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HIPS DON’T LIE

 

An 8-week program to reduce stiffness and pain by building hip strength, improving balance and increasing flexibility.

…After your workout, do you hobble to your car, wincing as you slide into the driver’s seat?

 

…Afraid to try new activities or start working out, because you’re worried about getting injured?

 

…Sitting at your desk killing your hips?

 

…Gotta cranky hip flexor or forever tight IT band that won’t go away, no matter how much you stretch?

That experience? So not fun. I’ve been there, too.

Even as a fitness instructor, I was plagued by hurty hips.

Teaching a group fitness class left me so wrecked that I’d practically crawl off the stage when class was over.

And that discomfort? It didn’t end with my workouts.

Washing dishes was uncomfortable enough that I’d have to stop to foam roll my IT bands. Stepping off the sidewalk wrong was enough to whack out my hip for weeks. I was afraid to go hiking or sit with less than perfect posture, because I knew I’d pay for it with screaming hip flexors and a sore low back. My hips clicked. All. The. Time.

I was 25, going on 90. Ironic for someone who taught fitness for a living.

At first, I ignored it, thinking it would figure itself out. It didn’t. Instead, it got worse.

I tried massage, chiropractic and physical therapy, with some results, but I felt like I lived in an (expensive) revolving door between the gym and the physical therapist. I’d feel normal for a moment, but then I’d step back in the gym and immediately flare things up.

I realized if I wanted to feel better long-term, I was going to have to change the way I moved and not just for an hour every couple weeks in a specialist’s office.

So, I started studying the underlying causes of my (and my client’s) creaky, cranky, achy hips.

What I learned? Exercise (yep, even the hard stuff) doesn’t have to hurt. In fact, it shouldn’t!

Many of us – even especially those of us who are active – lack the foundational strength and flexibility to move our hips with good alignment, so over time things get compressed and start to hurt, especially when we decide to push it or try a new activity.

Which is why I created Hips Don’t Lie, a simple 8 week at home program to help you build strength and balance and make you feel more like your (not-so-old) self.

Hips Don’t Lie is an at-home hip training program to get your stronger with less pain.

What’s included when you join?

  • Instant access to two 8-week Hips Don’t Lie Training Programs, one for beginners and one for experienced exercisers, so you’ll be able to practice at all levels. No hips left behind. 😉
  • 8 easy to follow 20 to 30 minute routines using a Pilates ball and Theraband* that you can squeeze into your morning, lunch hour or post dinner – a few times a week.
  • Streaming video tutorials, so you can follow along in real time – no memorization required! Just press play.
  • Downloadable PDF worksheets of the exercises so you can print and workout, anytime, anywhere.
  • 24/7 access to the program and all future updates. This means you can open it (or revisit it!) a year from now and it will still be waiting for you.

*Equipment not included with purchase of Hips Don’t Lie. Pilates balls and Therabands retail for $8 to $10 and $3 to $5, respectively.

Cart closes October 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST

Ready to loosen up those hips?

Join hips don’t lie for $97*

*sales tax applicable for WA residents

I have struggled with hip pain and followed Hips Don’t Lie for 8 weeks. The results have been incredible! I now have increased mobility, strength, and best of all, I can move pain free!”

Deb T.
Pilates Teacher

AND as thank you for joining, here’s a list of your bonuses…

  • Three multi-level maintenance routines, so you can keep up your progress or come back for a quick tune up even after the program is done.
  • A guide to dynamic stretching to help keep your hips happy after long days at the office or a tough workout.
  • A 25 minute foot and ankle tutorial, including exercises for foot + ankle strength (and stiffness!), over pronation, over supination and shin tightness.

Plus, you’ll get Class 1 from Trina’s Altman’s Yoga Deconstructed® online course.

About Trina Altman:

Trina Altman, B.S., E-RYT 500, YACEP, PMA®-CPT, STOTT PILATES® certified instructor, is the creator of Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed®, which both take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates and their relationship to modern movement science.

She leads teacher trainings in Yoga Tune Up® and the Roll Model® Method locally and internationally. Emphasizing the importance of inner focus, she teaches anatomy for yoga teacher trainings across the country.

