Hi! My name is Jeffrey Allsop. I am an athletic instructor with a passion for pilates. I fell in love with pilates through my research of books, videos, and classes in an effort to increase my sports abilities. I was drawn to how pilates focuses on control and how it develops a skill for movement throughout the entire body. Through my journey of learning about how my body interacts with its environment, the modern pilates practice has unquestionably offered an extensive knowledge of how to make improvements and consistently stay training.
I am fully certified through Stott pilates (2015). These certifications include: mat, reformer, chair, barrel, cadillac, and injuries and special populations. I have been certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). I became a master trainer through ISSA by obtaining certifications in personal training, nutrition, senior training, youth training, and athletic coaching. I have been certified as an Olympic lifting coach through Cross Fit and the United States of America Weightlifting association (USAW). I graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 2016. I have extensive training with TRX suspension straps, Zenga, and Barre. I worked as a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym from 2010-2011 and owned and operated a private pilates studio from 2010 to 2015. 2016 was a year of exciting volunteer work helping adults with mental disabilities exercise at a facility called the Work Activity Center.
I love training. I have spent 6 years learning and improving my skills in the Olympic lifts. I also enjoy (and continue to participate regularly in) running, climbing, swimming, general weight training, and athletic training. My passions have carried over from my experience of serving 4 years of active duty as an infantry Marine. My aspirations for self-improvement helped me to achieve three meritorious promotions while working in the military. I enjoy the health sciences and have a great affection for anatomy. While going to school at the U I worked as a teaching assistant for the anatomy department and I am currently working on applying to medical school.
I also love working with other people to help them achieve their physical goals. My current teaching philosophy centers around helping people find their innate ability to move, improve, and establish balance. I believe that competence, autonomy, and relatedness (the 3 pillars of the Self Determination Theory) are fundamental for building an unwavering platform of lifelong strength.
The journey of one’s physical relationship with his or her environment is an exciting experience. I hope to be able to share a portion of it with you.