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Gyrotonic trainer and world class athlete Melanie Rinaldi

The interview series: Gyrotonic trainer & athlete Melanie Rinaldi

To train athletes you need to think like and athlete

An interview with GYROTONIC® trainer Melanie Rinaldi

When any fitness professional begins training a new client we need to find out their current condition, fitness history and their goals. For most of us our clients’ goals are fairly simple: I want to lose some weight; I want to improve my golf game; I want to get rid of this nagging back pain. But when you’re training Olympic level or professional athletes, the expectations from the client are higher and more specific.

Trainer Melanie Rinaldi is a former diver on the Canadian national team and an NCAA competitive diver. She comes from a background of high performance athletics so she understands the mindset of these types of athletes. And that shows in her intake process. I sat down with Melanie at her Miami studio and talked story.


If you’re in Miami or headed toward it, get in touch with Melanie and her great studio Rinaldi Performance.

You can also follow Rinaldi Performance through Facebook and Instagram.

 

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Tennis players can rehab from injuries using Gyrotonic training

Tennis player Trevor Taylor talks about GYROTONIC® training.

Competitive athlete Trevor Taylor shares how the Gyrotonic Method has helped him recover from shoulder and hip surgeries, prevent future injuries, and improve his tennis game.

Great  video from my friends at GYROTONIC® Coral Gables.

 

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Gyrotonic Master Trainer and physical therapist Justine Bernard

Get to know Gyrotonic Master Trainer & physical therapist Justine Bernard

An interview with GYROTONIC® Master Trainer Justine Bernard

Now that I’m traveling to lead the Wingmaster Course, I’m getting the opportunity to meet more trainers and Master Trainers who I’ve known only through social media. This gives me a chance to change my interviews from Skype based to in person. First up on that list, GYROTONIC® Master Trainer and Phyiscal Therapist Justine Bernard.

Read moreGet to know Gyrotonic Master Trainer & physical therapist Justine Bernard

If you are a frequent flyer, you can take steps to reduce your carbon footprint.

Reduce your carbon footprint. Good for the earth, good for you.

My carbon footprint has been growing.

And there is something I (and you) can do to fix that.

Air travel lays down a heavy carbon footprintLike most people I am concerned about the health of our planet and the effects of human activity on the environment. While there is always room for improvement, I do what I can when at home. However with the dramatic increase in air travel that is a necessary part of teaching the Wingmaster Course, my carbon footprint has grown greatly.

Read moreReduce your carbon footprint. Good for the earth, good for you.

The Roundup - Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

It was definitely time to add some new recipes to my home cooking.

We cook most of our meals at home and largely from scratch. We also eat primarily vegetarian at home. We save our meat eating for going out.

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean salad recipe from Budget BytesMaybe you’re like us. You have a small group of meals that you cook over and over. Humans, as all other species, are primarily creatures of habit. That’s got it’s benefits. Survival is essentially having the right group of habits. But for those species with higher brain function, basically humans, that can make like boring!

Read moreThe Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

How to Prioritize Workouts when Work Life Gets Tough

Make space in your busy day to get some movement

Guest post by Vanessa Davis

We all want to look fit and feel amazing in our bodies, but that’s easier said than done when your schedule is constantly packed. Be it work and deadlines, or spending time with family and friends, the truth is we don’t find a lot of time to dedicate to our physical health, and sometimes we don’t try too hard to do so. However, it is of vital importance to have a time slot during which you can do things for yourself, and that includes exercising as well. Even if working out isn’t your favorite thing, you can’t deny the benefits you get from it which is why it’s important to talk about how to prioritize workouts when work life gets tough.

Read moreHow to Prioritize Workouts when Work Life Gets Tough

Is bulletproof coffee worth all the hype?

Why bulletproof coffee is not miraculous for weight loss.

The ketogenic diet, coconut oil & bulletproof coffee: what they have in common, and why they’re not miraculous for weight loss

The ketogenic diet and bulletproof coffee are all the rage, the hot topic of discussion on social media and in gyms. Is there any validity to the big bulletproof fad? In this guest post, registered dietitian Lindsay Orbeta, MS, RD, CSSD, gives us some real scientific information on bulletproof coffee, coconut oil and a real ketogenic diet.

Read moreWhy bulletproof coffee is not miraculous for weight loss.

Why are you doing Gyrotonic training?

Know your “why”. It’s the only real source of power.

Have you thought about why you’re doing the exercise you’re doing?

The Merovingian understood that you need to know your why.

“Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it, to understand the `why.’ `Why’ is what separates us from them, you from me. `Why’ is the only real source of power, without it you are powerless.”
The Merovingian

Yes, I’m a giant nerd for quoting The Matrix Reloaded but it’s a good quote and one that I totally agree with. Why do you do what you do?

Read moreKnow your “why”. It’s the only real source of power.

So you want to get into rock climbing. GREAT idea! Here’s some beta.

Rock climbing has become my favorite hobby ever.

Rock climbing is a great hobby to have fun and stay fit.Years ago, the only way you could take up rock climbing is getting to know someone who already climbed, head outside with them and have them teach you every step of the way. It wasn’t a casual hobby. Nowadays, the growth in indoor rock climbing gyms throughout the US has opened up this great sport to anyone.

Read moreSo you want to get into rock climbing. GREAT idea! Here’s some beta.

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