MELT method in Naples at Fitness Inside & Out for chronic pain relief, posture and flexibility

Kate_Head_SHotChronic pain relief and injury prevention are two top concerns of Baby Boomers who want to lead and maintain an active lifestyle as they age.

Fitness Inside & Out is offering clients instruction and classes in the MELT Method, a series of therapeutic exercise techniques that are designed to relieve chronic pain and improve posture, flexibility, and sleep patterns, while reducing stress and tension.

Kate Kerwin is a certified MELT instructor and she joins Marina Kalis, also MELT certified, in bringing this new program to Fitness Inside & Out. Certified by MELT creator Sue Hitzmann, Kerwin has more than 35 years of experience and specializes in working with seniors. She helps clients learn MELT techniques using the MELT roller and small balls. Kalis is a MELT Hand & Foot and Foam Roller instructor.

Both Kerwin and Kalis are also certified Pilates instructors and they combine techniques to help clients in private sessions and small group classes. Kalis apprenticed under renown Pilates instructor Katrina For in Phoenix and is a third generation Pilates instructor.

MELT Method founder Kitzman says if you are injured, post-surgery, pregnant, overweight, sedentary, out of shape, or have limited mobility, chronic pain, knee or hip replacements, or bone disorders – you can still use the MELT Method. Many people find MELT to be an excellent way to begin an exercise and wellness program.

“I’m thrilled to have Kate and Marina bring MELT to Fitness Inside & Out because I believe many people can benefit from these techniques,” says Mike Edwards, owner of Fitness Inside & Out who has his master’s in exercise physiology.  “We hope to help new clients with chronic pain issues and assist them with getting on the road to an active and pain-free lifestyle.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-649-7181 or email naplesfitness@comcast.net.

Post Rehab Personal Training

DSC_1476 This type of training is designed to assist the individual return to optimal function after the acute phase of the condition, usually following surgery or physical therapy for injury. Initially the client completes a musculo-skeletal screening and a functional fitness assessment, from which a program is developed. The program consists of strengthening and stabilization of the spine, the joint and the associated muscles in question, restoring normal movement and strength. The training will take place in a supervised fitness setting with a post-rehab specialist. The fitness training is not intended to take the place of medical treatment, but to complement it.

Examples of such medical conditions we work with would be:

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  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder and Neck Problems
  • Rotator Cuff Problems
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Knee and Hip Problems
  • Knee and Hip Replacements
  • Balance and Coordination Problems
  • Diminished Capacity to Perform Daily Activities
  • …And Others.

The other benefit of post-rehab conditioning is preventative in nature. This training is designed to strengthen, stretch and stabilize muscles surrounding suspect joints, such as knee, shoulder or low back with the goal of preventing future problems and alleviating everyday aches and pains.

Contact us to schedule your appiontment today! (239) 649-7181 or email us questions at naplesfitness@comcast.net