Isabel graduated from UC Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013. She went on to receive her certificate in Exercise Science at UC San Diego and completed her personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in 2015. She later pursued a Master of Science degree at CSU Northridge in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Activity and graduated in 2019 with Honors. She conducted her own research experiment in Parkinson’s disease, comparing various locomotor training modes and observing the effects in gait and balance in patients.
Isabel has experience in physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation. She would like to help individuals improve their quality of life and independence through movement, exercise, and preventative health education. She uses both the emotional and physical state to cater to the needs of the client, as each person approaches challenges differently. Her holistic approach allows her to motivate people to achieve health goals, while adhering to current fitness standards and research.
In her spare time, Isabel participates in a martial art called Kendo, which is the art of Japanese fencing. She competed at the collegiate level and was the first woman to win the California intercollegiate tournament at UC Los Angeles. She now coaches the San Diego Kendo Club members and the junior girls’ team of Southern California. She also likes to run, dance, and play badminton and volleyball for hobbies.
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