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The October Build Your Balance Challenge!

September 19th, 2017 by

After another glorious Up North summer it’s time to wind down into the new season. With the crisp air and the firey fall leaves swirling around, the focus turns inward and you get to take a new look at YOU! In this spirit, we are excited to announce our 6-week Build Your Balance Challenge-starting October…

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The Modus Truth – Cecelia Irwin

May 25th, 2017 by

Cecelia is a Holistic Health Coach, Educator for Beautycounter, a mom of four kids ( 7 year old daughter and 3 year old triplets – two boys and a girl), and a Modus student. Cecelia is sharing Beautycounter goody bags for next weeks challenge winners. Read more.. I always loved living a healthy lifestyle and…

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Sarah Shotwell

May 25th, 2017 by

I have to admit that I really didn’t want to do the Modus Challenge this fall. I just didn’t know if I could commit the time it takes to go to Modus 3x a week and the extra time it would take to do the nutrition challenge. I am so glad I did! Thanks to…

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From Kelley Peterson

May 25th, 2017 by

It is a funny thing about pain and chronic injuries but when you are so used to having it when it is gone it takes you a while to notice. That is how it was with Modus. I am not sure how long I had been attending classes but one day I realized I could…

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Magic Modus: Balance

May 25th, 2017 by

The simple act of balancing over gravity as you exercise, for one thing, mimics sports activities more so than does sitting on a bunch of exercise machines. Studies conducted over the past decade support this idea. When their subjects trained in free-standing exercise, they had better results than when they sat at machines – now…

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Balance – Part 2

May 25th, 2017 by

Attending Modus classes you often hear your instructor refer to your stabilizer muscles. What are these things and why are they so important? Think of them as the foundation of a high-rise, your stabilizer muscles help keep your entire body balanced. They actually are necessary to keep your body up right when you’re in motion.…

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The Modus Truth – Chris Sullivan’s Story

May 25th, 2017 by

Modus helped Chris be more balanced. Not only did he beat his personal best VASA 112th place by placing 35th this year and dropping 23 minutes off his fastest time, he feels stronger and lighter on his feet. I started taking Modus classes at the beginning of September after a debilitating back injury in the…

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Deb Westphal – Overall Balanced Strength is Key

May 25th, 2017 by

From a rod inserted in her leg from a skate skiing accident to a neck and spine fracture from a bike accident, Deb does not take her strength and the overall balanced strength in her body for granted. I have always enjoyed an active lifestyle. At the top of my list are skate skiing in…

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Jesse and Jeff: A Passion for Running – Jeff

May 25th, 2017 by

Jeff – After IT Band injuries, he finally took core and stabilizing muscle training seriously. His trick? He integrated Modus45 into his training plan. Numerous times throughout my 10 years participating in long distance running, I’ve endured IT Band injuries that have sidelined me for weeks or even months. It was not until I started…

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Jesse and Jeff: A Date Night with Jeff – Jessie

May 25th, 2017 by

Jesse – Just by adding Modus45 training 1- 2 days a week shaved 6 minutes off her half-marathon time. I began Modus45 over 2 years ago and I had no idea it would change my life so dramatically. The original question you asked was how has it impacted my running, so I’ll do my best…

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Spring Skirts Made by our Own Maureen Mawby

May 25th, 2017 by

Maureen – “Since I’m almost 62, I notice I have issues with balance and flexibility. Modus has really helped me get back these key areas of wellbeing”. And she sews and makes kick-A skirts. Maureen Mawby has been attending Modus for a year and one-half. She loves how strong she has gotten by working out.…

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Modus Truth: Allison Yenshaw

May 23rd, 2017 by

Although Modus will never be easy for me, I know if I want to continue running & being active it’s necessary. Why am I constantly getting injured from running? That’s what I would ask myself. I was exercising almost daily (sometimes more than once per day!) & felt like I was in good shape. So,…

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Running Series – Continued: Running and Alternative Training

May 23rd, 2017 by

Statistics state the annual injury rate among runners as high as 85%. Times have changed…A generation or two ago if you asked a runner how they trained and what they did for their workouts, they would probably say “I run”. Some may have been a bit more sophisticated and answered with interval training or hill…

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From Bridgit – The Modus Truth on Prevention

May 23rd, 2017 by

“It felt like I had an iron stake being shoved into my lower back, along with sciatica nerve pain running down my leg. Last fall, while I was still in pain, a friend who also has struggled with lower back pain suggested that I try Modus.” I have always been an active person. Growing up…

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Prevention series – Preventing sacroiliac joint pain

May 23rd, 2017 by

The pelvic floor connects your back to your lower half and holds all of those areas together in one cohesive unit. The points of connection between the spine and girdle, like the connection between any bones, are called joints. These joints in particular are called the sacroiliac joints. You probably don’t think about them on…

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The Modus Truth – Heidi’s story

May 11th, 2017 by

The pain and spasms were so bad I truly never thought I would work out again. About 3 years ago I injured by back at home carrying in a 24 pack of bottled waters from my car. Who knew, that as active as I was that domestic work would take me out. The pain and…

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Prevention – Back Pain

May 11th, 2017 by

Back pain affects about 8 out of 10 people at one time or another. But there are many steps you can take to avoid it. *One of the best things you can do is to commit to a regular exercise program that focuses on strengthening your back, pelvic and abdominal muscles. *Become aware of your…

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The Modus Truth – Gail Hooper

May 11th, 2017 by

“I came to Modus for shoulder rehab – left with so much more!! “ TAfter surgery to repair 3 tears in my rotator cuff, and months of subsequent therapy, my surgeon approved the Modus Flex class as an appropriate return to regular exercise. He felt the very specific model that Modus employs, along with its…

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Prevention – Stronger bodies, less injuries –

May 11th, 2017 by

This month we have emphasized the vital importance of strengthening your stabilizer muscles, which greatly aides in preventing injury. One of the ways we do this in our upper body workout is suggesting you use lighter weights then you normally use, because the focus is to increase the reps to create muscle fatigue, it also…

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