What is SpinalFit?
SpinalFit is a safe exercise program designed to take any BODY regardless of health or fitness level and slowly increase their Health.
How does SpinalFit work?
SpinalFit was designed to work on many levels from the musculo-skeletal system to the neuro-endocrine system. SpinalFit focuses on strict form of multiple exercises to strengthen the spinal core muscles, retrain proper motor recruitment patterns of functional movements, and stimulate a neuro-endocrine hormonal release. Basically, it is a total body workout designed to be extremely safe!
Who can do SpinalFit?
As our slogan says, “Every BODY can do it!” With a physician on staff during the classes and multiple trainers specifically trained in SpinalFit, every BODY can do it.
When and where is SpinalFit taught?
Classes are 1 hour. The current class schedule is Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30 AM and Wednesday at 1 PM. The classes are at Crossfit St. Simons which is located at 217 Longview Plaza on St. Simons Island.
What should I wear to SpinalFit?
Normal workout clothing with a lightweight tennis shoe.
Should I show up early for my first SpinalFit class?
Yes, please arrive 15 minutes early.
Is it 1 hour of continuous exercise?
No. There are 4 parts to the hour. The first two, The Spinal Basics and The Warm up, are at your pace. The third is a Skill session. Last is the SpinalFit workout.
Is SpinalFit a class workout?
Yes and No. It is not a traditional class style format like you find at a gym or yoga studio. It is more of a group setting with individuals doing the same exercises adjusted or scaled to their individual abilities and skills. Therefore, we can accommodate people new to SpinalFit at any class.
Who designed SpinalFit?
SpinalFit was designed by Phillip E Carlyle DC, CCWP, BCIM. He has been a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic for 14 plus years. He was Georgia’s first Board Certified Wellness Physician and is also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. He has a lifetime of exercise experience ranging from multiple high school sports to 6 years as a United States Marine. He has been formally trained as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer, a Crossfit Kids trainer, and a United States Association of Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance trainer.
Why did Dr. Carlyle design SpinalFit?
Dr. Carlyle saw a need for an exercise program for his patients with spinal conditions. He would give exercises for patients to do at home but couldn’t guarantee compliance or safety because of poor form or technique. He also regularly was seeing patients that were exercising at home or at gyms that had injured themselves. Therefore, he decided to design SpinalFit.