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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.

 

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Call Today to Schedule an appointment for personal training, therapeutic massage, or sign up for one of our organic whole foods cooking classes.

Phone: (239) 649-7181
E-Mail: naplesfitness@comcast.net

Address:
4949 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 107
Naples, FL 34103

We’ve recently moved just up the street. You can find us on the west side of Tamiami Trail North (US 41), in Liberty Plaza.

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Nutrition, Cooking & Anti-inflammatory Diets

Our nutrition programs are designed to complement your specific exercise program and individual needs, whether you are looking to lose weight, prepare for an endurance bike race, learn about vegetarian cooking or eating for a healthy heart.

Our classes emphasize cooking with whole foods and organic ingredients.

We show you how processed foods and your current diet may be undermining your health and fitness goals. In addition, we offer training in specialized diets including anti-inflammatory diets including the specific carbohydrate diet that can impact arthritis, gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn’s & Colitis, asthma and autism. Fitness Inside & Out works with an organic co-op so you can conveniently pick up fresh, local, seasonal organic produce.

Weight Loss

We offer a wide range of dietary programs for weight loss in conjunction with your exercise program. Diets are customized to your individual needs and food preferences. Each program incorporates the principles of good nutrition, exercise and behavior modification to effect long-term, lasting changes. They differ primarily in the rate of weight reduction.

Therapeutic Massage

Thank you for your interest in massage therapy. Whether your goal is to simply relax for an hour or whether you are combining massage therapy with your personal training program, our therapists will work with you to achieve your goals.

Fitness Inside & Out is committed to promoting wellness through ethical therapeutic massage and bodywork.

We adjust the type of massage you receive to meet your individual needs. Swedish and some deep tissue massage will promote stress relief and relaxation while neuromuscular therapy will address dysfunction of the soft tissues and relief from chronic pain. Other techniques, such as reflexology, and myofascial release may be used.

Sessions include the use of hot stones, quality herbal massage creams, aromatherapy oils and fine linens on a warmed massage table. Body Cushion System utilized for enhanced therapeutic effect.

  • Relieve Muscular Pain
  • Reduce Stress, Restore Energy, Maintain Well-being
  • Restore balance to foster healing
  • Support Athletic Training

Neuromuscular Therapy
Neuromuscular Therapy involves careful observation and assessment of posture and movement patterns followed by specific and thorough manipulation of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia to release contracted tissue and trigger points, increase circulation, reduce nerve entrapment, and improve postural distortion.

Sports / Orthopedic
Sports/Orthopedic Massage utilizes techniques designed to lengthen muscles and tendons with improved athletic performance and functional movement in mind.  Deep tissue and neuromuscular techniques are used in combination with Active stretching and range of motion activities with attention to optimizing muscle function and preventing injuries.

Swedish Massage
Classic Swedish Massage techniques involve gentle manipulation using strokes such as gliding, kneading and stretching to promote circulation, relaxation, stress reduction and general well-being.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage incorporates more focused, penetrating stokes such as compression and cross fiber friction to facilitate the release of specific muscles that are taut or knotted. These techniques can be isolated in treatment or combined in fully body massage.

Schedule a appointment by calling (239) 649-7181 or email naplesfitness@comcast.net

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Naples Tennis Instructor Chuck Breger and Fitness Inside and Out players

Fitness Inside and Out works closely with Chuck Breger, who has worked in the Naples area for more than 20 years with some of the areas top junior and senior players. His teaching style allows players to develop their game from a junior player competing in national tournaments to Division I and even professional rankings. He offers individual instruction, clinics, and summer programs.

For more information on getting started with the junior or senior programs, call Mike Edwards at (239) 649-7181.

