Although she was born and raised in the Midwest (Michigan, Missouri, Illinois), with a nickname of “Sunshine” and a passion for traveling and Latin culture it’s no surprise that Dr. Taylor Galmarini chose the sunshine state to attend graduate school and eventually call home.
Taylor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences and graduated with honors from Central Michigan University. Her passion to continue her training led her Florida to attend University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for graduate school where she would obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She is a board certified Physical Therapist for the State of Florida.
While at UM Taylor was an avid researcher completing several research projects including Causes of Low Back Pain in Olympic and Elite Sailors and Inspiratory Muscle Training Performed on an Olympic Swimmer. She presented her research at national conferences in both Indiana and California.
Taylor was introduced to Pilates while in Physical Therapy school and immediately recognized its inherent therapeutic benefits in rehabilitation (not only for herself but also for her patients) as well as its challenging fitness component. After graduating from PT school Taylor enrolled in the Core Advancement Teacher Training program at Pilates in the Grove where she completed over 450 hours of training and served as an apprentice to Pilates in the Grove founder Christa Gurka, MSPT, PMA®-CPT . Taylor enjoys using both her Pilates and Physical Therapy knowledge to combine her passions for both community fitness and rehabilitation.
Taylor joins Pilates in the Grove with extensive experience in fitness and rehabilitation having worked with variety of patient and client populations including Professional, College, Olympic, and Crossfit athletes, as well as patients recovering from neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome. She has completed specialty training in orthopedic conditions as well as manual therapy including Myofascial Release.
Taylor desires to help her clients reach their optimal potential by empowering them with knowledge. She emphasizes a movement-as-medicine approach to help her clients achieve their fitness goals and recover from or prevent injuries. She strives to guide each person in a holistic, individualized way that addresses the multi-faceted aspects of maintaining lifelong wellness. She is excited to create a customized plan to fulfill your unique needs and goals.
In her free time, Taylor enjoys cooking, visiting art museums, creating her own art, hanging out with friends at local spots, traveling, hiking, and reading.