Yoga as a form of exercise has been around for more than 5000 years. It's a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. People of all ages and fitness levels can do the most basic yoga poses and stretches. At Fusion we offer the Vinyasa form of yoga; a series of poses that flow smoothly into one another. The classes are offered at two levels: gentle yoga and regular Vinyasa Flow. Gentle Yoga adapts the poses to allow for a relaxing, gentle stretching, without strain or exertion. There are fewer poses in Gentle Yoga and with the small class size, the poses can be adapted to allow for personal abilities, slowly building strength and flexibility with simple postures.
The benefits of Yoga:
- Greater flexibility
- Better breathing habits
- Improved balance and core strength
- Improved sex life satisfaction
- Enhanced bone density
- Better blood sugar balance
- Expanded brain function
- Better than drugs for pain and anxiety
Tai Chi for Arthritis (TCA) tchi.org
This eight-week series is part of the Tai Chi for Health forms. Tai Chi for Arthritis, designed by Australian family physician Paul Lam, is based on the Sun style Tai Chi. TCA is easy to learn, effective, and safe. It increases flexibility, muscle strength, and heart/lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body. Scientific studies conducted by Seoul National University in 2001 and the Arthritis Foundation of New South Wales in 2001 have shown this program to be safe and effective. Thousands of people with arthritis have gained pain relief and a better quality of life from learning and practicing TCA. Beginner classes start throughout the year.
Strength and Conditioning Classes
Strength training has been shown to be an effective tool to decrease joint stress and pain, and to preserve joint and bone health. Strength training is essential to a balanced fitness program. Designed in collaboration with coaches and physical therapists, these classes are led by a Certified Personal Trainer. Class size is small so that the instructor can modify exercises to the individual participant's needs and abilities.
If classes are not your style, you can take advantage of the expertise of our personal trainers. They will create training programs specific to your needs and goals and will consult with the Physical Therapists regarding any injury/health concerns.
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) functionalmovement.com
The Functional Movement Screen is a screening process that identifies injury risk by exposing dangerous movement patterns in people of all ages. These poor movement patterns are caused by muscle strength and flexibility limitations and asymmetries (right/left, front to back, and top to bottom imbalances). These imbalances in turn can cause compensatory changes in multiple areas of the body resulting in an increase in the potential for injury. The screen includes 2 sessions. The first session will include the screen and initial corrective exercises. During the second visit the corrective exercise technique will be assessed and advanced if appropriate.
Running Form Analysis
Trying to avoid injury while training for a run event? Looking for a way to improve your run times? Video run analysis can help by highlighting the inefficiencies and imbalances in your gait. The analysis is performed by a Physical Therapist and the session will include run drills to improve technique and corrective exercises to eliminate imbalances. Please call for an appointment.
Throughout the years Fusion has cultivated a network of highly skilled massage therapists. If you are in need of this service and would like a referral, please call for a recommendation.
Personalized Triathlon Coaching Programs USATriathlon.org
Fusion employs USA Triathlon certified coaches with years of experience in coaching athletes of all ages with the goal of successfully completing a triathlon of any distance up to full Ironman. Our coaches have also participated in the sport for many years. Our coaching programs include an initial assessment, personal online training program, and weekly coaching interaction. Fusion coaches develop training plans for athletes of all levels, but specialize in beginner triathletes, those who are recovering from an injury, or athletes returning to sport after a long layoff.