Desi Bartlett M.S., CPT E-RYT, has been teaching health and wellness for over 20 years. She is a dynamic motivator and widely sought after international presenter and spokesperson. Her innovative approach to teaching is to tap into one’s inner joy and let movement be an outer expression of that state. Originally from Chicago, she has earned a degree in Kinesiology, a minor in dance and her Master’s degree in Corporate Fitness. Desi holds advanced certifications in Yoga, Personal Training, Pre & Post Natal Fitness and Group Fitness. She is also a continuing education provider through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Council for Personal Trainers. Desi has worked with several large companies, including Gaiam, Equinox, the US Navy and Mattel.
Desi’s inspiring and unique classes have been featured on networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX, Univision, Hallmark, and Lifetime. Desi is passionate about communicating her message of the joy of movement with people all over the world, and her DVD’s are distributed in the United States, Latin America and Europe. She currently stars in 7 Yoga, Fitness and Dance DVD’s, including Better Belly Yoga, Latin Groove and Total Body Tone. She has a diverse background in many areas of Fitness & Yoga and has worked as a product director for Gaiam, the group fitness manager for Equinox Santa Monica, and created the first round Yoga mat for Lululemon Athletica. She continues wonderful relationships with each of these companies, and has recently consulted for Gaiam’s Prenatal Fitness workout book.
In 2015 Desi will be leading Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings throughout California. She recently completed a second Prenatal title which will be available in March of this year. Her dedication to helping moms stay fit and healthy is reflected in her Prenatal Yoga DVD, as well as her writing for LA Yoga and Alicia Silverstone’s Kind Life website. Desi has worked with several celebrity moms in LA, and enjoys sharing her work through social media outlets. Desi’s passion for all things related to health and wellness is reflected by the breadth of her resume. There is much more to come from Desi and her unique blend of inspiration and motivation!