Thumper Thornton, Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified

E.D. “Thumper” Thornton, B.S.

CEO and Founder of Mind to Motion


  • Degree in Health Sciences
  • American Council on Exercise certification in Advanced Personal Training
  • PhysicalMind Institute of New York certification in Pilates
  • Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) international certification in Pilates
  • Over twenty five years experience in exercise physiology and personal coaching
  • Published author

Every person is unique. Every person’s pain is unique. Unfortunately, these obvious facts are commonly overlooked in today’s healing plans. Partly because of time restraints, the individual is lost in the focus of treating only the disease.

The fast-track approach to healing, which incorporates lack of educating and over medicating, has already taken us to an obese society and an abused planet. We must learn to approach our personal well-being with the same philosophy in dealing with our environment and that is to do what they were intended to do: rejuvenate, replenish, and restore.

We are committed at Mind to Motion to uniting people who want to heal themselves—and their planet—by encouraging a deeper understanding of the past, an energetic approach to the present, and a passionate vision for a healthy future.


Medically retired Tucson Police Officer

United States Air Force veteran with Vietnam service


Bachelor degree in Health Sciences from New York Institute Of Technology

One hundred twenty credit hours combined in anatomy, psychology, and exercise physiology from the University of Arizona including a one-year internship in the above.


Over twenty years experience in coaching and instruction of Chronic Health Issues and Advanced Disease Exercise Physiology

Creator of the highly successful “Pre-Hab…ReHab Program” for joint replacements

Instituted exercise protocol programs for brain related diseases, cardiac, and pulmonary issues.

~~Favorite Quotes~~

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”   Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

“If you succeed in everything you’re doing, you’re attempting things that are too easy.”  ~Warren Buffet

George Bernard Shaw famously observed that the reasonable man adapts to his circumstance, that only an unreasonable man would seek to adapt the outside world to his own needs. Progress depends on the unreasonable man, said Mr. Shaw. It’s a quote I’ve always loved. It means that apparent failure is just another obstacle to be overcome by an individual with the will and the character to do so.

Edna Wiker Pre-Hab 101 client