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The Body Tailor  

The Body Tailor is a personal fitness center composed of educators, trainers and therapists collectively practicing as C.H.E.K practitioners.

We are sought out for our holistic approach, and acute attention to detail with regard to movement technique, physical evaluation and exercise prescription.

Practitioners here have worked with a full spectrum of clients from most sports, professions, age groups, and lifestyles. We have helped people achieve goals ranging from simple weight control, to Olympic success.

Our experience includes clients with all manner of challenges: stroke victims, knee and hip replacements, rotator cuff tears and strains, all forms of spinal pathologies and dysfunctions (such as disc bulges, ruptures and replacements, spondylolithesis, spondylolisis, sinal stenosis, sacroiliac joint instability, and scoliosis), carpal tunnel, nerve tension, high blood pressure, irritable bowl syndrome, diabetes, high/low cholesterol, depression, arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue and more. Each one of us reflects the results of our program, and as practitioners we practice what we teach every day.

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Josh Lebow  

(C.H.E.K. Level 4 and HLC Level 2)
A natural evolution has led to Josh's career with The Body Tailor. Josh is an experienced teacher, instinctive educator and an inspirational coach. He is a talented bio-mechanic and is highly skilled in orthopedic assessment and movement evaluation. He understands the importance of the organ, hormone, and energetic systems--allowing him to connect all areas of a client’s physiology to his or her goals. As a C.H.E.K practitioner, Josh is trained to focus on the fundamentals of movement, food, rest and attitude. With his practiced mechanic's eye and holistic approach he can successfully address pain, injury, performance, aesthetics, and overall wellness. As the founder of "The Bicycle Tailor", Josh has over a decade of experience in the art of matching a bicycle's geometry to the athlete's physiological requirements, along with coaching proper alignment and muscle recruitment while riding. He has been successful in relieving pain and improving performance for cyclists at all levels.

Josh holds BAs in Education, and Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts and he is a certified, experienced classroom teacher. His abilities have been invaluable in teaching workshops, giving presentations, and coaching clients one-on-one toward realizing their dreams.

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Carrie Lebow  

(C.H.E.K. Level 2 and HLC Level 1)
Carrie Lebow is an inspiring Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and Corrective and Holistic Exercise Kinesiologist. Rooted in her diligent dedication to self-discovery, self-healing, and self-discipline, she has cultivated a contagious “love of life”, which is evident in every aspect of who she is, and what she provides for her clients. Her spirit and energy make a powerful motivational force, keeping you on course in your movement and lifestyle goals.

Carrie is at home working with obstacles on the Physical and Mental/Emotional levels. As an Artist and a Scholar, her aspirations have always involved integrating creativity and pleasure into the developmental process. Her work and educational experiences have included: art, psychology, sociology, guidance counseling, functional anatomy, nutrition, physiology, and 6 years in the field of Human Resources.

Feeling that traditional approaches to guidance lacked balance, she focused her studies with the C.H.E.K Institute. Here she has gained valuable insight to the physiology of emotion and its reflection in hormonal chemistry, movement, pain, thought and action.

Health has become a priority in her coaching and guidance. Her diverse talents inspire her clients into action on their own path to strength and vitality.

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Mara Kaplan Hahn  

(C.H.E.K. EC, HLC 2, Physical Therapist, & OCS) Always interested in health and healing, Mara decided to become a physical therapist because of the intimate relationship that can develop between client and practitioner. She completed her Master's in Physical Therapy from Emory University in 1992. Mara worked in an acute care hospital and later specialized in out-patient orthopedics. After training under Maggie Bradley and Lori Monson, in New York City, she developed her own approach which incorporated body work, postural analysis and retraining, and movement retraining. Mara was certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist in 2000. She was introduced to the work of Paul Chek in 2003 and began to study nutrition and lifestyle factors to enhance her work in health and healing. She blends her 15 years of experience in clinical settings with her more newly found interest in overall health and wellness.

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Phillip Myers  

(C.H.E.K. EC) Phil has had a life long obsession with movement. While getting his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst he started his training in the art of Shaolin Kung fu, as well as acrobatics, and fire dancing. Phil is currently an assistant Instructor for Shaolin Kung Fu of Amherst, founder of the performance group Team FADE (Fire, Acrobatics and Dance Entertainment), and a Junior Engineer for New England Keyboard. His experiences have shown him first hand the necessity for proper biomechanics in movement. At The Body Tailor he can apply his training from The C.H.E.K Institute, his skills in Kung Fu, Qi Gong, and basic engineering to help his clients reach their goals.

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When You're Ready To Take Your Body Seriously…
413.549.1969 or Office@BodyTailor.com
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