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

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 the strength, stretch, sensuality and positive community […]

D​on’t Get Sidelined! Sports Rehab 101 for Student Athletes (Videos) by

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Imagine being 16 years old and in love with a team sport like basketball. Then one day you’re running down the court, teammates cheering, going in for a layup, and the next minute you’re on the floor with a twisted ankle gasping in pain. The coach calls you off the court and you limp toward […]

Creativity in Motion: How to Move Like a Dancer by

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

“How do you move like that?” This is a question I hear on a regular basis. My students want to know if there is a shortcut to moving more “like a dancer” without actually taking dance classes. I get it, not everyone wants to become a dancer. But there is something to be said for […]

Community Spotlight Interview: Erin Paruszewski on Building a Functional Fitness Franchise (Audio) by

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Erin Paruszewski earned her success the hard way: by healing her own chronic pain, then choosing to ignore the naysayers and build an innovative fitness franchise to share what she learned. There is little we respect more here at Tune Up Fitness® than a self-made movement boss! So we are excited to share Erin’s story. […]

5 Science-Based Reasons Why Adults Need to Play to Reach Peak Performance by

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Taking a playful approach to learning new skills isn’t just for the fun of it. There’s substantial evidence that proves the power of play to reduce stress, enhance performance, and forge social bonds that boost creativity and innovation. Furthermore, play is important “medicine” when taking on aches, pains, and bigger physical challenges and traumas. It’s […]

A Secret to Happiness for Seniors: Balance Exercises That Uplift by

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

“The stereotype of older people is changing. The stereotype, where your life is done at 65, is changing. There’s a whole new lifespan and integrity around being an older person and I want to be a front-runner in that.” New York City actor/acting teacher/director/playwright Grace Kiley is our “Roll Model” this week. Kiley is on […]

How Sierra Got Her Power Back: Acute Injury Trauma and Mental Health by

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Acute injuries are sudden and brutal. When my accident happened, I lost my independence in an instant. It was a traumatic incident that resulted in a cascade of negative effects on not just my physical, but mental health. The Emotional Journey From an Acute Traumatic Injury Through Recovery It was a regular November morning. A […]

What Does Rock n’ Roll Have to do With Mental Health? Try These Self-Soothing Exercises to Find Out (Video) by

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Picture new parents with babe in arms… picture a musician deep in the flow of a favorite piece… a child on a rocking horse… the crowd during the ballad at a summer concert… or sitting on the dock of a lake feeling the waves gently coming in. What do these all have in common? The […]

Beyond Self-Care: The Role of Relationships in Mental Health (Pt. 3) by

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In the pursuit of mental health, the most recent post featuring Dr. Christopher Walling outlined the importance of getting into therapy: “There really isn’t an alternative to that #1 thing that people need to do in order to get access to really good mental healthcare–which is find a good therapist.” However, there is more that […]

How to Approach and Support Mental Health When You Aren’t a Therapist (Pt. 2) by

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

In the first installment of this three-part series interviewing Dr. Christopher Walling on the topic of mental health, we explored how the “mind” isn’t something we can so easily define. It’s a rather ephemeral concept. Furthermore, the “brain” exists beyond just the confines of your skull. The brain branches itself throughout the entire body via […]