"Medicine Wheel Wellness is the place for anyone seeking to improve their current fitness levels and to learn ways to truly live well. With a staff of professional, caring practitioners who are deeply invested in working with each person's health history, MMW has completely overturned my assumptions about fitness 'classes'. As a person who has always exercised outdoors and assumed that running, hiking, skiing, and swimming were enough to keep me 'fit', I've learned that these activities - and my overall flexibility and strength - can actually be enhanced by working on muscle groups I don't reach every day and treating and repairing tissues and joints."- Grace T.
Our foundation is where everything begins. Create a stable, strong foundation as you gain power, endurance, and ability to enhance your performance. Whether your intention is to eliminate pain, prevent injury, or improve performance these classes will help you create and maintain that solid foundation. Whether you're new to fitness classes or have been a strong athlete for years check out our Rehab Fitness classes to maintain your health and overall fitness. All Rehab Fitness classes are taught by Physical Therapists, and Doctors of Chiropractic Care.
Our strength training is based on taking your functional movement and improving several components of performance: mobility, stability, endurance, strength, coordination, and power. Basically, it’s going to make your better at doing physical stuff. The more fit you are, the more fun you have.
Nearly everyone has a weak link in their body. Attending strength classes will help your instructor identify the weak leak in your performance. Once you’ve been evaluated you will be coached through improving that weak link and maintaining your strengths to achieve balance. Physical balance is how both recreational and elite athletes/hobbyists continue to enjoy years of physical performance in the mountains and on the field.
Mat Pilates at Medicine Wheel Wellness is a form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone at any level of fitness. The exercises can also be adapted for people who have limited movement or who use wheel chairs. Pilates promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being and also develops inner physical awareness.
The pilates method strengthens and lengthens the muscles without creating bulk. It is also helpful in preventing and rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance. Pregnant women who do these exercises can develop body alignment, improve concentration, and develop body shape and tone after pregnancy. Postpartum, pilates can help women bring awareness to their pelvic floor and regain strength for faster recovery. Pilates is truly for anyone.
Yoga at Medicine Wheel Wellness focuses on a holistic approach to helping students increase awareness of their body, mind, emotions, and spirit. All of our classes are designed thoughtfully to craft a gentle, therapeutic style of yoga with trained yoga professionals.
We offer classes that focus on:
· A healthy back
· Stability for the spine and joints
· Connection to the breath and breathing techniques
· Total relaxation with the use of touch, oils, and sound bowls
· The use of silk hammocks to provide spinal traction and create relaxation
· Ways to replenish the connective tissue and synovial fluid in the joints
· Prenatal and postnatal specific poses to ease tension, prepare for labor, re-strengthen the body and pelvic floor, as well as build community