“To heal your body and improve its performance it is necessary to build a good understanding and awareness of your body – from where your muscles are, to your posture, body position, and your sense of equilibrium.”
Shirley Ruetimann is Method Putkisto trained, and a licensed Gyrotonic® Method trainer. She has developed Nordic Body Kinetics to help you create a deep awareness and understanding of your body. She uses a combination of movement and precise exercises, which focus on deep core strengthening, stretching and breathing, to retrain your neuromuscular memory.
Building body awareness in the physical sense means you can achieve results, progress your body and your sport in much less time. In the wider sense it allows you to be in control of your body and understand how to use forces such as gravity to your benefit.
Her target is overall balance of your body and working on a 1:1 basis allows for greater focus on your needs and goals. We often have good intentions, but it is easy to put off exercising or dealing with that niggling repetitive ache when you are your sole source of motivation. Shirley aims to support you; help you go beyond your comfort zone to create real functional change. More than that, her approach can contribute to your mental and emotional quality of life.
There is no such thing as a typical class, because every class is designed to meet your needs. That said, we always incorporate breath work, stabilising & strengthening your core and well as stretching to rebalance your entire body without building bulky muscles. We always end with relaxation so that you leave energised with a deep sense of calm that follows time to breathe, focus mindfully and destress.