As one of the newest members of the Centered team, I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself (my name is Joe), discuss how my journey led me here, and what we have in store as summer months are rapidly approaching. You may see me working at the front desk; I will also be taking over writing duties for the blog and newsletter, which I am extremely excited about.

I recently moved to Lexington after spending eight years in Denver, Colorado. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I completed a master’s program at the University of Northern Colorado. I studied exercise science with an emphasis in social psychology of sport and physical activity. I completed exercise physiology coursework, but my focus was motivation, athlete well-being, and perfectionism, specifically during developmental stages.

While in Colorado, I worked as a competitive club soccer coach and a strength and conditioning coach for some of the top youth athletes in the state. As much as I enjoyed my time working with the young athletes, it became clear my goals no longer aligned with the competitive environment I found myself in. Simultaneous to this realization, I was dealing with some personal issues that led me to leave Colorado and move close to family here in Lexington.

Establishing myself in a new community, I had one goal in mind. I wanted to find a supportive, nurturing community to integrate into. To say I found that here at Centered is an understatement. I’d love to share some thoughts detailing my initial impressions. From my initial contact with Lauren and staff until now, I have been blown away by the love I’ve received and witnessed as clients come through our doors. It is clear this is much more than a business. For Lauren, the owner of Centered, her loving nature is simply who she is; for her it’s a way of life, and our staff offer the same caring touch.

Last week, I overheard a client visiting for the first time express excitement for her massage. She revealed that even though she had never visited Centered, she’d heard such great things from others, she has actually recommended us to her friends. So, while my opinion is undoubtedly bias, I think that interaction accurately represents the way most clients feel when they visit us here at Centered! Stop in for a visit so you can share in the love!

Lastly, let me discuss what we have in store for our blog moving forward and throughout the summer. We thought it important and a great idea to share more information about our therapists and teachers. I will be interviewing staff to learn more about the modalities they offer, as well as why they are motivated to do the work they do, and other fun stuff. We will also explore the specific services we offer to discuss more details and benefits. Along those lines, if there are any topics you would like to know more about, please contact us and I will do my best to include the topic in an upcoming post.

Thanks for following along! On behalf of the Centered team, we hope your days are filled with health, love and abundance! Till next time…