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Joints for Life

Joints for Life is the online course that helps people 40+ gently reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility, and future-proof their body (in only 15 minutes a day).

Does any of this sound familiar?

Does any of this sound familiar?

“All of a sudden, my knees and other joints are starting to become stiff, achy, and sore.”

“I seem to keep getting injured by doing things around the house that used to feel simple. I’m constantly feeling the limitations that have settled in”

“It’s just getting harder and harder to feel like I’m maintaining my muscle tone and strength without doing damage.”

“It’s very frustrating when you want to do things but you can’t.”

“I don’t want to become my parents. They don’t move a lot because their neck, their back–all these things hurt.”

And a lot of people find that physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, and conventional medicine just aren’t cutting it. These modalities aren’t doing enough to treat these issues.

Joints for Life is different.

The magic of Joints for Life comes from Controlled Articular Rotations, or “CARs.”

Because in my 10+ years as a movement coach, I’ve never found a single movement tool where you get more bang for your “movement buck.”

CARs are so much more powerful than the modalities above because:

In only 15 minutes a day, CARs can:

When you sink into a daily, feel-good CARs routine with Joints for Life, an exciting reality like this can sound more familiar:

“I was able to work out that creaky, stiff feeling I have getting out of bed in the morning, and I just straight up feel better!”

“I felt my shoulder return to normal, and probably better than it was before.”

“All my joints feel so much better. I’m able to move my body with much more ease and elasticity.”

“I can sit on the floor to play with my grandkids, and in a wide variety of positions!”

“I feel as if I’m standing straighter, and I enjoy having a greater awareness of how my body moves, even if I’m just climbing the stairs at work!”

Because CARs are nurturing for your whole body, they get to the root cause of a lot of issues (some you may not even be aware of).

And many students report back saying they had notable improvements within the first month of doing CARs, some even within the first days or weeks.

Of course, the best long-term results still come from daily practice over time, just like so many things in life, like brushing your teeth, or eating a whole foods diet.

You can also use CARs as part of body rehab, or sports performance.

The best part? CARs just plain feel good.

And you can do them on your hike, the beach, in your living room, or anywhere you like to exercise, with little to no equipment.

Joints for Life teaches each CAR in short, joint by joint classes until you know the full, 15 minute whole body routine. This self-paced online course also delves into a wide variety of body positions, variations, and tension strategies to keep your joint health routine fresh. Your lifetime access to the course also includes 8+ flow classes and in depth modules to help you refine and build confidence in understanding the trickier movements.

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Ongoing Upgrades, Based on Student Feedback!

The most recent updates include a whole new spinal mobility section, a deeper dive into hips, captions for accessibility, and a move to the Thinkific online course platform, for a better user experience.

Hi! I’m Petra, your movement coach!

I know (firsthand) how frustrating it can be to feel achy and sore…

And feel like you can’t do “everyday” things, like lift or carry groceries into the house without getting injured.

In fact, at age 30, my body felt broken.

Working 15+ hours a day as a lawyer for a top Canadian firm didn’t just break my soul, it broke my body.

The 4-inch platforms I wore all day didn’t help either. Nor did sleeping under my desk because I was too tired to travel home.

As my health deteriorated, I took to running and weight lifting, trying to “keep fit” but I just ended up with a long list of sports injuries…

Plantar fasciitis, pelvic floor issues, shin splints, hip issues, neck pain, you name it, I had it. It felt like my body hated me.

So I quit my job and eventually learned how to move my body, all over again.

Fast forward 20 years…

Today you’ll find me traveling the world, barefoot, with a surfboard under my arm.

Movement changed my life, and now I’m on a mission to change yours.

There was a time when I thought I would never be able to live the life I craved… never hike through the nature I longed to see…

And never have the resilience to take on intense physical challenges like learning to surf.

But here I am, adventuring through life and traveling the world with my partner Chris. (Psst…Chris is the operational brain behind Petra Fisher Movement.)


