Osteoporosis or osteopenia... chances are, you or someone you know has had this diagnosis. What's next?

An osteopenia or osteoporosis diagnosis can be overwhelming: you may have received vague or confusing advice about what activities and movements are safe, and are worried about safeguarding your independence and health.

Developing a yoga and strength training routine can help to improve bone density and posture, develop better balance, and even build confidence to allow you to continue to enjoy the activities you love.

Improving bone density requires the right stimulus, in the right dose, consistently over time. If you're wondering how to create an effective and safe routine that will provide the most bone building benefits, this seminar is for you!

Join Kaari Coach Michaela Smith and Physical Therapist Sarah Avery to learn :

  • What constitutes a safe strength training routine after diagnosis
  • The role yoga can play in your movement repertoire for osteoporosis
  • Movements to improve posture
  • Tips to train better balance
  • The most effective loading strategies for improving bone density

Watch the seminar here!

Kaari Prehab is teaming up with FC Denver, the top adult-amateur soccer club in the Rocky Mountain region!

We will be providing customized mobility and recovery programming to support the womens’ Premier team, home to Colorado's best female players. We're excited to be part of the growth of this insiring organization!

FC Denver’s President, Eric Fulton states, "The Kaari team and app is top notch. As an elite women's soccer team, we're invested in keeping our players healthy and on the field. Kaari helps us do that with a flexible suite of exercises which provides our players with a well-rounded approach to keeping physically and mentally prepared for competition." 

Kaari Coach Jules Gardner is in charge of program design. She brings a wealth of experience thanks to her time as both a Division 1 athlete and coach. “I'm extremely excited to work with the FC Denver team,” Jules says, “To be supporting a group of women that manage everyday responsibilities and stress while competing at a high level is an awesome opportunity. Given my background in sport, and specifically collegiate and post collegiate competition, I can relate to these women!"

FC Denver, we are pumped to help you to train and perform your best. Our team is here to support you on and off the field! 🙌 ⚽

New partnership announcement: Kaari Prehab x CrossFit Surmount

CrossFit athletes at Crossfit Surmount, we are thrilled to be able to provide programming services to enhance your mobility and recovery!

We are so inspired by the amazing community at CrossFit Surmount! Amongst other things, this facility is known for its inclusive and welcoming environment, as well as the exceptional coaching for clients of all levels - from fitness beginners to the region’s most elite and competitive athletes.

The super knowledgeable staff are 100% committed to providing outstanding service, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to contribute to that. Given that our values are so aligned, this partnership feels like a natural extension of all the work the CFS staff already put into creating a supportive community and a world-class fitness facility.

Tom Pecora, owner of CrossFit Surmount, says: “We at CFS genuinely want to set everyone up for success. The adaptations people work so hard for in the gym actually happen during the rest and recovery periods. Being intentional about recovery and mobility is critical to staying healthy and continuing an active lifestyle, especially as we are all getting older. Kaari’s programs are custom-made to complement our WODs, and the digital delivery makes it easy for our members to complete their mobility and recovery work at home, while still being a part of our CrossFit community.”

With our close-knit partnership, members' mobility and recovery work is aligned with each day's WOD - for example, if the day is shoulder strength focused with handstand push-ups and bench presses, the mobility and recovery is all about the shoulders. Together, we’re helping members reduce the risk of injury, train more efficiently, and improve their performance in the gym.

📷: Black Jack Images

Athlete: Tugce Eray

Kaari Prehab is partnering with CANYON//SRAM Women's Racing Team!

We are beyond excited to announce our newest partnership!

Kaari Prehab is partnering with the CANYON//SRAM Women's Cycling Team. We are providing customized programming to support this elite team with their mobility and recovery. With fifteen riders from eleven different countries, CANYON//SRAM Racing is the home of a diverse group of highly ambitious women who are willing to invest in their future and the future of cycling by breaking new grounds and constantly challenging themselves and their competitors.

Kaari Coach, Sharon Iacono, is in charge of program design to support this team of elite women cyclists, both on and off season. Sharon explains: “Our primary focus is recovery; however, cross-training is also a key part of building resilience on and off the bike. Therefore, we’ve included strength training and mobility in all of the team’s support programs. The main points are core strength, cross-body connection and posterior chain function. As a cyclist myself, I am familiar with the strains being in the saddle can put on the body, so my goal is to provide a constantly evolving program to support the riders’ needs in every way.” 

