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Host a Mind-Body Social @ Gini Martinez

You’re cordially invited to HOST a Mind-Body Social:

Fundamental Skills to Stay Active and Side Step Injury

 

24FY03BMHas your active life taken a detour because of body jackassery? 

Your needs are simple. All you ask for is freedom from body jackassery.

That is, a body that supports your ability to do what you want when you want.  {I believe it’s a basic, inalienable right found somewhere between liberty and the pursuit of happiness.}

Unfortunately, your body must’ve zoned out during history class because lately it’s been anything but supportive and putting a (real or metaphorical) cramp in your side.

Maybe you … love riding a post-workout endorphin high, but chronically wonky joints or random tight muscles have become a real buzz kill.

Or … you find yourself spending more time stretching, warming up your hamstrings or low back than actually working out.

Or … your plans to model healthy exercise habits for your children keep being derailed by that (all too frequent) tension headache.

Or … your once blissful romps on the floor with your grandchild are being overshadowed by a fear that one day stiff joints will relegate you to the sidelines as a spectator.

 

 

Which ever jackassery your body may be plagued by, you’ve probably discovered it takes an equal {if not greater} toll on your mind.

When you lack a satisfying outlet for stress, work and life tensions are allowed to simmer and eventually boil over into your relationships, compounding the stress, making you increasingly more irritable and negative until you’re voted Least Enjoyable Person to Be Around.

And while your body issues aren’t debilitating, they are slowing you down. It’s like towing a trailer with your car – from the outside, the car seems to be moving fine, but inside, the engine is forced to work harder and burns more fuel just to maintain the speed limit.

Keeping up with your everyday life is taking more and more energy, both mental and physical and if something doesn’t change soon, your minor detour will escalate to a major road closure.

I know exactly how you feel.

 

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gini037gini037gini037gini037Hi, I’m Gini, former dancer, mind-body fitness and wellness teacher with more than 17 years experience, and founder of Rock What’s Yours.

gini037There was a time when I was really frustrated {not to mention a little embarrassed} that, despite having taught mind-body fitness for 10 years and leading an active life, I was still struggling with much of the same body jackassery as most of my clients. I wrestled with chronically tight shoulders {the gateway drug to tension headaches} and a wonky left hip, whose issues trickled down to my knee and ankle, eventually ousting me from all cardio training. I sat, most grumpily, on the sidelines for nearly 9 months!

I was still able to teach {nobody could tell how uncomfortable certain movements were for me} and do most everything else in my life, but the underlying discomfort and subtle movement limitations, were ever present in my mind and a growing distraction from the things I loved and for which I wanted to be fully present.

Around the time I hit my personal breaking point, I began experiential {read: hands on} anatomy training and learning the science of using mental imagery to improve movement training. I began to incorporate my newly acquired skills with my previous decade’s experience and quickly found a path back to my old – Except, it was new and even better! – active life.

All of this is to say, I’ve been where you are and turned things around for myself. I’ve spent the last 7+ years helping people just like you regain a sense of control over their body and I can help you do the same so you can get your active life back on track. Are you ready?

 

Join me and 2-5 of your friends for a 3-hour Mind-Body Social and learn Fundamental Skills to  Stay Active and Side Step Injury.

 

What’s a Mind-Body Social?

A Mind-Body Social is an intimate and fun get-together with friends during which you’ll learn practical tools and personalized strategies for improving your overall fitness and wellness and eradicating body jackassery.

 

Would you like to know simple fitness and safety basics so you can be more discerning in your workout choices and be more independent?

When you attend Fundamental Skills to Stay Active and Side Step Injury, you’ll learn:

  • 4 Steps to Resolving Body Jackassery
  • 7 Tips to Prevent Workout-Related Injuries
  • How to Unlock the Power of Everyday Breathing to Improve CORE Strength and Posture
  • The Not-So-Secret Secret to Increased Flexibility Without Stretching

 

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Invite your friends over for an interactive fitness experience!

 

Wouldn’t it be great to learn exercises and strategies that are tailored to YOUR needs and goals? 

Prior to the Mind-Body Social, you’ll have an opportunity to complete your personal Movement & Me form, letting me know what specific jackassery you want to resolve and what your goals are so I can create a customized program just for you. Mind-Body Socials are designed to be a you-specific experience, not a generic watered-down class.

 

Want to know more about how body jackassery develops and what you can easily do to prevent it?

We’ll get to the root of what’s pulling your movement off track and interfering with your active lifestyle as well as learn how recognize the early signs of dysfunctional movement so you can head it off at the pass before it can wreak more havoc in your life. No more pushing it aside, powering through or fearing that nagging jackassery is a sign of something worse to come. You’ll be confident in your ability to resolve minor issues before they become major ones.

 

The goal of each Mind-Body Social is to be educational + experiential + empowering. And FUN!