She has presented at Kripalu, PURE YOGA® NYC, Yogaworks, Cal-a-Vie Spa, SYTAR, the Yoga Alliance Leadership Conference, ECA, UCLA and multiple yoga conferences. Trina’s articles have been published in both Yoga Journal and Yoga International.

Her teaching fosters body cognition and self-discovery, firmly grounded in anatomical awareness. She works out of Los Angeles at Equinox and The Moving Joint. You can find her online classes and courses at trinaaltman.com

Gotta Question? Find the answer here.

Not gonna lie, there is a clamshell in this program.

However, Hips Don’t Lie is more than just clamshells. Rather than make you do hours of the same tired exercises, I’ve put together a comprehensive program that considers how your body moves as a whole and addresses the most common weak links that contribute to hip discomfort.

Nope! For this program, you’ll need a long band, a looped band and a small, inflatable ball (insert links). If you don’t already have it, all of these props can be purchased for less than $20.00 total and if you have to travel, they can easily fit into a carry-on bag.

I wrote this program with small apartments and hotel rooms in mind. You might have to move your coffee table or fend off your cat, but as long as you have enough space to lie on your back with your arms and legs extended, you’re good.

Hips Don’t Lie does a lot of things, but it’s not a weight loss program. Because this program targets your smaller, posture muscles, which respond to small, slow movements, you probably won’t find yourself lying in a puddle of sweat, burning hundreds of calories or gasping for air when you follow this program.

However, happier hips = better posture, stronger glutes and improved performance in your regular workouts, so you might discover that you stand taller or see some booty lifting benefits after 8 weeks of targeted work, because no one ever checks the saggy butt box 😉

It depends on how you define “super busy.” The routines are intentionally short, so as long you have 30(ish) minutes to do the exercises 3 times a week, then yes! You’re good!

Yes! This program has been reviewed by a physical therapist to ensure that it is appropriate for people with hip replacements. However, if you are unsure about starting a new exercise program, you should always check with your doctor first.

The short answer is no. I’m a lot of things, but I’m not a physical therapist and I can’t fix you.

Hips Don’t Lie is for you, if:

  • You’ve been cleared to exercise by your doctor or physical therapist and you’re looking for a transition back to regular exercise after rehabilitation from an injury.
  • You have general tension/stiffness and you want to improve alignment and mobility or reduce your risk of injury or re-injury
  • You want a supplement to regular workouts to decrease tension and improve hip strength, flexibility and function

Hips Don’t Lie is not for you, if:

  • You have ongoing, undiagnosed and untreated pain
  • You suspect you have an underlying trauma or injury
  • You have osteoporosis or a condition where spinal flexion or extension are contraindicated
  • You have not been cleared to exercise by your doctor or physical therapist

(Please note that if you have any questions or concerns about starting a new fitness program or you have ongoing pain, it is recommended that you consult a medical professional.)

Hips don’t lie includes two versions. One for beginners and one for intermediate to advanced movers.

If you’re new to exercise or are coming back from an injury, then it is recommended you start with the beginner version. However, as long as you can safely get up and down off the ground, you should be fine to do this program.

About your instructor:

Hey there! I’m Nikki Naab-Levy. I’m a Pilates teacher, fitness educator and massage therapist based in the rainy, but gorgeous Pacific Northwest.

I’ve got a degree in exercise science, more professional certifications than I can count and 10 + years experience helping people who struggle with injury get fit with less pain.

My fitness wisdom has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Huffington Post, Girls Gone Strong and Men’s Fitness and I’ve worked with everyone from professional athletes to 90 year olds.

I adore an oversized cup of coffee, everything fall (plaid, pumpkin spice lattes, pie, scarves) and I sometimes wonder if I started teaching fitness, because it gave me an excuse to live in yoga pants.

Cart closes October 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST

Ready to shake your tail feathers?

Join Hips Don’t Lie for $97*

*sales tax applicable for WA residents

Refund policy: For paid registrations in a Course, users have up to 30 days after the payment to request a refund. Qualified refund requests may take up to 30 days to process. To request a refund, please email us at nikki@naablevy.com and provide the following: name; email address used in sign-up; reason for requesting refund.