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8 Week Shoulders @ Gini Martinez

8 Weeks to Flexible, Strong, Healthy Shoulders (Yes, and Sexy, Too)

 

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Got neck and shoulder jackassery? Want to improve your posture or  upper body strength? Want to be able to zip up your dress without requiring a coterie of attendants?

In this 8-Week ONLINE class, you’ll learn mind-body skills to change how you perceive, inhabit, and use your shoulders everyday PLUS fun flexibility and strength resistance band exercises for healthier shoulders and a happier YOU!

 

Your shoulders are an a-m-a-z-i-n-g feat of engineering designed to allow for maximum range of motion. (Gotta be able to reach your favorite coffee mug on the very top shelf and fish out your cell phone when drops down behind your car seat at a red light.)

Unfortunately, it’s difficult to experience or appreciate your shoulders’ amazingness when you’re preoccupied with …

  • fixing your posture
  • prying them down from your ears
  • trying to figure out why doing ab exercises usually ends up hurting your neck and shoulders more than toning your abs
  • unraveling chronic muscle knots
  • self medicating tension headaches
  • obsessing over that clicking sound they make when you swing your arms while running (Wait. That might just be me.)

But, hey! It doesn’t have to be that way.

 

 

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In 8 Weeks to Flexible, Strong, Healthy Shoulders you’ll…

  • learn 8 Functional Embodiment exercises to improve joint health and muscle coordination and WHY they should be the foundation of any upper body workout
  • learn 8 Resistance Band Conditioning exercises for improved flexibility and strength
  • learn how to self-monitor your movement to make sure you’re doing the exercises correctly without having to rely on a trainer watching over you
  • learn how to set yourself up for functional and conditioning movement success so you get more out of your workout
  • get a One-Hour Private Video Conference Session with me to answer any questions you have about the exercises and talk about how to integrate what you learn with your existing workout or everyday life

 

Bottom line, you’ll feel amazing and, yes, you’ll look great, too. (Because we always look better on the outside when we’re feeling our best on the inside, right?)

 

Plus as a BONUS you’ll receive:

  • my favorite exercise to release head and neck tension
  • my favorite spinal warm up and breathing exercise to relax your shoulders and increase range of motion
  • Functional Imagery Tips for improved performance and posture
  • specially sized resistance band for your workout

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Grab your spot TODAY!

2 Payments of $187 (1 payment now, 1 more in 4 weeks)

Buy Now

 

How it Works theraband girl

  1. Each Monday you’ll receive an email with a link to that week’s lesson and exercises in our private password protected website.
  2. You’ll go through the lesson, do the exercises and share your results with the class in the comments. You can ask me questions, too!
  3. Each day you practice the exercises for that week. If you crave accountability or like crossing off items on your To Do list, you can give me a shout out on social media and earn bonus points*!
  4. After you register, we’ll schedule your private video conference session with me for about half-way through the 8 weeks.
  5. That’s it!

 

CLASS SCHEDULE- Videos and lessons will be released the weeks of:

Dec 1, 8, 15, 29

NO CLASS the week of 12/22

Jan 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Q. Why is the class running during the holidays, the most stressful time of the year?!

A. Because that’s when you need this class the most. If you’re like most people, you can feel your shoulders creeping up to your ears just thinking about the holidays. Being able to relax and release your shoulders while also strengthening their ability to carry a load of crazy relatives is exactly what the doctor ordered!

 

Are you ready for 8 Weeks of up close and personal time with your shoulders?

Are you ready to gain a wealth of Experiential Body Knowledge (that’s the kind that sticks with you) to feel more relaxed and centered?

Are you ready to be stronger, more flexible, and have better posture?

Register TODAY!

2 Payments of $187 (1 payment now, 1 more in 4 weeks)

Buy Now

 

Disclaimer: I DO NOT DIAGNOSE OR OFFER ANY KIND OF REHABILITATION. You should always consult with your physician before entering into any kind of exercise program.

 

Results.

“Two things I’ve noticed since Ass Class: 1) I hardly take any OTC pain reliever any more because I don’t need it, and 2) I’ve turned into a back sleeper. I sleep better and the “ongoing” problem with my right shoulder has disappeared. It was like a 2-for-1 deal!”

