Personal Training with a Twist
As movement teachers, we address your body’s individual needs. Our goal is to help you discover where you are and identify what you want and need to achieve your long term goals. This includes:
Muscle strength and tone
Increasing muscle and bone mass
Reduction if not elimination of pain
Increased body & nervous system awareness
Ease of motion in everyday life
Improved balance, coordination and mobility
Spinal stability and postural alignment
Types of Coaching
Owning good movement technique helps you increase your strength, agility and balance. From enhancing your golf game to being able to easily get up and down off the floor with your grandchildren, we combine strength, movement skills, respiration skills and mobility to ensure your success.
Thai Yoga Stretch
We offer Thai Yoga Stretch sessions to those who either experience chronic pain and stiffness, who want to enhance their movement capacity, or are just looking for a relaxing healing experience. Stretch sessions are traditionally done on a padded mat on the floor but can also be done on a raised table or a chair if needed.
Thai Yoga Stretching involves gentle assisted stretching, palming and thumbing to address both the nervous system and the muscles to relieve pain and restore balance in both the physical and subtle energy body. This is not a massage, rather the practitioner moves the client into yoga-like stretches creating length and space in the joints to reduce tension and pain in problem areas. Throughout a session, verbal communication is used in order to ensure proper pressure and positioning.
Did you know that we have a neural GPS system in our brain? Your eyes, your inner ear, and the rest of your body all work together in order to know where you are in space. If you have movement issues or pain, it may be a deficiency in your ability to converge your eyes, or a vestibular/balance system that may need a bit of ‘upregulation.’ Ignoring the muscles that surround your eyes is akin to ignoring the muscles of your trunk.
Your Brain’s Threat Response
Our brain applies the brakes when it doesn’t feel safe. But we often don’t know why it is “down regulating” our performance or increasing pain. And as a culture, we’ve been taught working harder or being more focused or disciplined will help us lose weight, feel better, get stronger or get out of pain.
But the reality is the brain is smarter than we are. If it doesn’t feel ‘safe,’ that is it’s not getting information or stimulation from some part of the body, it will go into the fight or flight response, upregulating stress hormones and pain and reducing performance.
How We Can Help
We work to help you ‘mine for gold.’ In other words, we work to find what skill sets may be missing and walk beside you in order to support and educate you about what the brain is seeking. Shoulder pain could be coming from a lack of foot movement. Or a lack of neck or eye movement might keep your abs from firing. Stress hormones may be holding you hostage.
The point is that everyone’s nervous system is as individual as our personal histories, and we help you discover what will unlock your potential.
Let Coaching Work for You
We work as a team to help you discover what works best for you. We take into account your goals, your personal history, and your present circumstances to customize an experience and a plan that is best for you. We work with you to establish the best place to start.
There is no perfect plan or diet, there is only what works for you. We feel strongly that adaptation occurs over time and with support, education and accountability that is repeatable and sustainable, you can become the best you can be.