Tuesday, July 02 2019

(The above video preview is for Stretch Fusion Salute, which posted 5/20/15)


As promised, I am now producing and posting videos of my fitness friends and their specialized skills and programming.  First up is my good friend, Laurie Denomme, an international aquatic fitness presenter and former AEA Training Specialist.

For the last couple of years, Laurie’s name has been associated with AquaStretch™, an assisted stretching and myofascial release technique which was developed into a program.  But in the years prior to AquaStretch, Laurie became known for her signature Stretch Fusion series of workshops and DVDs.  The Stretch Fusion series provided aquatic fitness professionals with an endless array of upper and lower body flexibility paired with functional movement patterns. 

The Stretch Fusion Salute to 3D Movement video (posted 5/20/15) features a simple arm reach performed in multiple planes and integrated with lower body movement.  Stretch Fusion programming can be flowed together as a cool down/dynamic stretch or utilized as functional recovery in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) formats. 

This Stretch Fusion video starts a new chapter for the Fitmotivation website.  From the very first conceptualization of the streaming video platform, I envisioned a video service that provided a variety of teaching styles and programming formats.  Let’s face it – my style is all about aqua choreography, whether it be high-energy cardio or mind & body.  But fitness is multidimensional and requires many different approaches. The Fitmotivation video service will now start showcasing a variety of fitness approaches and teaching styles – not just my own.

Fitmotivation is proud to welcome Laurie Denomme.  And we would like to extend congratulations to Laurie on her latest endeavor – WECOACH

  • which just launched at the International Aquatic Fitness Conference (IAFC) last week.

According to Laurie, WECOACH is an innovative program designed to help you help your students move better.  WECOACH is simple.  Water and land formats make workouts easy to do—any time, any place. Customized music helps the body tune-in to exercise movements and build stronger mind-body connections. Coaching tips teach you how to move at your best for better results. The WECOACH DVD workout collection uses multiple camera angles to expertly showcase how to best execute the moves. *Checkout the new WECOACH website and join the movement! *


Stay tuned for an interview with Laurie in the Fitmotivation June Video Newsletter.  Find out more about WECOACH, AquaStretch and Stretch Fusion, as well as Laurie’s unique approach to a more mobile, balanced and pain free life.   

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Author: Mark Grevelding is the founder of Fitmotivation. He is also a training specialist and consultant with the Aquatic Exercise Association’s (AEA). Mark has been active in the fitness industry for 22 years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, international presenter and a continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA & ACE.