Until we meet here’s just a little bit about me, enjoy! Please stop by for a session or just to say hello 🙂

After I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Texas in Austin in 2004, I moved back to Louisiana and became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in 2007. It was during my massage training that I was pulled towards receiving my first Rolfing® Structural Integration session to help with chronic back pains and knee issues; it was then that I immediately felt a calling to Colorado to become a Certified Rolfer™ of Structural Integration.  So I planned for four years and saved my earnings and made it here to this lovely state.  And I have happily found a new home here with many opportunities this beautiful community and region has to offer for which I’m very grateful.

I have been a student of dance since the age of three. I’ve taken many classes covering a variety of techniques including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Hip-Hop, Modern, Pilates, Contact-Improv and Break-Dancing.  I was also a dance teacher for 10+years in Texas, California and in Louisiana;here I had my own dance company, “Breathe – Dance and Performance Collective.”  As a Dancer-Athlete, I have a long list of injuries and structural mis-alignments that has kept my interest in a consistent pursuit of structural and energetic healing. I also deal with ongoing, deeply rooted, vehicle traumas that I’m continually present with and working on filtering out of my body by receiving Rolfing, Cranial-Sacral and Source Point sessions.  I strive to integrate a Fascial Fitness program into my week by combining yoga, healthy eating habits, weekly Boot Camp classes at FCE and receiving bodywork to keep my mind and body in balance.

I strive to progressively share my ability as a healer and educator of the body.  I am constantly in this endeavor by using my experience with movement/dancing, bodywork and expressing my knowledge of the body by facilitating ease of movement in my sessions.  I strongly believe educational sessions are part of integral healing.

I’m trained in Rolfing® Structural Integration, Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage, Body Talk Access, Polarity Balancing for the Nervous and Immune System, Level I Reiki and Source Point Therapy®.

I believe in listening to my clients so there can be a mutual understanding of what he/she wants to accomplish within themselves; this will allow their true, original self to shine through.  I strive to facilitate peace within the chaos of the connective tissue, AKA “The Fascial Web.”  I believe this happens through a journey of filtering the pathways within the body, which allows energy to flow through more freely.  This will ultimately promote ease of movement, deeper breathes and better communication within one’s self.

If you would like to know more about Jillian and Body in Harmony, visit our website at www.FitChickExpress.com

One Year!

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Body in Harmony is Celebrating its One Year Anniversary with Fit Chick Express

Body in Harmony is honored to be part of such an amazing community of women and wants to thank every member at Fit Chick Express for a spectacular year. I want to send out a special thanks to Angie Schumacher, the owner of Fit Chick Express, for inviting me to come join FCE. These women do inspiring things everyday and they always come out ready to take on the days challenges even when it is a struggle. The women of FCE are vivacious and vibrant and to be part of that is something to be cherished.

Many impactful events have happened in the past year through the support of FCE members. This includes the following. The first annual fundraiser for the Race for the Cure was a great success and this year’s Team Body in Harmony is going to be even bigger than the last! We have set a goal of fundraising $3,000 for the cause. If you would like to join our team this year, go to this link http://convio.komencolorado.org/goto/bodyinharmonysi!

This year we introduced Body Awareness Classes to help people find a better sense of their bodies and how to get more out of their workouts. For those that participated they found how using their feet differently could change how they harnessed their power in their workouts. These classes will continue to be offered at least once a month throughout the year. The classes are limited to small sizes in order to ensure better understanding. To help people get a better sense of what Rolfing ® Structural Integration is Body In Harmony started offering sample sessions throughout the year. This will continue to happen at least once a month. Many people are fearful that Rolfing ® Structural Integration is painful and we want to show you that it doesn’t have to be.

Body in Harmony is excited to announce that this year there will be lots of exciting events as well as new additions to the practice. Some of these include a The Race for the Cure, Client Appreciation Lunch in October, Body Awareness Classes, Sample Rolfing Sessions, The Love Your Body Event, and much more. In the next year Body in Harmony will be adding Cranial Sacral for horses as well as Rolf Movement to the services provided!

Have a grand day and here is to a brilliant second year!

Lauren Harmon Certified Rolfer™ Certified Equine Structural Integration Practitioner Rolfing ® Structural Integration Longmont and Fort Collins Colorado

Lauren Harmon is a Certified Rolfer™ working out of Fit Chick Express studio.  If you would like to know more about Lauren and Fit Chick Express, check us out at www.FitChickExpress.com