Erik’s Dad Can’t Do a Lunge!! :(

Hello Dear Ones,

Can you relate?!?  Or know someone that can?

This is both not an unusual phenomenon nor an illogical one based on where most people are weak & underdeveloped.

Lunges are a foundational exercise, & if you’re not able to perform them a LOT gets taken off the exercise table.

If you’d like to either put them back in your exercise arsenal of offerings, or refine what you’re currently up to – this short clip might be worth your while.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, & how to make it work for you.

xox, M

& PS: staying stationary (vs stepping back) is also an option

& PPS: things like THIS get sorted out in the 1st session of Power & Pain.  If there is curiosity or need PLEASE be in touch.

What Your Tissue Tells.

Hello My Dear!

I’m sure you’re well aware of the logic between how YOU feel & what has been going on in your world in terms of stress, diet, water consumption & sleep (+++).

But did you also know how your tissue feels to an outside party clearly showcases just as much?  Or sometimes even MORE?!?

If you’d like to hear a run down about basic types of tissue & what they reflect, watch on – there might be some eye opening insight for the future.

What Tension Means

To getting you clearer on how the body works, & how to make it work for you.

xox, M

No Pain, No Gain.

Hello My Dear!

Do you believe this to be true?  Or have you ever?

If you’ve equated struggle or suffering with value & effectiveness – this sharing, “might”, change your perspective.  (Oh please, oh please!)

No Pain No Gain

And if you’d like to know about how this might possibly pertain to the world of the workout – there’s a 5 day series I created (through my other site where I focus mostly on fat loss & fitness) with the focus being education around fat burning, where exercise is one component.

Feel free to sign up for that here if that holds any interest – www.michaelafoulkes.com.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, & how to make it work for you.

xox, M

Wake Up Your Sleepy Glutes!

Hello Dear Ones!

If you’ve ever wondered WHY it might be that you have a hard time using your glutes in the gym or in helping to offset using your lower back when picking things up – these quick techniques might be for you.

AND if you have no idea WHAT has been going on with your glutes, or what they might be affecting (positive or negative) – then PLEASE check this out.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, & how to make it work for you.

xox, M

Sitting Pretty

Hello Dear Ones!

Do you find yourself seated, like, ALL THE TIME???

Are you chained to a chair in some capacity much of & most days?

Do you have nagging sensations in your lower/upper back or neck that you believe are simply par for the course based on this position?

Well IF so – PLEASE check out this brief video.

I talk about this slight shift ALL the time, but also often in someone’s initial visit.

Easy to have missed.  And if so, please don’t let it pass you by again.

To getting you clearer on how the body works, & how to make it work for you.

xox, M

2 little Adjustments = WAY less Pain.

Hello Dear Ones!

The main cause of pain is weakness – so strengthening the body is VERY SMART if you wish to both have an able & COMFORTABLE body.

(if understanding what to do for yours is desired – Power & Pain might be a good education to receive, please check out a brief description in the online scheduling service)

The other culprit that’s to blame in the pain game is posture.

Strength can enable us to get away w/ a lot, but if we’re sporting a stellar slouch most days – it’s simply a matter of time until we are QUITE uncomfortable.

To check out 2 little adjustments that could change a LOT on the pain front – give this wee video a look-see.

Posture Prevents Pain

To getting you clearer on how your body works, & how to make it work for you.

xo, M

Surprise! Stiff Neck!

Hello My Darlings!

Has THIS ever happened to you?

You fall asleep peacefully & have a sound night’s sleep, only to wake in the morning unable to turn your head??

Mon Dieu! & no beuno!

If you desire to understand more of WHAT might be behind that, & what might help to get you a bit more functional & comfortable – check this video out.

It might change mornings in your future.

To getting you clearer on how your body works, & how to make it work for you.

xo, M

Still Point Makes RI a Place to Call Home (??)

Hello Dear Ones,

I wanted to share both the feeling of honor of being singled out to be written about, & to share the article itself.

I guess it does make sense that someone might choose to move to a location based on a variety of aspects that support either their livelihood, joy, or well being.

Well, apparently the lovely people at RI Homes thought Still Point might be a Selling Point for some.

Overwhelmingly flattered.

http://www.rhodeislandhomes.com/articles/still-point-massage-is-a-solutions-based-practice

To getting you clearer on how your body works, & how to make it work for you.

xo, M

& PS: Power & Pain is mentioned in this article! If preventing injury & understanding how to be strongest in any given move is of interest – PLEASE be in touch!

Plantar Fasciitis & “7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight” (rec webinar)

Hello Dear Ones!

SO many people have wrestled w/ intense pain on the sole of their foot, & have felt challenged w/ precisely WHAT to do in order to create relief.

Due to that, I wanted to insert a bit of logic & order into this equation.

If this is something that has prevented you from running or has made your choice of footwear or even the ability to be on your feet an issue – please watch. There might be some useful insight specific to you.

Plantar Fasciitis – the deal & some options

AND, SOME of you may be aware that I both help people in the effort of fat loss/fat burning & that a webinar was held last week on, “7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight” (& what to do about it).

IF fat loss is something that you’ve wrestled w/, & desire additional clarity on – please be in touch to check out the webinar & hear about some common pitfalls that many be plaguing you too.

To getting you clearer on how your body works, & how to make it work for you.

xo, M

Gluteal Amnesia (& reminder of 20% off Power & Pain until Fri 3/31)

Hello Dear Ones!

I wished to offer a story w a happy ending re lower back pain.

This video shares a way to access that relief yourselves, & also includes a reminder of the opportunity to take advantage of Power & Pain* @ 20% off until 3/31.

This program is designed to enable your body to both NOT have mishaps &/or to be strongest & feel best. Hopefully forever.

Power & Pain* = 2 hr+ training sessions where the fundamentals of HOW the body moves best/most safely gets revealed/reinforced, as well as having your personal history accounted for w/ modifications around movement (either bring it up to speed, or respecting it as such throughout time).

There will also be discussion around foundational support concerning diet (anti-inflammation, or to aid in fat loss), as well as supplemental support in the form of vitamins & minerals to help a body not prematurely age, have more energy, not get sick/rundown, &/or recover faster from exercise, look youthful & feel vibrant.

Give this a look if your lower back is your problem area too, & give Power & Pain a thought if you’d like to be injury free, strongest in any given endeavor, & feeling robust & energized at a weight that feels best. (For LIFE!  😳)

Gluteal Amnesia (& reminder about 20% of Power & Pain)

To getting you clearer on how your body works, & how to make it work for you.

xox, M

*training sessions for Power & Pain will be held @ Laid-back Fitness in Warwick, & sessions need to be scheduled directly via email or phone.

*sessions need to be purchased by 3/31/17 to receive 20% discount, but do not need to be used by that date.  20% discount can also be combined w/ the price of a massage when purchased together.

*To purchase independently, pls go to www.stillpointri.com, gift certificates, packages  – it will be listed on the top; or please email or call directly.