Hi. I’m Carrie Armacost, the owner of CareFit Studio.
Carrie grew up as an athlete competing in sports from the early age of 5 through her college years. Experiencing many ups and downs, such as; Significant injuries, a rollercoaster ride with her weight, therefor, having to work hard to regain the demanding fitness level required to be a successful athlete. Her passion for competition never faded. Once organized sports were no longer offered after college graduation, she turned towards endurance sports such as half- marathons; marathons; and triathlons; along with the support of strength training.
The passion for athletics was well beyond personal or for selfish reasons. Carrie transferred her own experiences into coaching her children’s sports teams and eventually founded the cross country program for a local school - Virginia Chance School. Carrie also became a certified running coach (RRCA) in order to properly coach her peers in a variety of racing distances.
As a coach, Carrie noticed the amount of overuse injuries which arise from only sticking to one mode of exercise. Realizing that it takes a balance as well as an understanding of proper strength, mobility, and cardio exercises to prevent overuse injuries, she became a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise in 2007. CareFit LLC was formed that same year.
In January 2012, CareFit Personal Training opened it’s doors. Carrie was able to enhance her passion of empowering individuals to achieve their best physically, emotionally, and spiritually! The boutique style fitness studio was built to create an environment where anyone can feel as if they have found their “Fitness Family SafeHouse”! Carrie’s coaching passion continues to grow and so does the CareFit culture and community!
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Carrie’s greatest personal achievements are being a supportive mother and wife!
Carrie gave me an 18 week plan with daily running/workout assignments. Believe it or not, the training was almost easy. It was not hard at all to fit it into my daily routine as a busy mom. The build-up was so gradual that when I got up to the really long runs, my body was ready for them. I was truly prepared. The coaching included nutritional advice and weekly consultations which helped tremendously. On Nov. 6, I ran my first marathon! I completed the 26.2 miles in good time and even felt decent afterwards.
Dana Skrodzki is a seeker of All Truths. She has taken many years to discovery and learn the power of using intuition and the bodies messages to empower her body from physical ailments. Dana is committed to using the knowledge and wisdom she’s received to help others empower their own bodies.
On paper, Dana, is a Certified Integrative Health Coach, 300 hr YACEP RYT, Intuitive Bodywork/ Licensed Massage Therapist, Shaman, and loving mother of two beautiful girls. She is a graduate of the Duke Integrative Medicine Health Coaching Certification Program and has worked within the Health and Wellness Industry for the last 18 years. She has so much gratitude for what she has learned and is excited to share it with all of you.
Dana loves to share her wisdom using yoga, bodywork, and Intuitive Coaching.
To learn more visit www.empoweryourbody.org
What is yoga flow?
Yoga Flow is 75 minute class open to all levels. Breathwork, meditation, and movement will be part of this class. A flow class offer you a gateway to clear your bodies of mental stress and stagnate energy that is holding you back from feeling vibrant and whole. There’s great power in connecting intention to your breathing, your breath to physical movement, and physical movement to life. ❤️
Joseph is the person behind the CareFit brand and messaging. With over 7 years of digital marketing experience, Joseph has the knowledge and passion to know what it takes to drive a brand forward in this day and age. Joseph brings CareFit Studios to the forefront of the latest trends in social media, website design, email layout, graphic design, and much more.