6. Student Spotlight - Phoebe Monnier-Manalang, MSFM, ND

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Saybrook University student, Phoebe Monnier-Manalang, will present her research entitled “Validation Study of InBody Band2 and the Agreement Between InBody Band2 and Omron 306 in Adults” at the 2019 Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise, Circadian Rhythms and Sleep of the American College of Sports Medicine being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, May 30, 2019 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Her research was conducted in France in 2018 to investigate the reliability of wearable technology that feature body composition analysis and how that compares to the Omron 306 body composition device commonly used gyms.

Her 33 years in fitness and wellness has led her to continue her passion in creating her consulting company, Daywaneti and the concept of S.H.I.F.T. – a Mind-Body-Spirit pathway towards optimal health. Starting as an aerobic instructor at 16 she followed her passion for health and wellness while becoming a: personal trainer, regional director, marketing director, naturopath, consultant and entrepreneur in order to influence and impact as many people as she could. Phoebe has dedicated her life to the pursuit of pushing the frontier of the fitness and wellness industry by integrating the importance of spirituality as a dimension of optimal health. This has led her to pursue groundbreaking degrees that are shifting the industry including an MS in Fitness Management and Saybrook's PhD in Applied Psychophysiology, Optimal Functioning Specialization.

The focus of Phoebe’s studies at Saybrook is to fine tune her concept of S.H.I.F.T. and the vital role spirituality plays in optimal health. Her dissertation will be focused on respiratory strength and conditioning and the validation of the Spironess® method. 

Currently, Phoebe is the partner and Director of International Operations for Spironess®- a respiratory strength and conditioning program that helps people improve respiratory efficiencies. She is also the founder of JBUM (Just Between U and Me) who developed a mental health application designed for anonymous users within an organization to connect through posting and answering intimate questions. When she isn’t busy with school and work, she pours into her family, homeschools her daughter and is a songwriter, singer and piano player. 

Her passion is to elevate the health of society by creating an accessible space between existing validated technology, methods and services in the field of health and wellness and the general public. Her core mission is to repackage the conversations surrounding Mind-Body medicine to include spiritual health so that people can achieve an optimal state of being.

1. A Bit of Housecleaning

Welcome to my personal-professional blog.

Given it’s springtime, I decided to do some major housekeeping, starting fresh with a new approach to posting.

As such, beginning today, you will have access to a variety of insights and information including updates/goings-on at Saybrook University where I am president; as well as personal musings on a range of topics related to family, scholarly endeavors, the arts, book reviews, and other topics that I hope you will find compelling and perhaps even in some cases, provocative. I have the additional objective of posting at least once per day over the next year as I find writing in this format emotionally and intellectually therapeutic.

While my previous blog postings from 2016 are no longer available, I will be re-posting some of my favorite dispatches from the last few years.

Feel free to leave a comment on any of my posts (keep it civil, please). I try to respond in a timely manner!