Stand up for your health
Discover the causes & effects of poor posture, why it seems so hard to change and how to improve your body, mind and health with simple, proven techniques.
If you care about moving well now and later in life, think posture!
Performance and Recovery
Joint and muscle function, back health, strength, range of motion, blood flow, the breath - it's all connected!
Keep doing the things you love for longer. Don't let unconscious posture limit your life
Sit up straight!
It's something we've all been told but maybe we don't know just how critical good posture really is.
Our health depends on where its parts are in relation to all the other parts. And if the parts are not lined up - chaos ensues!
So why can't we get a handle on it? It seems so simple.
Maybe you've never really understood the causes or effects of poor posture.
Maybe you've never been shown how to correct the causes so you can actually change your habits and lead a life of less pain, less tension, fewer injuries, better movement, better performance and more confidence!
What you'll discover
Why is it important?
Why do you get "bent out of shape"?
What are the most common postural disorders?
What are the consequences of your poor habits?
How can you strengthen weak muscles that are creating posture imbalances?
What does fascia, gravity and breathing have to do with it?
Reversing the Trends
Self-assessment of your postural foundations.
Learn why better posture requires a whole body approach.
Release frozen fascia to allow your body to come back into better alignment.
Strengthen your diaphragm to optimize breathing and overall posture of the upper-body.
Gain body awareness - what are you unconsciously doing to prevent good posture?
Release and Strengthen
How to recognize proper breathing so you can use your breathing muscles - not the accessory muscles which can cause tightness and pain.
Bring the lower body into better alignment to support the feet, legs and pelvis.
Learn the forgotten key to support the head and neck!
Discover posture correction exercises - minimal equipment needed!
Posture Is the foundation of your future
If you ignore your posture today it will affect how you feel tomorrow. Ignore it for the next 5 years and feel the effects a decade from now.
You can't escape the constant role posture plays in how you feel, function and look.
Luckily, you are in control and can direct your posture to improve many aspects of your health.
With a little know how and some practice you can reverse a life-time of unconscious stances, bad habits and frustrated attempts at change.
A New Approach
The best of two worlds come together to approach posture from a fresh perspective!
Long gone are the days of forcing the chest forward and head back or simply trying to stand up straight.
Understanding posture starts with understanding the body, including the postural foundations, the fascia and the best ways to strengthen the body in correct alignment. If you strengthen the body before fixing your alignment you can end up strengthening your- self further out of balance!
Start by releasing unhealthy fascia and then create better posture and alignment with practical posture correction exercises.
This is me in 2015, holding my youngest son while we were on vacation. I had always had poor posture, especially in my teen years but pregnancy and mom life exacerbated it.
After taking my personal training certification and understanding the importance of posture and strength, I changed my life.
I fell down this rabbit hole of corrective movement, the kinetic chain, and the impact of poor posture with a focus on postpartum moms.
Life requires strength! To get strong safely and effectively we need to have good posture!
Beth Volk is a canfitpro Personal Training Specialist and CES Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist
This was me in the fall of 2018. My back twisted, my pelvis tilted, my body in chaos - wondering why I was struggling with low back and hip pain!
Jump forward 7 months and I felt and looked straighter than I had in years. The pain I put up with for almost10 years finally subsided when I applied a new approach to health - fascia release combined with postural strengthening.
I've come to learn that posture is a dynamic and evolving process. We can choose to be conscious of it and move in a direction that feels good or we can remain unconscious and let the effects of poor posture show up in ways we don't like!
Justin is a holistic nutritionist with a focus on mindful eating and is a certified Block Therapy instructor and Block Therapist. His work focuses on fascia, posture and the breath.
Limited Spaces Available!
Your posture is unique to you - it's the accumulation of all the things that have affected your body over the course of your lifetime. We will be keeping the session size small to allow for more interaction and application of the exercises and skills you need to help solve your posture puzzle!