Using your HSA or FSA for Pilates and Stretch Therapy
Great news if you have an FSA or HSA: you may be able to get reimbursed for Pilates and Stretch Therapy.
HSAs and FSAs are savings accounts for medical expenses. They allow you to set aside money, pre-tax, for items and services that maintain or improve your health. And now, working with me falls into that bracket.
I know how frustrating and complicated it can be to find out if you can use HSA or FSA funds for essential items that should qualify (like Pilates or Stretch Therapy). So I’m working with Truemed, a company devoted to driving HSA/FSA spending to products and services that are scientifically proven to improve metabolic health.
Visit Truemed now to see if you qualify for HSA/FSA spending on my sessions.
With just a few questions, Truemed determines if my services can help prevent or reverse a health condition. If so, they’ll send you a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN), and then you can book your session with me as normal.
Save your receipts for all sessions and submit them along with your LMN to your HSA/FSA provider for reimbursement.
The fee for obtaining the LMN is $30, which will be added to your first bill from me after you receive it.
**Your LMN will be good for one year from the date of approval.**
Ready to get started? Click here to find out if you qualify.
Got questions? Get in touch and I’ll talk you through it.
Fall 2019 class registration for Tempe residents begins on Monday, August 12th.
Non-Resident registration begins on Monday, August 19th.
Online registration: www.tempe.gov/brochure
Exercise; Building Better Bones
Stop bone loss and restore bone mass. Pilates-based exercises strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve balance. Focus on reversal of bone loss, injury prevention and functional fitness to help avoid falls, alleviate pain and maintain independence. No class 11/27.
Drop-in Fee: $7. Fee: $69. 480-350-5200
63567 16 yrs+ W 9/11-12/11 9:30-10:30 a.m. KRC
Exercise; Introduction to Pilates
Pilates strengthens and tones your core, enhances balance and improves posture. Learn the concepts and fundamentals of the Pilates techniques while getting a full body workout. Class starts with a gentle warm-up, evolves into a challenging Pilates mat workout and finishes with a series of stretches. No class 11/11.
Drop-in Fee: $7. Fee: $69. 480-350-5200
63602 16 yrs+ M 9/9-12/9 5:30-6:30 p.m. KRC
Exercise; Pilates & Stretch
Join us for this multi-level class that combines Pilates exercises with effective stretching techniques to increase strength and flexibility for your entire body. Major areas of focus are the core, stability work, coordination, breathing and relaxation. Prior experience is not required. All levels welcome. No class 11/11.
Drop-in Fee: $7. Fee: $69. 480-350-5200
63601 16 yrs+ M 9/9-12/9 6:30-7:30 p.m. KRC
Hope to see you there!
Classes at Kiwanis Recreation Center
Classes start on Tuesday 4/2/18
Registration is open….
New faces are always welcome, returning ones too! If you’re in the group classes and need some extra help, please bear in mind that you can always book a private mat lesson to get some one on one attention and personal corrections.
5:30-6:30pm Intro to Pilates 4/2-5/21/18 #56569
6:30-7:30pm Pilates & Stretch 4/2-5/21/18 #56568
9:30-10:30am Building Better Bones ($7 drop in) 4/4-5/23/18 #56567
Register Online Today!
For More Information: 480-350-5200
As anyone who has taken my class in the last few years knows, I really love a good hip hinge. Here are some humorous "Hip Hinge Inteventions" that will make you laugh and help illustrate why hip hinges are so important. Some of you may even recognize Tracey Mallett of "Booty Barre" fame!
Want to Know More About Fascia?
One of my favorite experts just did a 2 part interview about fascia. It is very interesting- she covers a lot of ground and answers some very common questions in a clear, palatable manner.
Here are the Links:
We all know that warming up is a good idea before we engage in any big activity.
Have you ever considered adding in a quick warm up in the morning to prepare your body and mind for everyday life? Connecting to your body while moving and breathing with intention are powerful tools that can set you up for a successful, pain-free day. You don't have to have any fancy equipment or even do the same exact exercises every day to reap the benefits.
I get feedback from many clients that they feel stiff or are in pain when they first get out of bed. I invariably as them if they are doing some specific movements (that they already know) to get their body moving, increase circulation, and ease any pain. The answer is usually no for a variety of reasons. The underlying issue is often that they aren't aware of their control of the situation. They aren't accessing the tools they posses to feel better and/or haven't made the conscious choice to use them.
I recently went through a quick warm up sequence with a client who came in feeling terrible, uncomfortable, and frustrated with her body. We focused on breathing deeply, engaging her core, and included 3 or 4 really simple movements in a quadruped position. She was amazed at how much better she felt. She was even more amazed that she already knew all these movements and could have done them as soon as she started to feel stiff & achy. I didn't want her to memorize the sequence we did, I encouraged her to try to remember that she has skills and could use them as needed.
Now I'm not saying that a short warm up will fix or heal everything, but I can safely say that it will help you to feel better (on many levels.) Try it and see!
Not sure where to start or what to include in your warm up?
- come join us at Kiwanis for a group class (click here)
- book a private mat lesson with me (click here)
- check out my You Tube Channel (click here)
- buy a video (click here)
The bulletproof blog has a concise yet clear explanation of what red light therapy is, the science behind it, as well as why or how it works. Click here to read that post. To put it very simply, red light stimulates the mitochondria in your cells which helps your body function better overall but has been used specifically to speed up healing, reduce pain & inflammation from arthritis, slow down the aging process, and calm skin conditions. (just to name a few uses, there are many more)
I first learned about red light therapy at the Bulletproof Conference in 2016. Leanne Venier spoke and was also demonstrating her Redjuvenator lights. (To check out her presentation, scroll down and watch the video.) I loved the idea that she is a scientist that tapped into her creative side and ended up creating this useful, accessible tool. I was also very impressed by her ability to combine a variety of healing theories or modalities that are all based to working with the body's natural healing mechanism.
I have been using one of Leanne's universal REDjuvenator boxes for a little over a year. It has been really helpful in reducing pain and inflammation related to old dance injuries, as well as any new issues that pop up. I haven't been consistent in using it every day on my face for anti-aging, but it has helped with a cold sore, skin issues, and a cut on my hand. It is definitely one of my main at-home resources for self care!
There are some red light therapy facilities popping up, which is a great way to try it before you decide if it is something you want to invest in.
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