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Foundation Physical Therapy and Endurance Coaching

Foundation Physical Therapy and Endurance Coaching

December 4, 2020


Renee has been running competitively since the last 1990's. She has completed numerous marathons (including Boston), an ultra marathon, numerous triathlons (2 time Ironman finisher) and has a strong passion for competitive trail running.

The unique combination of being a physical therapist and endurance coach allows Renee the ability to provide each athlete with knowledge of how to care for their bodies while they are progressing safely through a training plan that optimizes their athletic performance.

For athletes living in the Phoenix vicinity, Renee offers full service physical therapy care, if needed or for prevention of potential injuries. Services she provides as a physical therapist include:

  • Running Gait Analysis
  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
  • Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy
  • Detailed exercise prescription

Renee also offers a strength based group fitness class, one time a week, which focuses specifically on the mobility and stability activities needed to maintain a healthy body for endurance sports. Please refer to our Facebook page for more information on the group fitness class.


Foundation Physical Therapy and Endurance Coaching was founded by Renee Hodges, DPT (physical therapist), ITCA Coach in January 2015.

Coaching through Foundation is fully customized for each athlete based on their athletic history, goals and daily lifestyle. Athletes have unlimited access to Renee with questions training plans changes, etc.

Foundation focuses on building the fundamentals of athletic performance in order to achieve the ultimate potential of an athlete.


So you know she's legit:

In 2014 she obtained her coaching certification in order to enhance the quality of education she is able to provide her clients.

Renee Hodges, DPT, ITCA Coach has practiced as a physical therapist with a specialization in treating runners since 2003. 


The Joy of Movement

The Joy of Movement

November 20, 2020


Kelly McGonigal (born October 21, 1977) is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who is known for her work in the field of 'science help' which focuses on translating insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support health and well-being. Mainstream media articles about inner-conflict-related aspects of modern lifestyles regularly quote her. A longtime advocate of self-compassion and mindfulness as stress-coping strategies, McGonigal has lately altered her focus on the problematic aspects of stress; in a talk at the TED Global 2013, she emphasized the importance of an individual's subjective belief in themselves as someone who is able to cope successfully as being a crucial factor in their actual response to stress.


Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal draws on insights from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, as well as memoirs, ethnographies, and philosophers. She shows how movement is intertwined with some of the most basic human joys, including self-expression, social connection, and mastery--and why it is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.


So you know she's legit: 

Kelly McGonigal received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Mass Communication from Boston University, and her Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she is a lecturer in psychology and teaching a public course on willpower.



November 6, 2020



Amanda Fisher is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Empower Your Pelvis.  Most mornings she’s at the gym with water in one hand and coffee in the other, followed by taking her boys to school and then on to the clinic with her favorite pelvic patients. Amanda and her husband Brett have three wild-n-crazy boys (yes, her hands are full!). She’s mostly known for her passion for pelvic floor dysfunction and teaching women how to find vaginal healthy products at Target (yes, she has a video on YouTube on this). People often refer to her as “The Crazy Pelvic Lady”, “Personal Trainer for Vagina” or “The Vagina Whisperer”.


In 2018, Empower Your Pelvis was voted as the Top Physical Therapy Clinic in Eastern Jackson County by The Examiner.

"I love serving the world by helping women realize there is hope with pelvic floor issues like peeing your pants, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain, and pain with intercourse."  "I work with people who are having pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms: leaking urine/feces, pelvic organ prolapse, low back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, lower abdominal pain, pelvic pain with intercourse/speculum exam or inserting a tampon."

Amanda Fisher


 So you know she’s legit:        

Rockhurst University

Doctorate, Physical Therapy/Therapist

2008 – 2011


 University of Missouri

Bachelor's degree

2005 – 2008 

Maternal Health during covid with Kara Shelman

Maternal Health during covid with Kara Shelman

October 23, 2020


Kara is a clinically licensed social worker with 10 years’ experience in maternal mental health. The focus of Kara’s work includes pregnancy and postpartum mood-related disorders with a special interest in families struggling through infertility, loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or termination of a pregnancy. In addition to individual counseling services, Kara facilitates the “Postpartum Emotional Support Group”, “Pregnancy After Loss”, and “Perinatal Loss Support Group” at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Early in her career, Kara worked in inpatient and residential settings for eating disorders. She has the unique expertise in working with those that struggle with disordered eating, exercise, and body image during the pregnancy and postpartum time.

She addresses maternal health issues at the community level. Her speaking experience includes local and statewide conferences and collaborating with hospitals, colleges, and behavioral health organizations to provide education and trainings about women’s reproductive mental health. If you are interested in hosting Kara you may email her at

So you know she's legit:

Kara graduated from the University of Iowa in 2006 with her Master’s Degree in Public Health where she specialized in Maternal, Child, and Family Health. During that time she worked with Dr. Michael O’Hara and Dr. Scott Stuart- prominent researchers and clinicians in postpartum mood disorders. In 2009 she received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas and in 2014 she received her Certificate of Completion in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International.

