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Testimonials from athletes who train at Beyond Motion in Naples, Florida with personal trainers, pilates, athlete strength and speed training, physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, nutritional coaching, corporate wellness, and more

Hear From Our Athletes….

Baseball has always been something I loved to play and have fun with it. I was never a “prodigy” or one of the best players on the field. Even coming into my freshman year I still didn’t believe the hype about me, and didn’t understand why so many people believed in me. I always told myself I was too weak and I just wanted to play for fun. As freshman year came to a close I realized this was something I wanted to take to the second step. Throughout high school season I kept hearing more and more about this Coach named Rick Lademann. So one day I approached some guys on the team that trained with him and heard nothing but positive things about him. So of course I had to tell my parents about this guy. When I told my mom about him she went straight on her phone and looked up Beyond Motion. The next day I was at the front desk paying for my first 12 sessions. To this day my parents say it was the best money they ever spent.

As I went through my sessions I noticed some quick changes in my game. My hand speed, my foot work, my leg strength, and mostly my arm strength, never felt this strong. So of course since I was getting so much stronger, my play on the field became eye opening to scouts. I had no idea what I was doing, or how good I became until I got my first call from a D1 school. It was insane hearing how I could impact SEC and ACC schools.

I went from a scrawny little everyday travel ball and babe Ruth baseball player, to a top D1 program recruit. I can easily say it has all happened from the decision from my parents made to send me to Beyond Motion. But I’m not done yet! I haven’t stopped yet. All I can think about now is that I want more, more, more, more. This man has put a new feature in my mind that I never knew. Im not satisfied with what I have right now, I want to get bigger and stronger everyday. I want to be able to tell Pro scouts that Rick Lademann from Beyond Motion trained me to play and look like this. Not only do I want this for myself, but I love being at Beyond Motion with my team and want to lead them to another state appearance.  Im the only kid on the roster this year that has 2 years of varsity under their belt, and have gone through two strong and unbeatable teams. Another year another chapter. RTD!!

Thank you Coach Rick and the Team at Beyond Motion!  

Shane Marshall- 

Get SexyFit with BEYOND MOTION’s SexyFit Nutrition Challenge

Nutrition, diet, and weight loss programs are advertised everywhere. No matter what you read, or where you look you can find a program with the “perfect” quick tips, suggestions, and solutions. And if you’re like many of us, you’ve tried lots of things to look and feel your best. From Vegan to Paleo and everything in between, each eating style and program claims to be perfect… But are they really, perfect for you???

 

When selecting a new program to help you loose weight and change your lifestyle forever, I highly suggest using a system that offers you the education, support, and information you will need to really set yourself up for success. For more than a decade I have been teaching people about low-glycemic eating, portion control, nutrient timing, proper supplementation, and so much more. BEYOND MOTION’s SexyFit Nutrition Challenge is one of my favorite education programs, because it works. The science, education, ongoing support, and complete system set you up for long-term success. NO GUESS WORK. NO GAMES. NO FADS. JUST SUCCESS! And better yet, the program is ideal for your entire family.

 

Just to give you an idea of what others are saying about BEYOND MOTION’s SexyFit Nutrition Challenge, watch this interview from a mother and daughter truly working to not only support one another – but to help the rest of their family too.

What are Others Saying About the SexyFit Nutrition Challenge with BEYOND MOTION®?

“I have been experiencing great results from the SexyFit Nutrition program…I feel entirely different, I have “learned” a completely different way to travel.  I had felt so bloated and stuck before I started with the program and now I feel entirely different from the inside out.  I literally feel like I deflated…so the inflammation has subsided.  The shakes have been great in the morning.  Salads have been the savior because I am eating with clients all the time for lunch.  All in all, it has been a great investment and I have seen good results.  I think I have lost about 3 inches all around and about 5lbs in the first 18 days.”               Thanks again.  Mina

Are you a SexyFit candidate? 

  • Are you tired of the yoyo diets?
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Ex-FGCU star Chris Sale of White Sox soaks up Night at the Nest

Dec. 04, 2015

FORT MYERS — The growing legend of Chris Sale keeps getting larger, but he’ll never be too big for the school that really helped him start it all.

