General Fitness Classes
I’m not sure I’m ready to start exercise, what if it’s too hard?
Classes are designed to accommodate most everyone. The workouts each day are modifiable to make them appropriate for all fitness levels. Also initially we don’t want to push as hard as you can. We value quality of movement over reps, weights, and set.
I have a problem with my back, shoulder, knee…will I be able to do everything?
Maybe, maybe not. But that’s ok. The goal of classes are to meet you where you’re at and modify as necessary. Because we focus on principles it’s possible to keep the spirit of the workout by addressing individual needs. So if you have a back issue and the work out has some exercise that involve the back, instead of lifting weight that day we may substitute a drill that covers the intent of the exercise without the additional weight.
What are general fitness classes like?
Each class starts with some foam rolling and soft tissue work. We do this to help the body to get into a better position for the rest of class. Afterwards we do a general full body joint mobility session. We take each joint through its range of motion to begin a gradual warmup and after that we do a series of exercises to prepare us for the main focus of the class. The main part of class varies but has elements of strength, cardio, mobility, balance, and injury prevention. Finally we wrap up with either some extra work on weak links or some means of restoration.
What type of yoga to you teach?
Aiya teaches Forrest Yoga, which is designed for modern humans who spend much of their time sitting and looking at screens.
What exactly is bodywork?
Bodywork is a combination of massage manual therapy and therapeutic, rehabilitative, or restorative exercise. This is not the typical spa/relaxation style of massage. Most work is done through clothing and combined with different movements. Rather than just working solely on the site of pain, multiple techniques are combined to get to the root cause of dysfunction instead of just getting temporary relief. In addition to pain relief, bodywork can also be preventative or useful in improving athletic performance.
What kinds of issues can you help with?
Chronic or acute issues. Carpal tunnel, back pain, numbness, weakness, range of motion limitations, post surgical pain and scar tissue, headaches, migraines, TMJ, PMS, and many others. In general, if it involves the body and discomfort it’s possible I can help.
What happens during a session?
First sessions are typically 75-90 minutes. They involve going over your health history, doing an assessment, performing some manual therapy treatments, and developing a plan for the future.
How many sessions will I need to do?
It’s difficult to say. Some issues are resolved with a single session along with a post treatment plan that’s followed well. Other more long standing issues can take multiple. In general I can tell within 2 sessions if your problem is something I can help with.
What do I need to do?
Aside from showing up, you just need to bring or wear clothing that is easy to move around in.
I already have a massage therapist, chiropractor, physical therapist, etc, why is what you do any different?
I have a unique combination of experience and education that has allowed me to help others even when they’ve been to a dozen other practitioners.
Do you take insurance?
I do not. I can however take a Health or Flex Saving Account debit card.
Is it possible to talk with someone before signing up for a session?
Absolutely. Give us a call at 984-377-2593
Can you work with “x” condition?
As long as you haven’t been told by your doctor that you are not allowed to engage in exercise, we can work with you.