Get fit and heal pain

Want to get fit and relieve pain at the same time? Joe Pinella, a SaddleBrooke resident and over 50-year practitioner of Qigong and Tai Chi, offers classes at SaddleBrooke that help you do just that.

It can be a real challenge to get into shape while facing issues like chronic pain, arthritis, Parkinson’s, surgeries, injuries and heart disease.

At this age, we all have some kind of accumulated damage from old injuries, illnesses or prolonged periods of inactivity over a lifetime. The solution: repair the damage with Joe Pinella’s Healing Movements System.

Joe personally knows what it takes to repair the body and then get really fit. He worked his way back to an extraordinary level of fitness after being paralyzed from the neck down, after a broken neck and back. Joe used Tai Chi and Qigong (the medical ancestor of Tai Chi), which he learned as a youngster in New York City. This experience gives Joe a unique perspective on teaching fitness to people who have pain or other physical issues.

The principle behind Joe’s system is that to get fit or stay fit after fifty, we must repair the accumulated damage we call aging. This accumulated damage, and the pain and stiffness that accompanies it, is what holds us back in our quest to stay active in retirement. It is also what limits our ability to maintain our fitness, even if we have kept up with activities like golf, cycling, tennis and pickleball.

Joe’s program, Healing Movements System, is based on his own recovery. “Healing Movements Qigong” restores basic movement skills: like the ability to freely move all your joints and muscles in their full range of motion, improving lung capacity, strength and stamina, all while relieving pain and stiffness.

“Elite Sports Conditioning” takes it a step further by strengthening and re-conditioning the whole body without the damage often caused by more vigorous sports and activities.

Classes are held at SaddleBrooke One Fitness Center.

Healing Movements Qigong: Tuesdays 10:15 a.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. (started October 18th)

Elite Sports Conditioning: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Great for those who want to excel at any sport or who just want to get into excellent shape! Call Joe at 520-343-3523 to see if you qualify.

Make Your Own Miracle: Joe also offers individualized private instruction for people with greater need. Call Joe to schedule at 343-3523.