What is Author of Me at Symmetry Fitness?
Author of Me is a health coaching and private personal training studio located in the Morgantown, WV location. The owner, Carly Morgan, caters to the individualized needs of clients with a desire to work on their health and wellness in private. The privacy eliminates the chaos, inconvenience, and extra fees that often accompany training in a typical gym atmosphere. Carly also offers online training options and health coaching via an app that downloads easily onto your phone. Clients can then take their training and health coaching plans anywhere!
An Idea Is Born
An Idea Is Born
Hi! I'm Carly Morgan the owner/operator of Author of Me, formerly Symmetry Fitness, located in Morgantown, WV.
I am a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach trained as a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. Please see my health coaching page for more information on Mind yourself to Mend yourself "My2My" Health Coaching services.
I am also a certified personal trainer through NASM as well as certified through NASM in Corrective Exercise (CES) and as a Behavior Change Specialist (BCS) for Wellness Coaching.
In addition, I am a certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist and am certified to conduct Functional Range Assessments under the Functional Range System approach created by Dr. Andreo A. Spina. Currently, I am the only certified provider of FRA/ FRCms in the State of West Virginia. I have worked in the health and wellness field for over 18 years in the Morgantown area.
Prior to opening my private studio, I trained my clients as a independent contractor through ProPerformance Rx and directed ProMedical’s Weight Management Program. My studio is not a gym open for membership. However, my studio is the perfect place for clients that wish to be able to have complete privacy and undivided attention while working with a highly qualified and experienced trainer.
I began my journey in the healthcare field in 2005 as a mental health specialist on the Dual Diagnosis Unit at Chestnut Ridge Hospital here in Morgantown, after graduating with a degree in psychology from WVU. After several years at Chestnut Ridge, I transitioned to a different department under WVU's School of Medicine to work full time as a health educator for their weight management program. This included in person weekly group classes and individual coaching sessions centered on teaching wellness topics and the skills needed for successful behavior change.
Working in addictions and in health behavioral change programs, I recognized right away that physical activity and wellness of the entire individual, should be a component of the treatment plan. Especially for anyone struggling with chronic pain and/or mental health issues. Particularly those with substance abuse/addiction, anxiety, and depression. Unfortunately, this is not something that happens frequently with pain management or mental health treatment. I’m hoping to change that.
The privacy that my location has, offers an option to train for those that have difficulties with being in crowded or overstimulated areas. My work experience in mental health offers a different perspective and angle for a population that is remarkably under served. My studio is inside of GRW Health’s ROOTS Morgantown location. I’m beyond excited to be able offer my health/wellness coaching and training services to their clients, and to work with their mental healthcare providers to help improve the quality of their clients lives. Exciting times! Talk about coming around full circle, right?
I also train a number of working professionals whom run their own businesses, and appreciate the privacy, attention, and scheduling options that are offered through my studio. Sometimes getting away from it all to focus on your own needs is exactly what you need to be successful!
In addition to my 1-1 services, I also offer specific group training classes that are focused on wellness, mobility, and injury mitigation.
Although my clients come from a variety of backgrounds with differing goals, my favorite training area is combining Health Coaching and RMR with mental health and/or chronic pain clients. From a personal level, I understand what a mountain chronic pain and dysfunction can be to climb. I work diligently with my clients to get them mentally and physically in a place that has them enjoying life again.
Working out should make you feel better, not worse. My motto has always been "Train the Brain to Train the Body. Move with Intent", and as such, the focus of my training style reflects that. With the addition of Mind yourself to Mend yourself "My2My" Health Coaching to my practice my motto has expanded to "Move and Live with Intent".
For Health Coaching/Training Clients that live outside of Morgantown, or that wish to train on their own but need guidance, I offer personalized online training and health coaching that can be easily accessed through an app on a cell phone or tablet. Online Health Coaching sessions are available. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com Thanks for reading my ramblings! Read below to see what is offered through Symmetry Fitness.
In studio private sessions are limited to availability. The sessions are very specific to the individual needs of the client. This could be FRC or regular training.
Studio clients also receive "homework" home programming, for the days they are not working with me. This is available to them easily through the app so that there is no confusion, and it allows me to check in and monitor their progress.
This home program works on specific deficits they might have that will allow them to progress accordingly both in the studio and in their day to day functioning. This can include: joint stability/mobility work, flexibility, behaviors involving eating habits, midline/core work, corrective exercises, etc.
Studio clients also receive specific cardio programming to be done daily that is progressed over time as we reassess monthly. Habit and behavioral tracking extras in the app, helps the client to shape their behavior to be more in line with what their goals are. They use the app to make all of this easier to keep track of.
Working with me 1-1 is not just coming into the studio to do a "workout". If that is all you are looking for in a trainer to work individually with, look elsewhere. There are plenty of trainers out there that will be happy to just take your money, give you a cookie cutter work out, and call it a day.
I am very passionate about what I do for a living and I give it my all, but I can't help someone that isn't willing to help themselves by committing 100%. I am supportive to the goals of the client, but I do hold people accountable to what it takes to reach those goals.
In the studio we are working towards renewing, restoring, and building resilience towards an optimal physical and mental state. Most importantly we are learning how to treat ourselves with the space & grace we deserve. You will have some days when it is more difficult to do that. But, simply showing up for the session just might be what you needed to do that day to be successful long term.
What do you want to works towards? If it is any of the above, then we would probably work well together.
Personalized Online Programming
Personalized Online Programming
The personalized online programming is very similar to the studio 1-1 training, with the difference that there is typically no face to face time and the client completes the workouts on their own.
They still receive the same options listed above for 1-1 studio clients. In some cases, I may see the client once or twice a month for an in person session to work on form and technique and to discuss concerns or questions of the client.
This is the option that is utilized for most of my FRC clients. We usually meet either once a week, or every other week to assess progress and make changes as necessary. FRC clients utilize the APP to check in and follow along with their daily exercises utilizing the videos and their tracking.
Workouts are individualized based on an assessment and the specific needs and goals of the client. It works on a continuing monthly basis with automatic billing.
4 weeks of workouts are given at a time on the app, and there is continuous interaction availability with me via the app messaging system for any questions, concerns, or check-ins. The Symmetry Fitness App allows personalized clients to upload videos of themselves in the app, so that I can assess and correct technique.
Due to the nature and time required for this type of programming, spaces are limited. I am adamant about being able to provide quality work for personalized programming, so the number of clientele for this option must be minimized to insure quality.
Revolve to Evolve
Revolve to Evolve
Mobility/ joint strength training class utilizing principles from FRC & CES
small class sizes
50 min in length
focused topics to increase ROM to specific body areas
education that you can utilize at home to further increase your movement capacity and potentially decrease pain
adults with any fitness level are welcome!