The SMARTCore® Method was developed by Kaylee Cahoon, BCSI, ATSI, LMT, CPI.
Kaylee is a nationally recognized Movement Educator, internationally board certified Structural Integration Practitioner, certified Anatomy Trains practitioner, professional athlete Body Coach, creator of Structural Functional Bodywork™ and Movement Specificity Training™, 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, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Laban Movement as well as her own movement explorations combined with anatomy, physics, and neuroscience, provide the infrastructure for her perceptive and integrative teachings and work.
Kaylee approaches movement and fitness through the nervous system instead of the muscular system because ‘muscles don’t move themselves.’ This approach differs from the standard fitness model and athletic training with a focus on ‘how’ movement occurs. Working in this way evokes lasting change in posture and movement which is instrumental in preventing injury and reeducating chronic injury related patterning and compensations to improve the body’s future function. With the high level of success achieved with the programs at SMARTCore method, Kaylee is now offering her own manual therapy training certification in ‘Structural Functional Bodywork’™ at Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies in Brentwood, TN and movement courses in ‘Movement Specificity Training’™ for Personal and Athletic Trainers, Pilates and Yoga Teachers, PE Teachers, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Somatic Practitioners, and other movement professionals at the SMARTCore Method studio in Tennessee.
Kaylee works with a wide variety of populations from high profile professional athletes, dancers and entertainers to people with diagnosed medical issues such as MS, traumatic brain injury, pediatric neuromuscular conditions, and both acute and chronic pain patterns. The medical community often refers patients to Kaylee for injury prevention, developing core stability, neuromuscular repatterning and balancing, and biomechanical problem solving. She also collaborates with corporations and business professionals in forming strategies for maintaining health and positively impacting the negative effects of long-term sitting, standing, and repetitive movements in the workplace.
Kaylee founded and directed the Franklin School of Performing Arts (1991-2015), Pilates of Cool Springs (2004-2015), and developed the SMARTCore® Method in 2014. She is grateful for the opportunity to bring her life long passion with movement and structural balance to the world of health, fitness and sports.