My experience in numbers

hours of training
500 +
certifications in mobility, natural movement and corrective exercise
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students (and counting)
20000 +

My certifications

This isn’t fitness. This isn’t physiotherapy.

This is science-based self care for your joints.

“I can get low to the ground easily. I love it down there!”

“I had pain and range of movement loss in my shoulder after I overreached clearing snow from the roof of my car. This went on for a year.

As an active 63-year-old who hikes, gardens, and does yoga everyday, this was a real problem. I was constantly feeling the limitations that had settled in.

Joints For Life was exactly what I needed. Little by little, doing CARs everyday, I felt my shoulder return to normal and probably better than it was before. All my joints move so much better.

I am able to move my body with so much more ease and elasticity. I can get low to the ground easily. I love it down there! I want to be able to move in all directions freely and healthy the rest of my life.”

– Kathleen Crescenzo

“All my joints feel 100% better… this has been life-changing.”

“Your video on hip CARs significantly improved my achy hips. I’ve been suffering with hip pain for about 7 years.

The first time I did hip CARs, my hip pain seemed as though it disappeared even though I’m not practicing CARs every day.

All my joints feel 100% better. Thank you, Petra, you’re an excellent teacher.”

– Joy Arrington

“For over a year, I have been having twinges in my hips and a tight lower back… when I stand up from a chair or seated position to walk I’m bent over like a 90 year old woman. I’m 58.
I have gone to chiropractors and massage therapy and, although there was slight relief, it never felt like the pain went away. Getting out of a car was an issue.

When alone I would just walk stooped over for about 5 steps to straighten. In company I would just grit my teeth and hope no one was really looking at me.

Then I got your video. As I was following along my thought was this wasn’t really going to do anything. There was no big stretching or big movement but I followed along.

My aha moment was about five days later… I still do not have a twinge in my hip and my lower back has not been tight at all.

I have done yard work, mowing, shrub trimming, picking up debris. climbing ladders and stairs. Getting in and out of the car. And not one time have I felt the twinge in my hip or lower back. My walking even feels smoother and less jerky. I can’t express my gratitude for your class. The movement is simply amazing.

This has been amazing. Who would have thought small simple moves with your own body could bring about such results. I’m simply blown away. Thank you. Thank you, Thank you”

– Edith Buffington

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“Practicing CARs daily is one of the highest value investments you can make in your future well being.”

– Petra Fisher

Invest in your Future Self

The CARs you’ll learn in Joints For Life are a whole body exercise system that moves all your major joints in their full range of motion so they stay healthy & feel great.

CARs improve your movement quality, so doing CARs makes you better at everything else you do, whether it’s sports, natural movement, yoga or chasing your grandkids around the house.

Plus, CARs can also be used to rehab injuries, as a highly effective warm up that builds control and fluidity, and as a building block for your mobility training.

Here’s how CARs work their magic….

What you’ll get from Joints For Life

Whether you’re looking for a practical mobility routine that fits your busy life, investing in an active, healthy future, or wanting a comprehensive CARs resource for your movement tool box, I’ve got you covered. This self-paced online program has all the tools you need to master the most powerful joint health system ever created.


Feel crystal clear on how to do the CAR for each joint, how to use body tension to meet your goals, & what common mistakes to avoid.


Get the full context on when, how & why to use CARs so you understand the system instead of just scattered exercises.


Learn how to create your own any where, any time CARs practice. Do them on the beach, on your hike, or in your living room – no video required.

Boost Your Mobility as You Get Older

CARs help you use every major joint in its largest range of motion, every single day. And if you can’t move the way you’d like to right now, that’s ok!

CARs are only meant to be done within your pain-free range of motion. They’re literally designed to meet you where you’re at today.

CARs can decrease inflammation, pain, and stiffness, improve brain-body connection, increase resilience and enhance your balance and control during movement. They’re a fast, systematic way to give your body a big dose of the essential movement inputs that so many modern bodies are lacking.

