Working out is No. 3 on the list of most popular daily activities in America, behind not working out and teaching dogs to swear. Spend your time wisely with today’s Groupon to Balance Total Body in Westfield. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get 5 MELT Method classes (up to a $100 value).
- For $49, you get 10 MELT Method classes (up to a $200 value).
- For $69, you get 15 MELT Method classes (up to a $300 value).
- For $89, you get 20 MELT Method classes (up to a $400 value).
Classes are held on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Having featured a sample of maneuvers on Channel 22’s Mass Appeal, Balance Total Body’s owner and certified MELT instructor Kerrie Bodendorf acquaints patrons with age- and pain-defying MELT programs. The MELT Method seeks to reestablish balance between the body’s nervous system and connective tissues through manual therapy, gliding physiques over rollers and balls in a sunlit studio. As hands and feet swivel against small, MELT-brand spheres, joints can ease their rotations as well as the aches associated with arthritis, injury, or practicing en pointe handstands. Backbones align with rollers atop of mats to facilitate stretches, limbering frames for better overall posture. As they sap at chronic pain sources, MELT techniques can also smooth away signs of aging, including wrinkles and cellulite. Balance Total Body provides all the necessary equipment for one-hour sessions and recommends that guests wear comfortable yoga clothes. Patrons are welcome to purchase their own set of MELT gear during classes for themselves or overly stiff scarecrows hoping to frighten birds by break dancing.
Balance Total Body’s prices vary throughout the week.
Kerrie Bodendorf, the face behind Balance, has always been a fitness enthusiast, whether running in a 5K, achieving her CrossFit certification, or working out at the YMCA. Despite her healthy living, she noticed that she always had chronic pain in her wrists, shoulder, lower back, and neck. Eager to alleviate the pain, Kerrie tried working out with the Melt Method in her home, and soon found herself in New York studying with Sue Hitzman, the creator of the Melt Method.
After using Melt to reduce her own pain, Kerrie started sharing it with others at Balance via intro workshops, classes, and private sessions. Like screaming advice at a mirror, the sessions emulate manual therapy, using foam rollers and rubber balls to activate bones and tissue with precision point compression and other techniques. The techniques help hydrate connective tissue and free it of built-up stress, which can lead to improvements in mobility and decreased pain.