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The SMARTCore® Fitness Method was developed by Kaylee Cahoon, BCSI, CKMI, LMT, CPI.

Kaylee is a nationally recognized Movement Educator, Structural Integration Practitioner, former internationally touring professional modern dancer, former television and theater choreographer, and a teacher of teachers. Kaylee’s thirty plus years of exposure and training in various somatic movement methods such as the Pilates Method, Feldenkrais Method®, Ideokinesis, Eric Franklin, Alexander Technique, Bartenieff Fundamentals, as well as her own movement explorations combined with anatomy, physics, and neuroscience, provide the infrastructure for her perceptive and integrative teachings. Kaylee approaches movement and fitness through the nervous system instead of the muscular system because ‘muscles don’t move themselves.’ Through methods like Pilates, bodywork, and somatic fitness techniques, this approach is different from standard fitness and invites lasting change to occur in posture and movement patterns thus providing needed support for aging bodies to maintain mobility and strength.

Kaylee teaches workshops to manual and movement therapists on the science of the brain and body in movement as well as tactics for integrating movement into bodywork practices. She works with corporations and business professionals to form strategies for maintaining physical fitness and health by providing tools for postural awareness, developing ergonomic strategies, and implementing movement interventions to positively impact the negative effects of long-term sitting, standing, and repetitive movements the workplace requires. She is often referred to by the medical community for injury prevention, developing core stability, and biomechanical problem solving.

Kaylee founded the Franklin School of Performing Arts (1991-present), Pilates of Cool Springs (2004-2015), and developed the SMARTCore® Method (2014-present). She is grateful for the opportunity to bring her lifelong passion of movement and structural balance to the world of health and fitness.


SMARTCore® Fitness Practitioners