Contact Kara and other members of the Centimano team at

Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best

Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best

October 9, 2020


Girls Running: All You Need to Strive, Thrive, and Run Your Best

A life-long runner, Elizabeth loves sharing the sport with athletes as a running coach. She prepares people for wide-ranging running adventures with personalized training plans and one-on-one consultations.

Elizabeth works with a variety of individuals, from middle schoolers to master’s athletes, who want to run and/or race on roads, trails, and track. She has experience coaching athletes in a wide range of long-distance events, including the mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, 50k, 50 mile, 100k, cross country, and road/trail relays. Elizabeth also specializes in post-injury comebacks, cross-training, and mental preparation. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced runner, Elizabeth works to chase your goals.


Running can shape a young athlete in healthy, positive ways for the rest of her life.

Girls Running offers the guidance and tools girls need to thrive on their running journey, right from the start. With straight talk on training, physiology, menstruation, sports nutrition, a winning mindset, body image issues, gear, team-building, and competition, Girls Running educates and empowers young runners to achieve their potential and love running more.


So you know she's legit:

Since Elizabeth started coaching in 2003, she's worked with a wide range of athletes and abilities. She began coaching high school cross country and track and field teams in and around Portland, Oregon, including Franklin High School.

Elizabeth then dedicated more than two years in various capacities to coaching at the Division I collegiate level, working with Oregon State University and Syracuse University cross country and track teams. At Oregon State, she was an assistant coach for the women’s roster in one of the country’s most competitive conferences. At Syracuse, she assisted the women’s team and was the cross country meet director, planning the Big East Conference Cross Country Championships, among other meets.

Elizabeth has extensive experience directing and coaching at running camps, including Melody Fairchild Running Camp and Steens Mountain High Altitude Running Camp, which offer in-depth youth and high school coaching as well as unique learning opportunities for coaches.


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Intuitive Psychotherapy with Stephanie Roth-Goldberg

Intuitive Psychotherapy with Stephanie Roth-Goldberg

October 2, 2020


Stephanie Roth-Goldberg, the founder of the Intuitive Psychotherapy NYC, is an interactive, psychodynamic psychotherapist. Her clinical areas of specialty include treating eating disorders and disordered eating from a Health at Every Size paradigm. As a weight-inclusive paradigm, HAES guides Stephanie’s work with clients in all aspects, including movement. She is deeply committed to helping individuals in all sizes find a movement practice that feels joyful and affirming.

Using an interpersonal approach Stephanie works with patients to resolve both acute problems and longstanding concerns. She provides a nurturing, non-judgmental environment where you can share your feelings, release stress, and start to feel better. Stephanie offers a sensitive, compassionate, individualized approach to therapy.

Stephanie works with adolescents who are struggling with eating disorders, social concerns, and college preparation anxiety. With adults, Stephanie supports them on a journey to recovery from eating disorders, often working collaboratively with other providers in a supportive, collaborative treatment approach. Stephanie is a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and believes in the Intuitive Eating, anti-diet model. She is HAES aligned and LBGTQ affirming.


Intuitive Psychotherapy NYC


So you know Adrien's legit:

Certifications & Licenses

  • LCSW-R

  • CEDS

  • Intuitive Eating Counselor

  • “Certified Eating Disorder Specialist from the William Alanson White Institute Eating Disorder, Compulsions, and Addictions program”

  • Certification in Psychoanalysis (2020)


We’re Born to Eat: Babies, Families, Athletes, & All

We’re Born to Eat: Babies, Families, Athletes, & All

September 25, 2020

We're Born to Eat: Babies, Families, Athletes, & All


Leslie Schilling MA, RDN, CSCS, CEDRD-S

Through her years as a dietitian and nutrition therapist, Leslie has had the privilege to practice in many settings including research, infant nutrition, general pediatrics, collegiate and professional sports facilities, and eating disorder treatment centers. In addition, she focuses her own private practice on counseling families, those of all ages with disordered eating issues, and professional athletes and performers. With her warm, compassionate, and entertaining personality, Leslie been featured in media outlets like Health, Women’s Health, Self, Pregnancy Magazine, The Yoga Journal, BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, USNews, and on HGTV. 

Leslie owns Schilling Nutrition LLC, a private nutrition therapy and wellness coaching business that focuses on Intuitive Eating, weight-neutral, and non-diet approaches to health and performance. When she’s not counseling, reading, writing, cooking, or hiking with her family; you can find Leslie using her social media channels and speaking platforms to deliver science-based, non-diet messages with a dash of humor. Her most recent endeavor was creating and co-authoring the book Born to Eat.


