Balanced Body Reflections

My Story

March 7, 2004 will forever be engraved into my heart—

“I witnessed my mom taking her very last breath! It was such an amazing gift to see, but a difficult gift to receive. Time seemed to stop, my body numb, my life seemed motionless. Death had taken over outside. I found myself drowning in a sea of darkness, staring at an image, a reflection, unrecognizable, uncertain, without definition, purpose, or movement. But at the same time, life was still moving inside. I had a new life inside of me—a baby, developing, growing; clearly defined with purpose and intentional movement. An intense emotional struggle took place on the outside, yet there was a strong connection of image, truth, and life on the inside. As life ended for my mom, life was developing for my daughter, and beginning for me.”

In a single moment, I stood face-to-face with death on the outside, while carrying and experiencing life on the inside. I was caught at the precise point where the external and internal worlds collided. I knew I had a decision to make. I could keep my attention on the darkness and stillness of death on the outside or I could turn my attention to the brightness and movement of life on the inside. This was not a life defining moment, but a life-creating movement. My mom’s death breathed life into the birth of my business Balanced Body Reflections, the publishing of Coming Out of the Water: One HEART, the development of the Intentional Movement Coaching Series, H.I.T. Excellence and the Functional Core Training Programs, “t” Training® and Tiny “t” Training®

My Advice

This collision of life and death revealed this profound truth; that life doesn’t happen to us; it happens for us. It is all about intention; what we see, how we think, and how we move will directly impact the way we live.

Intentional Movement is not just about the physical work; it is about the internal deep core work, the HEART work. HEART work is the HARD work. Our heart, like my unborn child, is the “life” we carry inside of us. It needs more than just our attention; it needs our intention; our love, nurture, and support to not just survive, but to live.


Stacey, thank-you for sharing a bit of your story! It's not easy to lose a loved one, especially your Mom, but you took this moment to dig down and find the positive. Not only did you see how you had a breathing new life in your body that was in you, but also you had another life that was growing in the case with your business. After getting to know you even more Stacey, I see that you have a really good "HEART" and one that cares about others, wants to encourage others and wants the best for others. I can't wait to see what the good Lord is going to do with your business, your books and how He's using you to be the LIGHT and to be LIFE for others when they are experiencing "the last breaths" in areas of their lives that need resuscitated. Thanks again for sharing your story and being transparent in our conversation. Always let me know if there's anything I can do to be of help to you. Gary

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Balanced Body Reflections

Life Coaching, Health & Wellness

Here at BBR our primary focus is centered in transforming the way we move during times of transition in our lives---the difficult circumstances and/or life-altering events. We are committed to Working-IN to WIN; a unique, bold, and exhilarating approach to teaching and training individuals how to stay internally connected and balanced in truth when the internal and external worlds collide. We utilize intentional movement, coaching, and funcitonal core training to shape, stretch, and challenge individuals to move in a powerful new way. We will empower and encourage individuals to embrace, train, and live within their own image of greatness.

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For Men and Women who are stuck in life, and are ready to move forward in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

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