valerieI am delighted to welcome you to Body Belly Baby, a wellness and fitness center for women only, expecting mothers, new mothers with their baby, and mothers of big babies too.

Valerie is a fitness professional with a passion for movement, health, learning, and teaching. She has been teaching Pilates, Belly Dance, infant massage, and pre/post natal fitness classes in Tokyo, Japan for four years and relocated to Miami in 2012. She worked at Okawa Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic in Tokyo with Doctor Yutaka Okawa, MD where she taught Pilates and infant massage to expecting mothers and new moms. Her areas of expertise are pilates together with prenatal and postnatal fitness. As a mother of two young children, Valerie experienced first hand the many physical and emotional benefits exercise has in a woman’s life. She has a strong knowledge and understanding of the changes a woman goes through in her life, especially during the childbearing years.

Credentials:

  • Master Teacher Pilates – Pilates Master Mentor Program – Lolita San Miguel
  • Second Generation Pilates Instructor ( Lolita San Miguel)
  • Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor (Peak Pilates System 3 – PPS 3)
  • Pre-and-post natal exercise personal trainer certification – Equinox, USA
  • Pre-and-post natal certified Instructor Fusion Pilates – Jennifer Gianni – Japan and USA
  • Belly Motions, Inc – certified instructor Belly Dance Fitness – Portia Lange- Miami, USA
  • AFAA – Primary Group Fitness Certification, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Total Barre – Trained instructor – Tampa, USA
  • American Red Cross – Swimming and Safety certified – instructor for swimming moms and babies form 3 month old to 3 year’s old. Miami, USA
  • International Association of Infant Massage – Certified Infant Massage Instructor certified Miami, USA
  • American Heart Association – Basic Life saver Healthcare Provider Certified Instructor – Miami, USA
  • American Heart Association – Heart Saver Certified Instructor – Miami, USA
  • Harvard Business School – MBA Class 2003 Cambridge, USA