Chautauqua Women's Club

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The Power of Breathing for Health, Strength, and Energy


Dr. Gaynell Anderson, Physical Therapist


Learn the power of your breath and how breath affects stress responses, belly fat and digestive health, overall strength and energy levels, brain clarity, and health longevity. Learn to strengthen your breath with simple exercises performed without devices or the necessity to go to a gym.


Dr. Gaynell Anderson, DPT, OMPT, CHC received her undergraduate degree from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY and her graduate degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. She has taught as an adjunct professor in the doctorate program for physical therapy for FGCU and has worked with the Miami City Ballet as their primary treating therapist during their performances in Naples, FL. for 7 Years. Gaynell was the owner and developer of Absolute Physical Therapy of SW FL and Absolute Wellness of SW FL, selling both companies in 2017. She is co-founder of A Euphoric Living Foundation, a non-profit organization with a focus on community education on health and wellness. She is current co-producer and interviewer for a podcast Spellife with discussions geared towards optimizing spiritual, physical, and emotional health. Dr. Anderson currently provides concierge services specializing in abdominal and pelvic health and recovery health. She is a Pro Coach for Tricore Wellness in Naples, designing individualized health and wellness programs integrating nutritional, fitness, and recovery health programs to optimize longevity health. Gaynell believes knowledge is key to gaining and maintaining optimal health, that through knowledge of how the body works, one is empowered and driven to take an active role in our own health and wellness.