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Desi Bartlett M.S., CPT E-RYT, has been teaching health and wellness for over 25 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 Yoga Alliance, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Council for Personal Trainers. Desi has worked with several large companies, including Manduka, Gaiam, Equinox, Yogaworks, 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 DVDs are distributed in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. She currently stars in 10 Yoga, Fitness, and Dance DVDs, including Better Belly Yoga, Latin Groove and Prenatal Yoga. She is a loving and empowering guide for women on Beachbody on Demand, with a full offering of pre and post-natal yoga practices. In addition to video work, 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 most recently working in a dual role as executive and global ambassador for Manduka yoga.
This year Desi has co-created a round yoga mat with Manduka called the eko equa mat which comes in 2 designs, inspired by the moon. The mat is safe for mothers, babies, and families and had a wonderful endorsement by actress/activist/author, Alicia Silverstone. Desi also recently wrote a book with Human Kinetics titled, “Your Strong Sexy Pregnancy,” an informative and inspiring guide for pregnancy and beyond, which features a sweet quote from actress/author/entrepreneur Kate Hudson.
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!