Voted among the top 3 best physical trainers by the Mountain Xpress 2 years in a row, Taija applies her training to help others alleviate chronic pain from bad posture and muscle imbalances, as well as assisting in the body’s healing processes after injuries and surgeries.
Having suffered from chronic migraines for many years, Taija knows what it’s like to walk the fine line between exercising for relief from chronic pain and making it worse. After struggling with multiple occurrences a week, she discovered that smart, safe exercise could reduce the number and severity of her migranes.
Taija enjoys working with people who feel disenfranchised from typical fitness settings and communities. One of her greatest passions is watching clients transform from being nervous and unsure about their abilities, to feeling wonderment and appreciation for their bodies. She likes to work out not to be extreme or push her body to its utmost limits, but to practice self-care and feel healthy, pain-free, and confident.
Living Well airs on Mondays, 11AM-12PMEST, on 103.3FM and streamed on www.ashevillefm.org. Living Well is hosted by Dr. Bob Hanna, Integrative Therapy of Asheville, a psychologist with a holistic approach to helping adults, couples, and families. Check out Dr. Bob's website, www.bobhannaphd.com, to learn about his services and peruse the fantastic archive of Living Well shows.