Fitness myths are ruining your body and self-worth
If it feels like you’re drowning in the “shoulds,” the guilt, and the expectations about your body, your fitness routine, and your life, you’ve come to the right place. At Alkalign we educate, empower, and inspire you to break free from that burden so that you can stop beating yourself up and realize that the best is yet to come.
we’ve got bad news…
Fitness is an industry that preys on your insecurities. The truth is, most fitness pros have been “certified” in a few hours and most influencers don’t actually know anything about how the human body works/moves. Following these individuals and their programs puts you at risk of accelerating wear and tear on your body and ultimately missing out on life because of injury.
to make things worse…
There are invisible expectations that are placed on us by our culture about how we should live our lives, or the person we should be. Often these are reinforced by important people in our life like our parents, teachers, coaches, peers, employers, and especially social media. This results in a powerful inner critic that we must live with that tells us stories about what our fitness routine should be like, what we should look like, what we should have achieved by this time in our life. This voice can quickly propel us to burnout and a lack of balance in our lives, or it can cause us to shut down entirely. It can feel like you’re drowning in the “shoulds”, the guilt, and the shame about your body, your routine, and your life.
There is no golden ticket. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That flashy gizmo or brand that promises to get you X in Y days isn’t going to deliver real, sustainable results that last. Instead, you’ll be riding the waves and crashes of the flashy “fast-fitness” industry that leave you feeling defeated, inadequate, and broken down – mentally and physically.
this is how we dismantle the “shoulds”
it doesn’t have to hurt to work
Say goodbye to hype and the days of equating the quality of your workout with how much you sweat or what your fitness device told you you did. We believe it’s time to get back to what’s real and what works – the basics. That’s why we adhere to a philosophy that is built on the 7 functional movement patterns of the human body, so you’re no longer training to achieve some arbitrary metric or take some sweaty selfie. [“check the box” or “reach your step goal”.] We train movement instead of just muscles so you can gain a skillset that transfers over to every element of your life.
At Alkalign we don’t look at screens or dashboards, but instead feel with our hands, look with your eyes and really tune into what is happening in our bodies in this moment.
It’s time to break free from the workout that leaves you feeling more physically and mentally broken down than when you started. It’s time to embrace a philosophy that prioritizes your long term health as much as your short term results and trains you for life.
Judgement free zone
“I regret taking care of myself.”
– Said no one ever.
get off the hamster wheel
Modern day life is hard. As if it weren’t hard enough to pay the bills, feed the dog (and kids!), and maintain relationships, we are further burdened by a culture that fills our heads with expectations about what we should look like, should act like and how that should make us feel.
The barrage of unattainable images and conflicting, misleading, and just plain bad advice about what it means to be “fit” are overwhelming and confusing. They may have driven you to a fitness routine that isn’t helping you achieve your goals [or is breaking you down mentally and physically] or perhaps leave you unsure of where and how to start taking better care of yourself.
That’s why we created Alkalign. We recognize the importance of having a place in your life where you are given the space to dismantle the “shoulds” and explore your personal balance (which might even include the occasional dance party). We created a judgement-free zone with highly trained FUNctional movement professionals who are committed to teaching you body-preserving movement and guiding you in your self care.
Welcome to a space where you can listen, learn, and pay attention to how you’re wired. It’s your time to finally get off the hamster wheel, and live your life your way.
Alkalign Events & Announcements
Alkalign Retreat at Rancho La Puerta – October 15-19, 2022
We’ve put together an amazing opportunity for you to invest in you. How often do you put yourself on the back burner? How often do you say “Someday I will…” Well, someday is here. We are hosting an Alkalign Retreat in October 2022 and would love for you to join us!
It Doesn’t Have to Hurt to Work
Are you ready to break free from the physical pain and mental misery of the race to achieve the “perfect” body? If so, this book is for you! After hitting rock bottom, Erin set on a new trajectory in both body and mindset. She blends narrative stories and research-based explanations of how our bodies and minds work and how it doesn’t have to hurt to work.