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Our Philosophy

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It is central to the INNATE INTELLIGENCE® (i2) Wellness Center’s philosophy that no one system addresses every client need or issue, and that multiple modalities may work best in tandem and that those modalities will change. i2 believes exercise is an activity to be enjoyed by everyone at any age. A truly integrated approach to exercise, fitness, and health is they key.

i2 wellness center’s unique approach to individual wellbeing works with the awareness that individuals’ specific areas of need evolve with time and treatment, Therapies, which work today, may not be the most effective tomorrow. Although this seems simple and logical, it is not often employed in wellness settings. Also, it is often a combination and balance of synergistic therapies that provide the greatest benefit.

i2 is driven by client success and results. To that end, i2 is staffed with practitioners trained and nationally certified in multiple disciplines that understand the i2 Wellness Center’s whole-body, integrated approach to wellness and fitness. Our trainers and wellness practitioners are the best educated and experienced in the business, equipping them to expertly assess client needs and prescribe appropriate activities and functional training programs.

i2 works to continually assess and target individual goals and provide the work or system that best achieves those goals. Every i2 participant will be professionally supervised and guided every step of the way through inevitable goal achievement.

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TJ Maheras’ qualifications stem from 25 years of personal experience in the fields of dance, fitness, and nutrition. After a professional ballet career spanning 20 years, Mr. Maheras earned advanced degrees in nutrition and exercise biochemistry/physiology from Arizona State University (ASU).

Mr. Maheras joined the dance faculty at ASU where, along with his teaching, training, and nutrition counseling obligations, research kept him busy publishing and lecturing on dance physiology. His research with dancers – “The Effects on Endurance Capacity Among Student Dancers Exposed to Cardiovascular Training During Classical Technique Class” – became the subject matter for both “Research” magazine and a PBS special.

After leaving academia, Mr. Maheras furthered his exploration of movement and exercise by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), and a Pilates and GYROTONIC® instructor. This extensive educational and movement background uniquely qualifies TJ to instruct a wide demographic in several training modalities.

Specifically, TJ’s GYROTONIC® specialized equipment certifications include ladder, leg extension unit, and jumping/stretching board. Additionally, he attended a GYROTONIC® for Golf Applications Workshop with golf professional Dave Rasmussen and a Lumbar-Pelvis Workshop with physical therapist Paul Horvath.
This study validated Mr. Maheras’ philosophy that a balance of exercise modalities is beneficial and accessible to persons of any age and any fitness level.

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Kids Athletic Training

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I2 works with children to ensure and maintain a balanced, optimally functioning and maturing physical facility. Far too often overuse injuries occur in single sport athletic youths. I2’s approach emphasizes flexibility and core/stabilization training, utilizing the same modalities used with adults, but making age appropriate modifications. This ensures that the complete athletic facility receives attention from the outset.

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Performance Training

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Personal Training employs systemic programs based on weight bearing (resistance) exercise. Improves muscle strength, increases bone density, maintains lean body tissue and thereby aids metabolism and weight management.

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WHAT IS GYROTONIC®?

Developed by Juliu Horvath, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® was developed using principles of ballet, yoga, swimming and gymnastics. The movements are three dimensional and designed to increase coordination, strength, and range of motion. GYROTONIC® is based on spinal articulation and energetics which positively affect myofascial release, mobility, flexibility, and increased joint health and space.

Through your GYROTONIC® practice, you will feel stronger and leaner muscles, increased flexibility, coordination, and balance. GYROTONIC® will help alleviate body pain and improve your energy.

 

 

 

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WHAT IS PILATES?

The Pilates training system is a movement practice focusing on proper joint alignment and biomechanical function. It emphasizes flexibility, spinal elongation, and core muscle strength. Specially designed spring resistance-based equipment or specialized mat exercises develop core and full body strength. Emphases build a strong, supported, yet supple spine. Gradually the entire body is challenged to connect to this strength. Thus, the entire body becomes stronger and more integrated.

Through your Pilates, practice you will achieve a sharpened focus, heightened coordination and balance, improved posture and alignment, and lengthened and strengthened muscles.

 

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RATES

Receive a free introductory session.  Thereafter:

$65 for a single 1-hour session

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$59 per session for a package of 12 for $708

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$57 per session when you purchase of 24 sessions for $1,368. (Save 12% off of standard pricing)

All sessions are private one-on-one.  Multi-packs are non-refundable and have a 1-year expiration. There is a 24-hour cancellation policy on all sessions.

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Contact

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Phone

(503) 5685770

E-Mail

tj@i2wellness.com

Address

5319 SW Westgate Drive, Portland, OR 97221

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