The StoneFit program
More than anything, StoneFit is an attitude.
Your injury or arthritis is not an excuse to give up your activities, quite the opposite. Your injury is the motivation to become fitter, faster and stronger than you have been in years.
StoneFit Online Group Fitness Classes Now Available
The Fitness & Rehab Team hosts complimentary StoneFit group fitness classes live via Zoom video conference each Monday & Wednesday. These classes are specifically designed to support you in your recovery or in maintaining your fitness levels with the changes to your daily routine during COVID-19 restrictions.
Classes Mondays & Wednesdays 8am PST (Timezone Converter)
To attend classes, sign up in the form below (checking the StoneFit Online box) to receive our class links and any future news on our online fitness program.
We also have a library of fitness and rehabilitation videos available here.
StoneFit is an energizing, high intensity interval training program taken under the careful guidance of our physical therapists. The program is uniquely adapted to meet the needs of people rehabilitating after injury or battling arthritis. Incorporating nutritional advice, StoneFit helps speed recovery and promotes a new level of fitness.
The StoneFit program encourages you to see yourself as an athlete in training, now and forever, whether your goal is to walk to the store without pain or to get back into the half pipe on your skis. Just like a professional athlete would do, you need to focus on optimal nutrition, fitness and strength.
StoneFit helps you have FUN while doing this. Since variety is the spice of life, the program focuses on short, intense workouts to train most of the body simultaneously, helping to improve all kinds of fitness areas: strength, agility, balance, proprioception, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, flexibility, power, coordination, and accuracy. The short exercises are completed one after the other, all of this possible even while recovery from an injury, we design custom programs depending on your circumstance. For a severe knee injury, for example, a single leg squat with a partner ball throw trains almost all the body’s musculature and skills. Elderly people, recovering from a knee or hip replacement, can combine balance skills standing on a pillow, while swinging a very light kettle bell. This rapidly improves core strength and balance skills. The combinations are endless.
Part of StoneFit encourages weight optimization and a change in diet. We work with patients to encourage them to focus on lean protein, and to dramatically reduce carbohydrates and processed foods. We suggest increasing water intake to a tall glass of plain non-carbonated water every hour, which eliminates calorie-laden foods and sugary drinks. Learn more
Enhanced Functional Fitness Through Yoga
A diversity in recovery exercises and everyday workouts is a recipe for success in strengthening and build total-body fitness. One great outlet for full-body workouts and muscle strengthening around your joints is yoga.
With the added benefits of mindfulness, increased flexibility, improved circulation, and anxiety reduction, the many types of yoga can be wonderful additions to your fitness regime to help keep your joints strong and extend your athletic career.
Stone Clinic knee surgery patient, certified yoga teacher, business owner, committed Stone Research Foundation supporter, and all-around wonder woman Jennifer Brinkley, along with her business partner Sandy Plemmons, opened Let if Flow Yoga near Charlotte, NC to share their passion for fitness and movement.
Jennifer uses yoga and myofascial release to enhance the functional fitness of herself and her students in her studio. During these days of “shelter-in-place” orders, Jennifer reached out to see how she could support all our patients struggling to find outlets for fitness and donated a yoga and myofascial class specifically geared towards post-op knee patients.
Below is the full recorded class donated by Jennifer. Let It Flow Yoga studio offers a variety of virtual yoga classes online at http://letitflowyoga.com/online-class/. The Slow Flow or Stretch & Release classes are appropriate for beginners, but please be sure to obtain medical clearance from Stone Clinic clinical staff or your local orthopaedist before participating in your first class.
This class is a donation from Jennifer Brinkley and our weekly StoneFit Online Classes are donations from the team at The Stone Clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you enjoy any of these sessions, please consider a donation to the Stone Research Foundation as we are pushing forward the science to keep you active. Here is the link: https://www.stoneresearch.org/donate. Any gift big or small is appreciated.