We are pumped to provide this awesome team with our personalized and innovative programming - helping the riders to train and perform their best, supporting them all the way to the podium  Feel free to follow the team over on Instagram: they just finished competing in Le Tour De France Femmes, where CANYON// SRAM rider Kasia Niewiadoma took third place in the general classification! CANYON// SRAM also won the team classification by a phenomenal 14 minutes and 19 seconds!

Photo by Thomas Maheux, rider Alena Amialiusik

Strength Training & Yoga for Osteoporosis Program

We're excited for this new program, launching in February 2023! This program is suitable for strength training and yoga novices, and is digitally delivered, includes live zoom sessions, and comes with daily support from your Kaari Coach.

The program is:

  • Designed and led by a Physical Therapist & NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Safe & research-backed
  • Fully interactive & supportive
  • 12 weeks long
  • Includes 4 days of strength and balance training each week
  • An active yoga class/week (yoga is important for improving balance, posture and managing stress which can have a negative effect on bone density)
  • A day for recovery, including myofascial release and restorative yoga/mindfulness practices

All done in the comfort of your own home, on your schedule!
We want to place the power back in YOUR hands to improve your bone density and live a life full of the activities you love! 

Interested? Our next group starts in February 2023. Please reach out to [email protected] to get on the waitlist! There are payment plans available. 

Let’s move better, together! 🙌

Allison: pain-free and back on the bike!

When working with our clients, one of our big goals is to give them skills and knowledge that they can continue using on their own after the end of their program.

Allison came to us with pain in her lower back area, which was preventing her from doing what she loved… cycling.

She began a custom program with us, and started seeing results after just a few weeks 😃

Her program included sport-specific strengthening along with myofascial release. Here’s what she had to say:

“I have really enjoyed these exercises, and I think the gradual ramp up in the strengthening has been on point. I've been so pleased to see that I can go back and do some of the easier versions of the same muscle group with ease. And now that I am lifting more intensely with my trainer, I really need the MFR and relaxation techniques so I'm so glad that all of these are dovetailing so nicely! Thank you for all the education that is also included in your videos. Having the consistency of listening to the information over the last 8 months has been so illuminating”

Allison, we couldn’t be more happy that you’re back to doing what you love!

Do you have a nagging injury or chronic pain that is preventing you from doing something you love? If so, tell us more about what is going on so we can get you back on track - you can fill in our brief contact form here. It’s your turn to move better, and feel better, every day 🌟

We can’t wait to work with you! 

Desiree: a Frozen Shoulder client success story!

Desiree came to us with frozen shoulder symptoms that were impacting her daily life.Her range of motion was very limited, and she was experiencing intense pain multiple times a day and throughout the night. Wanting to avoid surgery, she reached out to us and started working with Kaari Coach with Sharon Iacono, who has lots of expertise working with frozen shoulder. 

Sharon custom-built Desiree a program that includes myofascial release, mobility work, and strengthening exercises. Since our Bespoke programs are interactive, Desiree’s feedback allows Sharon to fine tune her program, so it’s always in lockstep with her progress.

In just 3 months, Desiree says her “painful episodes are rare, and my range of motion has greatly improved. I still have a ways to go, but I am so excited with the progress I have made with Sharon's coaching and guidance. I am excited to see where my shoulder gets in the next 3 months! Sharon is an awesome coach and responds promptly to my feedback and messages. This has been a great experience. Great team and support!”

Are you or someone you know experiencing symptoms of frozen shoulder? If you would like to get out of pain and get back to living your daily life, pain-free, fill out our brief intake form to tell us more about your symptoms. 

Let’s move better, together 🙌

We couldn't be more proud of our professional cyclist clients at Canyon//SRAM Racing!

Congratulations Ricarda Bauernfeind & Antonia Niedermaier! The two riders from the Canyon// SRAM Generation team just signed contracts with the World Tour Racing team for 2023 and 2024.

We love what we do here at Kaari, and we’re beyond excited to help athletes make the most of their rest and recovery time. It all adds up to moving better, performing better, and feeling better- on and off the bike.

Kaari Coach, Sharon Iacono, is in charge of program design to support this amazing team of elite women cyclists, both on and off season. 

Do you or your team need help making your recovery routine, structured, intentional and sport-specific? After all, your training is planned to a T; your recovery shouldn’t be an afterthought after you’ve put in all the hard work. Let us know how we can help YOU enhance your athletic performance by filling out our brief contact form on our Bespoke Coaching page.

📷: Thomas Maheux