Michele Gifford - Owner of Studio G
Michele Gifford has been a professional ballet dancer since 1988, dancing with New York City Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood dance Company, and continues to free lance as a Principal Guest Artist. Michele became a Certified Gyrotonic instructor in 1999 under the guidance of Master Trainer Juergen Bamburger. She has also worked extensively with Master Trainers Hilary Cartwright, Sebastian Plettenberg and Tim McMinn. She was certified on the Jumping-Stretching Board with Sebastien at Gyrotonic Manhattan and completed the Elite Athlete certification under Angela Crowley at Gyrotonic Miami. Most recently, she opened her eown studio, Studio G, in Fort Worth,TX. Michele is Level 2 Gyrotonic as well as Archway certified. Michele completed Archway training with Amy Ell as well as the Gyrotoner with Lisa Pearl. Michele also has two children and continues to learn every day.
Laura Barbee began her movement training in ballet at the age of four in Tyler, Texas. She continued to dance and earned her BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance from Texas Christian University. Due to injury she dove into the Gyrotonic Expansion System in 2005 and found a rejuvenating approach to her own movement. In 2008, she began her process of becoming a certified trainer and has been teaching others who have a wonderful range of movement goals and interests with great joy ever since.
Study: Fort Worth, Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City
Certification: Gyrotonic Level I Tower, Gyrokenesis methods, Leg Extension Unit, Jumping/Stretching Board
Jacqueline Crossin has been involved in the fitness fie■ld for over 30 years. Loves the experience and journey of learning new elements of movement that are beneficial for your health. She holds certifications as Level 1 Gyrotonic Instructor, Archway, and Yoga RYT500, Pilates through PhysicalMind Institute, TRX, Lagree Fitness Method, and Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA). Jacque has also been a nationally certified and licensed massage
therapist and body worker (NCBTMB) since 1992.
She currently works with clients from 9-90 and believes that Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis are amazing movement systems promoting awareness, mobility, length, strength and healing.
Laura Hunter is a licensed PT who practiced for 30 years. Her primary experience was inpatient rehab working with clients with strokes, head injuries, and orthopedic issues. She has been working in her family business for the last 5 years but is especially interested maintaining fitness and function during middle age and beyond. "Studies are showing we are living longer but the last portion of people's lives may not be as enjoyable if they don't maintain strength, flexibility, good posture and endurance. I think Gyrotonic is the perfect solution to this issue."
Ted spent his career in IT and sales but his Gyrotonic journey really started when he received serious orthopedic injuries to hips and legs at 19 yrs old. He was active and tried many exercise methods through the years to improve his fitness and flexibility with limited success. He was pointed toward Gyrotonic exercise by a Rolfer and there found a method to increase flexibility, fitness and decrease pain. He started down the road to certification in 2013 and is excited about helping others achieve their fitness goals as a certified instructor.