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 …

There is No Try

Words I’m trying (haha) to gradually eliminate from my clients’ vocabulary: 1. Stretches (as in, “I did my stretches” or “I did your stretches”) 2. Try (“I try to stretch”) Combined together, they usually confront me in this context: Me, to client that I love dearly and want to get better so they don’t see Read More …

Do Something About It

Why should you care about moving more? Why would anybody want to stay in pain? People can identity with illness and pain. They complain about it, sure, but it becomes a part of your life. People stay in relationships that supposedly don’t serve them all the time because they’re used to it; it’s familiar. Changing Read More …