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Hip Pain in Yoga

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

A few years ago, I thought tight hips were limiting me from certain movements, so I chose Vinyasa yoga to increase my flexibility. What I didn’t realize then was that most yoga classes require external rotation of the hip, such as Warrior 2, Triangle, Extended Side Angle, Pigeon, etc. The yoga practice I chose was […]

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Top 10 Tips for a Pain-Free 2018 by

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

January 2018 is here and there’s no better time to educate yourself on the ways of self-care fitness! It is our goal at Tune Up Fitness to empower you with simple tools and techniques to eradicate pain, improve your posture, and enhance your performance, so give these Top 10 Tips for a Pain-Free 2018 a […]

Self-Care for Purveyors of Self-Care by

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Have you ever heard the phrase do as I say, not as I do? That seems to be the story of my life when it comes to my clients in my massage therapy practice, Michigan Massage and Wellness. I preach to them the value of incorporating regular massage therapy into their wellness routine. I have […]

How a Warrior Unwinds – Two Soldiers’ Stories – Working with Wounded Warrior Project Pt. II by

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

In Part I of our Wounded Warrior Project Series, we interviewed US Army Veterans Harvey Paige and Texas Army National Guard Omar Marqueses about their military experience and how Project Odyssey (Wounded Warrior Project’s retreat program for combat veterans) and a pair of therapy balls changed their lives. Below are more of their stories. Paige, […]

January – February Upcoming Events by

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

New Year, New You! What better time to certify in either Yoga Tune Up® or the Roll Model® Method? Check out our upcoming events below or further details. We hope to see you there! Level 1 Teacher Certification Training JANUARY 27- FEBRUARY 3 with Dawn Adams & Laurie Streff YOGAWORKS LARKSPUR – Larkspur, CA FEBRUARY 16-23 […]

Painting Your Nooks and Crannies by

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

As we’ve previously discussed, there are many tools available for working on your connective tissue. To add to my previous post, another reason soft tools work better is because they’re pliable. Why does this matter? As Brooke Thomas writes in her Breaking Muscle article, “…because they are pliable, you can work quite close to the […]

Less is More…More or Less by

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Beyond the element of safety precaution discussed in part 1 , it is better to default to soft tools because, as counterproductive as it seems, more pressure does not always equal more of the changes you’re seeking. You may be surprised how effective a soft object can be against a hard or semi-hard body part. […]

Fun and Effective Moves to Improve Lateral Strength and Mobility by

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

In my last post I talked about the importance of lateral strength to keep our back, hips and shoulders happy. Today, I will share four of my favorite yoga moves that I often teach in my classes to create a balance between strength and mobility. Improve Your Lateral Strength With Tadasana on a Block and Vasisthasana […]

Learning from Body Blind Spots and the Importance of Lateral Strength, Stability, and Mobility by

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Body blind spots are areas in the body that are overused, underused, misused, abused or confused. We all have them, but we usually need help from someone else in order to become aware of their existence. As a Yoga Tune Up® teacher it’s my job to help create an awareness of body blind spots and […]

December 2017- January 2018 Trainings by

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Join us at a YTU or RMM Training this Winter! Check out our upcoming events below or further details. We hope to see you there! Level 1 Teacher Certification Training JANUARY 27- FEBRUARY 3 with Dawn Adams & Laurie Streff YOGAWORKS LARKSPUR – Larkspur, CA The Roll Model® Method – The Science of Rolling DECEMBER 2 […]