Tiphanie Raffegeau and Caitlin Walker have joined Health & Exercise Prescriptions as personal trainers at the Bellingham-based studio, which offers personal and post-rehabilition training.
Raffegeau received her certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2006 and has completed continuing education coursework in senior fitness. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in movement studies from Western Washington University in 2010. After incurring a permanent spinal injury at age 16, Raffegeau learned to use exercise to relieve her chronic pain and improve functional ability. This experience sparked her interest in working with others with limitations, especially seniors.
She teaches classes and workshops at the Bellingham YMCA including SilverSneakers, a balance class and a self-myofascial release workshop. She also has international research experience investigating older adult physical function.
Walker received her certification in 2011 through the International Sport Science Association. She has been in the fitness industry for close to two decades as a group fitness instructor. Walker puts her passion for fitness, health and nutrition to practice in her own life, having completed numerous races and other fitness goals. Walker, a busy mother of two, said in a press release that she understands how difficult it can be to fit exercise into daily lives, but also said exercise is not optional when it comes to achieving a balanced and healthful life.
Her specialty is constructing tailor-made exercise routines for individual clients focusing on their personal fitness, health and wellness goals.
Health & Exercise Prescriptions was founded in 2005 by Jaime Hernandez. His studio is located at 314 E. Holly Street, Suite 204, in Bellingham.
For more information, visit www.healthybellingham.com.