As he has since its inception in 2010, the Chicago White Sox starter, four-time American League All-Star and 2010 Collegiate Player of the Year was back at Florida Gulf Coast University on Friday for the annual Night at the Nest, the athletics fundraiser for the Eagles.

“This is where I really grew up,” Sale said. “I feel at home here as much as anywhere else. I always like to come here pretty soon after I get home to catch up. Spill my guts; they spill their guts. We exchange stories and just kind of catch up. It’s fun. You can’t not like coming here.”

Dressed in the usual untucked plaid shirt above jeans and sporting the same close-cropped hairstyle from his college days, the first-ever Eagle to have his jersey (No. 41) retired was again at the sold-out fundraiser with his college sweetheart and wife of three years, Brianna. Five-year-old son Rylan sat this one out, but Sale was quick to pull out slow-motion video of him driving, quite impressively, plastic golf balls from his backyard. The Sales have a home not far from campus, and Sale often works out at FGCU in the offseason.

In fact, he’s already been there quite a bit. He’s also been working out yet again with Rick Lademann of Beyond Motion in Naples. On Wednesdays he does Pilates with Lademann’s wife, Amy, as he did a few years ago.

“They’ve always been great to me over there,” Sale said. “This is my fourth year now, so more of the same.”

 

Read the full story from this week’s Naples Daily News:  click here to read more

 

Bodyweight Workout for anytime- anyplace

One of the most common questions I get from clients and friends on the go is, “How can I keep up my workouts if I don’t have access to a gym when I travel?”  Now if you’re a runner that can run anywhere you’re golden… but for the rest of us non runners (and runners looking to add some strength training to their program) here are some of my favorite bodyweight exercises…

This entire series is from our recent trip to St Martin. While the community we stayed in has a tiny gym, I really wanted to do something outside… Obviously I’m using a fairly low wall, but a bench could work as well. This bodyweight workout will strengthen your chest, back, arms, core, legs, and glutes. Try my add-ons and you’ll have a complete bodyweight workout for anytime and anyplace, no props required.

 

P.S.Try each move for 20 repetitions and do the complete series for 3 sets. I actually started this workout with a slight jog, just enough to warm up (about 10 minutes) and then added some Pilates ab work at the end.   If you’re new to this workout begin with 10 reps and go through the series one time. As you progress increase the number of repetitions before increasing your sets. If you’re taking a break between exercises try to take no more than 1-2 minutes. Make sure your focus is on your form, not your time. Oh and if you’re feeling your knees on the first 2 exercises make sure you’re knee and ankle are aligned correctly and that you are pressing through your heel to straightening your base leg. If you’re pressing more through the ball of your foot or toes, you’ll feel more pressure in your knee and quad. If you’re pressing through your heel, you’ll actually find your hamstrings and glutes.

 

1) (top left) “Bulgarian Split Squat”- Keep the top of your foot resting on the wall and make sure your front leg lines up so that your knee and ankle are perpendicular. Lower yourself as far down as you can to make your hip and knee parallel while keeping your spine completely straight and core engaged. Press through your front foot to straighten your leg.  Do up to 20 on each leg. (P.S. the lower you go the bigger the hip flexor and quad stretch you’ll feel in your elevated leg.)

2) (top right) “Elevated Lateral Lunge” – Begin by standing with your feet shoulder width and then place your foot level to the back of the bench or top of the wall, so that leg is straight and foot is safe and flat.  Squat to a 90 degree angle at the right knee. Try to sit down with your butt, keeping your torso as upright as possible. Make sure to push through your entire base foot so that you can feel your hamstring and glutes engage. Keep your back lengthened and your core engaged. Do up to 20 on each leg.

3) (bottom left) “Incline Push Ups”- I actually did 2 variations here. One was a wider grip allowing my elbows to bend outward away from my body and really working my chest, shoulders, and core. The picture below is a closer hand position to incorporate my triceps. Place your hands at the top of your bench or wall and walk your body back until you’re in an inclined plank position. In the tricep variation make sure your torso is forward enough that your thumbs align with your arm pits and your elbows become “glued” to your rib cage. Inhale and lower yourself down so that your elbows continue to graze your ribs. Exhale and press up making sure to keep your elbows close to your body.  P.S. If you separate your legs about hip distance apart while pressing your heals back, you will decrease the challenge. By squeezing your inner thighs together and pressing your heals back away from your body, you’re creating a bigger challenge. Do up to 20 of each variation.

