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Ishya's philosophy of balance as the center of fitness has been decades in the making. It was originally developed from her early introduction to the benefits of combining strength, flexibility and coordination from years of training in ballet, and further honed through extensive training in traditional fitness methods. In the early 1980s, while still a practicing architect and interior designer, Ishya began training with aerobics pioneer Jane Fonda. Her continuing education has earned her certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), complemented by Specialty Certifications in Cycling, Hip-Hop, Kickboxing, Pilates, and BOSU.
Her decades of work in the visual and physical realms have taught her the value of balance in all aspects of structural effectiveness. Her specialty in core, balance and coordination, is the synthesis of her years in architecture and fitness. Ishya's goal is to impart the best of her fitness knowledge to anyone seeking to live well. Because it's not just what you do, it's how well you do it that achieves your desired results.
Ishya attended Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and holds degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture. Before coming to Bainbridge, she performed for 8 years with Community Street Jam, a Northern California hip-hop dance troupe. She currently performs with the Silver Foxes aerial group at Versatile Arts in Seattle and is an avid salsa dancer.