Training Philosophy – Mindful Movement!

Our training approach focuses on the mind, and spirit.  We use a comprehensive and multi-dimensional approach to help educate, motivate and guide clients to reach their goals. Our training philosophy focuses on both functional and integrated training where we combine various training modalities to fulfill each client’s specific fitness goals.

Allison’s Training Expertise

A former D-1 athlete who holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Sciences with a focus in Kinesiology and Sports from the University of Connecticut. Allison also has a Master’s in Public Health certificate from Stony Brook University where she was a Wellness Manager and Clinical Educator for students, staff and hospital administration.  Allison has extensive experience training and working with special populations including: sports injuries, hip replacement, knee replacement, orthopedic injuries, tendonitis, osteoporosis, perinatal, and senior fitness. She has specialized training in sports injuries, kinesiology, and body awareness. She been a member of ACSM, AFAA, NSCA, and NASM for over 20 years, performing research, training, and teaching.

The Milano Method

Allison is a Health Fitness Professional and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) that has developed and trademarked her own training method called “Milano Method”. This therapeutic exercise method draws from many modalities including corrective therapeutic exercise movements, muscle activation, stretching and mobility methods, deep breathing techniques, yoga, pilates, holistic modalities and the traditional science of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. The Milano Method combines mindful movement that everyone needs for well-being. It’s a total body-wellness concept. The Milano Method creates body awareness, stress reduction, lean muscle mass and reduces chronic pain and inflammation. Allison’s head-to-toe movement assessment is a complete analysis of your body mechanics and fitness ability, then she creates a customized program to meet your health and fitness goals.

Allison’s Group Fitness Instructor Expertise

Allison is a life-time certified group fitness instructor with AFAA and a life-time Spinning Instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics. She hold numerous certifications in group fitness including: Yoga, Pilates, TRX Suspension Training, Spinning, Kick-boxing, Bosu Balance Trainer, RIP Training, and Perinatal Fitness.  She is trained in many different movement modalities including: MELT, Franklin Method, Ellen Saltonstall Ball Work Method, LoRox Body Breathru technique, Anatomy Trains for Movement Professionals, PNF Stretch, and FMT Certified. Allison also danced for over 10 years as a young child and is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and ballroom dance. Her dance training has helped her choreograph her fitness classes and workshops over the years.

Allison’s Healing Experience

Allison Stolar has been a certified Reiki Practitioner and Energy Healer through the Center of Living Light since 2002. She is an experienced healer who has treated hundreds of clients using the Usui Healing System, crystals, and aromatherapy with essential oils. Allison is also formally trained in Complementary & Alternative Medicine including myofascial release technique, meditation, aromatherapy, and EFT tapping therapy. She is also trained in the foundations of aromatherapy at the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies.