The Body Active is owned an operated by Muscular Fitness Consultant, Sharon Caffrey. Sharon is a 1995 graduate of Virginia Tech and 2000 graduate of the Virginia School of Massage. She received her neuromuscular reeducation training, Muscle Activation Techniques® [MAT], in 2003. Since 1996 Sharon has accumulated over 22,000 client hours of hands on experience, either with manual therapy or strength training.
As a former bodybuilder and athlete Sharon experienced firsthand what it was like to be trained by under-educated personal trainers and coaches. She sustained several injuries that eventually led to knee surgery. This surgery ultimately resulted in a less stable knee joint and thus a less stable body as a whole. Frustration with the knee pain and instability led Sharon on a journey to find a solution to her biomechanical problems as well as those of her clients. Working with clients since 1996, Sharon found the personal training education she had received only allowed her to recognize problems and then to work around them. After trying many different manual therapies, in 2003 she discovered a manual therapy that actually addressed the root cause of these biomechanical issues and the compensation patterns that develop from them. This therapy, a form of neuromuscular reeducation, is called Muscle Activation Techniques® [MAT]. MAT® is the only therapy that has brought sustained pain relief from her injuries and allowed her and her clients to continue an active lifestyle.