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Preventing Repetitive Overuse Injury

Preventing Repetitive Overuse Injury

Akiko is a wonderfully talented professional violinist. When she plays her soul sings. When she performs as a soloist, Akiko will stand so that her body movements allow the notes to soar. Last year, Akiko began performing for the Bard TONs program. Orchestral...
Success in Health via Persistence

Success in Health via Persistence

Health and fitness are moving closer and closer to the forefront of people’s minds as immobility & chronic disease spread across much of the developed world. Personal Strength & Training has been promoting health, wellness & fitness for nearly 20 years...
My Journey Into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

My Journey Into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A little bit about me (those of you who know me already know this)… I love being physical. Whether it’s lifting weights, rock climbing or riding my bike – I love being strong and am passionate about staying healthy & active.  Nine months ago, I decided to try...
Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Age of 55

Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Age of 55

  I’m a white belt. A beginner. It’s taken 7 months of consistent training at an average of 3 days/week (2 hours per session) — roughly 150 hours of intense focus and physically demanding rolling (training on the ground) with guys and gals that are as much as 35...
Injury Prevention & Awareness Clinic for Bard TONS Musicians

Injury Prevention & Awareness Clinic for Bard TONS Musicians

  Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting an Injury Awareness & Prevention Clinic to Bard TONs Musicians. This wonderfully talented group of individuals is typically overlooked when it comes to repetitive overuse injuries. Many musicians play up to 8...