CARs are also an outstanding warm up for any other activity, whether it’s walking or MovNat or square dancing. CARs help your body recruit more tissues, move more efficiently and help to safeguard your joints from injury.

The Joints For Life program offers a wonderful daily practice in mindfulness and embodiment that feels fantastic as it helps create stronger, more resilient, and pain-free joints.

Joints For Life is great for all types of movers.

For beginners, Joints For Life will help you get to know your body as you safely improve your control and mobility. You’ll learn a lot about your current condition and movement patterns as you build a strong foundation and gain incredible new levels of body awareness.

For the intermediate student, Joints For Life will give you new layers of understanding and connection. You may find that old, nagging injuries improve and you will start to access new levels of control, ability, and fluidity.

For the advanced practitioner, CARs are a wonderful tool for exploring and creativity. Once you understand the basic principles, you can tailor your program to your unique body. Plus the daily practice provides an excellent on-going assessment and self check-in tool.

And in Joints For Life you’ll find detailed information on how to use CARs to go beyond the morning routine and use them as a rehab or a training tool.

CARs empower you to care for your body without feeling like you need to solely rely on physiotherapists, chiropractors, or other outside help.

Oh, and did I mention that the CARs routine feels INSANELY good?!?!

Joints for Life is right for you if you:

Joints for Life is NOT right for you if you:

Here’s What You’ll Find Inside Joints For Life

Explore all 7 modules designed to help you create the CARs practice that works best for you.


Module One: Why CARs Matter

Learn why CARs are so darned important, and the simple step-by-step process for learning the CARS Morning Routine.


Module Two: Learn the CARs, Joint By Joint

The Morning Routine is the essence of the CARs practice. It’s a 10-15 minute light morning warm up for all of your major joints. Get all the joint maintenance, brain-body connection and sustainability benefits with this simple daily practice.

But first, you need to learn the CARs!

So in this section, you’ll find short 3-15 minute classes to help you learn the CARs for every part of your body, one at a time – and a wide variety of position options you can explore when you’re ready!

Plus you’ll learn how to get the most out of your CARs by using focus, control, and tension.

After finishing this section, you’ll have a super solid foundation for your Morning Routine – and beyond!


Module Three: Tips, FAQs & Printables

Got questions? I’ve got answers! This section is packed with tips and resources to help you build and maintain a consistent daily practice and feel confident and safe in your CARs practice.

You’ll also find a printable cheat sheet you can use to build your practice, and a printable tracker as well.


Module Four: Spinal Mobility

The spine is different from your other joints. The updated Spinal Mobility module will teach you everything you need to know to work on your spinal sticky spots and upgrade your Morning Routine with some extra juicy spine time.


Module Five: CARS Flow Classes

Build your confidence and follow along with 8+ flow classes – including 2 in a ‘less words, more music’ format. The flow classes will also guide you in exploring different body positions, tension strategies, and variations.


Module Six: Refine & Vary

The better you get at CARs, the better you get at all types of movement.

Here I’ll teach you how to get really, really good at CARs by using axial CARs and other techniques to refine your practice, and positional variations to increase your joint strength and control.

Plus you’ll learn how to use CARs beyond the Morning Routine – as a warm up, as a rehab tool, and as the foundation for your advanced mobility training.


Module Seven: CARs Reference Library

You’ll find the basic CARs technique, the ‘cheats’ or common mistakes to avoid, and my favorite positional variations to explore for each of your major joints. Perfect if you just need a quick reminder!

Has already helped over 4,692 people improve their joint mobility and overall health

“I had RSI & really tight shoulders when I decided to try JFL. I have a desk job so I have a lot of internal shoulder rotation. I was trying different strategies but experienced pain every day.

I’ve had great results because before I was just working on my shoulders but JFL works all your joints. My wrists were so tight & I hadn’t noticed. I’ve also improved my ankle mobility.

