We believe that the keys to staying fit as we age are all about having the right understanding and awareness about how our bodies move, how to work around injuries when and if they occur, having support from others, making movement fun, and most importantly, training for a better quality of life outside the gym.
Certified Personal Trainer - American College of Sports Medicine
Certified Reembody Apprentice Practitioner - Reembody
Certified Life Coach - Life Coach School
B.A. Psychology - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Fitness Technology Certificate - Portland Community College
CPR, AED, & First Aid Certified - Red Cross
Health Coach Training - Wellcoaches
CERTIFIED REEMBODY APPRENTICE-PRACTITIONER
Now a proud Certified Apprentice-Practitioner of the REEMBODY Method!
A truly novel movement modality incorporating physiology, biomechanics, and physics to improve upon and correct human movement.
The Reembody Method is useful in treating a wide variety of issues. Often it’s the only thing that works, after our clients have been to a dozen doctors, physical therapists and other health professionals. We have had enormous success treating the following issues, among others:
Repetitive motion injuries
Joint pain during exercise
Tight muscles (chronic or acute)
Low back pain
Snoring and other sleep disruptions
Pre- and postpartum issues (including stress incontinence)
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WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
Whether your goal is to be able to do more of the things you used to do, keep up with your children or grandchildren, get stronger, increase your balance, or move with less pain, we can help.
Strength, Balance, Mobility, Hiit, Weight Management
Sessions are focused around individual needs and goals, and aim to include all aspects of fitness in programming. $85 per 60 min private session. $599 for packages of 8 sessions, and a regular spot in our schedule.
Fitness for 55+
Balance, Strength, Fall Prevention, Mobility
All sessions are tailored to individual goals, and focus on improving activities of daily living with specific training of everyday movements, such as, lifting, climbing stairs, carrying, getting up and down off the ground, and fall prevention. $85 per 60 min private session. $599 for packages of 8 sessions, which include reserved training times in our schedule.
Health & Weight Coaching
Uncover your "why"
We all want to eat healthier and move more, but sometimes life gets in the way. Discover the source of what's holding you back, and learn to make a plan to move forward towards a happier healthier you. All coaching sessions are conducted via 60 min phone calls. $95 per session.
Wish you could go up stairs without knee pain, or have a more comfortable posture? Maybe your mobility isn't what it used to be, or you'd like to feel more balanced in your gait? If so, maybe corrective exercise sessions are just what you need to move forward. Sessions are 60 min, and are focused around personal goals. $85 per session. $599 for packages of 8 sessions, which include weekly reserved training times.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
We do things a little differently at Your Health First llc. All of our training is done without shoes. Your wouldn't cook your dinner with over mitts on, would you? Training in shoes is not much different. You'll also never see our clients swinging kettlebells on their first day, or using any machines. We believe in teaching quality movement patterns from the ground up, rather than just exercises. Everyone starts with the basics, and progresses at their own pace. We train each side of the body both independently, as well as together. Our space is a private, judgement free atmosphere, where learning can take place without pressure, or competition. Most of all, we believe that learning to move better should and can be fun!
By taking off our shoes, we can not only strengthen our feet and ankles, we can also strengthen our knees and hips as well, while at the same time, increasing our body's ability to predict where it is in space, and develop better balance, and a stronger body.
Movement education from the ground up
Take a look around next time you're out and about. You'll see movement patterns everywhere...someone sqatting as they weed their garden, someone loading their groceries into their car, someone climbing stairs. We learn these movements as children, but somewhere along the way, they get a little rusty. Training movement patterns, rather than just exercises allows us to incorporate how we learned to move long ago with how we want to move today.
Reembody Method & Side Specific Training
Did you ever notice that it's easier to throw with one hand or kick with one foot? That's because our body prefers to move differently on both sides. This is a great advantage when we want to throw a ball, but when it comes to activities that require both sides to work as a team, such as squatting, or even walking, learning how to help your two sides work together can create better balance, strength, and reduce injury.
Have you ever been to a gym where you had to wait your turn for the equipment or were self conscious about what you did because of people watching? We believe that people should enjoy their workouts, and that learning new movements, and challenging themselves in a safe, judgement free atmosphere can increase confidence, and the likelihood of creating lasting change.
Focus on play
We believe it's not only becoming stronger and fitter that allows us to live better lives, but that being able to learn to play again is what keeps us young at heart, no matter what the age.
Held every 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm @ the Neighborhood House in Multnomah Village
FREE SENIOR BALANCE & MOVEMENT CLASSES
Join us for tips on improving everyday movements & balance with topics ranging from getting out of a chair, to climbing stairs, and getting up off the ground. Classes are for all fitness levels and abilities. Come and participate, or just watch and learn.
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