What is Ki-Hara?

Ki-Hara is a body-balancing technique; a combination of flexibility, strength training and core work. This is all accomplished by applying force and movement to lengthen muscles that are placed in a shortened and contracted position. What Ki-Hara delivers that the other stretching techniques don’t  is strength at the joints.

What are the Benefits?

  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Improved Joint and Core Stability
  • Reduced Muscle Tension
  • Better Static and Dynamic Posture
  • Increased Force Production

How Can It Help Me?

On the most basic level, Ki-Hara can help you achieve optimal resting length for your muscles. This will allow muscles to maximally contract.

More Information on the Ki-Hara Trainers:

Ki Hara Resistance Stretching


  • “I am so glad that Chuck has placed functional strength training at the core of my workout regime for my overall health.  I became an enthusiast while attempting to get back into shape after having my first child.  Now in my mid-thirties after three years of hard work, I am in the best shape of my life and feel stronger and more flexible than ever before.

    Chuck has impressed upon me that good fitness is at the core of one’s health.  I am a better and happier mother, hospital administrator, and person because I feel fit. Functional strength training prepares you for exercise activities ranging from a great run to a marathon but more importantly for life’s daily activities – walking down the streets of New York City, lugging groceries, standing on a line, picking up your children, etc.   I will be forever grateful to Chuck for helping me get back in shape.  I am also thrilled to have learned about Ki-Hara resistance stretching.  I am a believer!

    I also have learned how important stretching is to strength training.  Winding down from a great work out is an important part of it and enables the body to “receive” the workout and recover from it. One of my personal goals for 2011 was to do an unassisted pull-up – just one, with good form.  Mission accomplished. One small feat which I am convinced I am able now to do because of my functional strength."

    Catherine K.,  Hospital administrator

  • “I just wanted to let you know that you have made a impact on my workout routines and my physical wellness as a result. Even after I left NYC, I continued using the foam roll before and after my workouts to stretch my gluts. It is clear to me that this stretch routine diminished the pain I felt in my knees when exercising.

    This allowed me to finally be able to do the squats and lunges and really tone up the muscle in my legs. The muscle mass helps to stabilize the knee cap which was the source of most of the pain. My doctor has been very impressed with the success and there is no talk of surgery anymore. Better knees have also allowed me to be more resistant during cardio sessions.

    I am now a regular at spinning classes at my gym whereas before, I used to avoid biking altogether. As a result, I am down 30lbs (!!) and a healthy portion of my body weight is muscle mass.”

    Sarah B.,  Canada -  Account Manager

  • “Chuck Rowland is a wonderful combination of technical skill and compassion.He helped create an exercise routine that addressed my personal needs after childbirth. I specifically found his resistance stretch exercises  to be very beneficial in strengthening my core and lower back.   He takes pride in his work and is a wealth of knowledge in many areas of health and fitness.”

    Kimberly Salshutz,  Acupuncturist/ Energy Healer

  • "Caring, creative, and knowledgeable are the most prominent characteristics of Maureen as a personal trainer. I have had excellent results in alleviating and managing pain and also increasing movement where physical therapists have failed. Maureen is dedicated and has a ‘can do” attitude when it comes to achieving results. If you have the will she will find the way to assist you in attaining your goals."

    C. Miller