ChimeraFit 

 

The perfect blend of Strength, Pilates and Yoga. 

Designed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Pilates instructor with hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)

Ideal for management of  hypermobility, arthritis, and chronic pain. 

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Feel Strong Stable, and In Control of Your Body

 

ChimeraFit Group Classes

ChimeraFit Class Schedule

Level 1: future days/times tbd

Level 2: Thurs 5:00- 6:00 pm  CDT

  • all classes live via Zoom
  • video replay link sent to all participants after class¬†

 

  

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ChimeraFit Classes 

30 min (Level 1/2):  $10 

60 min (Level 2): $18 

  • All classes on Zoom
  • All classes include a free video replay¬†
  • 1st class is FREE for all new clients! Use coupon code "NEWCLIENT" at checkout¬†

 

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Class Packages 

30 min - 10 classes:  $90 

60 min - 10 classes: $150 

Expires in 6 mo

 

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 "I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Melissa and the benefits these classes have had on my overall health. Every hypermobile person needs these classes in their lives yesterday."
-Sarah   

Class Descriptions 

Level 1 - 30 min

Advanced Beginner level class for a gentle mid-day workout to activate and mobilize the whole body.   

Appropriate for hypermobile humans that are not complete beginners to a movement practice.  

Pre-requisite skills: 

  • Standing 10-15 min
  • Body weight squat and lunge (partial range of motion ok)
  • 1 leg balance (with hand support on chair/wall as needed)
  • Hands and knees position (or modified to elbows, push up paddles etc..)

 

Level 2 - 60 min

Intermediate/advanced with more complex functional movements. 

Pre-requisite skills: 

  • Standing 20-30 min¬†
  • Quicker transitions between movements¬†
  • Use of free weights for movements such as overhead press, row, optional for squat/lunge variations¬†
  • Recommend taking a few 30 min level 1/2 classes first unless already a consistent exerciser and somewhat familiar with basic strength training, Pilates, and yoga movements.¬†

 

Equipment Needed - All Classes

  • Long exercise bands
  • Loop mini-exercise bands
  • 9" Pilates ball
  • Free weights (when you're ready)¬†
  • Foam roller (or towel roll)

Optional -  balance pad (or pillow), yoga block 

 

*Disclaimer:  Group classes are NOT a substitute for Physical Therapy. Be sure to have clearance from your provider for participation in any group fitness program. 

Chimera Fit Private Sessions

 

All bodies are unique

 

Learn the ChimeraFit method including the fundamentals of Pilates, Yoga, strength, and balance training, tailored specifically to your needs.  Perfect for anyone new to fitness, recovering from an injury, or looking to get the most out of your exercise routine.

 

Private Session Packages include:  

  • Lifetime access to videos of your private sessions.

  • Measurements of strength, balance, and¬† flexibility to monitor progress

  • App to view videos of exercises for each day,¬† monitor your progress

  • Chat with Dr. Melissa via app between sessions to clarify or ask questions¬†

  • Personalized home exercise/self care tool kit¬†

  • Free 15 min phone or video check-ins if any clarification or support is needed¬†

 

I currently have a waitlist for 1:1 clients. Click below to get on the list to know when I spots open up! 

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What People Are Saying

 

" I've been taking dr.Melissa's classes for almost four months and my sciatica pain that I had for almost 16 years is gone! Dr.Melissa is very knowledgeable and caring. Her classes are fun! I work from home and love the opportunity to take a break and work on my entire body in a 30 minutes or 1 hour session. I love Melissa's classes!" - Ayguyl

 

"Dr. Melissa is an incredible teacher who will help you no matter where you’re starting from. Dr. Melissa also includes tips to how different movements relate to everyday activities. This is beyond helpful in daily life and has led to less injuries from hyperextension and careless movement. This attention to detail is not something I’ve ever seen in any other fitness class or physical therapy session. These classes are personalized with results that were visibly noticeable after only the first few classes. Now months in, I’m feeling stronger than ever and have noticeably better posture and balance. I am moving so much better—like tin man after oil better. It’s significant and undeniable. Plus, Dr. Melissa truly cares about our health. She asks if anyone has trouble areas before class starts and makes adjustments accordingly. I find this part so important for a condition where new injuries can sometimes pop up daily. She has also stayed several times after class to show additional exercises to help with painful areas or injuries. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Melissa and the benefits these classes have had on overall health. Every hypermobile person needs these classes in their lives yesterday. "

- Sarah B

"Melissa is a physical therapist and Pilates instructor of unrivaled quality. I have known her for about 15 years, first seeing her as a patient, then taking Pilates from her, and recently turning to her for some advice on new issues. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the body and mind, and can present a broad array of solutions for you to experiment with. . This is her calling, and it shows. My mom and I both take her Pilates class now, and I appreciate the versatility, challenge, sense of play, and good humor that Melissa brings. She's a beautiful, wise soul that I feel lucky to know."

- Elena K