Aging doesn't have to suck

Upgrade your Earth Suit (that's your body) with time-efficient practices that cultivate more strength, flexibility, balance and easeful movement.  

Develop anatomical intelligence about your problem areas, along with supportive practices.

Learn new fitness and active recovery arts that are easy to adopt and hard to quit. 

Most practices on this site are free to try

The video at right shows a range of stick routines.

On-demand video courses

Stick Fitness & Stick Stretching

Cultivate flexibility in your muscles, & mobility in your joints, while improving balance & coordination with ~15 minute sessions that leave you refreshed and ready for your active, athletic life.

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Essentials of Self-Care & Self-Repair 

Each month, you'll receive new practices to try. 

Gain leverage over pain, stiffness and soreness with pre- and post-workout routines .

Recondition your Earth Suit with brief practices that are constructive, fun & safe for all bodies. 

Essential support for living actively as you age  

Knowledge is Power

Develop Anatomical Intelligence with Tracy Lease's on-demand workshops informed by Pilates, Yoga & Qi Gong

Privates over Zoom 

Zoom or In-Person Private:

Learn the Essentials including Stick Fitness

  1. 1
    We'll practice together Dr. Arthur's Morning Exercise to warm up and mobilize.
  2. 2
    We'll practice stick stretching, stick fitness, Core & Restore, and other routines. 
  3. 3
    Consultation about joint replacement surgery or other concerns.

Surgery Success Private Workshop + Online Program

In a 90-minute workshop over zoom, you'll learn how to

  • Reduce anxiety before surgery
  • Avoid the opiates & rock your recovery
  • Address your stress, sleep and mindset, and stay positive through the process.
  • Encourage healing and integration
  • Discover practices to tame pain, safely mobilize and strengthen.

  • Discover the Six Keys to Surgery Success

    1. 1
      Commit & make it awesome.
    2. 2
      Find an easeful mind w/ progressive relaxation
    3. 3
      Cultivate trust & resilience w/ guided visualization
    4. 4
      Enlist a network of support for practical & emotional support
    5. 5
      Manifest a sense of agency
    6. 6
      Design your day & space with healing in mind

    Receive a Customized Handbook for your Surgery Success 

    featured Instructors

    Evan has been an instructor of somatic arts and healing arts for 25 years. Facing a double hip replacement in 2016, he embarked on a project to vitalize and repair his own body.  Sparing no expense, he worked with chiropractors, physical therapists, manual therapists. He tried a dozen modalities, and distilled the most powerful of these into the Vital Body Project, an accessible protocol that somehow finds a way to make it a journey of self-discovery as well.  

    He used stick stretching and these other practices to prepare for & quickly recover from the surgery. He rehabilitated a sad, sore body into a vital, flexible one.  Along the way, he acquired a whole new toolkit for addressing discomfort, inflammation, balance and coordination. Now it's your turn.

    Evan Specter

    Founder, Vital Body Project

    Tracy teaches what would best be described as mindful, joyful movement. Tracy carries her personal meditation practice into each class with the desire to help others live in their own inner landscapes with ease and awareness.  She completed her 500 hour yoga teacher training with Sarah Joy Marsh with a focus on yoga for health for those with more serious physical and psychological health concerns including joint replacements, mastectomies, depression, and much more. Tracy is currently in an advanced training in yoga therapy.

    Tracy Lease

    Director of Full Life Studio for Yoga, Pilates & Qigong

    YOur Host

    Vital BodY

    Evan Specter 

    I had already been a healing arts practitioner for decades when

    my body stopped cooperating and I was told I needed a double hip replacement. I turned tragedy into opportunity. Searching out masters of self-repair and hybrid practitioners, I discovered amazing teachers and their impactful practices. To stay motivated, I resolved to strive for an exemplary recovery (which I had) and to help others navigate their own body challenges.

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