Owner & CEO
Michelle Pinto is the CEO and founder of Invictus Gymnastics And Therapy, LLC. She is an expert in working with children, adolescents, and adults with genetic or developmental disorders, and teaching them the art of gymnastics. She has been coaching gymnastics for over 15 years and has been involved in Psychotherapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) for several years. She has a Master of Science in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling and is currently completing her PhD in Health and Human Performance, exercise physiology. Her goal is to have a welcoming space that children with autism and related disabilities can practice gymnastics while learning mindfulness, agility, and perseverance. She hopes to continue expanding her knowledge and facility in order to provide beneficial services to the special needs community, including a facility for adults. Michelle is a dedicated advocate for what she believes in and is open to connecting with those with similar mind sets. When not in the gym, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, baking, traveling, and the magical Walt Disney World.
Invictus Gymnastics and Therapy is named after the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The poet writes this poem while after just losing a leg. He is filled with physical and mental agony, yet finds courage from his understanding that he solely has control over his feelings and destiny, no matter the circumstances. Our athletes have the ability to be courageous and succeed as they practice mindfulness, agility, and perseverance. We strive to provide a unique experience and opportunity to those of all abilities.
From the words of Invictus by William E. Henley;
"I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul."