“Total fitness is a state of well-being and a lifestyle practice. It is about having the energy and vitality to live our lives to the fullest. A relaxed positive mind, healthy body and joyful spirit will make you feel, look, and be your very best.” Carol Argo
Carol’s passion is to inspire people to find joy through movement while gaining fitness and healing benefits. Her well-being approach to fitness addresses the total self: Body-Mind-Spirit. Carol enthusiastically lives her philosophy.
Carol resides in Palos Verdes, California and teaches a variety of classes at numerous locations. At the Bay Club she teaches Yoga, Pilates and Nia. She initiated the aquatics program at the Canterbury Retirement Home and has been teaching there since 1996. As a personal trainer, Carol specializes in programs for seniors. Since 2000 Carol volunteers as a Yoga instructor at the House of Hope, a recovery program for women with alcohol/drug addictions.
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
Carol has presented educational workshops in 22 U.S. States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Mexico, Canada and Brazil. In 1999 Carol first introduced aquatic fitness & Nia to India in Bombay. In 2003 she introduced aquatic fitness & Water Pilates to the staff of Youth Camp, a major fitness club chain in Taiwan. She has presented at fitness conferences for SCW, IDEA, DCAC, AEA, ATRI, Los Angeles Yoga Expo, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Fitness Fest. Internationally, Carol has presented at FILEX (Australia), AsiaFit (Hong Kong) and Fitness Extravaganza (Edmonton, Canada)
AQUATIC EXERCISE ASSOCIATION (AEA)
Carol was an AEA Training Specialist for 12 years and traveled nationally and internationally certifying and training hundreds of instructors. She received the 2002 AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Global Award.
AUTHOR & FITNESS RESOURCE
Carol’s has authored articles for IDEA, American Fitness, Asia Fit, Australian Fitness Network, AKWA, ACE Fitness Matters and Fitness Swimmer. Her work has been featured in Oprah, Natural Health, Shape, Cooking Light, Body & Soul, Arthritis Today, Women’s Health, Video Librarian, National Enquirer, and Spa Magazine. She has been utilized as a fitness expert resource in numerous newspaper articles around the world.
Carol has been a consultant, staff trainer and guest instructor at world famous spas:
Canyon Ranch – Tucson, Arizona
Oaks at Ojai – Ojai, California
Golden Door – Escondido, California
Rancho La Puerta – Tecate, Mexico
Red Mountain – St. George, Utah
Chiva-Som – Hua Hin, Thailand
Sandals Resorts – Jamaica
Caribbean Spa Cruise – Royal Cruises
Southern Illinois University, BS Education
SELECT CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS
UCLA Extension, Certificated Program in Fitness Instruction
American Council on Exercise (ACE), Certified Personal Trainer
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Certified Personal Trainer
Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Certified Aquatic Instructor
Cloud Nine Yoga, Certified Yoga Instructor 300 hours
Shiva Rea Certified Prana Flow Yoga Teacher Training 300 hours
Smart Flow Yoga Certification – Annie Carpenter 200 hours
Stott Pilates Mat Certification
Nia Black Belt Certification
IDEA: Health & Fitness Association
AEA: Aquatic Exercise Association
Yoga Alliance: Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours
2002 AEA Global Award Aquatic Fitness Professional
2008 Yoga Teacher Certificate of Appreciation for dedication and generous services to the women of the House of Hope Foundation, Inc.