Traditional personal training methods are giving way to innovative and multi-dimensional approaches. Gabi Varga, a trauma-informed personal trainer, stands at the forefront of this shift. She uses the art of somatic teachings as a dynamic approach to trauma-informed personal training.
Somatic teachings are rooted in the philosophy that our bodies are not mere vessels. They are intricate landscapes where emotions, experiences, and traumas are imprinted. This approach recognizes that trauma can manifest at a cellular level, resulting in physical tension, chronic pain, and emotional distress.
Almost 1 out of every 10 Canadians may develop PTSD at some point in their lives. Trauma can manifest in various, less obvious ways. These experiences encompass economic hardships, the loss of loved ones, encounters with racism, or the distressing effects of homophobia. These incidents reverberate in Canada and across the world, affecting millions.
As stress and trauma develop, our bodies respond with a cacophony of signals: body aches, anxiety, depression, and a reliance on coping mechanisms like drugs, food, even being addicted to exercise. Left unattended, these symptoms become barriers to achieving health and safe fitness goals. Somatic teachings step in as a bridge between the mind and body, promoting a harmonious union.
Gabi’s dedication to somatic teachings was born from her own transformative journey. As life guided her through a series of challenging twists and turns, she discovered the profound healing potential of embracing the body-mind connection.
It was through the power of somatic healing that she managed to overcome her own traumatic experiences. This triumphant process inspired her to extend a helping hand to others, eager to guide them along a similar path of healing and transformation.
Gabi’s dual certification as a trauma-informed and corrective exercise specialist equips her with a profound understanding of the emotional and physical aspects of trauma recovery. She weaves somatic teachings into her personal training, harnessing the power of empathy, non-judgment, partnership, and client autonomy.
Somatic teachings have a central place in Gabi’s approach to personal training. They pave the way for her clients to release emotional and physical tension, setting the stage for transformative, strength-building exercises. She empowers her clients to heal mentally and physically through techniques like myofascial release.
Gabi offers sessions both in-person and online, making her services accessible to clients worldwide. Her dedication to making the benefits of somatic teachings widely available stems from a commitment to inclusivity and creating a safe haven for all.
Client testimonials speak volumes about the profound impact of Gabi’s approach: “Gabi taught me how to listen to my body and recognize that it needed a gentler approach when it comes to movement,” says Kassandra from Ohio. “I recommend working with Gabi to anyone looking for a personal trainer who is skilled, compassionate, and just all-around pleasant to be around,” adds Caitlin from Seattle.
Harnessing the power of somatic teachings, Gabi invites all to embark on a path toward self-empowerment, well-being, and a harmonious union of mind and body.
Embrace the journey, find your inner strength, and discover the transformative power of Gabi’s trauma-informed personal training.