Category: Patrick’s Column

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Fit 50+

I was supposed to post the second half of “Guiding Principles,” which helps explain why a function-based approach to fitness programming for clients over fifty makes the most sense, but I decided to take...

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Guiding Principles, Part I

Starting in the April newsletter with Defying Gravity, I’ve attempted to share with you some insights I’ve experienced while working with, and learning from, colleagues and clients in Dayton, instructors throughout the Midwest, and...

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The SAID Principle Revisited

Last month, I established that mindful movement systems, like Pilates and yoga, can meet the criteria of what is deemed “functional,” as established by specialists like Gray Cook, co-founder of Functional Movement Systems (FMS),...

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True Confessions

Last month, in my column entitled Move Well, Move Often, I extolled the virtues of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and it’s ability to assess risk of injury as well as provide a baseline for...

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Move Well. Move Often.

This month we are continuing the discussion of what it takes to keep our functionality going well so that we can essentially move like we are fifty until we are eighty and more.  In...

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You can SAID that again!

Last month in my column, Defying Gravity, I wrote about clients over fifty, many of whom have experienced a change in priorities related to exercise, shifting more in the direction of increasing or maintaining their...