Kinesi, LLC

Movement Education

 

Kinesi, LLC believes that education about movement gives us a better connection with our bodies and encourages us to be more invested in taking care of them.

We'd love to share our love of movement with you!

 

As a speaker, Melissa strikes the perfect balance – delivering practical information, educating and including kinetic learning opportunities to speak to a wide range of learners in her audience.  Regardless of prior knowledge, it’s easy to get enthralled by what she has to say because her passion for the human body, movement and health is undeniable.  She is clear, patient and knowledgeable and make understanding more about how we move approachable and enjoyable!
— Jenna Deidel, Audible Odyssey

PREVIOUS EVENTS

  • February 11-March 17, 2017 Strength and Flexibility for Dancers at Dancenter North

Week 1 (Feb 11): Staying Safe

The best strategies to progress your strength, flexibility, and dance technique in the safest way possible. 

Week 2 (Feb 18): Strength-ibility

The secret link between strength and flexibility that can put an end to constantly stretching, but still feeling "tight."

Week 3 (Feb 25): Balance in Motion

Improve your balance so you can stretch, leap, and turn with greater fluidity and control. Hint: You can't do it just by holding still!

Week 4 (March 4): Active Recovery

Unexpected ways you can build your strength and flexibility so you can feel lighter, less fatigued, and less sore- even during a super busy class or performance season. 

Week 5 (March 11): Dancing Effortlessly

Dance-specific techniques for building your power- so you can be stronger, more confident, and more effortless in your dancing. 

Week 6 (March 17): Stretch and Strengthen Your Future

How to take the best of what you have learned here and keep making it work for YOU- so you can continue becoming the best dancer you can be. 

Dance Studio Owners: Call Melissa at (847) 345-2246 or email melissa@kinesipt.com to find out how you can book "Strength and Flexibility for Dancers" at your studio today. 

  • February 4, 2017 10-11:30 a.m. Staying On Track With Your 2017 Fitness Goals, Hosted By Becka's Boot Camp, Grayslake, IL
  • September 23, 2016 Move to Transform: Knee Pain, Hosted by Orinoco Fitness, Libertyville, IL
  • August 3, 2016 "The Art of Active Rest" mini-intensive experience- providing space and time for ambitious dancers to learn how to elevate their dancing, even while taking a break.
  • June-July 2016 Move to Transform: Healthy Movement for Strength Training at Orinoco Fitness Libertyville, IL
  • March 21, 2016 8 a.m.-12 noon "The Art of Active Rest" Spring Break Staycation Event for Dancers
As a dancer, experiencing pain scared me... but after attending the Art of Active Rest, I learned how to actively heal myself with movement and discovered how my pain tolerance changed as I healed. This helped me recover while still dancing - thanks Melissa!
— Trilly F.
Left and Above: Melissa Reh, PT, presenting "Living an Active and Healthy Life (Without Pain)" at Women, Wine, and Wellness Event March 4, 2016, Orinoco Fitness in Libertyville, IL. 

Left and Above: Melissa Reh, PT, presenting "Living an Active and Healthy Life (Without Pain)" at Women, Wine, and Wellness Event March 4, 2016, Orinoco Fitness in Libertyville, IL. 


  • February 7, 2016 Master Class Instruction on "Dynamic Core Training for Dancers" at Des Plaines Dance Idol Competition and Convention. 
  • December 21, 2015 "The Art of Active Rest" mini-intensive experience- providing space and time for ambitious dancers to learn how to elevate their dancing, even while taking a break.
  • December 2015 Guest Contributor for Blog Post: http://www.yourworkoutbook.com/9-reasons-the-dumbbell-bench-press-kicks-butt/ by Olivier Poirier-Leroy, a freelance columnist at USA Swimming and author of YourWorkoutBook.
  • November 8, 2015 Guest of ivivva "luminaries" program: Healthy movement education and sport specific exercise for figure skaters. 
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  • October 14, 2015 Guest Instruction on Dynamic Core Stability at Dancenter North Pro-Track Ballet Class. 
  • September 19-20, 2015 Dancenter North Parent and Student Seminar: Surviving and Thriving in the Nutcracker.
  • August 30, 2015 Back to Dance! Dance Strengthening and Injury Prevention Workshop at ivivva Old Orchard.
  • June-July 2015 Guest Instruction on Turnout, Flexibility, Functional Movement Literacy, and Nutrition at Dancenter North Summer Intensive. 
  • January-March 2015 6-week Turnout Workshop at Dancenter North.

We provide movement education created specifically to meet the needs of your group of active individuals. Please contact us to learn more!