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Biography

Hannah Mich, Akin To Green

My Biography

I started my career in sports medicine working with athletes, but soon realized that there was a much bigger picture. I recognized that many of the ailments and injuries athletes experienced were not only preventable, but many factors outside of training practices contributed.

So I wanted to gain more experience working with a diverse population, which led me to work at a health and fitness center for three and half years. I assessed and trained men and women between 10 and 80 years of age. Most of my clients 35 years old and older shared common chronic health problems; many suffered from weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and joint pain. And as I developed relationships with my clients and learned of their lifestyles, I realized their problems did not stem from just poor diet and lack of physical activity. The stresses of everyday life, environmental factors and the quality of products and health services all played a significant role in their overall health.

My experiences, therefore, led me to quite my job in 2010, and pursue and develop Akin To Green LLC, this website (www.akintogreen.com) and my work as an Exercise Specialist. My goal with www.akintogreen.com is to provide information; encourage action; and empower people. During my sessions with clients, I take a holistic approach to address the body's energy field, movement patterns, exercises, nutrition, environment and lifestyle based on the goals and needs of each client. My work is about creating harmony and balance, whether it is within the body or around it.

As a practitioner my journey is constantly in motion. I strive to learn and bring new tools, techniques and intuitive skills into my practice. This is done with the support of my mentors, including an amazing practitioner Colleen Hubbard who has over 20 years of experience. I always feel a deep gratitude when I am fortunate enough to work with amazingly talented practitioners.

Education & Credentials

  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO in May 2005
  • Completed the Athletic Training Program at Truman State University in May 2005
  • Masters of Education in Applied Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise from The University of Minnesota-Minnapolis in December 2006
    - Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer University of Minnesota-Minneapolis for the Track & Field, Cross Country and Tennis Teams
  • Exercise Specialist/Personal Trainer at Lake Forest Hospital Health & Fitness Center in Lindenhurst, IL January 2007 to June 2010
  • Freelance Writer of health and fitness articles through Demand Studios that were published on Livestrong.com 2010-2011

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) Through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Since 2007

  • Completed Manual Therapy with Upper Quarter course with Alan Weismantel October 2013
  • Completed Manual Therapy with Lower Quarter course with Alan Weismantel November 2013
  • Completed Cancer Rehabilitation course with Roger Campbell and Anna L. Schwartz November 2013
  • Completed Manual Therapy for the Thoracic Spine course with Louie Puentedura November 2013
  • Completed Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation Courses with Kathe Wallace November and December 2013
  • Completed Integrative Techniques for Pelvic Floor & Core Function Courses (Laying the Foundation & Motion is Lotion) with Richard Sabel and Bill Gallagher February 2014
  • Completed 3-day Workshop Donna Eden Energy Medicine: Donna Eden and David Feinstien March 2015
  • Completed Integrative Techniques for Pelvic Floor & Core Function Course (Coordination & Function) with Richard Sabel and Bill Gallagher July 2015
  • Completed Returning the Injured Athlete to Sports: Lower Limb, Trunk, Hip Course with Robert Donatelli July 2015

  • CPR/AED Certified through The American Heart Association

  • Retired Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the BOC (Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers)- certified from 2006 to 2016

  • Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (Expired); certified for one year
  • Certified Pre/Post Fitness Specialist through AFPA (Expired); certified for two years (2013-2015)

Areas of Specialty

  • Post Injury
  • Post Physical Therapy
  • Pre/post natal
  • Corrective running/walking mechanics
  • Chronic conditions including: Arthritis, joint replacement, fibromyalgia, migraines, back injuries/pain, and more