The Uplift Movement
Start Your Journey to a Higher State of Health
''Stress in America continues to escalate and is affecting every aspect of people's lives — from work to personal relationships to sleep patterns and eating habits, as well as their health. The high stress levels that many Americans report experiencing can have long-term health consequences, ranging from fatigue to obesity and heart disease.” (American Psychological Association, 2007)
At The Uplift Movement, we take a holistic approach to healing chronic stress related health symptoms like Anxiety, Depression, Pain, Insomnia, Autoimmune, Eating Disorders, Weight Gain, and Substance Abuse. By integrating fun, uplifting, effective, and approachable mind, body, spirit workouts we transcend these conditions to create an empowering new life.
Strength, flexibility, and stamina are all physical, emotional, and mental traits we can all use to improve our lives. We believe that fitness is powerful for developing all three traits. Get long term results by incorporating our holistic system of stress management, nutrition, plant medicine, and support.
Take back your health and elevate your life!
Fitness stimulates natural "feel good" hormones in the body like Dopamine & Serotonin. Online follow along fitness classes make it simple to enjoy the health benefits from home.
We've curated a class schedule that addresses cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and stress management. Get a total body transformation when you join The Uplift Movement unlimited access.
Yoga and Mindfulness meditation are ancient mind body practices that focus the mind on experiences in the present moment.
Studies show that Yoga and Mindfulness meditation can reduce symptoms of chronic stress (insomnia, weight gain, anxiety, depression) and improve overall health & happiness.
We offer a self-guided Mindfulness Meditation Course to learn how to incorporate this life changing practice into your everyday life.
Accountability & Support
As personal development expert Steven Covey says, "Accountability breeds response-ability." Work one-on-one or in a group to get the additional support needed to reach and succeed at your health and fitness goals.
Plant Medicine - Cannabis
The body is in a constant quest to maintain homeostasis or balance. This natural process is compensated when we're under stress. This impairs metabolism, cognitive thinking, mood and behavior. It can also create muscle tension and weaken immune system.
Cannabis works with the Endocannabinoid system so that you find relief from symptoms of chronic stress. There are over 100 chemical compounds in Cannabis like CBD, CBN, THC, and THCV which may play a role in improving our health.
Nutrition & Eating Psychology
Food choices impact energy, mood, attention, sleep cycles, skin ailments, chronic pain and so much more.
Metabolism may also be impaired due to chronic stress. So even with a healthy diet, it may be hard to lose weight and keep it off.
We incorporate Eating Psychology to support your mental health through mindful intuitive eating.
Heal your relationships with mind, food and body while boosting your metabolism naturally.
Break free from diets, scales, food guilt and body shame with our self-guided Mindful Intuitive Eating Program
“Through my practice on the mat with Deirdra, I learned about being present, being in the moment, and being mindful. I learned how to use my breath as a tool to manage my stress. I started to gain more self-awareness and learned how to just observe without judgement. I started to recognize the value of being kinder to my body and, as an extension of that, my whole self.”
Mindful Travel Blogger, https://www.bejourneyful.com/
“Deirdra has been a bright spot in my life for years now. Her classes, choreography, and charisma create joy even in trying times! Not only do you get a great workout, but your endorphins kick in and your mood is uplifted. She is consistent bright spot in my week and I'm so glad I discovered her yoga and dance classes. ”
“I had never felt strong and fit until I started working out with weights. Uplift is a great combination of weights and cardio. Perfect for all levels too. I really enjoy the class and appreciate that I can take it online! ”
Cancer Researcher & Mommy of 2
“After working with Deirdra, I feel much better! A lot less stress. I used to take pills for depression, which of course has side effects. Now I am not taking them anymore. I used to have panic episodes quite often. These episodes used to take me hours to recover, but now I have them very sporadically and I recover from them very fast. My life has improved! ”