Learn to optimally move your body 

BALANCED ATHLETE® is a functional fitness program that teaches people how to mindfully move their bodies in a safe and more integrated manner.  It is beneficial to everyone and everybody! BALANCED ATHLETE® is the answer for the young, middle aged and seniors who want to move better, feel better, and look better. 


Our classes are referred to as practices because the training we offer empowers people to experience progress in developing this valuable and life changing skill.

BALANCED ATHLETE® can be individualized as requested. Practices can be one-on-one or in a group environment.

Johnny Gillespie envisioned and created BALANCED ATHLETE® after more than two decades of studying, observing and teaching personal training, strength and conditioning, yoga, cross-fit, and mediation.

BALANCED ATHLETE® is a revolutionary approach to teaching movement, developing fitness, and getting into the best shape of your life!

Balanced Athlete® Core Pulse™

An alignment based strength training practice which combines mindful movement and emerging exercise science to provide the student a full body format to strengthen your entire mind & body. With the use of kettlebells, resistance bands and the CrossCore rotational trainer student will build strength and stamina.  Through this practice you will be alleviating joint pressure, improving posture, and increasing muscular tone. You will get taller and leaner.  Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. 

Balanced Athlete® Burn

An alignment based practice that increases your aerobic and fat burning capacity while strengthening and toning your entire body and mind.  Through this practice you will learn to focus on your fitness and improve your awareness.  This interval practice combines full-body strength training with high intensity bursts of cardio designed to get you in the best shape of your life. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided

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Balanced Athlete® Fundamentals

Intelligent. Balanced. Symmetric.
The original Balanced Athlete® practice, Foundations will teach your body to move as it was designed. Connect mind and body, and re-educate muscles and bones to move symmetrically and in balance to reduce pain and increase movement efficiency. Balanced Athlete teaches a self-assessment process to help you get in touch with your body to reduce the postural problems, imbalances, and disconnection. Designed for all fitness levels and recommended for all new to Balanced Athlete® and Empowered Yoga.

Pillars of Balanced Athlete

  • BAREFOOT - Our practices take place “barefoot” because it is only from the ground up that authentic core strength can be developed.
  • MIRROR - We practice facing a mirror so that we may experience immediate feedback regarding fine-tuning our alignment. We are able to develop healthier minds through improved body awareness.
  • FOCUS: MOVEMENT TECHNIQUE & QUALITY OF BREATHING - We believe in the power of focus and our goal is to develop precision and technique in a way that is similar to a Martial Art.
  • ATHLETE ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY - Preventing injury is paramount! Should an injury occur, we would utilize it as an opportunity to go deeper in studying technique. Heart rate monitoring systems are utilized during our “Burn” practices. In addition to placing emphasis on health during our practices, there is the added benefit of measuring calories burned.
  • COACH CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT FOR GROWTH AND FUN - We have fun and encourage everyone to do their very best.
  • COMMUNITY BONDS AND CELEBRATES - We emphasize the value of community and the company we keep.

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Have questions? Give us a call at 302.654.YOGA today.