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.

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To make an appointment with a Fitness Inside & Out personal trainer or massage therapist, please contact Mike Edwards, m.s. exercise physiologist, at the studio at 239-649-7181 or by cell at 239-272-4111.

Seasonal schedules fill early. You can book for the 2013-2014 season in advance.  

Fitness Inside & Out personal training studio selected to partner with national doctors network

Naples, Fla. — Fitness Inside & Out personal training studio has been selected to perform fitness assessments for a network of doctors in Naples and Southwest Florida. The nationwide health network selected Fitness Inside & Out because of the qualifications and experience of Fitness Inside & Out owner Mike Edwards, who holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology.

In depth fitness assessments at Fitness Inside & Out include a health history evaluation, a cardio health assessment, flexibility evaluation, strength testing, posture assessment, body mechanics review, girth measurements and percent body fat evaluation.

“Now’s the time of year when many people refocus on their health and fitness goals,” said Mike Edwards. “Our in-depth fitness assessment can help you identify strength and flexibility weaknesses so you don’t injure yourself when working out.”

More and more, physicians appreciate and understand the critical prevention role that exercise plays in overall health and well being. The doctors who’ve partnered with Fitness Inside & Out have chosen to provide these fitness assessments with personal trainers as a benefit for their patients. 

“Exercise programs are not one size fits all, particularly with older clients,” Edwards said. “We address individual needs and we have the education and experience to design programs tailored to your level of fitness, your age and any physical limitations you might have.”

About Mike Edwards: Mike Edwards holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology and a bachelor’s degree in sports psychology from George Mason University. He has experience working in clinical settings and has worked with diverse client populations from total hip and knee replacement and other post-rehab clients to nationally competitive athletes. Mike has trained some of Naples’ top Junior National Tennis players, including more than 14 who have received NCAA Division I scholarships. While at George Mason, Mike served as a team manager of the Men’s Division I Basketball Team under former NBA Coach Paul Westhead.

About Fitness Inside & Out: Locally owned and operated since 1994, Fitness Inside & Out provides personal training and post rehab training in a private studio setting. Fitness Inside & Out personal trainers hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in health science fields and regularly work with special needs clients including those with total knee replacements, total hip replacements, rotator cuff injuries and back problems. Fitness Inside & Out also offers therapeutic massage including neuromuscular therapy, sports/ orthopedic massage, deep tissue and Swedish massage. The studio also offers whole foods cooking classes that focus on seasonal and organic ingredients.

Contact Mike Edwards
Fitness Inside & Out
4760 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 1
(Sandalwood Building by Holocaust Museum)
Naples, Florida 34103
Phone: 239-649-7181
Cell after hours: 239-272-4111
Email: naplesfitness@comcast.net
www.naplesfitness.com

 
 

Mayo Clinic-Strength vs Aging Study

Studies have found that only about 30 percent of the difference in strength between young adults and older adults is due to aging.  A decline in physical activity is responsible for around 70 percent of the strength people lose.  The good news is that if it has already occured, the loss can be regained.  Older adults often experience remarkable improvement in strength within weeks or months of starting a strength training program, according to the Mayo Clinic.

According to th study: Muscles are responsible for every movement you make, and stronger muscles make it easier to live a full and productive life.  Strong muscles influence your health in other ways.  For example strength training can improve bone health, promote weight control, reduce risk of injury, alleviate back or arthritis pain, promote diabetes control, and improve cognition.

That is where the benefit of a trainer comes in.  People tend to start an exercise program and then tend to not modify it or reconize the areas that need to be emphasized.  A personal trainer at Fitness Inside & Out will evaluate your strength and endurance and also your flexibility and balance.  A personal trainer is able to adapt your exercise routine to your various conditions to improve your overall health.

 

Naples Junior Tennis Update on Josh Dancu and Brett Clark

The Barrion Collier boys tennis team won states this year making it five out of the last seven years.  They will return the same team next year to defend their title.  Brett Clark played number one for the team.  In addition to winning the team title he took home state titles in singles and doubles.  In the finals he beat senior Josh Dancu from Naples High.  Josh will be attending Depaul in the fall on a full scholarship.  Josh and Brett both have trained at Fitness Inside & Out on footwork, agility, and strength.  Brett has also won the Florida State close and the Boys 18s Bush Florida Open this summer.

One player not on the Barrion Collier team this year was Bjorn Fratangelo.  The 17 year old has been playing in satellite tournaments against former college players playing professionally.  He won the boys French Open making him the first American to win the title since John McEnroe in 1977.  He will also Clark tennis compete in the boys U.S. Open.  If you get a chance check out the boys team next Spring.

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Naples Top Personal Trainers

No big and crowded gyms. Clients enjoy working out in a private studio with expert staff.

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The knowledge and experience of our personal trainers and massage therapists is what makes Fitness Inside & Out unique. Our personal trainers hold physical therapy, master’s or bachelor’s degrees in health science fields.

Fitness Inside & Out is locally owned and operated by Mike Edwards, who holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology and who has experience working in clinical settings. Mike has worked with diverse client populations from total hip and knee replacement and other post-rehab clients to nationally competitive athletes.

We address clients’ special needs . . . Injury prevention is our top priority.

We regularly work with clients who’ve had knee replacements, hip replacements, rotator cuff injuries and various back conditions. Whether you’re seeking individual attention to help you work out safely or whether you’d like us to design a custom home exercise program, we cater to your needs.

Getting Started

Once you have made the important decision to take care of yourself and get fit, Fitness Inside & Out will help you begin by providing:

  • A Complete Health History Evaluation
  • An In-depth Fitness Evaluation including cardiovascular, flexibility, strength, and balance assessments.
  • A Postural Assessment
  • A Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • An Exercise Prescription Tailored to Your Needs

We monitor target heart rates and blood pressure and chart progress. We also design diet & exercise programs for weight loss.

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Three types of exercise sessions are offered: full workouts (1 hour), express workouts (1/2 hour) and small group training. Full workouts consist of a warm-up period, aerobic training, weight training, and a stretching session. Express workouts consist of a brief warm-up with 30 minutes of weight training and stretching. Small group training that includes two or three people offers you injury prevention, motivation and accountability. Get started with friends or a spouse.

Call today to schedule an appointment at (239) 649-7181 or email questions to naplesfitness@comcast.net

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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