The best thing about JFL is that it can be quick so you don’t need to think about it or you can spend a lot of time on each joint. Once you know the technique you don’t need to follow a video. It’s portable and you change it up so if you are out you don’t need to be on the floor..”

– Carolanne

“I am amazed at how JFL/CARs have changed my life! I LOVE doing CARs, every day, sometimes multiple times a day! They feel good! My shoulders move better now & my hips. I feel so more connected to my body & can tell when an area maybe needs some extra CARs today. I had some issues a few weeks ago with soreness in my hand & fingers & added some hand/finger CARs & saw a difference so quickly! It’s magic for your joints!!!”

– Tami

(Finger Lakes, NY)

“I purchased JFL because I wanted to explore and increase my range of movement and help my body to work better. Since doing CARs, I know my joints better. I noticed where I have some problems going on and worked through it with the daily practice. I experienced great improvement in a short period of time. In about a week I already noticed improvement in range of motion and smoothness of movement in my wrists and knees and especially in my left shoulder. The program even walked me through some fear of movement I had “sitting” in my neck and shoulders.”

– Susi

(London, UK)

“I’ve been doing CARs EVERY DAY for 3 years. Ever since Petra introduced me to them I’ve been doing them every morning before I do anything else – including coffee!

CARs work out that creaky, stiff feeling I have getting out of bed in the morning and I just straight up feel better after doing them … every single time.

Plus, I have a bad shoulder from old sports injuries (8 dislocations) and my shoulder has never felt better thanks to regular shoulder CARs”

– Chris

(Petra’s boyfriend, but he never does my stuff unless he really likes it)

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I think CARs are the single best movement routine that exists. Period.

But if you try them and don’t think they’re right for you, NO PROBLEM.

You’ve got a 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked, so you can try Joints For Life completely worry-free!

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your Joints For Life 2.0, Petra!

Such a fantastic work, so well explained in the details! Some things really develop over time and the fine tuning is not easy, but I understand so much more now with the new classes.

Like with your class “The CARs Continuum”. Some of the details explained here made stuff so much clearer for me. And I enjoy the new shootings of the Morning Routine and the AddOn on Spinal Mobility. So important for me!

Thank you so much, Petra!”

— Shoshana

There’s no pressure to join Joints for Life

But without these simple, impactful tools, you can expect your hips, knees, neck, and other joints to get stiffer, achier, and sorer (much sooner than they really need to).

You’ll likely keep getting injured by silly little everyday things like emptying the dishwasher, changing light bulbs, or lifting your grocery bags out of the car. And this can lead to feelings of limitation and hopelessness, in the midst of (what could be) your prime years.

And you’ll continue down the path of your parents (who don’t move a lot because their neck, their back–all these things hurt).

Get back to the activities you love.

Only $89 USD

Lifetime Access

100% Money back guarantee

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Healthier joints, less stiffness, more fluidity

People love Joints for Life

“I think I may represent a demographic that desperately needs folks like you and programs like yours. I’m nearing 74 years of age, have osteoarthritis, have had a total knee replacement, and after the surgery developed post-surgery atrial fibrillation that was soon followed by heart failure, so I experience fatigue more quickly than I used to. I prioritize regular exercise, strength training, yoga, and functional movement every day to build back my strength, minimize pain, and keep me happily engaged in my life. I do CARS daily, regardless of what else is going on, and thank you profoundly for “Joints For Life”

– Margaret B.

“I decided to try JFL because I am intrigued by the FRC approach, and the new (to me) concept of mobility as opposed to flexibility. I have been doing yoga for many years. Now I have incorporated CARs into my daily movement routine as well. I appreciate how focused each CARs exercise is, allowing me to “check in” with all of the major joints in my body, one at a time. I can customize each CARs session to give a little more attention to areas that need it.

When I started doing CARs I quickly noticed an improvement in my ankle ranges of motion, which is helpful as I work to improve my squat. My ability to do the open chain hip CARS has improved dramatically – I have a lot more strength (and less muscle cramping) through the full range of motion. This helps me to sit on the floor in a wider variety of positions. I have noticed that my scapular mobility has improved as well.

