Movement & Exercise
"My belief is that every person is valuable and perfect. It is an honor to be entrusted with your body and to be in partnership around your care, wellbeing and overall health. I am committed to my own continuing education and staying informed about current fitness trends along with training methodologies so I can offer the highest levels of information, support, appropriate choices, growth and creativity while empowering your understanding, enjoyment, safety and ownership."
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, who originally called his method "Contrology". Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. It stabilizes your core body, often called the "powerhouse, using the principles of concentration, control, centering, flow, precision and breath. If practiced consistently you will get stronger, move more efficiently, improve your posture, flexibility, mobility and develop control and endurance in the entire body.
Personal training is a customized approach to helping clients move well while achieving identified fitness goals; including but not limited to weight loss, strength training, toning, or overall health management, while teaching and supporting safe and nourishing movement patterns, habits and exercise practices. This work can be done either in a small group setting or one-on-one, to improve your muscular endurance, strengthen cardiovascular capabilities, and/or increase a client's physical flexibility.
Arcus creates a space that allows exercises and movements to be performed with greater ease. This freedom of movement provides more functional and efficient movement patterns in the joints, muscles and body as a whole.
CoreAlign® is a functional core training device, both safe and effective. This rehabilitation program combines true muscle-sculpting with cardio. ... It stimulates core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises, very deep stretches and core controlled aerobic training.
Easy-to-learn exercises on the CoreAlign® emphasize an upright posture and are designed to improve posture, balance and functional movement. Developed by physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman, CoreAlign® exercises facilitate musculoskeletal rehabilitation by stimulating core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises, very deep stretches and core-controlled aerobic training. Providing extraordinary versatility and hundreds of functional movement exercises CoreAlign® is great for performance enhancement and as a regular exercise regimen for a healthy lifestyle.
Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed system of movement for bone and joint health. Bone-strengthening and balance-enhancing workouts can benefit anyone looking to tone up, enhance posture, improve balance, and gain overall strength — and they're also safe for people with osteoporosis and arthritis. Buff Bones® Is A Bone Health Exercise System Using Balance Techniques Along With Pilates, Somatic Movement, Strength Training & Therapeutic Exercise.
Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. It can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase your joint range of motion. Foam rolling can be an effective tool to add to your warm-up or cooldown, before and after exercise. Also referred to as self-myofascial release, foam-rolling is a form of self-massage that allows you to apply managed pressure to specific areas of the body to release tightness and muscular tension, to reduce thickening, adhesion and tension of the fascia [connective tissue] and muscle. Foam rolling can also help to reduce fatigue, improve recovery, and enhance range of motion. Delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is a sometimes-distracting side effect of exercise. At best, DOMS causes mild discomfort, and at worst, it can negatively impact future workouts. Foam rolling release and exercises to workout routines can also help prevent muscle soreness, tightness, and also provide safe ways to stretch and massage the underlying tissues.
TRX Suspension Training is a bodyweight exercise that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously through leveraging gravity and the user’s body weight to perform hundreds of exercises. The TRX Suspension Trainer delivers a fast, effective total-body workout, helps build a rock-solid core, increases muscular endurance, can benefit people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors), and can be set-up almost anywhere (gym, home, hotel or outside).
Whole Body Integration
Whole body integration is the energetic and physical engagement and connection of the body as a whole. The goal is to bring together and smooth the flow and interaction of the whole body to help internally integrate systems, feelings and physical tissue while also assimilating life's external experiences and challenges. Whole body integration helps the body to return to a para sympathetic nervous system, release ways of bracing, holding and constriction from a person’s physical, mental and emotional body to integrate movement into a flowing whole body experience where blockages to energy, clarity and purpose are removed. Effortful habits are replaced with feelings of comfort, ease of movement and posture, and a sense of whole-body coherence.