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

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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
http://www.naplesfitness.com

 
 

Citrus Salmon with Garlic Greens Recipe

Citrus-salmon 

Ingredients

2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
4 (6-ounce)  wild salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
Olive oil, coconut oil, or safflower oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 (10-ounce) packages fresh spinach
1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced (optional)
Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; add salmon. Seal bag; marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 475°.
Remove fillets from bag, and discard marinade. Place the fillets, skin sides down, in a shallow roasting pan coated with oil; cook at 475° for 13 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add garlic, salt, and one package of spinach; sauté 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Add remaining spinach, and cook 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; toss with rice vinegar. Arrange 2/3 cup spinach mixture on each of 4 plates; add 1 salmon fillet. Garnish with onions, if desired.

Recipe from cooking light with modifications Mike Edwards

Please email your favorite salmon to naplesfitness@comcast.net

 

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

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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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