Carolyn Collman, MS, ATRI-C, ACE, NETA is an exercise physiologist, aquatic therapy specialist and nutritionist
with advanced training in treating rheumatic diseases and sports injuries with aquatic exercise therapy.
A former elite distance runner, Carolyn placed 31st in the 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials with a personal best of 2:47:08. She was the first place female finisher in a number of races, including the Ogasa-Kakegawa Marathon in Japan.
Carolyn is a graduate of Stanford University with advance degrees in exercise physiology and nutrition from the University of Oregon and Clayton College and certifications in aquatic therapy, yoga and personal training. She is frequent speaker and writer on nutrition, health and fitness and aquatic athletic conditioning and rehab as well as a "top health blogger" and "health maven" for the BeWell Stanford and Wellsphere wellness blogging networks. Carolyn was also a recurring guest nutritionist for the Dr. Smiles radio show.
Carolyn was also an exercise physiologist and aquatic therapist for the world-renowned Canyon Ranch in Tucson for eight years. She helped launch Canyon Ranch's state-of-the-art aquatic therapy center, responsible for training staff and consulting on the design of the therapy pools. A freelance writer specializing in health and fitness, Carolyn's former column, "The Training Edge" in Arizona's Fitness Plus Magazine, was a favorite among competitive athletes and weekend warriors.
As a wellness consultant and senior exercise specialist, Carolyn specializes in developing wellness programs for retirement communities throughout the country. With her extensive background in aquatic therapy and exercise, she also offers aquatic facility design consulting services.
Carolyn has been in business for herself as a health and fitness professional the past 20 years. Her multi-disclipinary expertise combined with her experience as an elite athlete have evolved into her "Be Well", whole-person philosophy when working with her clients.
Carolyn educates every client to approach their health the way an athlete does.
“Carolyn's artful and knowledgeable instruction was key in my recovery from chronic back pain. The aqua therapy program she devised was carefully planned to strengthen and stretch my muscles.
Carolyn exudes a calm, caring, positive aura that makes working with her a pleasure. She also developed a wellness program for me which has improved my eating habits and given me new energy. She is a true professional and a gracious, motivating coach. She is just the best!”
Janet Smith, real estate agent