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Moving Well Podcast

The Moving Well Podcast gives you fitness advice for efficient, effective and pain free exercises. The hosts Janet Sunderland and Nikki Naab-Levy who are both fitness educators for Balanced Body and collectively have 20 years experience in the fitness industry.
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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

In this episode, Nikki and Janet chat with strength coach and host of the Revolutionary You! Podcast Jason Leenaarts about the relationship between mindset and reaching your fitness goals.

 They discuss:

  • Why the basics are often what you need to reach fitness goals, but why these goals are still challenging to achieve (e.g. emotional factors, family life, ect)
  • The different stages of change and how it relates to fat loss and strength training
  • A primer on getting started strength training and the important of recovery
  • What to do when you or your clients have conflicting goals (e.g. wanting muscular arms while also battling shoulder pain)

About Jason Leenaarts

Jason Leenaarts is the owner of Revolution Fitness and Therapy (RevFit) in Stow, Ohio. RevFit began in 2009 and continues to thrive as a semi-private personal training facility. Jason caters to both face-to-face and online clientele. He is the host of the Revolutionary You podcast and author of The Revolution Is You. To learn more about Jason's work, you can visit www.jasonleenaarts.com or www.revfittherapy.com You can also connect directly with Jason on Facebook or Instagram.

Dec 12, 2018

In this episode, Janet and Nikki chat with Trent McEntire about how to apply brain science to Pilates and fitness for better results and creative problem solving. 

They discuss:

  • The hierarchy that our brain takes information from (proprioception, vestibular system, visual system) and how you can use this hierarchy to problem solve issues for yourself or your clients
  • The role of eyes in movement patterning and accessing movement
  • How games based on visual tracking and reaction time can improve functional movement patterns, mental focus, and athletic performance
  • Why Trent developed the BrainSpeed Ball and how he incorporates it into client sessions and classes and uses it for creative problem solving for clients of all ages and abilities, including active aging adults, "overachiever" clients, and ADHD/sensory overload issues
  • Creative ways to adjust the intensity of an exercise without adding or decreasing resistance
  • How to read your client for non verbal cues/signs of startle to know if they are working at the right level of intensity for them
  • How cuing less can increase intensity for a client and empower them to take what they learn in a session and use it in life

To learn more about or purchase the BrainSpeed Ball, visit BrainSpeedClub.com.

About Trent McEntire

As someone that became a professional dancer after rehabilitating his own severe movement restrictions established at birth due to Cerebral Palsy, Trent McEntire understands how the quality of life is affected by how well you can (or can't) move your body.  For 20 years, he has been sharing his discoveries and method with those seeking to overcome their own movement limitations.  His work has led to an international school and equipment designed to further the applications of Brain Science and Pilates Therapy.  Trent McEntire has presented his work at international conferences, McEntire Pilates Education Centers, and host sites in Italy, Japan, Spain, Mexico, UK, Brazil, Canada, and throughout the US.

To connect with Trent, say hello on Instagram or visit McEntirePilates.com.

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