Owner & CEO
Michelle Pinto is the CEO and founder of Invictus Gymnastics And Therapy, MAP Counseling, & Adrenaline Adventure Kids. She is an expert in working with children, adolescents, and adults with genetic and developmental disorders, and their caregivers. She has been coaching gymnastics for over 15 years and has been involved in Psychotherapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational Therapy (OT), and exercise training 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. Her goal is to have a welcoming space that children, adolescents, and adults of all abilities can learn, grow, and practice skills through Mindfulness, Agility, and Perseverance (MAP). She hopes to continue expanding her knowledge and facility in order to provide beneficial services to the neurodivergent community, including a facility solely for adults.
Michelle is a dedicated advocate for what she believes in and is open to connecting/collaborating with those with similar mind sets. When not in the gymnasium or counseling, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, baking, and traveling.
Invictus Gymnastics and Therapy was 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 has control over his feelings and destiny, no matter the circumstances. Through his unconquerable mindset, Invictus defined who he was. Our athletes and participants 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."