Mary Essert, BA, ATRI

Mary EssertMary holds a BA in English from Hendrix College and advanced study in Aging and Human Services from College of DuPage. She has been involved internationally in presenting and teaching swimming, safety, water fitness, and therapeutic intervention techniques since 1949. Her experiences with breast cancer, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions have prompted her to share her expertise in aquatic exercise and rehab with others. Her seminars, workshops and videos re: older adults, rheumatic conditions, breast cancer and warm water bodywork have helped many instructors and individuals. She serves as an instructor trainer for the Arthritis Foundation, Red Cross WSI and holds many instructor certifications. In addition to her consultant work, she is currently employed by Conway Regional Health Systems (Conway, AR).
Mary recently received the Arkansas Governor's Council on Fitness 2009 Leadership in Fitness Award in the Senior Category in November 2009, and has also recently been asked to serve as Advisory Committee member for the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF).
Co-Author of: Breast Cancer Recovery: on Land & in Water
Author of: Post Polio Water Work: Conserve to Preserve