Move Well Within Training
You get your whole body and brain back on track, through tailored training sessions that include Z-health, Pilates, and Strength training. I like to describe my approach as “rehabby-fitness meets fitnessy-rehab.”
What you get with Move Well Within Training:
Comprehensive health history and assessment of movement
Visual, vestibular, and respiratory techniques that create resilience and get you out of “fight or flight”
Increase athleticism, coordination, and balance
Gain endurance, core strength, and flexibility
Learn how to do functional movement patterns without pain
Correction of compensation patterns
Mini Q & A with Alissa:
Alissa, what do you specialize in?
Glad you asked. But first, let’s be clear: I am not a medical professional. I do not treat or diagnose any condition. You should always consult your medical provider before partaking in any exercise regimen and follow their advice.
The whole body is connected, and there’s not a single area of the body I haven’t worked with in the last ten years. What I love is helping clients uncover what is limiting them, and it’s usually not what they think it is. I specialize in teaching clients experientially about pain and performance. I help bodies work smarter vs. harder through applied neurology.
I’ve frequently and effectively worked with clients experiencing pain or limitation in these areas:
Diastasis recti & Pelvic floor
Hands and elbows
Posture and gait
Overall tension and in-flexibiilty
Balance and coordination
Low and mid-back pain
Feet, snkles, knees, and hips
Shoulder & Neck Pain
What’s the funnest part of your job?
The magical moment when my client realizes they’ve been driving with the brake on…and showing them how to take the breaks off. Once they feel it, clients remark time and again that it’s like magic .
But Alissa, what makes you different? (All I know is I’ve been to Physical Therapy, taken a few Pilates classes and I used to go to the gym.)
Firstly, I see too many people give up hope after physical therapy. Many Physical Therapists are amazing, but due to insurance constrictions they’re frequently unable to work with your body as a whole, integrated unit. Secondly, PTs in the USA rarely use applied-neurology during treatment, and therefore are unable to address a large part of what creates dysfunction in their patients. If you know a skilled PT, I highly recommend working with them. If you don’t get the results you are looking for, don’t give up. Stay open and actively search out methodologies, therapists, and teachers that help you get results.
Regarding other Pilates teachers and personal trainers…Few trainers incorporate the number of modalities that I do, particularly when it comes to bodywork and applied neurology. If you look at the training world today, most trainers still operate under the assumption that harder = better. I’d rather have you work smarter than harder. I teach you strength and agility through skill, not mindless repetition. I bring a keen sense of assessment, intuition, flexibility, and good communication to my programming. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” in my play book.
What people are saying…
“Raised the bar for what I can do.”
"Alissa is a really good teacher. She is caring but challenging, a combination between personal trainer and yoga/Pilates practitioner. Ever since I started taking her classes, I feel that I have raised the bar for what I can do. And after more than 10 years of taking yoga and two years of Pilates, my husband says he has finally found his core thanks to her weekly classes."
“She has an infectious spirit.”
"Alissa offers a through knowledgeable, gentle, often really humorous and delightful therapy for me. I have pain in my hips, and she knows both instinctively and professionally how to help. The home exercises have relieved my pain when other physical therapies have not. She has an infectious spirit that helps me take delight in the process. Importantly, she give me visuals to help me break down any motion when I'm stuck or confused. She is prepared, knows what we'll work on each session, and helps me see progress. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly."
“I feel like myself again.”
“I had tried everything: chiro, acupuncture, yoga, massage, pharmaceuticals, the works. Many of these things brought some relief, but my back still hurt and felt weak. Then I started working with Alissa…She asked for my x-ray analysis, and did research before the meeting. Then she spent a lot of time studying my body and the way I moved and walked. And then she started teaching me a different way.
I have been working with Alissa for two months, and I feel great! I have not had a single spasm, or even much stiffness. I feel vigor and zest for life and sports. I feel like myself again.”
“Better after two sessions.”
"I just started working with Alissa and after two sessions I have felt so much better. I have had back problems for a while and thought to try Pilates to strengthen my core. I've been to so many different gyms but can't seem to get the hands on attention I need. Am I doing this right? Alissa walks you through each posture and makes sure you are doing it right every time, maximizing the workout. My booty is so sore!"