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What We Believe – 2018

At the start of the new year, the Koa Fit trainers sat down and wrote out a few things they truly believed.  Below are the answers in no particular order.

We Believe…

Fresh air and sunshine can cure any bad mood.

If you move the body, you move the mind.

Real food, eaten mindfully and with friends, is one of the great pleasures of life.

Working smart is far superior to working hard.

You can teach an “old” body new tricks.

Your support system does not depend on your physical location.

In doing things the right way, even if it is harder.

Peace must be found in one’s own mind before it can ever be found in another person, location, or object.

What goes around comes around.

Within a community where there is mutual love and kindness, we can creatively solve big challenges.

The secret to a healthy body is movement and hydration.

Our bodies are our partners.

Hard work and dedication make our successes taste sweeter.

Communities encourage understanding, love, and camaraderie.

That a walk in nature is some of the best medicine.

Exercise is always more fun with a friend.


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Koa Fit is Looking for a New Trainer!

Koa Fit is currently looking for a new intern/trainer.  We are looking to bring someone on, give them the tools they need to succeed, and then introduce them to clientele.  We are looking for certified instructors and trainers who would like to expand their careers.

For more detailed information, please click here.

If this sounds like you, please fill out the form below to get more information.


What does DPT mean?

Written by Pamela Robichaud, DPT and Koa Fit Super Star

Wait, you’re a doctor? I am! What does that mean? It means that I have a doctorate degree and have attained years of formal education. It means I can be the first point of entry in to the medical system.   Allow me to explain.

Having my Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree means that I completed a three-year graduate program in addition to my four-year Bachelors Degree. The doctorate degree incorporates many aspects of physical therapy and healthcare education; the most important one of which allows physical therapists to be the first point of entry in to the medical system. This means that we, as professionals with a professional association and governing body, have had sufficient education to evaluate and diagnosis a medical condition. Most importantly it means that we possess the knowledge to assess a condition and deem it within our scope of practice or not. Therefore, if someone presents to us for an evaluation and we are not able to make sense of their signs and symptoms or if certain red flags appear during the assessment, we are capable of referring that person to the next practitioner in the healthcare chain. Personally I find this one of the most comforting aspects of my chosen profession. Despite what we say, physical therapists cannot fix everyone and it’s important that we refer to colleagues outside of the profession to help when something is presenting outside of our scope of practice

Furthermore, in many states, including Colorado, physical therapists have Direct Access, which means that a physician’s referral is not required to see a physical therapist. However it should be noted that many insurance companies still require a referral for services to be reimbursed. This is a battle the physical therapy community and governing bodies will continue to fight.

In summary patients/clients can feel comfortable and safe knowing when a DPT is evaluating them they are receiving a complete multi-system examination.


Talk with a Doc – Pamela Robichaud, DPT

Do you have a constant ache or pain?  Do you have a reoccurring injury and aren’t sure of the next steps?  Do you want to increase your activity, but pain holds you back?  At Koa Fit, we want you to start your New Year out right, so we are offering a free 15-minute chat with our newest member, Pamela Robichaud, DPT during the month of January.

Pamela is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and her strengths include:

  • Low Back
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Foot Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Balance & Vestibular Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain Injury & Concussion
  • Pamela is LSVT BIG certified for treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

We are only offering this January 2nd-31st, 2018.  Times are limited, so book early to guarantee your spot.

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Turkey Day Workout 2017

Join Brenna Backe on Thanksgiving day at 9am for an amazing full-body workout.  Get your strength training, cardio, and stretching done before the feast. We will start with a nice warm up, followed by a circuit of exercises designed for postural alignment, functional strength, and of course…A Strong Core!  Join us for this Koa Fit tradition that is as fun as it is effective.

Class is limited to 12 participants.  Regular class fees apply.  Click here to reserve your spot.


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Recruit the Glute – Be Balanced Community Series Event

Dr. Garrett Neff from Truebility Performance Clinic will be covering the topic of glute activation on a deeper neurological level than you have ever seen before. This workshop is designed to be a follow-up to Brenna’s glute class last month, and will help clients who are struggling to “feel” their glutes in the first place. It will also be very beneficial to painful chronic low back, hip and knee issues. Learn what the latest research is saying about your glutes and their importance for every day activities as well as certain injuries and movement patterns.

This workshop is free, but you must reserve your spot.  Please click HERE to register.


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New Physical Therapist at Koa Fit

Help us welcome Pamela Robichaud, DPT to our Koa Fit team.  Pamela has just returned to Boulder after a 14-month cross-country trip with her husband and dog all snuggled up in their van (read more about the Roaming Robos here).  We are so excited to offer this service to our clients and to have her expertise at our finger tips!

Pamela’s strengths include but are not limited to the following: Low Back, Ankle Sprains, Foot Pain, Knee Injuries, Chronic Pain, Balance & Vestibular Disorders, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury & Concussion. Pamela is LSVT BIG certified for treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.  Furthermore, Pamela is an RRCA certified running coach and makes custom foot orthotics. Pamela’s treatment philosophy is centered on patient empowerment through education as the primary tool for long-term success.  Read more here…

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Strong Booty, Strong Back – Posterior Chain Activation Workshop

Part of our Be Balanced Community Series

Join Koa Fit owner, Brenna Backe, for this interactive workshop.  Brenna has spent countless hours with Koa Fit clients teaching them how to activate their glutes to help promote low back health and lift properly.  In this workshop she will go over the techniques she has developed over the years to help you build your booty strength so you can decrease your chance of back and knee injury while increasing your lifting power and stability.

  • Review the muscles of the posterior chain and their activation
  • Learn how your posterior chain supports your posture and spinal alignment
  • Learn exercises and techniques to help you activate your glutes and hamstrings
  • Practice proper form in hinging, squatting, and lunging

 

 

When:  Thursday, September 14th at 5:45pm

Where:  Koa Fit Studio

Cost:  Free! But you must RSVP by clicking HERE


Koa Fit 5th Anniversary Week-Long Celebration!

Help us Celebrate our 5th Birthday!

Koa Fit is turning 5 this September and we want to celebrate all week long! From September 4th-8th we will have daily deals and freebies.  Sign up below to receive all the information and to save on training, classes, and more!!


Strong Balance Class 2.0 – New Online Video Now Available

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This newest version of Strong Balance Class adds new exercises to challenge your core muscles and improve your posture in an express format. Lengthen your spine, strengthen your core, improve your balance, open your hips, and get a whole body workout that leaves you standing taller and feeling stronger. Class includes mobility and stretching exercises combined with functional and dynamic strength moves to increase coordination, agility, and overall power. Specific exercises are used to correct common postural deficiencies to help relieve pain or stiffness in the neck, back, and knees. The class is designed to strengthen you in ways that decrease stress on the joints and the spine, and we use a smart work-to-rest ratio to keep inflammation within your body to a minimum. The Strong Balance Class creates balance and symmetry in your body, instead of just pushing you through a hard workout. Our class helps decrease your chance of injury and sickness, establishes long lasting lifestyle changes, and promotes a functionally strong body.