Features of Danglefit
- Danglefit was developed specifically for treating and alleviating back pain
- Danglefit uses aerial slings to apply inversion therapy to the back and spine
- Danglefit is a cross between mat yoga & circus art
- Danglefit is the most fun anybody will have while alleviating back pain
What is Danglefit?
Danglefit is Back Care, Fitness, FUN and Games
But wait, there is more, Danglefit is also Brain Care.
By doing such exercise as one legged squats and mid air push ups we can tax the body in ways that it has never been physically taxed before.
By doing circus movements in an inverted position such as aerial salsa and figure 8 we are calling on the brain to do things in ways that it has never been done before. This causes the brain to develop new neural pathways. This is good!
Playing games in an inverted position forces the brain to develop new neural pathways. This causes the brain to be constantly working to find new ways to do a certain thing.
Could this help to develop human creativity?
Danglefit: A potential treatment for Dementia?
What is Dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term referring to a set of symptoms that affect mental cognitive tasks which includes loss of memory, judgement and understanding.
It is a neurodegenerative disease which means there is progressive brain cell death that happens over time and are not being replaced. The brain tissue has progressively fewer nerve cells and connections. The total brain size literally shrinks. The reason why people with dementia cannot recall memories is because the brain cells that hold those memories are literally dead and gone, and are not replaced.
When blood circulates to the brain, it nourishes the brain cells with nutrient and oxygen. This encourages the development of new brain cells and new neural connections. This is called “plasticity”. This is a process that the brain is capable of doing at any age.
What do we do in Danglefit?
Basically we invert participants upside down and make them perform tasks for example, writing backwards with their non-dominant hand.
How can Danglefit Inversion help with Dementia?
Danglefit Inversion brings greater volume of blood (nutrient and oxygen) to the brain.
Performing tasks, for example writing upside down with the non-dominant hand, forces the brain to perform a task in a way that it has never done before. This encourages the brain to develop new brain cells and new neural pathways.
One of the three main causes of back pain is spinal compression. Spinal compression is caused by prolong sitting and prolong standing. When the spine is compressed it causes the spinal disc to bulge out from under the spinal column and puts pressure on surrounding spinal nerve causing pain.
In comes Danglefit Back Care!
By inverting the body in a very gentle and progressive manner we allow the spine to gently elongate and decompress itself. As the spine decompresses, gets longer, creating space between the vertebrae, the spine acts like a suction cup or a vacuum and draws the herniated disc or bulging disc back under the spinal column and remove pressure from the surrounding spinal nerve and alleviate the back pain.
Are you thinking that this may be an antidote for aging people who are getting shorter as we age? uum!
Spinal decompression, alleviate back pain
A community of like minded individuals (possible treatment for dementia)
Create friendship, love and trust
Dangle-Nap-In-A-Wrap, the ultimate in relaxation
Our own dangle-lingo: Tail wrap, Huha stretch, AsO!!
Encourages brain to create new brain cells (possible treatment for Dementia)
Create new neural pathways (possible treatment Dementia)
Increases blood flow to your brain, get smarter (possible treatment for Dementia)
Improves self-confidence and balance in the aging population
Spinal Decompression, alleviate back pain
Slows/Reverses the aging process
Improves mobility, and posture
Witness your spine grow inches in minutes
Alleviates herniated disc, sciatica, scoliosis, soar back
Reverses lapsed organs
Come join the fun and learn to
About Danglefit Founder: Lee Downer
For 27 years Lee has lived with severe low back pain caused by a herniated disc and degenerative disc disease. But today he has absolutely no back pain.
His healing journey began in 1989 when he went to York University to study Physical Education and Pure & Applied Science. In that first year at York University, he was hired by the YMCA as a Fitness Instructor. In 1990 Lee began studying yoga and became a YMCA Certified Yoga teacher. Lee became a strong leader for the Y and taught several YMCA’s fitness programs, including “Y’s Way to a Healthy Back”.
His constant search for a back pain solution led him to develop a yoga program that is specific to back care called CorYoga. CorYoga worked well and he has presented several workshops and seminars on CorYoga. In 2002 he fine tuned his career to focus on Back Care for office workers and developed a series of videos called Office Yoga Oasis, or Back Care for Office Workers
Lee’s continuous search for the perfect back care program, led him to developed Danglefit, the ultimate in back care.
Speaker and Presenter
Lee is now presenting his Back Care program to offices and companies that are interested in helping their employees find ways to de-stress right at their desks or work stations. Lee has presented his Back Care program on numerous occasions at conferences including the Canadian Management Centre Conference (two years in a row) and the Ontario Hospital Association Conference (two years in a row). He has also presented his Back Care Seminars, Workshops and Lunch and Learns to numerous corporations including City TV’s Breakfast Television.
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To book Lee for a Private Danglefit Session
contact him at (416) 209-9743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"- Kamla Behal, Toronto, ON
I had an air bubble in my upper back. It happened when I had an accident about 15 years ago. I broke my collar bone and started getting pain in my upper back. I lived with my upper back pain for 15 years. For my upper back pain I went to see the chiropractor. Chiropractor every week for few months, then I started exercise and yoga for my upper back. Last year I took a ‘Danglefit‘ class with Lee Downer. This year I took another class of Danglefit. As I was doing the exercises all of a sudden I had a sharp pain in my upper back. I stopped the exercise and took little break. Next day I found that I did not have upper back pain. I was very happy that my pain was gone. I must thank Lee Downer for the exercise I was doing and at last I was free of pain."
"- Leyla, Toronto, ON
I have been experiencing lower back pain for more than 15 years and was diagnosed with the disc desiccation/protrusion in L4-L5 and spondylosis, resulting in a pinched nerve that would leave me helpless and unable to walk for several days, if not weeks. My path to normal lifestyle was not an easy one with regular doctor, massage therapists, chiropractic and acupuncture appointments. I was looking for a way to help me manage my pain without waiting for the next available appointment with a health practitioner, and was very excited to discover Danglefit through my long-time yoga instructor Lee Downer. As it turned out, Danglefit is not only a great way to alleviate back pain, but also so much fun!!! I can’t wait for the next class and tell everyone I know about this amazing program. Danglefit allows me to live a normal lifestyle and greatly reduce the frequency of pinched nerve pain. Thank you Lee for developing a program that is focused on health of our backs – you helped a lot of people improve quality of their lives and, most importantly, have fun doing that (and who doesn’t like hanging upside down?)"