Sydney began teaching exercise in 1987. Recognizing that nutrition was often a missing link to people’s success, she added nutrition consulting to her services by 1997.
Stress reduction was the final and most elusive element that undermines people’s best efforts. While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was helpful and integrated into nutrition and exercise programs, it was just not strong enough alone to combat the intense stress that people experience in today’s world.
Eventually Brainspotting was discovered by David Grand PHD, and Sydney quickly recognized this as the powerful tool that was needed to make the stress reduction component of lifestyle just as strong as the exercise and nutrition components.
Sydney has since achieved three certifications as a Brainspotting Clinician, with advanced training, in order to deliver this crucial element of support people need in order to reduce stress and create powerful change.
She has also achieved 10 different fitness certifications: Aerobics, Step, Cycle, Body Pump, Kick Boxing, Pilates, Aqua Aerobics, Special Populations, Resistance Training, and Personal Training. She is a certified ski instructor, and has three nutrition certifications, in addition to her college degrees in Kinesiology, Biology, Nutrition and Health. Science. She is currently applying to a physicians assistant program to enable her to provide even more support for clients. Sydney’s personal experiences help her to relate to others and understand how to help them. She enjoys a variety of activities: mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, wake boarding, running, hiking, backpacking, camping and is learning to kite board. Being so active, she has experienced her fair share of injuries and knows what it takes to recover.
Sydney has had the joy and privilege to work with a variety of populations of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those with special differences such as blindness, dwarfism, hearing impaired, TBI survivors and more. There is always something for everyone to help them reach their health goals! She has studied the most popular nutrition approaches and has a unique understanding of the complexities of nutrition combined with energy and performance, in balance with stress reduction.
For over 20 years the medical industry and leading research has shown that the components of lifestyle, (nutrition, exercise and stress reduction), have the most powerful effect on ones health.. By balancing these components so they can work together synergistically, and delivering them in a simple manner that people can understand, we are able to get powerful results. Blood sugar handling issues from insulin resistance, pre-diabetes to type II diabetes, certain cancers, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease are preventable, and often entirely reversible.. Most people don’t know this, so it was clear something needed to be done to deliver relief, and thus the hyper-wellness center, Bliss Lifestyle Therapies, was established.
Combining the most successful techniques with her experience, Sydney has developed a unique, targeted, wholistic approach to health incorporating therapeutic lifestyle changes or, “Lifestyle Therapy”, that gets dramatic results. Sydney believes that having good health is the foundation and direct link between quality of life and happiness. She loves to help people achieve the level of health that helps them to feel great so they can enjoy what they love and be happy.
Sydney’s powerful commitment to health and the community provides her with the belief that so many more people can be helped if the best professionals work together as a team, instead of competively. This has led her to attract very talented professionals to Bliss Lifestyle Therapies, and affiliate with outstanding practitioners such as Peak Family and Sports Chiropractic and Zero Limits Chiropractic. Who each provide unique and effective services to help people to excell at health.