Mild Kyphosis, Scoliosis & Pronounced Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Kirsten Mitchell | Corrective Exercise/Rehab, Stretching Library | 01 Jun 2017

Hi, I had a consult with a new client today: 15yr Female musician (singer & guitarist) who has been diagnosed with Kyphosis, Scoliosis and pronounced anterior pelvic tilt. She has been in a brace for 8 months, during which time the brace has really addressed the Kyphosis very well but the anterior pelvic tilt is very pronounced. Her specialist has asked her to strengthen her "core" between now and next appointment in November. In November he will assess her and hopefully remove the need for the brace. During this time, I will be working with her 2 x 30min /week to improve strength to increase her time outside of the brace (as she tires very quickly after 1 hr with out the brace). During her music rehearsals and gigs, she alters from seated to standing depending on level of tiredness. The specialist gave her a few basic exercises (without demonstration!) to practice twice a week (eg quadrupeds, hip flexor & quad stretches, supine TVA activation with leg ext, glute bridge, planks - front and side, reverse crunch, v-sit (!!??), seated row with theraband, 4 point trunk ext / flex (cat & cow), child pose & seated ext leg forward bend)...to me it seems the pelvic tilt is not addressed. I am para natal pilates trained, have trained core conditioning for swim squads (many with kyphosis) so have had a little experience in spinal stability, strength and core control...In looking at this new client, I had thought to commence with standing pelvic tilts progressing to seated stabi

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Nutritionist

Stefania Gudino | Nutrition | 29 May 2017

Hi all! Does anyone know a nutrtionist who would be interested in working with me on a project? Also , i know you can buy a protein supplement and you can put your brand on it. Can anyone tell me where to get this done ? Thank you ! Stef

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Feeling overwhelmed!

Sue Bowker | Professional/Self Development | 14 May 2017

Hi everyone, I was hoping for some advice from you guys. I am a newly qualified PT, with a real passion to help and support people to reach their goals. About a mobth ago, I started working at my own gym (by that I mean the gym that I myself train at) as a PT, but am struggling to attract clients. I am regularly striking up conversations, giving little tips and technique tweaks to the gym members, offering taster sessions at their convenience, showing the odd alternative exercise etc. Maybe it's because I'm brand new, and haven't trained anyone as yet, but this lack of interest is starting to make me get all self-questioning. I am starting to panic that I don't know enough. It's like everything I have learned has completely left my brain. I know the general ideas, lol, but I'm struggling to hold onto any actual training facts and figures. What's ATP? Why do we do dynamic stretching to warm up instead of static stretching? How does someone train to increase running speed? (I'm not specifically asking these questions, I'm just giving examples). Is this normal right at the beginning? I'm just terrified I'm going to do a terrible job! Thank you so much in advance for any advice you can give to me. Suzie x

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Training While Traveling

J. Baez | General, Group Exercise | 03 Apr 2017

Hello, I hope everyone is doing great. I was vacationing in New York City for around 10 days during this last spring break and it occured to me that maybe I could have offer my services during that time to the locals in the form of group classes in any of the many parks that the city has. Now, I did not do that, it was just an idea that I had, as a way to make some money while traveling and get to know the locals (after all, in my case, my family loves to sleep late and I am the only one up at 5 or 6 am). Has anyone done that before anywhere, during a trip? Training someone, group classes, or getting a gig at a local fitness studio? I think it would be fun and at the same time meet new people while making extra money. I am willing to try it in my next trip, but I would love to know if somene here have done that, and how it went. Please let me know. Have a great night.

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GVT

Jordan Harris | Advanced Workout | 27 Mar 2017

I'm finding that my clients don't like GVT. Has anyone got any similar set/rep protocols that sound as cool to say as: "GVT" or do they all sound boring? 5 x 10 reps doesn't sound as good as GVT to the layperson.

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