Rui is a veteran in the IRR and a certified personal trainer who specializes in injury prevention. She and her husband run CakeFit in NYC, where they try their darndest to save the world one squat at a time. She is a yuppie who likes local, organically grown foods, signing online petitions, and fluffy bunnies.
Just about every veteran and service member I know has, at some point, injured themselves. And it was my own injuries that ultimately pushed me into the fitness industry, where I learned fancy terms like “corrective exercise,” “dysfunctional movement patterns,” and my favorite: “the cumulative injury cycle.” I also learned that the most common injuries — tendonitis, stress fractures, muscle strains, etc. — are overuse injuries caused by dysfunctional movement patterns.