Our Optimal Selves
5 Standards of Conduct
- Respect Others
- Clean Up After Yourself
- Watch Your Language
- Help Others
- Be Able To Ask For Help Yourself
Eric Hilton ~ Founder
Eric Hilton is the founder of Optimal Self Community Health and Wellness Center, a space that offers a wide range of holistic therapies available for the Community, by the Community. Eric is a Certified Fitness Instructor, massage therapist, Reiki master, and combat veteran. Eric’s path to wellness and the healing arts began due to his own personal challenges after serving twelve years in the U.S. Army as a Special Operations Combat Medic.
When his enlistment ended after two tours in Iraq, Eric was on his way to medical school when his combat related injuries forced him to withdraw from classes. He chose not to take medications for his ailments; instead utilizing fitness, energy work, and bodywork to help his body heal from the inside out. Due to his dis-abilities, he learned what his body was capable of and turned his obstacles into opportunities. The holistic path of healing allowed him to achieve his own level of Optimal Health, and this was when he began working with and training people. Eric has brought Optimal Self into existence with the intention to help the people in his community realize their ability to achieve balance and optimal health in their lives in order to reach their true potential.
Lynette Spring BakeR - HEAD GUARDIAN & OFFICE MANAGER
Lynette is a passionate, lifelong seeker of natural wellness and balance. She has successfully overcome many health challenges through diet and behavior modification, supplementation as well as spiritual practice and exploration. Currently, Lynette is studying to become a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ever-expanding her understanding of the human body in pursuit of achieving her own health and fitness goals and ultimately helping others to do the same. Lynette's professional background includes 15 years of office administration, logistics and management experience. She is excited to bring both her skillsets and her passion for health to her position as Head Guardian.
Mike Courts - HEAD TRAINER
Mike is certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Science (NASM) and has an additional certification in Corrective Exercise, Group Training Specialist as well being a qualified TRX trainer. Mike worked as a trainer at Fitness on the Run in Alexandria Virginia (2013 – 2014), where he trained clients of all ages in both individual and group settings.