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

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.

 

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

 
 

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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.

IMG_20170103_100641898Full & Express Workouts
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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