Find Access to your Health, then Exercise & Harness your Capacities
to Gain Fitness, Performance & Wellness
As a professional in the healing arts, it is important to help you find your healthy capacities, harness them and expand your possibilities through a program fit to your goals – what do you want to be able to do when the pain is gone?
At the core of my perspectives on health, fitness and performance is: giving you the abilities and understanding to:
- Unravel and remove the binds that tie your health down.
- Cultivate what is vital to your health and exercise those capacities if you want to regain your fitness and vigor for what you do in your life.
- Aim your attention toward what promotes and supports your continued progress and development toward what you want.
- Employ your vital self in meaningful and enjoyable ways in a balanced fashion in all aspects of your life.
- Recover well and restore those vital capacities on a daily basis.
A successful health, fitness or training program is founded on what it is you want. Being pain-free in your daily movements is just the first step. Being able to focus on what is contributing to what you want, rather than avoiding addressing the pain, or worse yet normalizing the pain, is essential to a healthy functional way of living.
So how is this accomplished?
Over the years I have attempted to find effective ways to observe the whole body in functional movement and then confirm what was seen and discovered with a integrative hands-on approach. And this is what has come forward as a full spectrum of helping people with ways to move better, breathe better and discover their potential of health and fitness in their lives.
The full-spectrum approach is based in:
- Listening and understanding what is you really want to be able to do – if the limitations you currently experience (painful movement, lack of quality of sleep, difficulty exercising or enjoying the outdoors because of being short of breath, etc.)..if that limitation was not there, what would you want to do again, that you really miss doing that feeds you? This is #1!
- Understanding your current state of health – are there variables we need to keep in mind when embarking on a program together? You have a better chance of success when the pieces and parts are in good working order. These health factors are important in acknowledging and possibly addressing to make the most of our time together. These include things such as: Heart rate, breathing patterns, Blood pressure, Grip Strength, Perceived stress levels – life and work, Sleep quality, Body-Mass Index, Previous Injuries, Nutrition and Hydration Health, etc.
- Observing and Screening Movement – Fundamental Mobility & Stability and Functional Movement. The most efficient and effective means I’ve worked with over all these years is the Functional Movement Systems Screen. I am now certified in FMS1 & FMS2, to offer and use the information to support the best program for you. This is for any age, and level of activity to address the missing links and imbalances that are inhibiting your access to your healthy and fit ways.
- Assessing Breathing – A 3 pillar approach to the dynamics of breathing. This method, the Oxygen Advantage, takes into account the biomechanical, biochemical and the psycho-physiological components of the breath. In addition, with my background in cardio-pulmonary function, functional breathing (Mary Massery’s work), and exercise physiology, your breathing will be transformed to meet the goals you have. This is key – to cultivate the most vital component to your heallth, fitness and well-being.
- Addressing the Inter-Relational Body, Breath and Mind. We are all distinctly different human beings in our own right. It is important to provide you the best assistance based on your individual “make-up” and purpose for seeking help. It is important we are a good fit, as a team willing to give “it the best shot.” I am committed to offer the best I can. I trust you are committed in giving it the best you can.
- Assessing the situation – It is best to know where you are, and where you want to go
- Testing and Retesting to see how the targeted solutions you are practicing impact many arenas in your life.
- Aim high and avoid the short-cut quick fixes – being pain free is not a life long functional goal and often leads to setbacks and disappointments.
- Having stability in the body goes a long ways in life – the body and mind are often more fluid and flexible when the nervous system senses stability.
- Starting off on the “right” foot is a good foundation for success.
Hike Long & Prosper – Breathe Well and Move Well….Often are my mottos.
The best guides don’t take you to the top of the mountain, but they do help you know how to get there. This is the know-how, so you can accomplish your goals. There is no need for self-improvement. There is only addressing where the potential is hidden and how to cultivate your capacities. My role as your guide is to discover what is essential to your progress through a movement and breathing perspective and give you the best guidance possible.
- A Whole-Body approach incorporating Movement & Breath (physical & physiological potential).
- Practiced & Tested over 30 years of guiding clients to exceeding expectations and sustainable performance.
- Practical, Meaningful & Progressive to your goals.
- Effective & Efficient – Quality over Quantity so you have more to put toward your active life!
- Tailored to you, not someone or something else’s (Insurance/Doctor)
- Time-saving = $$$ Saving….you can do things in everyday life, not separate and time consuming. There are many cost-effective opportunities beyond being in the clinic to progress and succeed.
Practical Movements that impact your Body-Mind’s capacity:
* Enduring Strength & Power
* Fluidity & Flexibility
* Balance & Coordination
* Fitness, Agility & Optimal Performance
Skillful Breathing Practices to enhance your capacity:
* Breathe Light (Biochemical)
* Breathe Deep (Biomechanical)
* Breathe Slow (Cadence/Coherence)
* Optimize Performance with Physiological Prowess
* Enhance your Sleep and Exercise Quality