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.

Pilates at Naples Fitness Inside & Out

Fitness Inside & Out has opened a dedicated space for Pilates instruction and welcomes expert Pilates instructors Kate Kerwin and Marina Kalis.

IMG_20161209_130554694Pilates is a method of exercise that elongates and strengthens muscles, improving joint mobility and muscle elasticity. Pilates conditions the whole body with balanced strength and flexibility to help reduce the chance of injury. Certain Pilates-style techniques are frequently used by physical therapists and exercise physiologists in physical therapy settings to rehabilitate injuries. Fitness Inside & Out has extensive background in helping clients post rehab and the team emphasizes injury-free work-outs.

IMG_20161209_125736365Many Pilates exercises are performed in a reclining or sitting position and are low impact and partially weight bearing. Certain exercises target deep abdominal muscles along with muscles close to the spine. Clinical studies show Pilates can help reduce low back pain, improve posture, and also decrease the chance of falls among seniors.

Because it conditions muscles in a way that helps reduce sports injuries, Pilates has long been a secret weapon among elite athletes, ballerinas and top dancers. Originally developed by Joseph Pilates, a German national who immigrated to the U.S. after World War I, Pilates caught on with ballerinas at the New York City Ballet where Joseph Pilates had an adjacent fitness studio.

IMG_20161209_125105554George Balanchine, considered the father of American Ballet and the 20th century’s most prominent choreographer, studied at “Joe’s” Pilates studio in New York City, according to Pilates equipment maker Balanced Body. The New York Herald Tribune noted in a 1964 article that in dance classes around the country young dance students limbered up with a move called a “Pilates” without knowing that the exercise was named for a living man.

Today, Pilates is used by athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL and among Olympians. Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady and NBA legend Lebron James both tout the benefits of Pilates to their games.

Marinakalis“I believe Pilates is for every person of every age,” says Marina Kalis, a third generation Pilates instructor who has joined Fitness Inside & Out and who apprenticed under the internationally known master instructor Katrina Foe in Phoenix.

Likewise, Kate Kerwin, who has 35 years of fitness training experience and has joined Fitness Inside & Out, says she sees major benefits for her older clients. “Pilates helps my older clients stay healthy and enjoy their Naples lifestyle,” Kerwin says. Kerwin is certified as a Pilates instructor for mat, ball and Pilates equipment including Reformer, Tower, and Chair.

Kate_Head_SHotBoth Kerwin and Kalis are also certified in the MELT method, a system of training that’s sweeping the country that, like Pilates, emphasizes ideal body alignment, core stability, balance, strength, and flexibility.

IMG_20161209_132408607“Injury prevention, and improving flexibility, balance and strength have long been a focus at Fitness Inside & Out. We’re pleased to add these expert Pilates instructors to our team and look forward to them assisting clients to meet their individual needs,” says Mike Edwards, M.S. EXPHYS and Fitness Inside & Out owner.

For more information, contact Fitness Inside & Out at 239-649-7181 or email naplesfitness@comcast.net

Fitness Inside & Out Expands and Moves Location to Liberty Plaza

Fitness Inside & Out, Naples trusted personal training studio for more than 20 years, has expanded and moved to a new location at the Liberty Plaza shopping center, located on the west side of U.S. 41 North, just south of Pine Ridge Road. 

Fitness Inside & Out will be expanding services for clients in fall 2015. Already, Fitness Inside & Out has added a Ladies in Motion program, which is a Curves-style circuit for women in a private room with 13 pieces of equipment. 

Fitness Inside & Out offers personal training from instructors with master's and bachelor's degrees in exercise science fields. We also offer therapeutic sports massage and deep tissue massage.

For more information and to see our new location, stop by 4949 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 107, in the back of the Liberty Plaza shopping center. Call 239-649-7181 to schedule personal training or the 2015-2016 season. Time slots are filling fast.

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Certified TLS Weight Loss Program at Naples Fitness Inside & Out

Naples, Fla. — Fitness Inside & Out's Mike Edwards, master's exercise physiology, recently completed certification in the TLS Weight Loss program, a comprehensive and scientifically-based low glycemic diet and weight loss program that is designed to meet individual goals.

The program uses a detailed personal profile, with questions on eating behavior, metabolism, stress factors, motivation, and past failures to create an individual program to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Nutritional deficiencies that can inhibit weight loss are addressed.

