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.

Ladies in Motion circuit program opens in Naples at Fitness Inside & Out in female-only private room

IMG_20161204_131652670Fitness Inside & Out has opened a new Ladies in Motion program in its new and expanded facility located at Liberty Plaza shopping center, which is on the west side of U.S. 41 North and just south of Pine Ridge Road.

The Ladies in Motion program at Fitness Inside & Out offers a circuit with 13 pieces of equipment in a female-only private room.

Want to find out more? Contact Fitness Inside & Out at 239-649-7181, stop by or email naplesfitness@comcast.net

We now have Silver Sneakers and Silver Fit programs available for the Ladies in Motion program.

We’re eager to help you meet your work-out goals in this friendly, private environment that caters to women.  

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

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.