MOVE better, FEEL better, LIVE better
Growing up as a competitive highland dancer, Sandy never thought much about overuse injuries or proper body mechanics during movement. It wasn’t until 10-15 years later of still dancing with the same intensity and drive that led to numerous bouts of shin splints, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Wanting to continue as a competitive dancer, Sandy turned her focus to training smarter and learned the importance of recovery and rest, while improving her overall fitness level through targeted strength training, body mechanics and alignment. She has taken her knowledge as an experienced dancer and Personal Trainer to develop different methods of fitness training, known as Fit for Reel.
Scottish highland dancers are not just dancers; they are spectacular athletes that require more training than just dance technique. Fit for Reel was created with two goals in mind:
To provide cross-training exercises and workouts to help dancers improve their fitness level and enhance their dance technique.
Because highland dance is so strenuous and repetitive, dancers often develop muscle imbalances that can lead to overuse injuries. Fit for Reel's cross-training workouts are designed to eliminate muscle imbalances and keep dancers performing at their best.
- Educating Teachers
To educate teachers and parents about dancer training with proper body mechanics and appropriate strength and flexibility exercises. Highland dancers and their teachers share a passion that with the correct training program can lead to a long and prosperous dance career.