4 years ago

Pilates OUT… Posture IN!

I did it.  I changed my business brand and took “Pilates” out of my name.”But wait!” you exclaim. “She just wrote a book on Pilates.  Does she hate it now and will she start telling us all to stop doing Pilates?”

The answer is NO.  I still love Pilates.  I will always be connected to the art of doing Pilates and the work that Uncle Joe created years ago.  It brought me to my current love… to what I’m now truly passionate about… to what you will hear me “geek out” about in emails to come.

I am a self proclaimed posture GEEK. In addition to putting clients through simple workouts, I have spent the last few years analyzing their alignment and helping them find optimal body functioning through corrective exercise.  What does this mean?

It means I give them homework that they can do at home in order to help them get out of the pain they experience from sitting all day long… or recover from an impact injury… or simply from walking or standing incorrectly for hours on end. This “homework” includes exercises derived from Pilates, Yoga, foam rolling, static stretching, and other modalities I’ve learned over the years.

I’ve gotten quite good at it.  Check out a recent testimonial from a client who found relief from her hip pain NOT from coming to my classes… but instead from the posture routine I gave her to do on her own.
I have discovered that after fifteen years in fitness, I love empowering people to resolve their own body issues. I have realized that the two hours they might see me in the studio are never as powerful as the DAILY thirty minutes they spend on their own at home, focused on their own body. I have learned that taking away fancy equipment and complicated movements and replacing it with a simple, home based routine, can change the outcome of my client’s pain, nearly instantaneously.

So I invite you to “geek out” with me about posture, alignment, exercise and all around pain free wellness issues. Welcome to the Posture Geek Newsletter. Welcome to VerticAlign Posture Coaching.

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