I HAVE SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT TO SHOW YOU.
This is a CRUCIAL ELEMENT to help you significantly reduce your risk of injury, improve your strength & performance in the gym, and keep your tissues and joints healthy for life. Unfortunately, this is something that most personal trainers don’t utilize with their clients…
If somebody sells you a “customized workout program“, how do you know if it’s actually customized, and not just another “cookie-cutter” workout program that they give to all of their clients?
Furthermore, how can you make sure that you’re doing exercises that will really make you better, and not worse? How do you know you’re doing exercises that actually make you STRONGER, fitter, and more mobile? How do you know if what you’re doing isn’t actually going to set you up for injury in the future?
If you’re going to start ANY exercise program, it’s really, REALLY important that you’re assessed properly. And that starts with a movement screening.
In fact, even if you’re not engaging regularly in an exercise program, wouldn’t you like to know how to improve HOW YOU MOVE in daily life? How would you like to make movement easier? How would you like to get up off the floor without a struggle? Or maybe reach for things overhead without bending and contorting your body to do so? Or what if you finally had the graceful balance you always thought you would NEVER achieve?
Get back in tune with your body. Learn how to master movement. Learn how to master your body.
WHY THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF.
You go through many, many different movement patterns throughout the day. You squat (to the toilet,) you reach overhead (to get a glass,) you hinge (to pick something up off the floor,) you push (to open a door,) and you pull (to open your car door.) And that just covers a few daily movement tasks in your life.
We do this automatically, don’t we? Unfortunately, sometimes our movement patterns can become what’s considered “dysfunctional.” A dysfunctional movement pattern can lead to overuse injuries, muscle imbalances, or chronically tight muscles that just never seem to “release”. We can get dozens and dozens of massage and chiropractic treatments, but unless we solve the dysfunction at the ROOT, we will never get the permanent relief we want.
TAKE FOR EXAMPLE, THE SQUAT.
A proper squat involves sitting back into the heels, chest up, spine in neutral position, and core engaged. A squat is actually a really technical exercise, yet it’s botched in a million different ways. When you hear in the media, “squatting is bad for your knees!” this is only true when it’s done poorly, and when the type of squat is not appropriate for the individual. And sometimes, the difference between a “pretty” squat and a not-so-pretty squat can be just one small change.
If you’ve never learned how to squat properly, you likely will shift your weight forward onto your toes, your knees will bend before your hips, and you might lean over excessively instead of staying more upright. If you do this day in and day out, in your daily life AND in your exercise program, two things will likely happen: you’ll end with overuse injuries from relying on the wrong muscle groups to take the brunt of the work, and you won’t build the strong physique that you want to due to not recruiting the proper muscles.
Whether you exercise regularly or not, learning how to move properly & gracefully is really, really important stuff.
“I already know how to squat. How do I know I need to be screened?”
Many of us think we move well, but in reality, it’s just what we’re used to. When we learn how to finally move properly, it can actually feel really uncomfortable. It’s not familiar and it’s not our “normal”, until we make it our normal. This is the absolute FOUNDATION to building a strong, stable, and unbreakable physique. This is the FOUNDATION for learning how to exercise, for LIFE, in a way that keeps your joints & tissues healthy and mobile.
“What if you screen me and I actually move just fine? What if I pay you, but we find out I don’t need you?”
If I screen you and you pass ALL of the tests with flying colors, meaning I don’t find any deficits or specific movement patterns you need to work on to become a stronger, more better version of yourself,
I’ll REFUND ALL OF YOUR MONEY.
That’s right. If you move perfectly peachy, I won’t charge you a thing.
But if you don’t? Well, you’ll be really, really glad you made the investment to set you up for a lifetime of healthy moving.
So, how does this all really work?
HOW THE MOVEMENT SCREEN WORKS.
STEP 1: QUESTIONNAIRE
You’ll fill out a quick questionnaire that reviews your past injuries, occasional aches and pains, goals you’d like to achieve, and more.
STEP 3: SETUP
Find a suitable location in your home for the screening session. Ideally, I will be able to see you from head to toe, with a blank wall behind you. Likewise, you will be able to see me from head to toe.
STEP 5: THE EXTRAS
After the screen, I will email you a full week of customized workouts that will address any limitations that were found in the screening. Each prescribed exercise will have a corresponding link to my YouTube channel, which will show a 30-60 second video of the movement. Text descriptions are also available.
STEP 2: SCHEDULE IT
Schedule your sessions. Most screens take about 45 mins, but sometimes can run up to 60 mins depending on if there’s anything else that needs attention.
STEP 4: THE PROCESS
I perform an exercise, then you repeat it back to me. I take notes while observing how you move in various patterns. We typically review about 13-15 exercises, depending on your needs and what I feel is best for you.
STEP 6: FOLLOW-UP
Feel free to ask any questions as needed if you have trouble with the workouts. At the end of your first week, I will be checking back in to see how the exercises have helped you, and whether you want to continue working together.
ONE TIME INVESTMENT: $87
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the time commitment for my workout program?
Most workout programs will take less than than three hours per week, including the time it will take you to briefly review the exercise videos.
Do I need a gym membership to do the workouts?
A gym membership is definitely preferred, since it allows for a wider range of options. Especially when we are working with specific issues that need addressing, it’s valuable to have different tools. However, if you do not have access to a gym, arrangements can be made to have your training program performed at home.
Can you diagnose an injury?
I cannot legally diagnose or medically treat any disease, injury or disorder. This screening is NOT meant to be a substitute for medical advice. If needed, I will make suggestions to refer you out to another licensed specialist such as a Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, or Massage Therapist.
What do I do after the one week of workouts?
If you want to keep progressing with your goals, you will need to start incorporating new exercises with increasing intensities. To continue, you may be interested in online personal training. If you’ve purchased the movement screening, you get $87 off your training package. You can learn more about our primary coaching program by clicking HERE.
In addition, Skype online personal training sessions can be purchased solo as follows:
$60 – 50 min session
$50 – 40 min session
$40 – 30 min session
ONE TIME INVESTMENT: $87
Jess Mather, a born and raised Mainer, latched onto fitness as her moving meditation nearly 10 years ago. Building her fitness, health, & strength became such a deep and transformational journey for her, that she felt called to help others achieve the same. She’s been nationally certified as a personal trainer for 6 years, and licensed as a physical therapist assistant for 4 years. She currently works with local clients & patients in the central Florida area, in addition to serving the online community with her coaching services & products.