Mike Wang, Owner

Kim collier - Instructor

For the past 25 years I have studied, practiced and taught many aspects of health and fitness: I earned a masters degree in Holistic Health Education and have numerous certifications in nutrition and personal training; I was an endurance cyclist and USA Cycling coach for 15 years; in 2017 I completed the training as a Nutritious Movement Certified Restorative Exercise Specialist. I teach and encourage my students to move in various ways frequently, consistently, in alignment and preferably outdoors. Whatever your age or fitness level, you can begin to enlarge the scope of your activity and/or recover from injury.

Certifications: ACA SUP Level 1

Workshop: Restorative Exercise for Paddle Athletes

Paddle athletes are prime candidates for overuse injuries, joint pain and muscle imbalance issues because of the repetitive movements of their sport. Pain in the shoulders, back, wrists, knees, feet can keep a paddler off the water for weeks.  Restorative Exercise is a form of therapeutic movement based on natural human alignment, the laws of physics, geometry, biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology. It can be used to prevent such issues and rehab them as well.

This 90 minute, outdoor “on land”  workshop will focus on restoring length to tight tissues and mobility to sticky joints - all while in proper alignment. You will come away with an awareness of the common movement strategies that may be hindering your performance, as well as an assortment of corrective movements that you can integrate into your daily life and workouts. Topics include strength and mobility of the shoulders, core, feet and hands; differentiating the pelvis from the spine; alignment on the board vs. everyday alignment.

All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

We will meet in front of Mike’s Paddle and head over to the tennis courts. Please bring a yoga mat. The courts are a little funky (aka: old) but will be clean swept. Please check the weather and dress accordingly. Usually it starts out a little cool, but it can get quite warm by the end of class.