ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor Yoga Instructor, TaijiFit Instructor, Franklin Method trained
Claudia Micco has been in the fitness industry for 28 years. She is currently the Fitness Coordinator at the Ritz Carlton Spa in Kapalua Maui, where she trains clients from all over the world and trains instructors. She holds her ERYT 500 thru the Yoga Alliance, is ACE Certified, Pilates, TaijiFit, Franklin Method trained, a licensed Hypnotherapist and Lomi Lomi Massage Therapist. She is also the Master Trainer for YogaFit Inc in Hawaii. Her unique education qualifies her as a seasoned professional. She has taught in hospitals, gyms, resorts, spas, cruise ships and retreat centers all over the US and Europe.
In 1985 she began her instructor training in the fitness industry while graduating from the Strong, Stretched & Centered Mind/Body Institute on Maui with Gloria Keeling. She studied, Yoga, Tai Chi, Weight Training, Aerobics, Alexander Technique and other Mind/Body modalities.
Claudia coordinated group fitness programs, trained clients and instructors for Golds Gym in the San Francisco Bay Area for 6 years, and then had a strong interest in the up and coming luxury spa industry. She spent time guest teaching at the Oaks in Ojai, CA and Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ. She went on to work and live at Rancho La Puerta Spa in Tecate, MX and with The Golden Door Spa At Sea Program in 1992.
In 1994, her dream of living on Maui came true when asked to work with her mentor Gloria Keeling of the SS&C Mind/Body Fitness Institute. She managed the school and trained instructors to prepare for the ACE (American Council On Excercise) certification exams for 6 years before moving to Germany to train instructors in HypnoFit a method that combines Yoga, Hypnosis and Fitness. She continued to travel and teach throughout Europe before moving back to Maui in 2002 to pursue opportunities in luxury resort fitness and spa industry.