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154 Kettlebell Beginner Basics with Damali Fraiser

154 Kettlebell Beginner Basics with Damali Fraiser

What are your thoughts on kettlebells? Yay or nay? I get it - kettlebells can be intimidating. Are you supposed to swing it around? Are they super duper heavy? How do you even use them? Which is why I’m so excited to be joined today by kettlebell coach Damali Fraiser....

153 Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor

153 Low Back Pain and Pelvic Floor

Low back pain is a bummer. And it can be super frustrating when the normal treatments of stretching and heat only provide a little bit of relief. But did you know that low back pain could also be related to your pelvic floor? Pelvic floor dysfunction is often only...

152 Hip Flexors and Back Pain

152 Hip Flexors and Back Pain

8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. I know I’ve been there! But just because your low back hurts doesn’t mean you should be focusing all of your mobility efforts there. Everything in the body is connected - which also means that...

151 Fact vs Fiction: Internet Edition – How to Spot  BS on the Internet

151 Fact vs Fiction: Internet Edition – How to Spot BS on the Internet

Most of us spend more time on social media and the internet in general than we’d like to admit, so you’ve probably run across your share of influencers and experts. My goal has always been to help you ask better questions so you can get to the bottom of what’s going...

150 Do I need to meditate to relax?

150 Do I need to meditate to relax?

Do you actually need to meditate to relax? I get it - sitting up in lotus pose for a long time with your eyes closed is super stressful for many people. How do you know if you're doing it right? What does “right” even mean? And is your low back supposed to feel like...

149 Shoulder Pain and the Rotator Cuff

149 Shoulder Pain and the Rotator Cuff

Did you move your arms over your head today? Because if you deal with shoulder pain on a regular basis, moving your arms more is an easy fix. And I get it - it seems too simple to work! But your body adapts to the shapes you make most often - and if you’re anything...

148 How to Breathe Better (and have less pain)

148 How to Breathe Better (and have less pain)

Beyond just deep breathing, did you know that breath is a skill? And that improving your breathing can reduce stress, optimize performance, and help decrease pain? Seems like a big ask for something you do 20,000 times a day without thinking about it, but it is...

147 The Best Shoes for Healthy Feet

147 The Best Shoes for Healthy Feet

Are barefoot shoes best for everyone (and every foot)? And what’s the best brand of shoe if you want happy and healthy feet and ankles (and get out of pain)? The foot is complex - with 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. And while...

About the Show

If you’re ready to break up with all the things you’re doing that only give you temporary relief and learn how to get on the fast track to feeling amazing every single day (without it being overly complicated or unsustainable) – The Body Nerd Show is for you. Whether it’s low back pain, sciatica, knee pain, arthritis, neck pain, TMJ, rotator cuff issues or shoulder pain – you don’t have to accept aches and pains as a part of getting older.

Your Host: Alexandra Ellis

Self-Care + Wellness Coach, Body Nerd, and Creator of AE Wellness

Hi! I’m your host, Alexandra Ellis, and I’m a coach, writer, occasional yogi, kettlebell devotee, and 100% Body Nerd.

I’ve made it my life’s mission to better understand how the body works to help you take back control of your self-care, strength, and injury recovery.

With my degree in Exercise Biology, experience in physical therapy and athletic training, and almost 10 years of training people in body-weight strength and stretch programs, I now teach people in months what took me so long to figure out: how to get out of pain and get stronger and more flexible at the same time.

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