Self-Care Foundations: Foot and Ankle Stretches and Myofascial Massage

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

We generally don’t appreciate our feet until there is a problem, a sentiment captured well in a local foot clinic’s tagline: Get back to not thinking about your feet. Each foot has 26 bones and 33 joints all held in position by hundreds of ligaments, tendons, and muscles. They carry, balance and pivot our weight, supporting […]

9 of the Best Self-Myofascial Massage Techniques to Overcome Pain by

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

It’s tough to enjoy a 20-mile bike-ride when your neck starts aching at mile three. It’s challenging to find glee in your latest deadlift PR when your low back is moaning. It’s hard to feel excited about your upcoming half marathon when your hip flexors are pinching. When you have mounting aches and pains, it’s […]

MTU Community Spotlight: Dr. Missy Albrecht on Organ Health, Body Pain and Chocolate Cake (Interview) by

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

“The body will share a lot when you listen.” As a specialist in visceral manipulation, Dr. Missy Albrecht goes where few wellness practitioners ever go–directly into the abdominal organs. That’s right, a central part of her work is massaging clients’ internal organs to help them regain natural rotational axis, and free up inhibitions in surrounding […]

Can Negative Thoughts Make You Sick? The Science of How Thinking Affects Your Body by

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Think back to your first kiss. Do you feel your heart beat faster? Or warmth in your chest and belly? Your brain just recreated that experience in your body based on a thought–a mere memory. This is happening within you all the time. Here are some less pleasant thoughts I hear daily as a body-worker: […]

The Secret to the Change You Crave: How to Change Your Mindset by

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.  These powerful words were shared during a group discussion in the Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training.  In that moment […]

4 Steps to Turn Your Weakness Into an Area of Specialty with Laurel Beversdorf by

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

“You can learn something that you’ve known again for the first time. You can see things in brand new ways if you approach them with the mindset of wanting to understand instead of thinking that you already know–of wanting to understand anew.” –Laurel Beversdorf Laurel Beversdorf is a powerful “Roll Model” in the Tune Up […]

Groundbreaking Study on Self-Massage Using YTU Balls: The Science of Flexibility by

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

A groundbreaking study has shown that performing myofascial self-massage with Tune Up Fitness’ Roll Model® Method therapy balls prior to stretching can double flexibility gains achieved with stretching alone. And that’s not even the biggest news.  Rolling prior to stretching can increase maximum force output. This is BIG since the study confirmed what many other […]

Community Spotlight Interview: Brian MacKenzie’s Journey from Punk Rock Teen to Endurance Fitness Trailblazer (Audio) by

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

“There is no greatness that’s ever been achieved by staying in the lines. Ever. Nobody.” Growing up in the punk-rock scene of Orange County in the 1980’s gave Brian Mackenzie an unexpected edge later on as an endurance athlete and coach. After shifting from skateboarding and BMX biking to becoming a triathlete and ultra-distance runner, […]

Getting Real with Dennis Dunphy and Jill Miller: The Highs and Lows of Creating the Best Mobility Tools (Videos) by

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Necessity may be the mother of invention. But that doesn’t mean being the inventor is an easy feat. Just ask Dennis Dunphy and Jill Miller. Jill Miller, creator of Tune Up Fitness® and the Roll Model® Method, and Dennis Dunphy, co-creator of Stick Mobility® are groundbreaking innovators in the field of self-care healthcare with a […]

Nearly Naked and Stronger Than Ever: How Pole Fitness Transformed My Yoga Practice by

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Pole Fitness, Self-Massage and Learning to “Pull Up” Pole dancing has always appealed to me–it’s acrobatic, a little taboo and also a very New York way to workout (read: over-the-top). A friend mentioned she was taking aerial dance classes and it was rocking her world. She raved about pole dancing benefits like the strength, stretch, […]