Hi everyone. Tina Conca here and I want to share some really exciting news about a new specialized program I am developing for Conca Sport and Fitness. It’s called THE CORE at CSF – Women’s Wellness Training.
We are getting ready to launch this program in early Spring but I wanted to give you a sneak peek into what’s coming and why.
I am a Certified pelvic rehab practitioner; which means I am a clinical physical therapist who specializes in women's wellness and rehabilitation. I am also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
With over 25 years of clinical experience with thousands of women allowing me to be part of their health and wellness journey, I have seen hands-on how our pelvic floor changes with age, pregnancy, childbirth, surgeries such as hysterectomies, cancer treatments, peri-menopausal hormonal fluctuations. And, I see the resulting dysfunctions that are common across the lifespan. Things like leakage or incontinence, pain, constipation, core weakness, and the list goes on. I see these diagnoses every day in the clinic and help women every day gain more control over their health and function.
I am also a mom of 3 beautiful children. I was a collegiate athlete and now I am an active sideline mom for more teams than I can count. Having just celebrated the big 50, I am a woman who is dipping my toe into the peri-menopausal world. Truth be told, I am also selfish! I am demanding. I want answers and solutions as I mature. I am just as interested in women's wellness and fitness as you are. Not just for myself, but for my daughters, my sister, my mom, and for the whole tribe of women in my life.
If not us then who? Why now? A physiotherapist mentor of mine, Michelle Lyons often says Women are not just little men. I love this saying. We are wonderfully complicated and ever-changing. Let's embrace this and recognize that our bodies need different things throughout our decades.
The most common questions I get are:
2. POSSIBLY – THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE
3. WE’LL FIGURE IT OUT TOGETHER
CSF has been committed to adult wellness for 10 years now. I have been committed to specialized care for women for decades. The timing to pair these forces couldn’t be better. Women are justly seeking out answers. Advocating for themselves. We all need help along the way to ask the right questions.
I have traveled across the country and overseas to see what the rest of the world is doing for pelvic floor training and women's fitness and I can tell you the wave of advocacy, ownership and awareness is just beginning in the US! Let's face it no one wants to wear pads if they don’t have to. No one wants to be worried that they will experience an embarrassing accident. And no one wants to be in chronic pain every day.
Or more accurately, I am rowing a boat to the other side. From clinical care to our training facility, I am developing The Core at CSF for the sole purpose of getting to the heart of women’s wellness training. Getting to THE CORE, if you will, of a purposeful focus on our pelvic floors and core function.
The greatest reward in helping women is diving deep and finding connections with them about past orthopedic issues, gut health, maternal history/ wellness, gynecology history/ hormonal changes, stress and nutrition, breath control, etc.
This is the essence of THE CORE program; it's simple yet deep. Make things simple to understand, relatable, and motivational but deep enough to get to the foundations of mobility and function for women with some level of DYS-FUNCTION.
Specialized Fitness training that will focus on body awareness, core and pelvic floor engagement, breath control, and mindful progression. Moving from dysfunction to function. And, along the way, I always like to have a little FUN! Demystifying the basic anatomy and physiology of how our bodies work and change. Let’s face it some of these topics seem taboo. But for all who know me, there must be laughter! We can?t talk about all this stuff without a healthy dose of reality, self-esteem and a good laugh.
We realize you have many choices available when it comes to fitness and we’d like to take the time to thank you for researching your next level of success. We take your health very seriously, as should you. We appreciate you trusting us with this important responsibility.
Having been involved in the Fitness Industry for over 25 years, I became increasingly frustrated at its poor standards. Quite simply, I became sick and tired of clubs where sales numbers were more important than member results. Personal training standards were ridiculously poor and good training programs and qualified instruction were almost impossible to find. I set out to create the solution. And I truly believe I did!
In 2009, we became the first Adult Training gym in Western MA. We have an incredibly knowledgeable and energized team of coaches, research-based training methods and a clean, no fluff training facility. You won’t find a more qualified or more highly-trained fitness training team anywhere. We also offer lifestyle enhancement programs based on improving the activities in your life such as Golfing, Biking, Obstacle Course Racing, distance running or any of the other sports you might participate in. From the pro’s to everyday Joes, middle and high school athletes, elite level players, we can get you there you need be. If you just want to finally look move and feel better, you landed in the right place.
Recovering from an injury?? We are the only physician and physical therapist backed Return – To – Play program in the region. ACL, knee or hip replacement? Sprained ankle, sore back? Whatever your setback might have been. You can trust my team to get you back to full strength.
What truly sets us apart from other gyms is that we are the only fitness facility in the area you can experience before you make a commitment. You can come in and meet with one of our team coaches, become a member for 21 days (21 DAY JUMPSTART), and see if our gym is for you without any commitment. More importantly, we are the only fitness facility whose sole focus is not on membership numbers ? but on our members’ results. We want to positively IMPACT our members, our community and inspire others to greatness.
We don’t have salespeople…come meet our qualified team of coaches and decide for yourself. If we can’t earn your trust during your introductory program and prove to you that we’re the best gym in Western MA, walk away with no obligation whatsoever. It really is that simple!
The two phases of Women’s Wellness at CSF will be