Welcome to MOVE WELL ED.
This is not a new fitness method, it's a mindset shift towards healthspan.
This is about learning how to work with the design of your human body and creating durability.
This is about understanding how much power and control you have.
This is about empowerment.
“There are more doctor visits for musculoskeletal issues from exercisers than there are from non-exercisers. Exercise is now a risk factor for health, not for fitness. We’ve put fitness on movement dysfunction when moving well, before moving often, should be the priority.” Gray Cook, Physical Therapist, co- creator, FMS
You are not broken, nor injury “prone."
Your body is not a failure and you are not any of the worst things you’ve ever done to yourself.
In addition, pain does not necessarily mean physical damage.
You just need to re-connect to moving well and understand that before there was "exercise", we emerged as perfectly tuned human movers.
Physical therapists and orthopedic doctors agree - most musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction can be distilled down to poor movement understanding.
Move Well Ed. will upgrade your entire life.
WHAT ATHLETES ARE SAYING:
"My back has been feeling really good. All spasms have stopped and my range of motion has increased. I’ve been back to lifting weights with more knowledge and I plan to pick up my training again soon. The movement education you provide has helped me fill in a few blindspots I never knew I had until my lower back started bothering me. Your Move Well Ed. program saved me a costly trip down the medical path and I’m confident it’s going to prevent pain for me in the future because my body awareness has increased so much." —Jason P. competitive athlete, Cleveland, OH
I’ve spent the majority of my life fascinated with the human body. In a word, I am a teacher. I teach how learning just a little bit of your movement biomechanics can sometimes solve big problems and upgrade your life in many ways. I use rehabilitative techniques, functional strength training and self therapies including yoga and SMFR (self-myofascial release) as the core of my toolbox to help people better understand and resolve their own pain, prevent injury and to live with greater self confidence at any age.
My work is valued by top performers in many areas: professional athletes and coaches, top doctors, business leaders, entertainers and elite recreational athletes who’ve popularized the growing field of performance care. They know that how well you move (and rest) matters. They value investing in the personalization of this work to affect their lives immediately. **What lights me up most is sharing these skills with those who feel this work is not accessible to them (it is!) - every day people who are active and who *believe* they can do better with a little coaching.
Being a healthy human for the long game requires a set of *skills* and this fact is extremely underserved within fitness and yoga communities. Let’s get beyond your foam roll and get you back to doing what you love with more self knowledge and less restrictions.
MOVE WELL ED. PROGRAM
Move Well Ed. is a set curriculum, customized for you, that includes 12 private sessions with me where we'll analyze your movement habits, learn principles of human movement as they relate to your fitness activities/sport and daily life, and integrate what you're learning seamlessly into your day. Everything in your life improves when you move well. $1500 (includes a few at-home props & reading material you'll need and love!). To get an outline of the curriculum, contact me below.
"This car is far more capable than you are as its driver.” -Porsche Driving School
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In this program you learn:
- How the human body evolved to move and why knowing this is the key to living well, pain free
- Which essential principles, patterns and skills that literally formed your backbone
- How to sneak these principles into your life to build greater capacity for everything you do
- How to be a student of your body and recognize your body's "blind spots"
- What dots to connect so that moving well transitions to your whole movement life
- How to select corrective or what I call "connective" exercises to address your blind spots
- How to better craft personalized warm ups, recovery and learn to do movement "hygiene" during your downtime to reset your body and brain
- How to interpret fitness or coaching cues with deeper embodiment
- How to live better in your body for the long game
For coaches/trainers: This program will up-level your skills for your athletes/clients. Learn the most cutting edge movement & recovery skills, get CEC's and become more valuable to your clients.
Improve your movement literacy, learn what pain is telling you and get empowered to solve your own aches, pains & mobility issues.
Nagging aches, pains & general stiffness will improve, and may even go away completely.
In your body immediately and gain confidence to play and travel with much less fear.
Move Well Ed. curriculum includes:
- 12 personalized sessions either via FaceTime, Zoom or in person for helping you connect the dots between what you've learned and your needs, your environment, your goals, your life
- Move Well Ed. workbook with essential exercises and blank notes pages for recording what you've learned
- The entire collection of Roll Model Method® therapy balls
- Three yoga blocks of various sizes & mobility bands
- Driving School for Your Body 6 video series - the most potent lessons of this program on video for you to help you remember/re-enforce what you've learned
- Functional Movement Screens: In first and last session, to evaluate movement dysfunction and improvements
- A plan to address issues we find in the first session/FMS screen so you can begin to address aches & pains, range of motion issues and general body maintenance from Day 1
- A discounted rate for additional private sessions and programming (Body Maintenance Plan updates, REGEN sessions, Continuing Ed. programs)
MOVE WELL ED. IS IDEAL FOR:
Active people who are prevention and longevity focused and who consider themselves life-long learners. You might be dealing with various, unexplainable aches, pains, mobility issues or simply want to prevent them.
Sidelined people who are stepping down from physical therapy after an injury and need to break through fear and timid movements to get back to the routine faster and more confident. Also, post-surgery - learn to manage recovery like a professional athlete with a gentle movement-oriented approach, beyond the ice packs.
Athletes and coaches (pros, college, high school, recreational and fitness) who want to increase self knowledge, gain a vast toolbox of athletic recovery (including mindset help & yoga). Coaches/trainers, get CEC’s and gain new knowledge of recovery, yoga, SFMR & rehab to help keep your players & clients away from the medical path.
No matter where you see yourself in the lists above, my overarching goal is to help you maximize the amazing, self-correcting, self-healing body in which you were born.
WHAT COACHES ARE SAYING:
"Sandy is a REGEN expert. She brings yoga skills but beyond – working with therapy balls, stretch bands, doable relaxation techniques and she taught our players how to use their dorm room beds, pillows, desks and walls – to help them recover in between practices. Her creativity in making this work accessible to our student athletes is unbelievable!"
WHAT GRADS ARE SAYING:
"I signed up for Sandy’s Move Well Ed. program to improve my golf game and recover from knee replacement. During the screen, she noticed my neck lacked some range of motion so she explained to me why this was important to address and included that in my programming. Not only did she help me get back on the golf course, but working on my neck has given me more confidence to be driving a car as a senior citizen. Simply relying on the bells and whistles of my car is not enough to keep me and my loved ones safe – I need to be able to turn my head. And my golf swing is better than ever. " Sam H. physician/golfer, Cleveland, OH
Frequently Asked Questions
There has never been a better time to prioritize movement education so that you can manage aches and pains yourself.
Move Well Education exists to empower you with skills - through movement and self therapy tools and techniques. Manage your muscles, bones and joints and your biomechanics well and let’s keep you tuned up and healthy for a lifetime.
Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel and perform. Your body is also designed to age well.
Ready to enroll in driving school for your body?
If you’re serious about the process, please fill out the form below and we then can hop on a call and see if it’s a good fit and go from there. I look forward to hearing from you.