Natalie Maddox Rougie, DOM, AP
I grew up with a passion for the performing arts, studying dance from a young age. It is without a doubt the defining force and common theme, which brought about a lot of my life experiences. As a teenager I danced professionally with a small performance company in South Jersey and throughout the greater Philadelphia area and New York City. Dancing provided me an outlet for expression, built my character and strength, and taught me why optimal health is so important.
Dancing also exposed me to both acupuncture and Pilates. Acupuncture helped address some dance related issues and while in college, Pilates played a part in my ballet training. Being able to personally experience the benefits of these two practices, I decided to explore the possibilities of combining these disciplines and build a career path that would continue to help others.
In 1996, I attended Jacksonville University where I was pursuing a double major in biology and dance. I then transferred to the University of South Florida two years later, and decided to follow a pre-med path while simply taking classes at the dance department instead of completing a major. After graduating in December 2000 with degrees in Chemistry and Biology, I spent two years working as a cytogenetic technologist with Genzyme Genetics before starting a Masters degree program in Chinese Medicine at the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota Florida. While studying, I spent three seasons with the NFL as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader and completed a six-month Pilates certification with Polestar Pilates in the fall of 2005. Upon graduation in February 2006, I became a licensed Diplomat of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), which encompasses Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. I finally had the tools and knowledge to begin my practice and fulfill the path that I had set for myself at a young age.
As both the owner and sole acupuncturist I have dedicated my energy in growing and evolving Palm Wellness into a space of serenity and empowerment. I enjoy treating a wide variety of patients from professional athletes, to hard working moms in need of a little TLC. My vision for natural healing and integration of the mind, body, and spirit are the foundations of Palm Wellness.
I am happy to acknowledge the fantastic women whom you may see here at Palm Wellness
Claudette Haney began teaching pilates, in 2008, after several years of private training. She studied Stott Pilates and completed Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrel in 2008 & 2009. Also completed in 2009 were several small equipment courses, Injury and Special Populations, and a Breast Cancer course.
With a background in many sports including diving, gymnastics and dance, pilates was a perfect fit for this active body. In pilates practice, Claudette approaches training with a comprehensive and intelligent approach, fine tuning muscles and movements for each client. The mind body connection that she teaches is a way of improving body awareness and posture as well as achieving fitness goals
Claudette is an excellent instructor. When i first started classes I could barely do any exercises due to injuries and surgeries. She worked with all these challenges and has made me a productive person once again.
Jennifer Carideo is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has a strong passion for overall wellness. Years of struggling with infertility lead Jennifer to Palm Wellness in 2003. Over the years, she received acupuncture treatments and trained in Pilates under Natalie. What started as simple treatments, lead to a very blessed road. Adopting her son was the first of many miracles, all the while learning to listen to her body and follow a natural path to healing and wellness. Through raising a child, she realized even more the significance of overall wellness and what that meant to her and her family. She continued with acupuncture and Pilates and began to adopt a nutrition plan for her family that encouraged wellness and a strong soul. Blessed again with a child, Jennifer continued to listen to her body and learn how powerful our bodies can be through the help of Natalie. After an extremely healthy pregnancy, her daughter was born in 2007. There was no turning back now…the path to natural health and wellness was the road she wanted to be on!
When Natalie approached Jennifer about joining the Palm Wellness team as a Certified TRX Trainer, Jennifer could not be more ecstatic. This was a magnificent opportunity to give back to others so much of what she learned over the past 10 years. Natalie and Jennifer worked together to create a Pilates Inspired TRX Suspension Training program for all levels and are excited to present this new program to you solely at Palm Wellness.
Jennifer is married and blessed with two young children. An avid runner, Jennifer values the benefits of functional fitness programs and is excited to pair and bring her TRX experiences to Palm Wellness.
Jen is an awesome TRX instructor! TRX is a different type of exercise. I had never done it before and Jen was very patient and encouraging to help me learn how to do it correctly. Jen finds the right way to explain the exercise so I can achieve maximum benefit. She creates a fun and effective workout experience. I always feel great when I leave and happy that I went. I feel that I have gotten much stronger and in good shape doing TRX. I highly recommend it!
In most cases, Taylor’s smiling face will greet you as you walk through the door. With a calm and friendly nature, she will help facilitate the smooth transition from checking in to making future appointments. Through quick communication or friendly conversation, she plays a fundamental role in ensuring you receive that individual attention Palm Wellness is known for. She is a student at the University of Tampa. Majoring in Marketing and Minoring in business analytics. In her spare time, she is very active in her sorority, Delta Gamma.
Taylor has been immensely essential both to me as well as the daily operation of Palm Wellness. I run a much more efficient practice with her by my side. Patients adore her and so do I!