Train.rest.excel on stage

Vision:

Fit4performingarts strives to help dancers stay healthy and fit – physically and mentally

The physical and mental demands of dancers have increased in the last years, thus today’s dance training needs new approaches. Dance technique training alone is insufficient to cover these diverse needs – other methods coming from the field of sports science have produced promising regimes.  Important for me are wise training plans and sufficient recovery time and methods. With these two components dancers will excel on stage.

Train

To reach this goal different training concepts from the realm of sports science may help in addition. Applied in a progressive way, adapted to the individual needs and periodized they will guarantee success.

Rest

Besides periodized training sessions, rest and other recovery measures are the main ingredients of success.

Excel on stage

The combination of training and rest in a balanced way promises to improve your performance on stage and helps to reduce sustainably the risk of injury without altering the aesthetics of dance.

 

Mission:

Invest daily in the health and wellbeing of dancers – only healthy dancers will dance  exceptionally and for a long period.

I aim to support dancers, dance pedagogues, artistic directors in all aspects of prevention and management of dance specific injury, conditioning and intend to provide an outstanding online and on-site service to dancers. My approach will be evidence-based practices that are innovative yet respect tradition.

My passion for the implementation of health and fitness programs for dancers shall be contagious and the investment in the health of dancers at dance institutions in Switzerland become a normality.

The following three aspects are part of the mission: education, teaching and consultations. 

1. Education

Health relevant topics will be taught based on sports- and dance science in workshop or lecture format - evidence-based, highly practical and in a benevolent atmosphere. 

2. Teaching:

In the realm prevention I offer a tool-box full of measures to improve your individual potential: 

  • ready-planned fitness programs on demand
  • weekly  Body Conditioning program on demand or live
  • pre-prepared relaxation and rest programs
  • 1:1 consultations live or via Zoom
  • whole company body condition trainings live or via Zoom
  • lectures and workshops

In the realm of rehabilitation I offer the following measures: 

  • functional rehabilitation program "back to stage" to fill the gap between traditional physiotherapy and being ready for performance on stage.

3. Consultation:

With my consultations I support dance institutions to establish health programs from a sports- and dance- scientific point of vierw:

  • Implementation of health care programs 
  • Optimization of the training process in terms of physical fitness
  • Periodization of the preparation and performance season

Values:

 

1. With heart & humour

I strive to inspire, transform and connect emotionally with my clients. I highly believe in a joyful atmosphere in which your physical and psychological development stands in the foreground. Within this realm your full potential can blossom.

 

2. At eye level

I value a collaborative exchange, nurture open-mindedness and fresh thinking. Together, we collaborate towards a common goal. Your feedback helps me to identify possible strategies and ways towards careful planning better. Your personality, your individual needs, your body and mind are in the limelight of the training strategy. Let’s take future training decisions as a team.

 

3. Quality

I value highly movement quality over quantity. Correct implementation and solid alignment of the training input are my first star aims.