Helping dancers and athletes understand their body so they get the effortless performance they deserve.
There is this immense amount of joy in the rush and thrill of performance or being in your prime.
Unfortunately, there is also stress and injuries to your body
for the sake of the performance.
The worst feeling is not being able to keep up with what’s being asked of you in class. That only leads to more bad habits, which ultimately won’t make you a better dancer. Whether you are recovering from an injury, graduating from your studio or working towards that company role, the one constant is that your body needs to be in its best shape to handle whatever you throw at it. After all, you’re not just a dancer, you’re a whole person too.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY EQUIPMENT
The human body is an incredibly complex vessel that you get to use to guide your soul through life. Not only that, but it's the most crucial piece of "equipment" you have to use when engaging in dance and performance. It's important to honour it and take care of it the best way possible.
And how do you do this?
By treating yourself like the whole person you are and taking care of every aspect of you – body, mind and soul.
We believe that our performers deserve the same support and care that all athletes have helping them reach their highest potential.
With the right knowledge, health team and support system, dancers have the power to exceed their highest limits. When you feel great, you produce great things and bring joy to the world.
of the artistic athlete
Feel confident in your abilities and what your body can do
Know the steps to prevent injury and stay safe while dancing
Understand the importance of your health and how it moves you
Dance energetically across the room again!
Supporting your dancing with additional training and nutrition can seriously improve your energy, injury recovery and overall mood. Not only would this benefit your time in the studio, but outside the studio as well, helping you grow and become the amazing person you know you can be. I know how much you love to dance and that your life wouldn’t be the same without it, but don’t risk letting it ruin you. You don’t have to be alone trying to just survive; be in a community that understands the dance world and wants you to thrive within it. See this as your safe haven to improve your health without the fear of being told to stop doing what you love.
Pain doesn’t have to be the “Badge of Honour” you think it does
Unleash your performance potential and get that extra edge you've been looking for
From Studio to Stages --- From Playgrounds to Podiums --- From Fear to Freedom
To inspire dancers and performing athletes to pursue their dreams while living a holistic lifestyle. We want to make sure you stay healthy while you stay fit and decrease body stress to restore the energy so you can keep doing the things you want to do, let alone what you need to do
"...dancers are clearly athletes in the degree to which they require sophisticated physical capacities to perform at a high level..."
- Russel (2013), Journal of Sports Medicine
There is power in health autonomy and with the right guidance and training, you can control your health and retire on your own terms. The best way to take back control of your health is to understand the body you live in, treat it holistically and be connected with its every process. Improving the health and wellness of performers by shifting their mindset to care for their bodies as athletes do can help guide them transform their training habits, performance and overall lives.
If I knew then what I know now...
Your body is the most important piece of equipment you have and deserves to be taken care of: body, mind and spirit. If you are taken care of, you can do what you love to inspire others to do what they love - art is necessary in the world to continue to make it beautiful, so we need to take care of the artists. Remove the old dogma of living through pain and take care of yourself and your health to prep for retirement or life after performance
Become one of our
Effortlessly healthy and not worrying about pain - without sacrificing your performance or athletic career
The ATHLETES UNBOUND framework is all about removing those limitations – either physical or mental – and getting you to reach your performance potential. We do this by understanding that you are more than an athlete, you’re a Whole Person.
You need a care team that sees you as that whole person and who can help take care of your health with all of your goals in mind. Working together, you’ll gain an understanding of what you need for your body to keep going; decrease injury-risk or prevent acute injuries from becoming chronic problems. You’ll develop the proper lifestyle habits you can use and take with you on and off the stage, understanding how to make your performance effortless.
About the Programs
Our performance programs are designed to be your partner as you pursue your performance goals. You can use these programs and courses as tools to learn how to enhance your energy, improve injury recovery, but most importantly, support the development of a holistic athletic lifestyle. No matter the level of performer you are, we want to support your health journey and make sure you can keep doing what you love, for as long as you want.
Let your performance feel as effortless as it looks
A walk through the EXPERIENCE
In this EXPERIENCE, you’ll be get:
1 on 1 appointments catered to your concerns
Individualized treatment plan
Custom meal planning and sport nutrition strategies
The support you need to reach your performance potential
1-Before the Visit
You will be given an in depth intake form to fill out. This will include discussing what your goals are and important health information I need to know before we get started
3-Labs & Testing
After getting all the necessary and relevant information, we'll go through relevant exams and order lab work to tie together your symptoms with any physical or objective findings before getting to your treatment plan.
In the initial appointment, we will take a full look at your concerns and overall health. We don't only address your chief concern, but your full health history and anything else that you want to discuss. We'll set some goals together about how best to approach each one.
Your care is a process, so not all conditions will be resolved after the first visit, or even the first week. Don't worry - you won't leave empty handed - we'll get started on the right track before following up with a full plan and the steps to follow.
Get the Framework
Learn more about the Athlete's Unbound Framework and working together with the free infograph explaining the process
Let’s Work Together
Making your health fun and easy to understand is the best way to make it sustainable and have you actually wanting to focus on it. You'll keep seeing those positive results that translate into amazing performances - bringing back the fun and reminding you why you love it so much.
So ask yourself: Don’t you want it to be fun again?
Then let’s do this.
Become Optimized in your performance and health. This membership is a resource of health and wellness tools to be used with dancers, performers and artistic athletes in mind. Find video tutorials, meal ideas and tips on supporting your health as you pursue your performance goals. This growing resource will be your partner in understanding how to stay healthy
Meal Plans & Recipes
... and much more
Meet Dr. Bourne, ND, B.KIN, CISSN
Helping dancers and athletes understand their bodies to make their performance feel as effortless as it looks
As a dancer myself, I understand the importance of maintaining my body and mental health in order to be my strongest and dance safely in the studio. Learning about nutrition and fitness in school really helped me appreciate the value of these topics and how much they influenced my injury care, stress management and just overall wellbeing. That's why I want to share what I've learnt over my 10+ years of education and 20+ years of dancing with any dancer that comes my way! It's important for them to have someone who can hear them out and help improve their physical and mental performance so they can be stronger and healthier outside the studio too. I am here to support dancers' training, catering to their specific needs, and be a member of their health team. It’s a goal of mine to introduce these principles and what I’m teaching dancers at all levels because, well, I know what we dancers go through, and it's not only about benefiting their health, but bringing back that passion and love for dance again!