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      Bodyworks changed my life. My pain is gone. In my 60s, I feel better than I did in my 20s. Kim is warmhearted and funny, and she has an eagle's eye for the ways a body can get off kilter. Her classes perform miracles.
      Erin M.
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      Kim is knowledgeable, positive, and kind. Her classes move in an organized pattern to maximize each person’s potential. They are challenging but supportive, but I look forward to her wisdom, expertise, and her charming personality each week.
      Anne S.
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      I have severe scoliosis, and one leg is an inch shorter than the other. After a lot of pain, I had visions of ending up in a wheelchair. With Kim's help, I've "grown" 1/2 inch; I can ride a bike, garden, and hike. After every injury or new ache, Kim has taught me how to strengthen joints and improve balance, so I can heal and keep going.
      Kathy S.
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      Liza is such an addition to our Pilates classes. She is very professional, precise in her direction as well as being encouraging. She is a bright spot in our week.
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      Liza is very clear in her directions for the various exercises in her class. She allows for adaptations to a range of abilities. She is very professional, positive, and encouraging.
      Yolande G.

OUR MISSION is to educate people—from collegiate students to those well into their twilight years—about how the body works and to enable them to move with ease and strength.

Located on the beautiful 13,000-acre campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Bodyworks Youniversity is a perfect setting for our restorative work. We want your experience to be a “tiny vacation” from your busy life, to learn how to destress and unwind your body and soul.

We offer private and duet sessions that use heat and stretching on Pilates equipment to release and align your body before taking you to core strengthening exercises. We also offer Pilates mat classes to strengthen and tone your body, as well as to educate you about what each exercise is designed to achieve.

BioMat: An Introduction

Wednesdays in May, in addition to biofeedback scans Dr. Ren is offering complimentary 8 minute sessions on the Bemer Mat and the BioMat! Below is some information on the BioMat and scroll down to the prior post for information on the Bemer Mat.


The BioMat is a unique FDA approved medical device that combines Far Infrared Rays (FIR), Negative Ions, and Amethyst Crystals to produce deep penetrating light energy and heat for a maximum healing experience. The BioMat’s unique medical and therapeutic properties are based on Nobel prize-winning research into ionic channels and the same infrared technology that NASA identified as the safest and most beneficial type of light wave. By producing deep-penetrating far infrared rays along with negative ions that activate the body at the molecular level, the BioMat is capable of administering deep stimulation and healing.

While resting on the BioMat you are receiving a molecular level massage, increased blood and lymph circulation, maximized enzyme activity, superior detoxification and decreased acidity for more beneficial pH balance in the body. The BioMat can be used to achieve the benefits of a sauna, allowing more customized temperature regulation without the hazards of heating the head or the negative EMF exposure in traditional saunas or heating devices.


  • Reduces stress and fatigue
  • Relieves anxiety and promotes relaxation
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Eases joint pain, stiffness & arthritis
  • Provides warm, soothing pain relief
  • Eliminates toxins in the body
  • Destroys cancer cells
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Alleviates migraines and tension headaches
  • Reduces allergy symptoms
  • Improves immune system function
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Burns calories and controls weight
  • Improves muscle tone and skin quality

Biofeedback Scans with Dr. Ren - now extended!

Complimentary biofeedback scans (a $75 value) are now extended through the month of May! You can book an appointment with Dr. Ren Wednesdays from 8:00am to 11:30am. In addition to the biofeedback scan, complimentary 8 minute sessions will be available on the Bemer Mat and the BioMat. Below is some information on the Bemer Mat. Stay tuned for another post later this week on the BioMat!

BEMER Stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation. BEMER uses PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) to deliver specific pulsed therapy that increases circulation in the body’s smallest blood vessels, which make up about 75% of our circulatory system. Increased circulation to the cells helps oxygen and nutrients be delivered to the cells more readily, and for the enhanced disposal of cellular waste. This allows for quicker healing and recovery, and optimized function of the body. The BEMER is approved as a Class II medical device by the FDA for the following indications:

  • Improved circulation & cardiovascular health
  • Improved nutrient supply to all of the body’s tissues
  • Optimized physical fitness, endurance & strength
  • Better recovery from sport & activity
  • Higher energy levels
  • Enhanced concentration & mental acuity
  • Better stress reduction
  • Support for weight loss & detox programs
  • Overall enhanced quality of life

    Adopt a Foam Roller

    Experience the benefits of foam rolling - increased muscle flexibility, improved recovery, and pain reduction - for yourself by adopting a foam roller. It's only $5 per month, the perfect price to get rolling today!


    Keep an eye out on campus for our new posters, courtesy of Ivana Porashka!

    Biofeedback Scans with Dr. Ren Laurino

    Join Dr. Ren Laurino for complimentary Biofeedback scans Wednesdays in April from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Laurén Laurino, lovingly known as "America's Holistic Sweetheart," is a board certified Naturopath through the American Naturopathic Medical Association. She founded the first Holistic Chamber of Commerce in the State of NJ, was awarded a CA State Senate award from Senator Joel Anderson for her Holistic Health Advocacy and was invited to the White House during President Obama's Precision Medical Initiative to advocate for food label transparency with the FDA. She is a best selling Amazon author and hosted an IMDb listed Holistic Lifestyle show on public access television airing in the Tri-State area from 2014-2018 as well as making four guest appearances on the Dr Oz show and now has a monthly feature on our local GCTV6's 'Morning on the Mountain' that you can view here. Dr. Ren, ND's 'Holistic Lifestyle Planning' can help you reach your health, wellness, weight loss and beauty goals. Using Hair Mineral Analysis and Biofeedback Scans, she constructs a complete metabolic profile which includes a comprehensive chart and report, illustrating what types of food, supplements, essential oils, exercise and detox suggestions could be most beneficial to your physical and emotional health.

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