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The condition of our bodies greatly influences our lives today and will continue to have tremendous impact throughout our lifetime. Most of us do not know where to start. We have the education and experience to best assess and make use of current levels of physical conditioning.

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Benefits of personalized instruction: Benefits of personalized instruction:

    • Navigate your physical limitations – such as bad knees, back, shoulder, hips etc.
    • Raise comfort level in group classes
    • Support to keep you on task with your fitness goals
    • Improve core strength, balance and flexibility
    • Decrease body fat and promote weight loss
    • Increase cardiovascular fitness and endurance
    • Improve self-esteem
    • Fine tune your alignment

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Stretch to Strength is an assisted strength and flexibility technique I use with my private clients based on Resistance Flexibility and Strength training. It involves using one’s own resistance or assisted resistance and applying yoga principles with yoga-like positions. Contracting muscles while lengthening them results in affecting a specific muscle or muscle group to effectively and efficiently get into an area of weakness or ‘emptiness’ thereby strengthening the body and correcting imbalances. We understand that certain positions or poses affect specific organs thereby affecting personality. So, by stretching in this way we open up energy pathways that lead us to physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellbeing.

Resistance strength and flexibility training gave me the tools to help myself and my clients understand the blocks and areas of weaknesses and strengths in order to lose weight, have more energy, and feel better.” Darby Melnik – ACE Personal Trainer, iiN Certified Health Coach, Certified Zen Wellness Medical QiGong Instructor, AADP

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Happy New Year 2018 – The Year of Balance

Winter is time for rebirth of sorts. After cutting away what we no longer need in the fall, we look to winter for a chance to renew ourselves. That’s why we talk about making new year’s resolutions in order to be a better person. But most of us fail when we have not gotten rid of the things that are in our way.


For me, there were a lot of events in my life forcing me to let go of things that were no longer serving me. And while it has taken a while to adjust to the change in energy, I begin to set the intention of manifesting a community of people who are ready to let go of unproductive stress, excessive workouts that really only aggravate the body instead of rejuvenating it and are ready to be happy! And I mean truly happy which implies being grateful for each and every moment (good or not so good), focus on the present, and being content with whatever comes our way. And I am truly grateful for all the events of 2017 even though it made me uncomfortable and angry sometimes. Those events forced me to look inside and see what part I played in my own stress and discomfort.


Moving out of downtown Peekskill where we were located for over 8 years into our new space at Go No Sen Karate center allowed me to let go of extraneous expenses, parking problems, and noise! Thank you Renshi Adam McCauley and your staff for welcoming us so warmly and graciously! We feel so at home here. I look forward to seeing some old and new faces and introducing you all to the people here at Go No Sen Karate.
My hope for this year is to see more of you at our new location. We are enjoying our bigger and better space that has lots of free parking so we can better offer more New and Free Classes and workshops!
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