So you know she's legit!

Leslie is a Master’s level, registered dietitian who specializes in disordered eating, sports nutrition, family nutrition, and weight concerns. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees both from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Leslie has worked with recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes and performers.

She is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD), the Collegiate & Professional Sport's Dietitian's Association (CPSDA), and previously, the Behavioral Health Nutrition and Pediatric Nutrition Practice Groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Leslie is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a former committee member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is a specialist in sports dietetics and is the only Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and Supervisor (CEDRD-S) in Southern Nevada.



Being GAME-DAY-READY starts with the right understanding of our body.

Being GAME-DAY-READY starts with the right understanding of our body.

September 18, 2020

Being GAME-DAY-READY starts with the right understanding of our body.


You want the right approach to nutrition to fuel your efforts. And just like everything else about sports, it starts with your thinking. My approach combines an understanding of science but also a therapeutic delicacy of exploring the relationship one may have with food, weight, performance, or body image. Embrace the right perspectives and abandon formulas, and you will see the short term results that you want — long into the future.

As your dietitian, my role is to not judge. I am here to:

  • Listen
  • Observe where you are currently
  • Reflect where you want to be
  • Walk beside you on how to get there

In a way, I am a relationship expert that helps you explore and strengthen your relationship with food, weight, body image, and sports performance — helping to find a place where these can mutually co-exist and thrive with enjoyment.


So you know she's legit:

  • MS — registered dietitian, University of Kansas
  • Board Certified Sports Specialist (CSSD)
  • Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian ( CEDRD)

Join her tribe:

Rebecca's Website

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GOOD TO GO: What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery.

GOOD TO GO: What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery.

July 2, 2020


Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery and co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. She’s the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington PostChristie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She’s also been a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for BicyclingHer work appears in dozens of publications, including DiscoverSlateConsumer Reports,  New Scientist,  More,  Men’s JournalMother Jones,, Smithsonian, and O, the Oprah Magazine.

She’s the recipient of a 2014/2015 Santa Fe Institute Journalism Fellowship In Complexity Science and was a 2013/2014 Carter Center Fellow. Christie received a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in 2007 to travel to Vietnam and report on the legacy of Agent Orange. Her television report on Agent Orange, created in collaboration with producer George Lerner, appeared on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria in June 2007. Her New York Times article about an Agent Orange remediation project in Vietnam’s central highlands was awarded the 2008 Arlene Award for articles that make a difference.


So you know she’s legit:

Christie was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011. Other honors she’s received include the Best Article Award (2005) and Outstanding Essay Award (2007) from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, an honorable mention for print journalism from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (2007), the National Association of Science Writers’ 2013 Science in Society Award for Commentary/Opinion, a Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Magazine Journalism from the Society for Professional Journalists in 2015, and an AAAS/Kavli Science Journalism Award and an Information is Beautiful Award in 2016. She has twice been a finalist for the NIHCM Foundation Health Care Digital Media Award (in 2016 and 2017).

Training is not one-size-fits-all with Kim Peek

Training is not one-size-fits-all with Kim Peek

June 26, 2020

Training is not one-size-fits-all.  Learn to take a self-study approach so you can thrive as an athlete.


In her early 40s, Kim became a runner, a triathlete, and then a coach. But she didn’t always like endurance activities. At one point, she threatened to fire her trainer because the sessions involved Kim running around the 1/10th mile track at the gym. She stuck with it because she enjoyed the camaraderie among the moms, and because she quickly dropped 50 pounds, all while realizing she was capable of achieving hard things.

The discipline she developed as a runner gave her the strength to face a 2015 breast cancer diagnosis with courage. She continued running through treatment and celebrated the end of chemo by running a half marathon with a group of friends a week later.

As a new mom, a frequently-injured runner, or a breast cancer survivor, Kim was never content with sitting back and letting life happen to her. Every obstacle, injury, and surgery motivated her to look for solutions and continue her education. 

Now—as a coach, podcaster, and author—Kim shares the lessons she's learned so that others can discover the solutions she so desperately needed. 

As a runner and fitness enthusiast, I enjoy pushing my body and mind to achieve things I previously believed were “impossible.” As a coach, I believe that everyone has the ability to become who they want to be.

Check out Kim and all of the resources she offers at

Check out Kim's new book:

So you know she's legit:

USA Track and Field Level I Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, Lydiard Level II,  Healthy Running, and RRCA (Road Runners Club of America). ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Kim is a Functional Aging Specialist and a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist. And she is also certified to coach TRX, kettlebells, foam rolling, and multiple forms of resistance training. 

On all social media as @Powerofrun

Instagram: @Powerofrun

Podcast: Power Up Your Performance

Newest book: Holistic Endurance Training: The Integrated Approach to Thriving as an Athlete

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