Start Here

Let’s begin. Become aware. Start paying attention to your body and the way it feels. Start trying to learn what it really wants once you get past whatever your brain is telling you up front. This can start as simply as noticing what you’re feeling throughout your day, even if at first you don’t do Read More …

I Love Authenticity

Like really love it. It’s not what people say necessarily or even what they do, but what they really truly feel in their hearts before it has a chance to be converted into word or action. Sounds tough, right? How on earth are you supposed to get to that?   Maybe you’re familiar with the Read More …

FRC Shaped Me

Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) shaped my thinking By making me realize I shape myself. Once you get on the cellular cause and effect train you can’t get off of it. Signal, response (idea taken from Kate Galliett) I no longer think anything my body does is “random”. I wonder what repeated inputs or lack thereof Read More …

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Copied/pasted from an email I sent someone that can’t work with me right now but is doing his best. Hey (you that deserves a chance to make yourself better), Here’s what you can do: Practice moving without pain. I’m serious. There are two things that generally create it: a specific range of motion or loading Read More …

Patience.

Everything takes time to develop. I’ve known this for a long time when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu, partially because I’ve been doing it for over a decade. I’ve seen a lot of people grow frustrated with it and quit. I’ve had my own frustrations. I teach kids 3 days per week at Gracie Academy Philadelphia. Read More …

Why Kinstretch?

Why are we doing this? Why spend an hour or more each week taxing our nervous systems and straining to push hard into new active ranges of motion? What is Kinstretch trying to accomplish?   One person who did an excellent job in class essentially asked me this at Warhorse Barbell last weekend. It’s a Read More …

Real New Year Fitness Strategy

I’m a Kinstretch instructor because I believe in it, so I’m biased to it for good reason. If you haven’t heard the tag line yet, Kinstretch is a movement enhancement system designed to develop maximum body control, flexibility, and usable ranges of motion. It’s real mobility training done in a class setting. It’s hard work Read More …

Listen More. Be Happier.

SECRET TIME: I don’t actually care if you move better. I care if moving better will make you happy. Most of the time, it will. If it won’t, then we don’t need each other in that way right now. You have to want stuff to do stuff. (And definitely to do the amount of hard Read More …

Make Friends with Movement

Don’t be afraid to dance.   To some people, moving represents pain. They’ve had a scarred and worried relationship with it that has left them scared and afraid to reach out any farther than it once or still does hurt. Their world has gotten smaller, and they’re not sure or maybe not even aware of Read More …

Do What Feels Good

Sometimes we do stuff that kinda sucks because we know or someone has convinced us enough it’s getting us closer to somewhere else we want to be. But what is going to keep you going? What makes you do more of it more than anything? What feels good. I rail against stretching but it’s not Read More …