Taylor Lewis Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, CSCS, CMT, PRT, NASM-PES
I have been a Strength and Conditioning Coach for 14 years and a Pulmonary Exercise Specialist for 9 years. I received my B.S. and M.A. in Kinesiology from Sonoma State University. I hold certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Certified Massage Therapist, Postural Restoration Trained (PRI-PRT), and NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES).
Before I decided to pursue a degree in exercise science, I had a passion to play baseball. That passion took me to Northern California to play for Sonoma State University. It is amazing how the world works because during my college baseball career I found an interest in biomechanics and movement through tri-planar sequencing. I left college a year before graduating because I had to explore exercise science from a different perspective, a more application driven approach. It doesn’t make sense on paper, but I just thought knew was more and “jumped ship” for a few years. I set up shop in Fresno, California, where I am originally from, and started reading and traveling. A big influencer in my work is Dan John who has been my mentor and very close friend for the past seven years. If you don’t know him, I highly recommend checking into his content. He has a unique approach that just makes sense. He is also an, all-around, great guy.
Five years ago I was back at Sonoma State as the Head Baseball Strength Coach and was pursing my Master’s degree. During my program I shifted my interest and started working with patients with Cystic Fibrosis. It was a big jump from working with baseball players, but Dan John always inspired me to, “Make a Difference”.
Over the past 4 years I spent countless hours doing observational work at Stanford Medical’s Pediatric and Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic in Palo Alto, California. I have spoken at Stanford’s CF Day and written for their news letters. I have had the opportunity to present research at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference on the impact exercise has on lung function and quality of life in patients with CF.
I am pursing a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance from Concordia university to increase my ability to help patients with Cystic Fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases. My passion is to help improve their quality of life and help my fellow colleagues bridge the gap on the impact exercise has on patients with pulmonary diseases. The better I am able to understand the human system, the better prepared I can be to apply it in a more specific manner.
I am really excited to be apart of the Health Industry and look forward to talking with anyone and everyone about exercise and the impact it has on pulmonary disease.
Nicole Ezcurra M.S. CCC-SLP
Nicole Ezcurra graduated with a Masters of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from Eastern New Mexico University. Prior to attaining her Masters, Nicole was a special education teacher in the public school system and has 10+ years of experience working with school-aged children and teens with a variety of needs and abilities. Nicole is currently in school to achieve her Behavior Analysis Certification. As a Behavior Therapist, Nicole aims to provide educational opportunities and support to parents and caregivers about how to create a home environment that will support their child in achieving his/her goals, as well as to provide educational opportunities for individuals to maintain adherence to their goals. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys hiking and exploring with her miniature dachshund, swimming, and reading.
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