~ Andrea Lewicki

 

I started a new workout regimen with gusto, but soon noticed my knee had a bit less gusto than my mind. Because I wanted to keep working out consistently and intensely, I knew I needed to look after the way my body worked.

In just 4 sessions, I got visualizations for my knees, my pelvis, and this crazy cool muscle from my mid-back to my femur called the psoas. And now, the pain in my knee is gone! More specifically, my knee works with me, not against me now.

I can kettlebell swing with almost no tension. When I’m done swinging, I’ve not only gotten in a great workout, but I still feel relaxed and like my body worked as a unit to make it happen. I can walk for longer periods with ease. But best of all, I can envision how my bones, muscles and joints move together in a spiral, in a SYSTEM, and simply knowing this makes me feel empowered. My mind and body feel like they’re working as a team. I no longer see my body as ‘other’.”

~ Reese Spykerman

 

“I understand how my joints and bones and muscles work together. I know when my knee is sore or my ankles are crackly, my feet probably aren’t aligned. Doing some embodiment exercises or making a point to walk more mindfully fixes the issue so my ankles don’t pop and my knee stops hurting. I now power walk in a way that exercises my muscles without asking my bones and joints to do things they weren’t designed to do.”

~ Deanna Lohnes

 

I feel more at ease and patient with my body. I enjoy a new confidence.

In the ass class I learned a great deal that I wasn’t aware of regarding hips and pelvis, shoulders too. I was surprised and delighted because it took me to a new level of self-awareness with my exercise and overall daily movement. I’m now more apt to listen to what my body is telling me by how it feels, how it works. I now realize that it can physically change in an instant. I didn’t realize I had so much resistance about that until your class. Often I can correct my posture or something about how I’m walking and ease the problem in that moment.”

~ Margit Mehne

 

“I was able to increase my activity level without feeling like I needed to protect my injury because I was more conscious of where my limits were and where I had more room to actually move and recreate how I used my body. My new relationship with my hip also allowed me to move beyond warrior tendencies of “proving myself” as a runner and began to open up my possibilities to use my body in coordination, collaboration with the results I desire – strength, health, movement.

~ Laura Calandrella

 

“Gini is a trailblazer. Her work is amazing, and so visual! She taught me an exercise to loosen my tight shoulders and release the tension in my neck. Her direction is often illustrated with colorful drawings and her words evoke visuals in a way that I immediately respond to. I had only completed half of the exercise, for one shoulder, and already the locked up tension slid away. By the end of the session my shoulders were looser, my breathing was deeper, I felt grounded, and a beautiful calmness washed over me head to toe. And, as an added bonus, because my shoulders released, my heart center opened right up. This learning has greatly improved my daily sitting practice. It has also been a welcome addition to my daily morning yoga practice. Whatever you have going on physically, she has the super special Mojo to help you see and learn so you get—and make—the connection. Not only that but you can instantly integrate it into your awareness to make better choices and free yourself from the pain in your way. Gini *is* leading a Movement Revolution. Be a Revolutionary!”

~ Michelle Farinella

 

“There’s something about Gini. Sass, leadership, approachability — she’s got it in spades, plus the biggest heart that can fit inside a person so petite. The name ‘Embodiment Advocate’ is so right for her. As busy people in this fast-moving age, we often forget that we are more than a brain and two thumbs on our iPhone. As a digital entrepreneur, I spend most of my day sitting down, curled over a laptop, flicking my eyes from screen to screen. Gini gets me back into my body. She helps me feel human again — original human, not human 5.0. And from there, I get to remember how to take care of myself, gain new data for decision-making, and all around have a better experience here on the planet. With two feet on the ground and everything else in alignment. I like it.”

