The Beet at Ellwood Thompson's

4 North Thompson Street Richmond, Virginia 23221


A few years ago you could race down the stairs, unload a dish washer with ease, clean out the garage with no problem, or even sit in your favorite chair for hours without something hurting.

You might be inclined to think your body is wearing out and chalk it up to old age.

Believe it or not, age and mileage are not usually the culprits. The way your body has learned to move is!

Join Exercise Physiologist, Medical Exercise Specialist, and owner of Re-Kinect, Amanda Harris to learn about 5 every-day movements that may be working against you, and strategies to move better so you can get the job done.

In this interactive presentation, we will cover:

  • How and why what you learned as a baby goes bad over time
  • Why other cultures keep these patterns but we don’t
  • The 5 most common everyday movement culprits
  • Easy steps to reprogram good mechanics (Hint: It’s not bending the knees)
  • How to include these natural movements into your everyday activities

About the Presenter

Amanda Harris, MEd, MES, RAS

Amanda Harris Exercise Physiologist, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, and Founder of Re-Kinect based in Richmond VA. Her practice specializes in post-rehabilitative care of spine disorders, neurological disorders, and total joint replacement. Over her 20-year career, she has helped hundreds return to an active lifestyle after injury or surgery. She is the former Executive VP of Fitness & Wellness for ACAC, and co-creator of ACAC’s Physician Referred Exercise Program. From 2007-2012, Amanda presented at Annual Fitness Industry Conferences, including Club Industry, The International Health, Sports and Racquet Club Association (IHRSA), Athletic Business Conference, and the Medical Fitness Association Conference. She was also a featured speaker for The National Medical Exercise Summit in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Amanda and Re-Kinect were featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch in September of 2015, mentioned in SUCCESS Magazine in March, 2016, and cited as a Virginia resource in the book Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting On the Road to Recovery, by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin in 2017. In 2018 she was interviewed by Richmond, Virginia’s WWBT 12 on the topic of using medical exercise to address pain as a feasible option over opioids. Amanda earned her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia. She is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and RedCord Active Specialist instructor.


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