Dr. Jessica Pizano graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport's nutrition master's program. After this she continued to Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) where she graduated with a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition. During her years in academia, she developed a passion for helping those with rare diseases. The mantra for rare disease sufferers around the world is "When you hear hoof beats, think zebra's, not horses". She is a co-founder of SNPed, a webinar based series to educate practitioners in nutritional genomics and systems medicine. She is a faculty member at MUIH where she teaches nutritional genomic counseling at the master's level. Along with several colleagues she has published a series of peer-reviewed journal articles on the microbiome and contributed to chapters on nutritional genomics in a graduate level nutrition textbook.
Dr. Pizano is the leading nutrition specialist for mast cell activation disorders in the country. As a certified corrective and clinical exercise specialist, she also evaluates and creates plans to correct postural imbalances for connective tissue disease patients and other musculoskeletal disorders.
With an educational background in nursing and psychology, Gabbi specializes in evaluating the environmental, emotional health, nutrition and lifestyle factors that contribute to overall health and disease. She is currently finishing the last semester of a masters degree in human nutrition at the University of Bridgeport. Gabbi is focused on educating and supporting individuals seeking improved health and wellness.
While dealing with her own complicated chronic health conditions, Gabbi has become even more passionate about the environmental and psychological aspects of wellness while cultivating an incredible attention to detail. Gabbi enjoys reading, recipe testing, painting, and researching and exploring new avenues that promote optimal health.
I began my career as a personal coach in 2005. After experiencing a variety of adversity in my life I researched and learned how to use the experiences to develop resiliency and strength. I consider this transformation to be my biggest accomplishment and have turned it into an opportunity to help others.
I use a variety of techniques including affirmations, visualizations, anchoring, reprogramming, healthy communication and mindfulness to assist my clients in achieving their personal goals. I believe we all interpret experiences differently and we all have the power to view our experiences through a lens that will allow us to be our happiest, healthiest, best self.
I have extensive experience in coaching clients looking to improve their relationships, health, careers and parenting. Improving emotional health is the first step in accomplishing these goals. My coaching techniques provide a whole new way of thinking that will create a fulfilling life that everyone deserves.
Sabrina got hooked on Pilates from the moment she took her first class at Laban Centre in London England. She was initially drawn to the method because of injuries sustained from a car accident that ended her dance career. The benefits of Pilates healed her and transformed not just her spine but taught her the mind body connection. She was so excited about Pilates that when she returned to the States she began studying with Pilates Elder, Mary Bowen in Northampton Massachusetts. Upon Mary’s suggestion she got certified in Mat with The PhysicalMind Institute of Santa Fe New Mexico. Wanting to obtain as much information as possible Sabrina took a Contemporary Certification courses. It was her quest for knowledge and her love of the system that brought her to Romana Kryzanowska and the infamous Drago’s Gym. In New York City, Sabrina was blessed to find the Pilates mentor who she credits to transforming her into the instructor she is today. Fully certified from the New York Pilates Studio in all equipment including many lessor known pieces such as the guillotine, Sabrina taught under Romana’s supervision as well as at 2121 Broadway. In addition, she is so thankful for the opportunity to have studied with a total of five elders and is considered a true 2nd generation Pilates instructor who has used her knowledge to mentor many other instructors. She ran her own studio, Traditional Pilates of Cape Cod. In her studio in Massachusetts, which she operated for 21 years, she worked with dancers, athletes, seniors, Parkinson's patients, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and many other special populations.
Sabrina is a certified GYROTONIC & Gyrokinesis Instructor having learned directly from the system’s creator, Julio Horvath, she also holds several other certifications including Classical Ballet levels 1-8 with the renowned BOLSHOI BALLET of Moscow Russia. She truly believes Pilates is for every body and is excited to be living in Richmond and sharing her passion for health and wellness with her clients.
Learn more about Sabrina at www.beautifullybalancedcoaching.com