Lower back pain is incredibly common, it can range from sporadic discomfort to persistent disabling agony, but no matter how mild, it can make even the easiest of activities seem impossible. If you’re lucky, stretching, massage therapy and skeletal manipulation can offer some relief, but more often than not this is only temporary, as back pain has a tendency to return to haunt you another day.
I have had debilitating back pain before and while any kind of relief, no matter how temporary, was welcome at the time, it didn’t remove the sense of fragility that develops. We can injure our backs in major accidents, but it can also happen simply by sneezing. Once an injury happens or better yet, before it happens, we need to take measures in order to prevent it from reoccurring every time our allergy season starts! So, this is what I strive for with my clients; prevention rather than quick relief. Read More
Kung Fu Master, Adam Hsu tells a story of addressing his class with the question;” how many arms do you have?” Confused at the seemingly obvious answer, they stammered before answering…” two”. Master Hsu then asks “how long are both your arms put together?” His students again stumble over their answers, calling out, “4 feet”, “4 and a half feet”, “5 feet”. After a pause, Master Hsu says; “how can you practice kung fu with two arms? I have only one arm.”
Master Hsu, by all definitions of anatomy and practical understanding has two arms. His question to the class was one of a more abstract line of thinking in kung fu. These cryptic questions are common in traditional Chinese martial arts and are meant to decipher whether a student understands the deeper functional mechanics in kung fu movements. Read More
This new group class is a FOUNDATIONS class, for the first 8 weeks we will be doing predominantly beginner level exercises, learning good form and execution at the pace that suits your fitness level but that will also improve your strength and stamina.
This will be the perfect stepping stone to getting into shape for the summer. The majority of the class will be designed around body weight exercises, a lot of calisthenics, isometrics and plyometrics. Fun stuff but definitely intense! Read More