Do you love yoga?
Do you love running?
Do you love the freedom of moving around doing whatever you want?
Or maybe you feel the opposite.
Has the joy dropped out of your movement, and even simple tasks like running and walking have started to feel tedious?
Have you ever been asked to go do something active with your friends and realized you've started to pause before saying yes or no?
Have you started to plan your movement stuff the way you used to plan nights going out - with a buffer day afterwards because you know how shit you're going to feel and need to plan for it?
Wasn't fitness supposed to be working against all this? Wasn't it supposed to make you stronger, more agile, and freer to do anything you wanted to do?
Have you accepted the lie that you have to just feel worse as time goes on, so you keep pushing through the pain because you think if you didn't you just wouldn't have any fun?
Everything people say around the water cooler and your Facebook feed is wrong.
People love to get together and gripe about their problems.
And maybe, just maybe most of them really don't know there's something they can do about the way they feel, the fact that they can actually feel better than they've ever felt, and that they have the power to do so with very few tips and tools.
You can get older AND feel better.
You can change your body at any age and no matter how you feel right now.
This isn't a substitute for a doctor by any means, but if you've been seeking help and it either hasn't made a difference or you haven't even been given any exercises to start improving the way you feel, there is a lot of learning you have to do.
THE PROBLEM IS that most "hip exercises" are not NEARLY specific enough to your body.
If you've ever scrolled Instagram for ideas or had a personal trainer who simply told you "this is a great exercise for hips" or "this is the BEST hip exercise ever" - DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE.
WITHOUT SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOLS you will be wasting your time and wasting your energy doing exercises that are not tailored to the way you move, right now.
If you have been through the wringer and are cleared for exercise, you SHOULD BE doing specific range of motion work to assess and keep things going.
You SHOULDN'T be stuck doing the same exercises forever.
You SHOULD be taught how to care for your own body.
My hips feel the best they ever have just from filming all the material for this course. Each lesson builds on one another, taking you through step by step instructions on how to start working RIGHT NOW on having better hips. Over 200 people have used this course already to open, strengthen, and guide their own hips using personalized self-assessment work.
Carefully cued to make sure you are doing what is right FOR YOU, RIGHT NOW, this course will last you a lifetime.
Come back again and again until you understand the material, then use it to work and amaze yourself with your progress over however long it takes to reach your goals.
Figure out your weaknesses. Identify compensations. Strengthen every range of motion so that you can enjoy:
- Hiking with your friends and family
- Stronger, more powerful yoga poses
- Giving your back and knees a break because your hips are doing so much more of the work that used to be left to the joints above and below them
- The freedom to say "yes" to whatever you want because you KNOW exactly where you stand with your hip mobility
FROM THE TESTERS
"My plan was to actually run through the full 7 day hip program this week to do that justice. However, after about day 2, things went off the rails due to being busy. HOWEVER, I have been incorporating 5-10 minutes or hip movements (like from lesson 1) and 5-10 minutes of breathing exploration per day and I have to say my hips certainly, and maybe even my back are feeling better. It's crazy just how doing these exploratory movements and reading the spaces my body wants to move in help, but I've got to say it's freeing. I think this time-limited exploration could be an interesting tool for me going forward." - Charlie
This course will not be what gives you great hips into your 90s.
This course is not the end of your training. It's a beginning. An educated teaching on getting in touch with your own body, assessing honestly where you are RIGHT NOW, and showing you what you can do about it, forever.
The work that you do, the joy that you find in moving your body, the practice that you schedule into your life is what is going to keep you moving as much as you want to, so you can:
Your body doesn't stop changing so you can't stop taking care of it.
This course is for you to take control, work hard, and learn about your body.
I'll be honest, it is not easy to make mobility gains.
And it shouldn't be.
Your body would be full of dents if it were that easy to make changes. It may be unpopular in this microwaveable, miracle world we live in, but it's going to take hard work, consistently, over time.
If you ever feel discouraged, you can always message me at firstname.lastname@example.org - my email address is all over the place just for this reason.
Lessons 6 and 7 will be some of the hardest, most deceptively difficult work you have ever done, with almost no workout equipment required.
You will be sore, and you will have to figure out how often is often enough for you.
You'll have to start thinking about how much you're recovering, and sleeping, to reach your goals. You've probably already been thinking about that already. You know what you would be able to do if you helped yourself. When you start caring about one thing it will bleed into your life and get you thinking about a lot of other things that you could do for yourself. Action is the most powerful tool for further action.
And I predict that you will love it. You will quickly feel better than you ever have, and it will become something you're excited about.
At some point, the work doesn't become work any more. I encourage you to ask yourself why you want better hips in the first place. Get in touch with your goals and what moving better would really mean for the quality of your life. Start integrating movement into your life. Look for excuses to move your hips more. Go dancing. Pick up Jiu-Jitsu. Become the world's best lover. Then use this course to make all of those things that much easier in your life. When you start getting in touch with your hips, you'll realize this is something your body has been asking for.
I'm planning on living for a long time, so I might as well steer where I'm going.