~ Abby Kerr

 

Working with Gini has transformed how I show up in my body and as a result, how I show up in my life (personal and professional).  Something as “simple” as being more aware of how I sit and how my pelvis moves allows me to sit and stand in a more grounded way.  I feel more confident and I’m able to be present in a totally different way.  And I’m not a newbie to my body – I consider myself more connected to my body than the average person.  As a bodyworker, I spend hours working with other people’s body’s and I also receive a lot of work.  Even so, Gini’s insight and perspective have added a really important layer of awareness that was missing for me prior to this.  She’s clear, to the point and how she explains things helps me easily connect the dots and add important details to my body map.  She doesn’t over complicate things, but she gives me the key information that allows me to experience my body in a new way.  I can’t recommend this enough for helping you to be in your body and show up in your life in a strong, powerful and aligned way.”

~ Lisa Gillispie

 

“I started working with Gini because I work a desk job and wanted to adjust my work routine by standing part of the day and figured I needed to know how to stand properly.

One of the primary things I’ve learned is that you have to train your mind to envision proper function if you want your body to replicate it. I was surprised to learn about the movement of the bones. I never realized they moved as much as they do. Now that I have a better understanding of how the bones move, I am embodying that movement to assist in my daily work routine. I am also better at pinpointing discomfort issues and I know methods to help alleviate them. 

Despite my sessions being virtual, Gini is hands on and does a good job of explaining things. I am very detail oriented and she provided them for me. I was also drawn to the visual aspect of the work as it’s hard to just read something and put it into practice.”

~ Mark Antonini

 

“Before working with Gini I didn’t realize how much my words were actually working against my movement. After working with Gini I have a better awareness of my words as well as asking myself ‘How does that feel?’ ‘Do I like that or want to make a further change’. It allows me to not only converse with my own body much more effectively and efficiently, but my clients as well.  Gini truly walks the walk and we all can benefit from her teaching and positive embodiment of movement.”

~ Laurel Silverman

 

“I have taken countless workshops (of all sorts) where the instructor is on an ego-trip and isn’t approachable, open, or feeding me any new information.  Gini’s approach is relaxed and she puts you at ease while really delivering the information. I felt like our group class was a little party, for curious people who wanted to play and experience new things.

My favorite part of working with Gini was experiencing how my discs work and the movement of the vertebrae. I *knew* all of this before, but saw it in a whole new light.

As a result of working with Gini, I feel less tension and stress in my shoulders, which is always a challenge for me, especially since I teach several advanced group classes throughout the week.  I am also more aware of how I am using my own body as I teach, which I often ignore.

I feel I am better able to give my clients permission to stop TRYING SO HARD. Yes, they want to feel that the are being challenged, but I’m more aware of how they are being challenged, and if it is working towards their goal(s).”

~ Laura Dixon

 

“As a fellow somatic instructor, I find myself checking in with Gini when getting out of my comfort zone. She has always been available to help me think of new and exciting ways to achieve my goals as a teacher. Her clarity and ability to grasp the root of an issue makes her someone from whom I can always learn.  Gini’s approach to teaching is very gentle, creative and fun. Most importantly she brings a thoughtful sense of humor to all situations.

One of Gini’s greatest attributes is being able to take any situation and help make sense of it, not by telling me what to do, but by gently guiding and offering suggestions that have helped me come to my own conclusions, in my own way, in my own time.  How refreshing!”

~ Susan Deutsch

 

“Using the skills I learned from Gini’s workshop, I am able to draw more correct form and alignment out of my clients with a lot less struggle!”

~ Karena Thek Lineback

 

 

gini037GINI MARTINEZ is an Embodiment, Pilates Teacher, and owner at ROCK WHAT’S YOURS. She specializes in teaching goal oriented individuals how to engage their mind and body intelligently so they’re able to show up as their best selves and perform at their highest level at any given moment.

Gini is a former dancer. She has taught Pilates and somatic movement since 1998 and is trained in the Franklin Method® As a busy wife, mother {to 3 boys}, and business owner, Gini experiences the necessity to stay grounded, centered, and flexible on a daily basis and enjoys teaching all those willing to show up and do the work how to do the same.

 

 

*Bonus points cannot be used as legal tender, but can be used as proof of awesomeness.

**Early Bird pricing ends Thursday, November 13

***This isn’t an actual footnote, I just wanted to see if you’d keep reading and let you know I’m looking forward to working with you!