Flexibility and balance are what give your body the ability to move your body freely, in a wide range of ways, with a sense of ease, control, and comfort. Stretching, balance, and agility exercises maintain this freedom of movement (mobility), so you can move with more ease and control through a wide range of movements.
Unfortunately, most of the information we have learned about stretching in the past has been based on assumptions or outdated research. This has led to most people missing out on the benefits of stretching. Current advances allows scientists to study what actually happens in your cells when you stretch. This had let to a whole new understanding about the benefits of stretching and how to stretch most effectively. This research is still in its infancy, but what we have learned means most of us need to update our ideas about stretching.
Freedom of movement also comes from confidence your body will help you not only stay in balance but also catch you when you start to lose balance. We take a different approach to improving balance, one that builds trust in your body and confidence to stay active.
In this course you will learn:
- How to stretch according to the latest science-based information
- How to use stretching to improve health and well-being
- How to modify stretches so they fit your body right now
- How to improve trust in your body to balance and catch you when you lose balance
Inspired by the incredible power of exercise to improve health, I began my career by obtaining a masters in clinical exercise physiology. Over the years I have worked as part of health care teams, prescribing exercise for people with obesity, disabilities, heart disease, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and many other health concerns. I have built a toolbox for overcoming these challenges and helping clients improve health and quality of life through movement.
After personally experiencing the power of combining mindfulness and movement, sixteen years ago I added yoga and mindfulness meditation to my professional training.
I eventually realized, though, that all the great news about how movement and mindfulness improves health was not enough to inspire sustainable motivation. I decided to dive into the science of motivation and formally gain skills based on this science. Now, as a certified health and wellness coach, I’ve added tools to inspire lasting healthy changes.
My mission is end the struggle with exercise motivation and provide approaches to exercise that leave you feeling whole, for your whole-life!