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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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

The interview series: Gyrotonic trainer Patty Nutchanart

Introducing Patty Nutchanart, GYROTONIC® trainer in Thailand

Patty Nutchanart training at her studioIn my use of Instagram I regularly search for new posts from GYROTONIC® trainers or clients, basically anything tagged #gyrotonic. One day I saw this excellent photo from a studio in Thailand. There are only 2 Gyrotonic studios in all of Thailand so I decided to reach out to studio owner Patty Nutchanart,

Read moreThe interview series: Gyrotonic trainer Patty Nutchanart

The most amazing stunt cycling you’ll see, Danny MacAskill

Stunt cycling that will blow your mind.

Seriously… riding a moving wheel of hay??

I ride my bike a decent amount but I’m much more of a road/street cyclist. I’m not the off road, mountain biking type.

Danny MacAskill is. He’s probably the best at it. I’ve watched several of his creative & fun stunt cycling videos and they’re always a big “WOW”. As you watch his videos, you think “Yeah, but he had to do multiple takes to get it right,” and you’d be correct.

Read moreThe most amazing stunt cycling you’ll see, Danny MacAskill

In GYROKINESIS, be water

Quick tip: When moving in Gyrokinesis class, be water, my friend

Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

Flowing water created the Horseshoe CanyonWater and it’s fluidity are queues we use frequently in GYROKINESIS®. While we want to, and will, increase the strength of our muscles and remove tightness and musculotendinous adhesions through taking Gyrokinesis classes, we want to do it without struggle, almost without effort, through the flow of the motion.

Read moreQuick tip: When moving in Gyrokinesis class, be water, my friend

Mallakhamb - Indian pole gymnastics

Mallakhamb – Pole dancing like you’ve never seen it.

When you usually think of pole dancing, you think of scantily clad women, right?

Well what about equally scantily clad men? Take away the sexuality and add in even crazier gymnastics and yogic flexibility and you’ve got Mallakhamb.

Originally used as a form of training for wrestlers, since 1958 Mallahkamb is it’s own competitive sport in India.

Read moreMallakhamb – Pole dancing like you’ve never seen it.

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