Clarice is amazing! Although the combination makes perfect sense, it’s not often you find a fitness instructor who is a seasoned physical therapist. She has successfully treated me for both back and sciatica issues. And, the cherry on the top is not only are Clarice's classes informative and effective, they’re actually fun too!
The words that come to mind to describe Clarice are knowledgeable, skilled and generous. Plus, being with her is so much fun. Sweet Clarice gives personal attention to each person so after a few sessions, I have positions to improve my strength. I feel like I'm being given secrets to good health.
I first met Clarice as my Physical Therapist after surgery. She was most caring and concerned about getting me moving again on a personal level and I really thrived with her care.
Then she started her own exercise classes and these are fun to go to. She gives us all great personalized attention, we laugh a lot, and she doesn't take herself too seriously. When someone new comes into the class, Clarice takes time to introduce everyone, and makes a point of giving the new person individual attention without neglecting the rest of the class.
Suffice it to say, she is the BEST.
Clarice O'Reilly-Cummins is a physical therapist with nearly thirty years of experience. She spent about twenty years in the neurological field, but always had her foot in the door of orthopedics and sports medicine. About seven years ago, she began working mainly in the orthopedic sports medicine field in a private clinic in Oakland. Over the years, Clarice has also had her own home health business and taught motor development in the school system while her children were growing up. This extensive background has allowed her to not only learn, but to develop an innate sense about the human body. This includes how it works, how it recovers from injury and best functions with chronic conditions. This knowledge in combination with a lifetime participation in sports including swimming,spinning, running, golfing and of course Irish step dancing are what has driven her to start teaching her core fitness classes.
CLASS INFORMATION AND COST
You'll discover how to tap into your own mind-body connection to build coordinated strength, balance and power while improving your posture and body mechanics to alleviate any neck or back pain.
Classes are 75 min in length and focus on foam rolling (15 min.), core activation and co-contraction of stabilizing musculature about the hips and shoulder complex, as well as strengthening in various developmental postures (50-55 min.). We finish with 5-10 minutes of stretching. Incorporated into this, You will also learn how to stop overusing your neck and shoulder musculature to free you from pain and tension in these areas.
A variety of equipment including foam rollers, Swiss balls, Kettle bells, exercise bands, weights, and balance discs will be utilized during classes. However, you will come away with being proficient using mainly your own body weight in higher level postures to work all of the core stabilizing muscles and challenge your balance and coordination.
You will be taught how to exercise safely and effectively so that you can participate in any type of fitness program, lift heavy items and use your body safely without fear of injury. All of this adds up to more flexible, balanced, coordinated muscle strength so you can go out and do the things you love to do feeling lighter, more powerful and being able to achieve greater personal success!
Cost per Class is $20 or you can purchase a pack of 10 classes for $180.
OPTIMAL FORM AND FITNESS
CLARICE O’REILLY-CUMMINS, PT
403 49th ST at Shafter Ave.