Michelle Joyce is on a mission to eliminate unhealthy posture! She’s frequently featured on TV shows and teaches posture workshops worldwide. Originally trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, she believes that helping people change their posture involves much more than simply telling them to sit up straight.
She was a professional dancer for 15 years, but her terrible back pain began to threaten her career. After trying every imaginable remedy, she finally discovered the power of posture to cure her pain and has devoted herself to spreading the word ever since.
Michelle has studied many aspects of posture, getting certified in Occupational Ergonomics, Thai Massage and Reposturing Dynamics (a form of stretching therapy). She’s also a certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor, and she often incorporates strategies that she learned as a professional dancer to help people change their movement patterns.
Michelle’s unique and effective method cleverly combines cognitive behavioral psychology, sports psychology, ergonomics, stretching and relaxation techniques. This combination of disciplines is highly effective in helping people permanently break old posture habits.
She is the creator of an app called The 30 Day Posture Makeover, author of the children’s book Posture Posey and the Slumpyback Goblins and has recently released a book for adults called Posture Makeover. She just gave her first TEDx Talk about the forgotten history of America’s obsession with posture (called Great Grandma Was Right – Posture Matters!). Her simple posture lessons have millions of views on YouTube. She currently runs a private practice in Eugene, Oregon, dedicated to giving posture makeovers to people of all ages.