Welcome! This is a working food and recipe sister site to strengthandgrace.co – The Art and Science of Movement. The goal is to build the site out to expand and cover a broader range of health, fitness, movement, and lifestyle topics. We hope you stick around for fun adventures in culinary, food, dance, and day to day conditioning and lifestyle tips.
Hi! My name is Ingrid. I’m a NASM certified trainer, corrective exercise specialist, pilates and barre instructor with a specialization in movement quality and injury prevention. I’ve worked in sports medicine clinics around the bay, and am a long time aerialist performer and acrobatic practitioner (always practicing;) albeit recent injuries have been quite challenging.
Training, athletic performance, and health optimization always go hand in hand with nutrition and diet. I could never think of one without the other. During my years of training, I and others are always thinking about ways to recover faster, regenerate more soundly, best ways to prime the nervous system, and ways to recover the body for longevity.
During this time it has always been a fun adventure in product research, staying up to date on latest health science discussion, and just plain ole’ experimentation in the kitchen as well as notable biohacking techniques.
Foods that detox, preferably that come immediately from the ground (garden/farm to table), foods with heavy anti-inflammatory and healing properties, and steering away from highly commercialized, processed, toxic, conglomerate food are some of the topics of interest.
Of course, we may not always stay the course, we are talking about food after all, and everyone has the occasional dessert, accidentally snags a bag of chips, finds a pint of ice cream somehow landing in their hand (how’d that get there?), but as often as possible, we hope to be a place of health-centricity.
Other than health optimization, I love acting, performing, dance, and have been in independent films, commercials, and shows such as Hawaii-Five O, Lost, and Soul Surfer.