• Marietta, Ohio

Cat Bigley is a modern Renaissance Woman of many talents: Personal trainer and fitness coach with a diverse background in movement arts; Mother of four adventurous sons and one hula hoop princess; and a citizen with a strong interest in building her community, having organized an annual Marie Antoinette Masquerade Ball, A Red Tent Woman's retreat, seasonal Fairy Tale picnics for kids in her hometown and her newest project, a budding network of facilitators called the EnerGypsies.

 

Cat incorporates building confidence in others, whether she is training, teaching, or raising her children. Cat’s experience in boxing and Martial Arts (she holds a black belt!) provided her with a strong base to build a business instructing diverse forms of movement art. She is a former gold medal winner at the Arnold Classic, and has coached other fighters to significant wins, using her skills to provide her students with the benefits of combative and defensive techniques. She has taught the fluid practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong for many years. Cat continues to embrace new styles of body movement, and adjusts her teaching to accommodate students of all ages, shapes and sizes. Her interest and continuing curiosity led her to discover Slackline and Acroyoga. It has been a perfect transition, allowing her to explore a style of movement art that requires both strength and grace. Cat’s inclusion of these new arts has been welcomed with enthusiasm by her current students, and she was instrumental in creating the Acroyoga/Slacklining community that continues to grow in West Virginia and the Mid Ohio Valley. 

 

Her classes always focus on a balance of honoring your body and stepping outside your comfort zone. Cat’s unique style has developed into a workshop series, facilitating day and weekend experiences with elements of -Tai Chi -Qi Gong -Meditation -Boxing/Kickboxing -Self Defense -Yoga -SlacklineYoga -Reiki -Teambuilding -Youth programs, toddlers to teens -Senior programs - movements arts including African, Belly and Ballroom

Upcoming Events

  • Betsey Mills Club 300 4th St Marietta, OH 45750
    Retreat to a small town feel, get away, and get inspired! Daily Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Meditation practices, and healthy meals restore your energy for in-depth study with a sense of humor. Enjoy evidence-based lecture sessions and hands-on training of Yin Yoga, a practice gaining momentum around the country. Located at the Historic Betsey Mills Club, walking distance from hotels, a riverside park and walking path, coffee shops, and restaurants. ​ Explore the underlying theory of the Yin practice, and gain practical tools and confidence in leading Yin Yoga classes. Learn all about fascia, its unique properties, and how to safely target and train it. Understand the larger concept of exercise and how to bring awareness to different tissues in our practice. Examine variations of the major poses of a Yin practice to safely guide students with confidence.