Specialty expert fitness for chronic pain,cancer pain, fatigue, replaced knee joints, replaced hip joints, back pain, weight loss, and emotional wellness.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
30 Day Challenges have been a hip fitness trend for a while, but probably not totally accessible if you have chronic pain. You can do them though, just make modifications. For example, the 30 Day Plank Challenge can be modified by putting your knees down and changing the length of time.
painmedicinenews.com Chronic pain can reduce gray matter volume and alter white matter integrity in the brain. Mind-body techniques such as yoga and meditation can counter ...
[05/11/16] If you or someone you know works for a local school district, don't miss out summer special for educators. 3 months, $39! Bring your district ID June 1 to sign up.
[05/09/16] “There comes a day when you realise turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realise there's so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.” Zayn Malik
health.com If you're in pain, there's a temptation to skip exercising. But exercise is often the very best way to help lessen the pain and improve your quality of life.
Don't miss our Final Friday functional assessment tomorrow. Reservations are required.
How can you change your state of being? Here's one that will make you laugh!
No more excuses.
UW-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott appears in Nike 'No Excuses' Commercial.
Monday's Yoga Basics at 9:30 is cancelled next week. See you Thursday!
chronicpainyoga.com Cardio workouts can be difficult if your ability to stand or balance is compromised. this class offers a modified aerobic workout that is great for circulation, fatigue, depression, coordination, and heart health. And it is WAY FUN! Any ability level is welcome, you only need the ability to tap y…
[04/19/16] "A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."
Shivani Wells, Level 1 and 2 Phoenix Rising Faculty, was interviewed on Shaw TV two years ago. This is a fabulous perspective and insight to this work and demonstrates what you will learn during our training that begins in Vancouver April 28! You won't want to miss it!
Welcome Julie V to our Specialty Fitness and Therapies staff. Julie has gained over twenty years of experience in a variety of health, wellness and rehabilitation fields. Pilates became her true passion and we are so pleased she is sharing her talent and work here. Julie teaches Core and Balance, a basic to moderate floor Pilates class, on Mondays and Thursdays at 11am.
Don't think you can meditate? You probably already do. If an activity you enjoy calms your mind and takes you out of the chaos of your thoughts and day, you are likely doing a form of meditation. Drawing, brushing your dog, knitting . . . you're doing it! Try to find a rhythm in your breath as you do your favorite activity or focus on a mantra and notice the positive effects.
liveanddare.com Summary of the main scientific research on the benefits of meditation, covering the different types of meditation (Vipassana, TM, Yoga, Mindfulness, etc).
Many folks suffering from chronic pain suffer from insomnia as well. You may not be able to take a run or do a full aerobics workout, but exercise to fit your mobility level can help you sleep better.
webmd.com It may not be necessary to go running to the medicine cabinet or your doctor for sleeping pills if you suffer from insomnia, because regular aerobic exercise may do the trick, new research indicates.
fitness.com As you age, your muscles naturally lose strength and size and can become less supple and stiffer. This can affect the range of movement around your joints, which may lead to stiffness in the muscles ...
[04/05/16] Don't miss our functional assessments done monthly to measure your progress, strength and range of motion through daily activities. Final Fridays of each month. Let us know you're coming, space is limited.
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