When the student is ready the teacher appears.

Confucius
 
 

 

 

 

 



 

Tara Dawn Bach-Martinez, MS, DPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara Dawn Bach-Martinez (TDB) was a ski racer and professional dancer for many years. Her lifelong passion for health and fitness has led her to study a wide range of Eastern and Western techniques and philosophies; her unique synthesis of these provides the foundation for Totally Designed Body, LLC which she began more than 18 years ago and currently co-owns and co-directs with her husband, Victor Martinez. Tara holds a Doctoral degree in physical therapy and a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from Columbia University Teacher's College, is a Board Certified Reflexologist, (feet, face, and hands), a Certified Pilates teacher and, in February of 1997, received her international yoga teaching certification at The Sivananda Ashram in India. She has certifications from numerous fitness organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is certified as an Exercise Medical Specialist from the American Academy of Fitness Professionals (AAFP) and has studied neuromuscular therapy with Dr. Paul St. John. She is a Certified Pilates teacher on all apparatus and member of the Pilates Method Alliance. Tara is a certified Rock Tape and Cupping practitioner. Early in her career, she was an Exercise Specialist at the Sports Training Institute. She has worked with celebrities and professional athletes. She also provides physical therapy for various Broadway shows. For eleven years she was a faculty member of Marymount Manhattan College in the Fitness Instructor Certification program. Tara is an ordained minister in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness and has a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She danced with the Nat Horne Company in New York City for many years and she was Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer for Motiance in St. Maarten, Artists Raising the Consciousness of Humanity (ARCH), and the Discovery Program for Children's Musical Theater and Dance in New York City. She was Director of Bach Triata, a summer dance and sports camp in Vermont, for twelve years. She conducts educational seminars for personal trainers in New York City and teaches dance and fitness classes throughout the United States. Her own, unique "T-Bach Method" of stress reduction is currently being patented. She is a dedicated swimmer and long-distance cyclist who has completed the Boston-to-New York AIDS ride five times.

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PERSPECTIVES ON FITNESS AND EDUCATION
My Philosophy by Tara Dawn Bach-Martinez, MS, DPT

 

 


Victor Martinez


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Victor Martinez became interested in fitness as a child and over the years has participated in many sports, including semi-professional baseball. Victor is a graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Health Sciences. He holds a degree in occupational studies and is a New York State licensed massage therapist. He earned a BS in Exercise Science from Lehman College with a GPA of 3.89. He is a graduate of both the Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer programs at Marymount Manhattan College. He holds national fitness certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a Certified Pilates teacher and member of the Pilates Method Alliance. He is also certified in Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and the T-Bach Method of Stress Reduction, and has studied neuromuscular therapy with Dr. Paul St. John. He is also a certified face reflexologist through Laura Norman. Victor specializes in designing fitness programs for pre and post-rehabilitation individuals, adolescents, Geriatrics, competitive athletes, dancers and the sedentary population. Victor is Bilingual and served as a medical interpreter for Medical Mission Ecuador 2012.

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ON TEACHING FITNESS AND HEALTH
My Philosophy by Victor Martinez

 

 


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