Dr. Su Havens
Dr. Su is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, as well as a Los Angeles based performing artist and instructor. In addition to her DPT, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in World Arts & Cultures – Dance from UCLA, and a Master’s degree in Film & TV Production from USC. She began training dance in 1997, aerial in 2010, and pole in 2012. She has taught dance and circus fitness classes for 8 years at studios throughout Los Angeles, including Artistic Athletics, Luscious Maven, and Fit & Bendy.
Dr. Su’s obsession with dance science, anatomy, and injury rehabilitation led her to the world of physical therapy. She now has her own physical therapy practice, Motion Art and Science, in which she specializes in movement systems analysis and the unique needs of dance, pole and circus artists. She took her first class at Fit and Bendy in 2015, and immediately fell in love with Kristina’s intelligent approach to contortion training, incorporating it into her physical therapy practice.
)) Bend Don’t Break: Therapeutic Fitness
Flexibility starts with balancing your body, using targeted exercises to release where you are tight and strengthen where you need it. This group fitness class uses methods inspired by Physical Therapy to balance your joints for more power, flexibility, and pain-free awesomeness. Using precise strengthening, stretching, massage, stability, and balance exercises lead by a Doctor of Physical Therapy student, this class proves that getting bendy doesn’t have to be painful! This is a great class for those new to stretching, coming back from injury, or who are needing a deeper understanding of how to address pain and tightness.