Optimizing exercise can be a challenging task. There are a multitude of factors that should be taken into account for each individual. It takes a great deal of understanding to balance the variables and generate a desired outcome. Fortunately the Mind Body team is uniquely qualified. Our in depth understanding of exercise, personal training, biomechanics, recovery, injury prevention and rehabilitation combined with our background in the competitive fitness arena, creates a very unique skill set that allows our clients to reach a higher level of health and fitness than ever before.
We feel that working one on one with our clients in a live setting gives us the opportunity to make the most efficient progress. This is a true patient centered model where your goals become our goals. Every client gets to set their own definition of what success looks like. We then tailor a program that takes all of your individual variables into account. No more taking one step forward and one step back when training with injuries. No more guess work on training intensity, volume, and frequency. No more struggling with mind muscle connection or lagging body parts. Let us do what we do best… Solve problems! Start training your body and mind with an individualized approach that educates and prepares you for long term success.
We specialize in working with clients who are training with injuries, fitness competitors who want to take their physique to the next level, individuals focused on longevity, and professionals trying to optimize their time in the gym.
IN PERSON TRAINING
Client centered one on one training sessions ranging from 40-55 min in duration. These can be done bi-weekly as a regular part of our exercise program, or at less frequent intervals that best meet your needs. Often single sessions are used to tweak techniques for specific lifts/patterns, improve mind muscle connection, reduce over activation of non targeted muscle groups, or simply to modify your routine to best prioritize your goals.
Some of our trainers offer an online option to allow clients to take advantage of our training philosophy in the comfort and convince of their own home/ training studio.
Written training programs are included with many of our health/nutrition coaching programs. We do offer single training programs if you are not working with one of our health/nutrition coaches but want to take your training program to the next level.
Ethan, founder of Mind Body Physio, began his passion for health and exercise while still in high school. Initially his focus was in Mixed Martial Arts, however in 2007 he had a severe motorcycle accident that left him unable to continue MMA training. Unwilling to stop exercising, he began focusing primarily on weightlifting and bodybuilding while recovering from his multiple ankle surgeries. Bodybuilding became his passion, and for over 10 years now he has been competing, personal training, coaching, and furthering his understanding of how to optimize the body. His passion for exercise, biomechanics, education, and helping others to achieve their goals led him to pursue his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Ethan graduated from Bellarmine University with his DPT degree in 2016. After graduating and realizing the limitations in the typical Western medicine Physical Therapy model, Ethan knew he wanted to improve the standard of care for his patients. He and his wife created Mind Body Physio, where patients receive private one on one treatments, which allow his patients to heal faster with less visits than in a traditional physical therapy clinic. Ethan is a COMT (Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist) through Maitland and is currently pursuing an AAOMPT Fellowship with the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Organization which is recognized worldwide as the highest level of clinical excellence in Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
Whitney graduated with her BHS-Physical Therapy degree from the University of Louisville in 1994, earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in 2012, and her Women’s Health Specialist Certification in 2014. She has practiced for over 25 years in numerous settings treating orthopedic and pelvic health conditions, has authored peer-reviewed publications and a book chapter on Women’s Health, and currently serves as part time faculty for A.T Still Doctor of Physical Therapy program, teaching and guest lecturing on Men’s and Women’s Health and related topics. An avid runner and marathoner, she is certified in running analysis and in the treatment of running injuries and can assess and treat issues that may be hindering running performance. She is also a board certified physical therapist-Women’s Health Clinical Specialist with advanced training in the treatment of prenatal, postnatal, and pregnancy- related musculoskeletal conditions and can assess and treat dysfunctions limiting activity as well as prescribing pregnancy- safe exercise and healthy postnatal return to exercise. An avid marathoner, NPC Bikini Competitor, and fitness enthusiast, she combines her clinical expertise and passion for wellness to bring quality care to her clientele. Whitney is also a certified personal trainer offering one-on-one in-person and virtual personal coaching with a focus on enhanced running performance, safe prenatal and postnatal return to sport/exercise, and general health and fitness goals and physique improvement.
Kayla graduated from University of Toledo with an Exercise Science Degree before graduating with her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Bellarmine University. Kayla enjoys exercising and previously participated in soccer, cross country, and track. Kayla’s background in athletics, her fascination with movement patterns, and love of service led Kayla to her career in PT. Kayla treats all musculoskeletal conditions and utilizes dry needling as a treatment approach in combination with therapeutic exercise and other manual therapy techniques. She specializes in working with geriatric populations on fall prevention and balance, physical/psychosocial wellbeing, strength/conditioning, quality of life preservation, maintenance of independence, cardiovascular conditioning, mobility, and health/wellness. Kayla also has an extensive background in Women's and Pelvic Health. She works with women to manage low back/pelvic/SI pain, reduce prevalence of postpartum incontinence, maintain fitness levels during pregnancy, return to exercise postpartum, reduce postpartum recovery time, and recover from diastasis recti. Kayla is married to her husband Paul, and they share two mini aussiedoodles named Bert and Ellie. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys traveling around the world, spending time with family and friends, and eating all different types of foods.
Robert specializes in physique based nutrition coaching and personal training/body transformation. Robert’s fitness journey and passion for helping others reach their goals began in high school. When he wasn’t hitting the books, he was hitting the field. He competed in various sports including track and field, football, and powerlifting. He realized he loved training, competing, and learning about how to optimize the human body’s potential. Along with this, he began to explore methods to better manage the side effects of his autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s. It was then that he really began to dive deeper into the effects of nutrition and how it plays a role in bodily inflammation and performance. He learned how to optimize his thyroid and metabolic function through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. This process led him to competitive bodybuilding which soon became a great passion that continued to improve his understanding of the body. During preparation for his first competition he switched from a Nursing to a Kinesiology major at Morehead State University. He became a personal trainer and earned a scholarship as a student athletic trainer. With these new opportunities to learn, work with others, and exercise a multitude of hands-on skills, the vision was clear that he loved helping others to have a better quality of life. He now works with clients on optimal recovery techniques, sport specific coaching, general health, and weight loss and physique transformations.
Melanie has a passion for all things health and fitness. Her fitness journey took off the minute she hired a coach and stepped into the gym which changed her life entirely and she has never looked back since. She practices what she preaches and shows her dedication through competing as a successful bikini competitor in bodybuilding. Melanie has an extensive history with competing in many sports throughout her lifetime and loves simply being active and healthy. She is incredibly motivating, uplifting, and determined and will always push those around her to be better. She loves seeing people reach their full potential and will encourage everyone to do their best with her positive and uplifting attitude. Her background in bodybuilding has expanded her understanding of the body in multiple facets. Because of her experiences in bodybuilding where she implements extreme cuts, bulks, and everything in between, she can relate to all individuals who struggle in all areas where it may be hard to push themselves past limits they never thought were possible. She wants nothing more than for everyone to succeed and to reach their goals. She now works with clients on sports specific coaching, weight loss, general health and anyone wanting to take their physique to the next level.