 

Want to rely less on other experts and feel better in your body? 

Want to do more of what you love? 

{And have the people you love enjoy being around you more?}

Would you like all of this today and for years to come?

Of course you do!

 

The exercises you’ll learn in a Mind-Body Social produce immediate results and have long-lasting applications so you can sustain a jackassery-free mind and body well into your future!

 

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Clients just like you have reported:

  • fewer injuries
  • feeling calmer
  • feeling stronger
  • having less stress
  • being more active
  • being more flexible
  • having more energy
  • being more centered
  • moving more efficiently
  • greater trust in their body
  • fewer feelings of overwhelm
  • having a better outlook on life
  • getting more out of their workouts
  • having better posture and alignment

 

The Mind-Body Social is a right fit for you if:

You hate being sidelined from your life and want to be active well into your old age.

You’re tired of wasting valuable resources on strategies that haven’t provided satisfying results.

You want to feel good in your body as much as you want to look good.

You’d like to strengthen your fitness and wellness social network.

You’re not looking for a quick fix.

You do not have an acute injury or are currently rehabilitating an injury.

 

Please Note: I DO NOT DIAGNOSE OR OFFER ANY KIND OF REHABILITATION and it is always advisable to consult with your physician before entering into any exercise program.

 

Mind-Body Social $47

{click below to become a HOST}

YES! I’d love to host a Mind-Body Social!

 

Is a Mind-Body Social like having a group exercise class at my house?

A primary difference between a Mind-Body Social and an exercise class is that YOU will decide which exercises we’ll be doing based on your Movement & Me form. The Social is not one-size-fits-all, it is customized to your needs.

Additionally, the Social is designed for you to discover your Personal Movement. During the Social, you’ll become keenly aware of how you most commonly move your joints and use your muscles so you can discern more easily when you’re performing an exercise with your best function to increase efficiency and prevent unnecessary injuries.

Finally, we’ll breakdown your favorite {and not-so-favorite} exercises and get to the heart of their purpose – the WHY behind each exercise. Once you understand the goal of an exercise, it increases your ability to do it well, maximizing your long term results.

 

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Learn what works best for your body in a relaxed and fun environment.

 

What are the benefits of Hosting a Mind-Body Social?

In addition to the convenience of having everyone come to you, there are several other benefits to Hosting:

As a special THANK YOU for hosting, you’ll receive…

  • a complimentary set of Franklin Method® exercise balls
  • a complimentary Franklin Method® resistance exercise band
  • a complimentary spiral bound Mind-Body Social workbook with your personalized exercises

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Do I need special equipment to host a Mind-Body Social?

All you need are 2-5 friends, an exercise mat, and adequate space to move around – indoors or outside. I’ll provide everything else!*

 

Do you offer more than one kind of Mind-Body Social?

Yes!

Fundamental Skills to Stay Active and Side Step Injury is the first in a series of Socials available. You’ll plant the seeds of long-lasting success by establishing a Monthly Mind-Body Social CLUB. You and 2-5 friends meet once a month** for a specialized Social tailored to your group’s needs.

Specialized Socials include:

  • Head – Neck – Shoulders
  • Arms – Elbows – Hands
  • Spine
  • Hips – Pelvis
  • Knees
  • Ankles – Feet

 

A Monthly Mind-Body Social CLUB can be booked in 3 or 6 month packages. Pick and choose the topics just right for your group!

 

How important is the Social aspect?  What if I prefer to work independently?

Most of my clients are mentally strong and emotionally resilient, but when managing stress, it’s best to give tenacity the day off and welcome ease in its place.

The Mayo Clinic promotes SOCIAL Support as an invaluable tool for eliminating stress.

The benefits of a social support network:

Numerous studies have demonstrated that having a network of supportive relationships contributes to psychological well-being. When you have a social support network, you benefit in the following ways:

Sense of belonging – just knowing you’re not alone can go a long way toward coping with stress.

Feeling of security – Your social network gives you access to information, advice, guidance and other types of assistance should you need them. It’s comforting to know that you have people you can turn to in a time of need.***

The beauty of a Monthly Mind-Body Social Club is that you can do your own work in between meetings while also enjoying the benefits of social support!

 

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Strengthen your support network and solidify your results by committing to a Monthly Mind-Body Social!

 

Mind-Body Social $47

{click below to become a HOST}

YES! I’d love to host a Mind-Body Social!

 

*Once you book your Social, I’ll walk you through the invitation process and make sure you’re fully prepped for the big day!

**You can meet at the same house each time, or alternate houses based on preference and availability.

***Mayo Clinic Stress Management

 

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Host a Mind-Body Social and get your active life back on track … for good!

 

Results.

“Two things I’ve noticed: 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

 

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Transform your body into a No Jackassery Zone.