Physical Therapist / Owner
- B.N. in Nursing from the University of New Brunswick in Canada
- B.S. Physical Therapy from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia
Birgit is passionate about health, wellness, fitness, and physical therapy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick and worked as a registered nurse in acute care orthopaedics and rheumatology for several years. She then completed graduate studies in physical therapy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
She has worked in outpatient orthopaedics with patients of all ages treating patients with a variety of orthopaedic and neurologic conditions, including pre and post-op rehab, sports injuries, injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, overuse/repetitive strain injuries, balance problems. Most recently she has focussed treatment on maintaining mobility and optimal function throughout the lifespan, treating gait and balance issues, recovery after falls and safe exercise with osteoporosis.
She is very excited to work at Synergy Fitness for Her to help prevent injuries and help in resolving sports injuries, movement and postural dysfunctions, pain and balance problems.
Outside of work, Birgit enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and her two grandchildren, Jacob and Emma, keep her active. She loves hiking, swimming, gardening, camping, travel, reading, yoga, learning about health, fitness, food and cooking. She is pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy to continue to build her skills and better serve her patients.
- B.S. Biology-North Carolina Central University
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Kat is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified personal trainer. She received her B.S. in Biology at NCCU in Durham, N.C. and is currently working on her M.S. in Physiology at NCSU. She has experience working with a wide variety of populations in a training and nutrition counseling setting. Kat enjoys playing soccer, weight training, running with her dog Mollie, and exploring Durham.
- B.S. Exercise Physiology-University of North Carolina Charlotte
- M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology-University of North Carolina Charlotte
Michelle Green’s journey to health and fitness began while she was still a student in high school. Her early experience with weight training formed a strong foundation for undergraduate studies in exercise physiology. During grad school she worked in a clinical setting; monitoring heart rates, and reestablishing neuromuscular connections for cardiopulmonary and neurodegenerative disease patients.
- B.S. Human Resources- University of Delaware
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Janet Skiscim is so excited to be training at Synergy Fitness for Her. Originally from Columbia, Maryland, Janet and her husband of 20 years, have lived in North Carolina now for 13 years. Janet is currently studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is also looking to get certified in TRX and Kettle bells. She has always had a passion about health, exercise and eating healthy and is so happy to be able to share this passion with her clients. Janet enjoys running, hiking, biking, scrapbooking, baking, traveling and spending time with her family. She is a proud mom to two wonderful children, Dylan (16) and Jessie (12) and a dog named Bandit. Janet lives in Cary, NC.
Eleanor Cole Levinson
- B.A. in Psychology and Elementary Education- University of Chapel Hill
- M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education,- University of Chapel Hill
- “Go Deep” Yoga Teacher Training
Eleanor discovered yoga in 1998 in a gym. At the time she was an athlete and fitness instructor with aches, pains, and injuries from over training. A colleague recommended she try healing herself with yoga and after one class she was hooked. Since then she has been practicing and studying yoga for health, wellness, and happiness. In 2010 she enrolled in a year-long yoga teacher training program and since then has been teaching in gyms and studios around the triangle. Her teaching style is compassionate and gentle; her classes are relaxing and rejuvenating; her students are all ages, all sizes, and all levels of flexibility and experience. She believes yoga is for everyone and strives to make it welcoming and rewarding and PAINLESS for anyone brave enough to try it! When she’s not teaching yoga, she’s usually playing or learning or exercising or making music with her children and husband.