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Train your whole body with a coherent approach.
There are millions of websites spreading "fitness" information online. You might recognize them as saying things like, "just do this one exercise and your hips will forever be happy!" "Just do this one exercise and your shoulders and posture will be fixed forever!"
Those magic exercises do work - sometimes. But maybe not for you. Or maybe the exercises are just not right for anyone!
You can search the entire internet for "hip exercises," "hip mobility," and "hip strengthening" and come up with hundreds of thousands of videos and blog posts. You'll find plenty of our videos and posts!
You can search the entire internet for "shoulder exercises," "shoulder mobility," and "shoulder strengthening" and come up with hundreds of thousands of videos and blog posts. Again, you'll find plenty of ours (and you'll find them helpful!).
The problem is often distilling things down to a practical level. Even if you somehow digest all those sources, you don't know what pieces actually apply to YOU. And as soon as that sense of being overwhelmed hits, the likelihood that you'll follow through falls through the floor.
So you spin your wheels, and your hips, shoulders, and spine still don't feel good.
We've heard this story a lot, and we wanted to find a way to help more people all around the world just like you.
We're here to help you train at home
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Answers and advice for specific movements
Ask questions during the live stream, or email questions in and have them answered in class.
A Professionally Designed Program Every Month
Each month will have a new focus and plan laid out clearly for you. Every class is an opportunity to learn and master the exercises.
The past seven classes will always be available for you to rewatch on your own time.
I just wanted to send a note thanking you guys for this course. I struggled with daily hip pain for the past 4 years. I am a wildlife habitat biologist and spend a lot of time in the field and in my personal life am also very active and do a lot of outdoor activities. I kept doing them anyways, but it hurt to hike.... which is essential for my job and many of my hobbies like hunting.
After navigating the medical system and spending a lot of time and money, I was told I had FAI and my options were to continue doing what I was doing (yoga, massage, chiro) or surgery. My chiropractor discouraged me from surgery because she said it wasn't very successful. Also it didn't make sense to me that I had lived life for a long time with the same bones but previously had no pain. I did more yoga, but my husband told me he thought it made things worse. Yoga teaches you that negative emotions are stored in your hips - the cure - more hip openers.
I then started having knee issues and I kept pulling my groin.
One day my son said "mom, I can't tell if you're angry or not". It broke my heart. I wasn't angry, I was hurting. I didn't want my husband to touch me sometimes because it put resistance on my body which pinched my hips...
Along came UprightLive and I signed up immediately.
Within the first 4 classes I learned more about proper functional body movement than in all of the yoga, crossfit, etc. classes I had taken. I started having whole days where I didn't have pain. I felt engaged in the classes and really interested. Again, I always felt immediate relief after doing the exercises. I began to understand how I could incorporate the lessons I've learned into my yoga practice so that I could still practice yoga.
I just went on a mama - baby yoga retreat...I was gone for almost 2 weeks with my 2 children without my husband. I ran with my older son, packed my baby and luggage around, walked countless steps in airports, swam in the ocean, and did a week of yoga.... with no pain.
While I know that it is the resources that you all provided that made this possible, the most empowering thing of all is that every time I walk and feel how functional and strong my hips, core, and pelvis are, I think - I fixed myself. That's truly a gift. And life without pain has truly increased my capacity as a human being in so many ways…
...I wanted to be able to run again without pain. I chased after my older son the other day with no pain. It was absolutely glorious and that boy was purely gleaming.
Real Classes With Real Upright Health Coaching...
We know not everyone can fly to see us. We know not everyone has the time or money to work with us in person. And we still want you to have the chance to get great coaching. We want your hips, spine, and shoulders to move right and feel right!
We've created UprightLive for motivated, dedicated people to join us for REAL LIVE, ONE-HOUR classes every week.
One class every week that builds your body instead of breaking it down!
WEDNESDAYS AT 10AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME
(and we do shift to PST when Daylight Savings is over)
The secret to getting results with your body...
whether you're in pain or not.
Here's the thing. We teach workshops on Healthy Hips. We work with clients daily with hip pain. Our entire coaching team has a deep understanding of hip issues.
We also teach classes on posture and have seen literally thousands of people with postural issues affecting their upper and lower bodies.
We've also had personal experience with our own bad shoulders giving out on us.
Trevor's even had a shoulder surgery to "fix" things - but it never helped.
Suffice it to say that we've seen successes. And we've seen failures.
And we know whose bodies improve and whose don't.
The ones who improve are the ones who put in the work over and over again.
When they hit roadblocks, they find a way around.
When they get frustrated, they focus on their successes.
When an exercise isn't working for them, they find out why.
When they feel unmotivated, they make themselves accountable. They start a program. They find a professional. They get a coach. They do something that looks like it will put them on the right path.
And who fails to make progress with their bodies?
The people who are stuck in a pattern of fear and avoidance.
If an exercise hurts, they allow themselves to think it's because they're deformed. Or have a disease. Or are too old.
If they feel sore after working new muscles, they get worried and decide to rest for three weeks.
Doctors and physical therapists have told them they are permanently and irrevocably damaged - and they believe it.
So when these small hurdles arise (and they always do), they swallow a poisonous belief like one of these...
"I'm too old."
"I lost the genetic lottery."
