Movement for Life is an 8-week small group fitness program that helps you learn injury modifications, practice pain-relief techniques, and get STRONG so you can get back to doing what you love.
Social media will tell you that you should exercise to look good.
Trainers or athletes may tell you they workout to feel STRONG and POWERFUL.
Doctors and researchers will point to the data demonstrating that exercise is associated with a longer lifespan and better health outcomes.
But none of that is the reason I work out. (Yes, they are nice side benefits, but that's not my why.)
For me, the point of exercise is to be able to do the rest of my life capably, confidently, and comfortably. When I work out, the rest of my life gets better, because I know I can pick up my daughter without low-back pain, work with power tools without shoulder pain, and wake up in the morning with more energy because I haven’t been tossing and turning all night.
Maybe that sounds like little more than a pipe dream for you...
I promise, it's possible. What we do when training is gradually and systematically increase our capacity (muscular strength, flexibility, cardiovascular stamina, etc.). And it takes careful planning and constant feedback to create a program that allows you to continue to increase your capacity without injury or pain. Simply showing up to group workouts isn’t enough. Simply following a plan you found online isn’t enough. Previously the only way to get custom support to work through your issues and tailor a plan to you has been through personal training. But I wanted to create something that would be more affordable and specifically address the nagging aches or pains that have kept you from being able to start or maintain an exercise program.
The truth is that as unique and individual as your experience is, when I train 1-on-1, I still find my self constantly repeating the same key information, the same modifications, and the same tools.
In this group training program, I'm teaching you all of it in 8 weeks, with the goal that at the end, you can get back to whatever life has in store for you — whether that's paddle-boarding, Zumba class, construction work, or simply playing with your kids.
In this program we’re combining the two essential elements of pain recovery — lifestyle changes and movement changes — to overhaul the way you move. But we’re doing it gently, gradually, and kindly. We’ll practice things like:
This program is for you IF:
The mainstream culture might tell you that it’s “normal” to have these aches or pains, or that’s just part of getting older, but I promise it is NOT. It is common, but it is not something that has to happen to you. I can help you feel better by JUNE or your money back.
Every week we will have a small group workout and a coaching call to help customize workouts to meet your unique needs. You can attend these live via Zoom or catch the replay.
YES! I have years of experience working with ALL different levels of experience, injuries, and limitations. I’ve worked one-on-one with someone with an above-the-knee leg amputation, an expecting Mom on her due date, and people well into their eighties and as young as their teens.
It is quite literally MY JOB to create a program you can succeed at and grow through. I promise to meet you where you are and focus on getting you where YOU want to go (not to some imaginary perfect or ideal physique the world says you should have).
Also, keep in mind, that your past results have NOTHING to do with your future outcomes. When it comes to whether or not you will succeed at this, any past failures you may have experienced are not really relevant.
Call times will be voted on by those who sign up. If you can’t join live, a recording will be available.
I can’t promise specific outcomes (no one can), because we’re all human and every person is different. However, I do guarantee progress.
You will feel better, stronger, and more pain-free after 3 months with me or your money back. No questions asked. Read more about the guarantee here.
No problem! We will have address any and all tech issues before the program even starts. I am also happy to walk you through any of the apps we use for communication. I strive to make sure that tech issues never stand between you and a great workout.
You do need to have decent-quality internet and a laptop or tablet with webcam or a smartphone. (Most U.S. home internet is perfectly fine! If you are trying to workout on a coffee shop’s WiFi, we might have problems.) For space and equipment, all you need is enough space to roll out a yoga mat and reach your arms out to the sides! The equipment I use is minimal (<$50 and takes up less space than a grocery tote), and I will tell you what you need when you start.
No. I am happy to make common sense nutrition suggestions and/or to help you use yoga and meditation to observe and work on your mindset around food or weight. However, I am not a qualified nutritionist or dietitian. This is why we host amazing experts to discuss nutrition.
First, you should always have clearance from your doctor before starting any fitness program. Assuming you are cleared for light exercise, I am delighted (in fact, it is my expertise) to work within the constraints of your physical abilities and to dynamically modify your program as your condition changes.
You wouldn’t be the first!
I believe that we can do valuable work together under almost any physical conditions. I strongly encourage you to maintain your membership through the prenatal period, and use our time together to learn about your changing body and stay connected to it. I am able to modify workouts for pregnancy.
That said, you and your medical provider have the ultimate say in if or when movement practices are appropriate. If you wish, you may cancel the rest of your program and receive a partial refund for the unused portion.
I have kept this program incredibly affordable for all it offers, because I didn’t want to ask you to pay more than I would have paid myself when I was in your shoes. It’s enough money that if you cough it up, you’ll really do it, but not so much that it’s unattainable for most of you.
If you can afford to online shop, to order takeout, or to get a pedicure, you can afford this program. Period. (If you can’t afford those things, I’d love to talk to you about scholarships. Email me below.)
Kelly Bryant is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-200) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), and a realist. She completed an alignment-focused vinyasa yoga training at Yogamaya New York in 2015, became a Barre instructor in 2017, and began teaching Pilates in 2019. She is passionate about helping women through every stage of life from prenatal to postmenopausal. Prior to quitting her job to travel the world in 2016, she worked at health & fitness startup, Noom, where she led content and community marketing efforts and soaked up everything she could learn about psychology and behavior change.
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