A Balanced Approach to Strong, Stable Hips

A Yoga Tune Up® Workshop that Improves Posture, Eradicates Pain + Enhances Performance

A BALANCED APPROACH TO STRONG, STABLE HIPS: A Yoga Tune Up® Workshop that Improves Posture, Eradicates Pain + Enhances Performance

March 24, 2018Tampa, FL 

Saturday | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM





Aaaah, the hips – your body’s second largest weight-bearing joint (after the knee) that does the all-important job of connecting your lower body to your upper body. Is it one of the most important joins in the human body? Why yes, it certainly is!

The hips house all of the biomechanical structures that allow us to to generate enough power to perform simple, everyday movements like walk, run, sprint, skip, hop, leap and lunge. They have a huge capacity for flexibility and mobility…more so than any other join in the human body after the shoulders. Neat, right?

And yet, for so many of us, even those of us who diligently exercise on the regular, these beautiful structures can feel like our body’s “junk drawers”, or, as we like to say in Yoga Tune Up®, a “body blind spot” – an area in your body that’s overused, underused, misused or abused…by LIFE.

Trust me. I would know. I’ve exercised so hard that even though I looked fantastic on the outside, I had searing, excruciating hip pain, in both my hips, on the inside and was so uncomfortable that I could barely stand to sit and drive my car 5 minutes to the grocery store.

So, why am I bothering to tell you this?

Because right now, in the world we live in, we are REALLY good at putting our hips in one-single position: the sitting position.

What between, sitting at our desks, in front of the TV, in the car, at the kitchen table, schmoozing at the café with friends…we sit WAY too much. Being an “expert sit-er” generally makes for a pretty unskilled walker, runner, jumper (etc.) from a biomechanical perspective. Which, is really problematic because it creates muscular patterning and muscular compensations that then contribute to a vicious loop of weak, destabilized, imbalanced hips. Which is NOT where you want to be.

You know why?

Because, when we load weak, destabilized, imbalanced hips with any sort of mass (be it bodyweight, weight plate, kettle bell, barbell or other), like for example when performing a lunge or a squat, the risk of any of the following is not only possible, it’s PROBABLE:

  • shredding through the ligaments, tendons and surrounding hip tissues
  • compensating the integrity of other structures, like for instance your lower back (usually a combo of hyperextension + compression in this case) and lower legs (hello, knee issues!), in order to mask hip immobility and instability
  • having recurring injuries and chronic pain + movement issues

And NO AMOUNT of your run of the mill hip stretches or “hip openers” is going to fix or prevent these things from happening if they’re not paired with the proper hip stabilizing and hip strengthening exercises!

As for the list of potential injuries bulleted out above? Ummm, no thanks! Sitting on the sidelines because of a labral tear or snapping hip syndrome? Not for me, and hopefully, not for you either.

I don’t know about you, but at the core, the reasons I show up for my athletic endeavors, be they Barre class, Yoga Tune Up® or any other form of movement, is because I love it. And, I want to keep dancing, lifting, running, and yoga-ing until the day I drop dead. I wager, you likely feel the same way.

And to be able to do that, to be able to age dynamically with our hips intact and still be able to walk, run, sprint, skip, hop, leap, lunge and everything else in between, we’ve GOT to:

  • Assess the way our hips move
  • Correct the way our hips move
  • and, Upgrade the way our hips move

Which, is exactly how I’m going to teach you to strengthen and stabilize yours in this workshop.

I’m bringin’ out the big guns here – skeletons and balls.

Anatomy nerds, expect to meet my skeleton (Mason) who will assist us in our hip + pelvis related anatomy explorations.

And, “balls” you ask? Yes, we’ll be using the Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls as self-massage tools for our hips and related areas to identify those “body blind spots” I talked about earlier.

We will compliment all of that with focused corrective exercises, functional movements and “out-of-the-box” asanas (classic yogic postures) that will help us penetrate through the superficial layers of the skin and into deep layers of fascia + connective tissues to relieve and target the:

  • Hip Flexors
  • IT bands
  • Hip Rotators
  • Hamstrings
  • Psoas
  • Glutes
  • and, the surrounding structures that support the entire hip joint

All are common culprits of stiff, weak, unstable, imbalanced, hurty hips.

Like I said, this workshop is your guide to strong, stable hips.

You’ll learn easy + effective techniques to:

  • prevent injuries and chronic pain
  • roll-out tension, stress, stiffness, and pain
  • tackle stability + mobility issues (creatively!)
  • use breathing mechanics to support shoulder suppleness (when you don’t have you therapy balls) + help downregulate your state of mind from “all the things” of the daily grind

This workshop is for you if:

  • You have tight IT bands
  • You have sore hip flexors
  • You have stiff, inflexible, immobile hips
  • You’re struggling with back pain (often, the root cause is hip issues)
  • You’re struggling with “hip stuff”

My goal is to help you see the true picture of your own hip movement (or lack there-of) and teach you the nuts and bolts of how to build upon what you have so you can improve your performance and remain (or work your way towards) pain + injury-free shoulder movement.

I promise you will leave feeling refreshed, renewed and embodied in your body.

This work literally remodels your hips from the inside out, making lasting changes so that your hips can stay supple, mobile, STRONG AND STABLE for your whole life.


Barre Fitness Tampa
3423 S Manhattan Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629


$45 | early bird special – Get a FREE pair of Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls when you sign up before 3/9 – 11:59pm EST!

$55 | standard registration – Sign up before 3/23 – 11:59PM EST!

$65 | day-of workshop – Sign up as a walk-in!