For more information, contact Fitness Inside & Out at 239-649-7181 or naplesfitness@comcast.net. Classes are ongoing. Call for times and dates.

For more information and TLS products, go to www.tlsslim.com/naplesfitness

Fitness Inside and Out Weekly Cardio Log

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Physical Therapist and golf fitness expert joins Fitness Inside & Out team

Bob_Touchette_picNaples, Fla. — Physical Therapist Bob Touchette, a certified golf specialist who has worked with members of the LPGA Tour and top national amateurs, has joined the Fitness Inside & Out team.

Touchette, who earned his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Connecticut, has more than 15 years of experience in physical therapy and his career has taken him throughout the Unites States, teaching and learning the skills of functional movement and injury prevention. 

Before moving to the Naples area, he worked in Pebble Beach, Ca. and Pinehurst, North Carolina with special emphasis on golf fitness and sports performance training.

A Massachusetts native, Bob is a devoted golfer, enjoys tennis and snowboarding, and following his New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.

For more information about personal training or golf fitness assessments and golf injury prevention, contact Fitness Inside & Out at 649-7181 or email naplesfitness@comcast.net.

Fitness Inside & Out is a Naples, Florida based personal training and nutrition studio where clients receive personal attention to meet their individual needs. Our personal trainers have exceptional educational backgrounds and experience, with bachelor's and master's degrees in health science fields. Fitness Inside & Out has clients as old as 90.

The studio offers nutrition and cooking classes including classes that emphasize whole foods with organic ingredients and information and education on the healing power of nutrient-dense foods. Fitness Inside & Out offers personal training, small group training, golf fitness, tennis speed and agility training and therapeutic massage including neuromuscular massage, sports massage, deep tissue and Swedish massage.

Fitness Inside & out is locally owned and operated since 1994.

 

Mom and Me Gluten Free Baking Class hosted by Fitness Inside & Out personal training and nutrition center

Fitness Inside & Out is hosting a Mom & Me Gluten Free Baking Class that features recipes from the specific carbohydrate diet. Of course, Dads are welcome too.

Most gluten free foods at the grocery store are highly processed and contain additives and starches that can inhibit intestinal healing and wellness. Fitness Inside & Out’s cooking class recipes feature healthy almond flour.

Almonds are high in a key amino acid that helps your body repair and restore the mucosa lining the intestinal tract. Many of the added starches in gluten free baking products and mixes contain replacement starches that are more difficult for the body to digest. Undigested starch can ferment in the gut and do further injury to the intestines. The healthy benefits of cooking with almond flour were recently featured on a segment by Dr. Oz.

The Mom & Me Gluten Free baking class is open to parents and kids ages 8 and up. At the class you’ll learn to make waffles, two different kinds of cakes, monster cookies, pizza crust, cobbler and donuts. All recipes are also lactose free and substitute honey for inflammation-promoting refined sugar.

The class is co-taught by Sydney Edwards, age 12, who was gluten and starch free for more than 3 years on her journey to healing and wellness while living with Crohn’s disease. She can give kid-to-kid advice on coping with being different at all those birthday and class parties.

Contact naplesfitness@comcast.net for details.

 

 

 

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

 
 

Thank You for your Business

Welcome to Fitness Inside & Out. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your fitness and health goals. 

A studio representative will contact you by phone within 24 hours to schedule your appointments and find out a bit more about you so we can place you with the team member who can best meet your needs. 

Feel free to call the studio at 239-649-7181. During season, it’s easiest to reach us by email first at naplesfitness@comcast.net.

Fitness Inside & Out is located at 4760 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 1, Naples, Florida 34103.

For a map of our location, click here.

Snow Pea and Avocado Slaw Recipe

Snow pea salad 

 

Directions

Thinly slice 10 ounces snow peas lengthwise. Toss with 2 thinly sliced celery ribs and some toasted walnuts. Dress with olive oil and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Gently stir in a thinly sliced avocado and minced chives.

Vary it to what you like.  You can use cabbage or mixed greens as well.  If you want you can add chicken, black beans, or garbonzo beans (chick peas) for more protein.

To roast the walnuts place in a saute pan on medium heat till the start to change in color (one to two minutes).  Do the same with sliced almonds or sesame seeds.

Receipe  from Cooking Light modified by Mike Edwards