4) (bottom right) “Dips” – Place your hands on your bench seat or wall with your fingers facing you. Walk your legs out until your heels are down and toes up. Inhale as your bend your elbows and lower your body down as far as you can while maintaining a tight core and completely erect spine. Exhale to press yourself up, while keeping your shoulders, traps and neck relaxed. Do up to 20.

 

Have fun and let me know how you did!
Amy

Oh and since I am totally obsessed with Pharrell Williams new album I had the song “Freedom” playing during this bodyweight workout. Here’s it is if you’re looking for something fun!

 

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Pilates and Rotational Sports

Playing sports requires preparation for performance and injury prevention. Rotational sports can place a lot of demand on our bodies and can lead to overuse and chronic injuries. As a Physical Therapist, I often treat such injuries. Common injuries include rotator cuff impingement and tears, tendonitis, bursitis, sprains (ligament injury), strains (muscle or tendon injury), back pain (due to strain or disc), and stress fractures to name a few. I have found Pilates to be an effective modality to train for sports and /or to rehab post injury. By improving rotational mobility, strength, and power, sports injuries can be prevented.

Demands for rotational sport include mobility, stability, alignment for efficient movement, coordination, and balance. Rotational mobility is necessary for distribution of forces throughout the joints, efficiency of movement, and maximum force generation and power. Overall, by increasing range of motion, one can increase speed of movement.  Pilates addresses all of these demands both on stable and moving surfaces. The reformer is one example of a moving surface.

Posture and alignment through Pilates exercise place our joints in their optimal position thus minimizing destructive forces to the joints or even discs in the spine. Posture can limit overuse and impingement syndromes in the upper extremity often seen with golfers, tennis and baseball players, or any throwing sport.

Faulty movement patterns and muscle imbalances are another cause of injury with sports. Pilates can isolate these imbalances. The use of Pilates equipment can assist movement to correct these faulty patterns.

Rotational strength and power is needed to turn and sprint, kick, throw, catch, and hit. A strong core helps an athlete to achieve this power. Pilates can isolate static and dynamic stabilizers. Pilates strengthens our core and trunk musculature for improved endurance with all sports. For those who have done Pilates, you know how much stronger your core becomes through practice.

Rotational sports involve multiple joints moving in multiple planes of motion. This is called movement integration and is one of the Pilates principles. For example, in Pilates you may address the shoulder and scapula moving on the thorax or the pelvis moving on the lower extremities. Pilates combines rotational activities with stability exercises. Examples of exercises include Rotational lunge on the reformer with rotating discs, squats for glute activation on rotating discs, and hip circles performed in feet in straps on reformer or the tower.  

rotational lunge on rotating disc
rotational lunge on rotating disc
Sword Pull- from kneeling arm series
Sword Pull- from kneeling arm series

An example of stability and rotational movements with the upper body is kneeling side arm series on reformer and chair.

Individual training in Pilates should be specific to the sport activity. Progression of activity should be gradual and increase in intensity over time. If you already participate in Pilates you already know its benefits. If you are athlete that performs at the highest level or a recreational athlete that hopes to play for years, I highly recommend making Pilates a part of your regular training or exercise routine.

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– Julie P.T. PMA CPT,

Ready to add Pilates to your training program? Call 239-254-9300 to learn how Pilates will enhance your performance on and off the court!

Erika Erndl

“I have incorporated Pilates into my training regimen because swimming requires functional movement, incredible core strength and balance.”

– Erika Erndl, 2009-2010 US National Team Member (100 Meter Freestyle), Florida Female Swimmer of the Year, Seven-Time NCAA First Team All American, Two-Time Recipient Most Valuable Swimmer, University of North Carolina

Fitness testimonial for BEYOND MOTION from Erika Erndl