The following is a list of former and current players who’ve worked with Fitness Inside and Out:

Former Players
Jessie Witten (University of Kentucky, 4 time All-American, NCAA singles finalist, World ranking 170)
Evan Austin (University of Kentucky, World ranking)
Andrew Columbo (Auburn University, NCAA doubles champion, World ranking) 
Pete Rispoli (Northwestern University, nationally ranked Boy’s 18, World Ranking ATP)
Ryan Sherry (University of Florida) 
Seth Fogelman (Duquesne University) 
Taylor Curran (University of St. Louis) 
Sarah Witten (University of Kentucky, All American) 
Marnie Mahler (Rollins College)

Current Players
Charles Weinstein (Boston University)
William Ellison  (Claremont California)
Tim Mahoney (Fairfield University)
Brandon Lorace (Virginia Tech)
Nick Maurillo (Auburn University) 
Amy Grossglag (National Rank Girl’s 14)
George Johnson (National Rank Boy’s 14)
Paul Johnson (Sectional Rank Boy’s 12)
Grace Johnson (Sectional Rank Girl’s 18)
Ryan Zanette (Sectional Rank Boy’s 14)
Daniel Groom (Sectional Rank Boy’s 14)
Max Ave (Sectional Rank Boy’s 14)
Mario Nicoscia (National Rank Boy’s 12)

Click here to return to the Junior Tennis PEAK Performance page, or for more information, contact Mike Edwards at 239-272-4111 or email mikefitness@comcast.net.

 

Junior Tennis

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PEAK Performance:
Start Training Today for a Better Game Tomorrow

Fitness Inside & Out’s PEAK Performance program allows you to take your tennis game to another level.  We emphasize footwork, agility, flexibility, strength, and endurance.  PEAK performance will give you specific exercises to improve various aspects of your game.  Top Naples area Junior National tennis players have relied on Fitness Inside & Out for training including: Jessie Witten (4 time All-American, NCAA singles finalist, World ranking 170), Evan Austin (World Ranking), Pete Rispoli (Nationally ranked Boy’s 18, World Ranking ATP) and Josh Dancu. Fitness Inside & Out, working with Chuck Breger, has assisted more than 14 players who’ve received NCAA Division I scholarships.

By working with Fitness Inside & Out, you will gain more focus because physically you will become a better player.  That physical advantage becomes a mental advantage because you know that you can control more matches.  Work with a variety of trained specialists to meet your individual needs.

Click here to learn more about our instructor Chuck Breger, and some of the current and former players in the PEAK Performance program!

Customize Your Program:

  • Improve Your Speed
  • Increase Your Strength
  • Gain More Flexibility
  • Improve Your Footwork
  • Increase Your Agility
  • Evaluate Your Nutrition
  • Tennis-Specific Exercises
  • Prepare for Tournaments

For more information, contact Mike Edwards at (239) 649-7181 or e-mail mikefitness@comcast.net.

 

Golf Fitness

Back to golf 1 Our BACKtoGOLF golf fitness program is a nationally recognized golf enhancement program. Its goal is to reduce injuries to the back due to faulty swing mechanics, poor conditioning, and loss of flexibility and strength.

The program features one-on-one contact with an exercise physiologist who is educated in golf swing mechanics and who is an expert in identifying musculo-skeletal problems that can lead to common faults in the golf swing.

Many of the swing faults are due to lack of strength, mobility or flexibility.

A program will be designed to improve the stabilizing muscles of the golf swing to give you more flexibility and strength for a smooth, fluid golf swing.

We work with local golf pros as well to assist you in your swing mechanics.

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

Tour the Studio

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     Features:

     • Cybex treadmills
     • Tectrix recumbent bikes
     • Precor elliptical walker

 

 

Tour_pic02      Individual Stations:

     • Cybex pull-up/dip assist
     • Cybex functional trainer
     • Cybex leg extension
     • Cybex pull-down
     • Cybex row
     • Cybex roman chair

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     • Cybex back extension
     • Paramount inner/outer thigh
     • Stability balls
     • Medicine balls

 

 

Tour_pic04     Additional Features:

     • Shower and towel services
     • Four separate training rooms
     • Cardiovascular room
     • Massage room