Brian is accepting appointments for in-person physical therapy sessions, outside in the alley behind our building or masked inside. Remote Zoom sessions are also still available!
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Current Offerings During COVID-19: online and in-person
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Classes, News
We’ve all been adjusting to the “new normal” amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, and we hope you’re hanging in there. At Balanced Movement, we’ve been working hard to transition as many of our services as possible to an online / remote format. Read on to learn about our current offerings.
Running Skills live stream follow up
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Fitness and Strength Exercises, Functional Movement Concepts, Running Resources
Thanks to all who joined our first Running Skills and Strength live stream home workout. Here is an extra tidbit: More Isn’t Always Better Many of the exercises we do for Running Skills and Strength involve ending in the Running Position. The goal being to train the use of the hips to control […]
Running Plyometric Workout
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Fitness and Strength Exercises, Fleet Feet Training Groups, Running Resources, Training Program Coaches
Intelligently incorporating plyometric drills into running can help build speed, efficiency and tissue durability. This workout goal is to have a smaller number of exercise reps, (we use 60 in this workout) and focus on generating maximum explosive power on each jump repetition.
Finding Your Running Flow
Categories: Articles, Brian Beatty's Blog, Functional Movement Concepts, Running Resources
These routines were inspired as a way to prepare for optimal performance in at a race event. Most of us could use something to smooth out the pre-race jitters, mental chatter, and taper tantrums.
Core Corner: Single Leg Squat Cone Touch
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Core Corner
The objective of this move is theoretically simple, but realistically challenging exercise is to refine your control when on one leg so that your energy expenditure in running goes toward moving you forward, not just holding you upright.
Simple Quick Oatmeal Mix
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Food and Nutrition
A quick and easy and travel-friendly pre and post-activity food!
Maximizing an Event Specific Training Plan
Categories: Articles, Brian Beatty's Blog, Running Resources
Goal events (Marathon, Half-Marathons and Ultras of all terrains) give us focus and motivation. We create specific run training programs for the event and put in the miles in a specific and thoughtful manner. Rarely does the same focus and preparation carry over into how we prepare our bodies for, and recover from, the training miles. However, the non-running (Supplemental Strength and Skills) part of a training plan can be critical for maximizing the benefit of the training.
Returning to Activity: How Much is Too Much?
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Functional Movement Concepts, Health & Wellness
“No Pain, No Gain” may be an effective marketing slogan, but it is NOT the smartest way to rehabilitate an injury.
Restoring Normal Movement After Injury and Pain
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Functional Movement Concepts
The process of regaining normal movement after an injury can can be viewed along a continuum. Our job is to help you navigate that path, while prioritizing your nervous system’s incredible capacity to learn new movement patterns.