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Healthy Choices During a Heavy Food Season: Knowing How to Stop Eating and When to Indulge (Videos)

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Holiday lights are beautiful and quality time with friends and loved ones is an invaluable gift. But the holidays can also present us with a wide array of challenges. For many people this is the time of year where our emotional resilience and stress management skills are put to the test. So many of us […]

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Tune Up Recommends: 8 Gift Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle by

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

During the holiday season it’s easy to get swept up in feelings of overwhelm around gift-giving. While buried in holiday busy-ness, we don’t always have time to think deeply about what would truly add value to someone’s life. Our desire to show others that we care can cause us to overspend. Plus, when we put choosing […]

Pelvic Floor Prehab: Stretch and Strengthening Exercises to Prepare for Birth (Videos) by

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

How do I best condition my pelvic floor for birth? To adequately prepare your pelvic floor for childbirth you will likely need more than a few rounds of Kegels. Fully preparing this “birth door” for baby to come through is a much more nuanced (and interesting) task. There are 35 different muscles connected to the […]

Tune Up Recommends: 5 Best Anatomy Books to Learn How Your Awesome Body Works by

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

The continual pursuit of greater knowledge and deeper self-understanding is at the root of Tune Up Fitness® programs and ideology. We hope to help build a future where each individual will understand their own anatomy–where you feel confident making wise decisions about your fitness and self-care… where you think of yourself as your own primary […]

Help Me Help You: How One Wellness Professional Empowers Her Clients to Help Themselves (Video) by

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

By shifting from prescriptive teaching to empowerment teaching, author Michelle Pitman helps clients take healing and pain relief into their own hands.

5 Ways to Take Healing into Your Own Hands: Where Self-Care and Western Medicine Meet by

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Tune Up Fitness® program creator Jill Miller and Brooklyn-based neurosurgeon Dr. Erich Anderer are each leaders in their own respective fields. However, they offer very different services to help heal pain and optimize health. Miller designs self-directed movement, self-massage and mindset practices that fall under the heading of “self-care.” While Anderer performs spinal surgeries. Yet, […]

Secrets to Rock Climbing Technique: Foot Exercises to Get Higher (Videos) by

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

As a movement coach and former climbing teacher, one of the first myths to bust when I teach new climbers is that it is predominantly an upper body sport… Sure, your grip, shoulders, biceps and back will get worked, but as you develop technique, you start to realize that your true power comes from other places.

Waterman 2.0 and Kelly Starrett’s Journey from Injured Athlete to Self-Care Revolutionary by

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Deep within the impassioned watermen and waterwomen of the world, there is an inexplicable urge that is “called” to the rivers, lakes and seas… called out to play in the currents and waves… called to do the sport they love… even if it wrecks their body. As Dr. Kelly Starrett hopes to show, you don’t […]

Grip Strength and the Great Outdoors: Master the Power of Pulling by

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

While on a trip to Costa Rica where I was co-leading a yoga retreat, I was sitting on the beach when a coconut came flying down through the air and landed nearby… then I heard a loud “crack” and another flew down. I looked up to see that one of our hosts was 30 feet […]

Training Beyond Your Limits: Stretch and Self-Massage for Ultramarathon Running by

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Someone told me that running a 100 mile race is like living a lifetime in a day. I haven’t lived a full lifetime, so I can’t really compare. But I can say that I walk away from each race with a new perspective on life and what I am capable of, and I always want […]