"I've got bad bones."
Surrender is the next logical step.
The predictable result is getting weaker and weaker and weaker....
Progress with your body is about consistently applying the RIGHT kind of effort.
UprightLIVE coaching lays the foundation for success with your hips, legs, shoulders, and spine.
It's strength, mobility, and balance for your entire body.
I AM A BETTER SKATER THAN EVER.
I woke up one morning in January 2016 with nagging anterior hip pain. 3 days later I couldn’t get out of bed or walk without crying in pain. 3 weeks later an MRI showed bilateral labral tears in both hips, but only one was inflamed in soft tissue and bone and there were bilateral tiny tiny bone spurs.
I was on Tylenol and Advil alternating around the clock and could barely function through a work day let alone keep up my usual activities (that included commuting by bike in the hills of San Francisco, swimming, yoga and ice hockey). I was diagnosed with FAI or hip impingement. I was told to rest. I was told I might need surgery but we would try PT first.
I was told if I went back to playing ice hockey, that I would most definitely require surgery as if it was a matter of when, not if. Grim prospects but I was now able to walk places and walk up and down stairs some of the time with minimal discomfort...
It is now 7 months since the day I could not even get out of bed without excruciating pain.
I am playing ice hockey and feel stronger on my skates, and am less likely to fall when battling another player for the puck. I feel like everything is easier, swimming, skating, yoga. I am a better skater than ever. I also am better at pinpointing and troubleshooting my own hip issues. I put in my part and since this began I have not skipped my exercises to keep me healthy.
But I wouldn’t be where I am without Upright Health.
Common Questions about
I'm not sure I have the time to do this…
Most of us spend the majority of our day not moving our hips at all and letting our upper bodies atrophy into a hunchback. We are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to shoulder, posture, and hip health. To have healthy posture, happy hips, and functioning shoulders, we believe you need a minimum dose of movement.
But what's the minimum?
Our basic guideline for clients is to do two hard workouts a week, and a small amount of work every day.
The UprightLIVE format gives you what you need to get to do your two weekly workouts.
You get one hour of healthy, constructive work for your whole body, improving strength and mobility from our live streamed class.
Then you do homework for the week in between classes.
What kind of homework will I be doing?
The kind that gets you results. :-)
From every class, we want you to follow along with the clear and simple program, complete with clickable links to exercise videos, that will be sent to you prior to the first class of each month .
As you work on your upper and lower body, you'll see the connections we always talk about. You'll see how the shoulders affect your spine and vice versa. You'll see how the pelvis affects the spine - and thus affects the shoulders. You'll start to see how intertwined it all is...
If your hips are bothering you, and you want them to feel better, you need to put in time and effort - for your whole body. If your shoulders are bothering you, you'll need to put in time and effort - for your whole body.
There are no shortcuts.
What will we learn in class?
Every month there will be an emphasis on learning a new specific movement pattern as well as:
- Structured programming fit for all levels. Constructed to unlock the potential of your body
- Classes are designed to promote strength, flexibility, and coordination in all planes of motion.
- Learn how to apply various modalities (i.e. contract/relax stretching, corrective exercise, loaded stretching, etc.), as well as when and why to use them.
- Learn how to become autonomous in guiding your own programming, regarding exercise selection, exercise order, intensity, and volume.
Through our experience, from working with thousands of individuals, we have recognized the most common deficiencies and compensations.
From recognizing these weaknesses we have streamlined the process in which we feel we can improve these areas for our clients.
We will also ensure to work each muscle group every month ensuring a balanced body. We do this so you can improve your overall quality of movement and life.
More Frequently Asked Questions
One hour a week? Is that enough time to improve my body?
What's the format of the class?
What if I can't be online at 10AM Pacific Time for the live streamed classes?
What equipment will I need to follow along at home?
Will this program work on my mobile device or tablet?
Is UprightLIVE crazy expensive?
Why should I believe this will work for me?
Get strong from the comfort of your own home!
- Live-streamed one hour classes every week
- Professional programing to follow taking the guess work out of your workout
- Learn how to use your core for a healthy body
- Build upper body control and strength
- Discover which exercises work best for you - and how often to do them
- Make progress with coaching and accountability from the world's experts on hip health
Jackie - Upright Health student
"I wasn't sure if the Healthy Hips workshop would be worth it for me because my hip pain is currently minor (thanks in part to watching the Upright Health videos on Youtube), and I am not a candidate for surgery, but I was so happy that I was able to attend this workshop in person!
Working with Matt and his team was wonderful. I love the team's holistic approach to movement. I've seen a dozen physical therapists, trainers, or bodyworkers, but this is the first time I feel like I've left with a concrete plan that will actually address the root of my problems.
I had several "aha" moments during the workshop that have subtly impacted the way I think about moving my body in yoga and throughout the day. After a month I have already seen a ton of improvement in my mobility and strength!"
Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Nothing in life is a perfect fit for everyone. We get that.
And we don't want you to feel like you wasted money if you try this program and it's not a good fit for you.
Try UprightLIVE for 14 days. If it isn't a good fit for you, email us using the contact form on our site. We'll give you a full refund.
Train smart at home.
And prepare to live life without constraints.
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And remember: Pain Sucks. Life Shouldn't.
(And Coronavirus just plain sucks).