I find the JFL program to be an excellent resource for learning CARs. The lessons are well organized and Petra is a knowledgeable and thorough teacher. In each lesson she includes variations for the exercises as well as compensations to look out for. And she is always quick to respond to questions.”

– Marion W.

“Thank you for producing Joints For Life and sharing all the great movement information with us.

I had pain and range of movement loss in my shoulder after I overreached clearing snow from the roof of my car. This went on for a year. As an active 63 year old who hikes, gardens, and does yoga everyday, this was a real problem. I was constantly feeling the limitations that had settled in. Joints For Life was exactly what I needed (discovered you on IG). Little by little, doing CARs everyday, I felt my shoulder return to normal and probably better than it was before. All my joints move so much better. I am able to move my body with so much more ease and elasticity. I can get low to the ground easily. I love it down there! I want to be able to move in all directions freely and healthy the rest of my life.”

– Kathleen C.

“I purchased JFL after trying the Boot Camp and have discovered a new awareness of how my body works. I feel as if I am standing straighter and I enjoy listening to my body movement, even if I am simply climbing the stairs at work. Petra is so good at explaining the movements and having a recording of each of the exercises is brilliant. I would most definitely recommend anyone to go on one of Petra’s courses, she is an excellent teacher, is super accessible and goes the extra mile.

Thank you.”

– Juliet C.

Got questions? I have answers!

It’s understandable. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. It’s important to listen to your own body, your own needs, and explore what feels best. If my vibe and approach resonates with you, let me be your guide. 

And if you’re concerned about being overwhelmed inside the course, I totally get it! 

But no worries, I teach one simple move each week, before putting it all together. And if you have questions, you can always get in touch with me and expect a reasonably speedy response.

Joints For Life is a one time purchase that you keep forever (it’s even entirely downloadable). Plus I upgrade it regularly.

Joints For Life is designed to help you learn the CARs routine so that you can do them any time, any where, no screens required. Or you can follow along with 8+ flow classes included in your program. You’ll also get my weekly email to help keep you on track as you’re learning the basics, for extra support as you build this life changing habit.

You’ll also find a printable cheat sheet and a printable checklist, if you want to track your practice, and a comprehensive CARs library if you want to look up a specific exercise. And most of the videos are time stamped as well.

You can get all the healthy benefits by doing the 15 minute Morning CARs Routine. But I’ve also included deeper dive modules on spinal mobility, thoracic CARs, neck CARs and a new one for hip CARs to help you refine and build confidence in understanding the trickier movements.

Joints For Life is hosted on Thinkific. Thinkific has an OSX and Android app, and you can always access it through a browser on any device. Some people even like casting the videos to their TV.

That’s ok! Joints for Life is whole-body based, so everything gets worked as you go through the gentle movements. The self-paced online course will also guide you in being a “detective” so you can understand which movement patterns in your body could use more care.

And if you get into the course and find it’s not for you, no problem. 

You’ve got a 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked, so you can try Joints For Life completely worry-free!

Joints for Life is very user friendly. You’ll follow one 3-14 minute class, dedicated to each joint until you know the full CARs routine. 

So in other words, you start with the neck class and practice that for a week, the following week, you’ll continue on with your neck CARs, and add the upper back class, etc. You’ll continue until you know the full 15 minute daily CARs routine.

At this point, you can practice the daily 15 minute CARs routine in your living room, out on a hike, at the beach, anywhere you like to exercise (no video required!)

You can always check the CARs Reference Library if you want a refresher on the movements. In the library, you’ll also find additional options and progressions, classes to follow along with, and deeper dives into trickier stuff.

I understand your concern! It can be really hard to make time for your own self care when the demands of the world feel totally overwhelming.

The good news is, the classes you’ll follow to learn CARs are only 3-14 minutes long. And once you have the full CARs routine down, you can get all the benefits in only 15 minutes each day. 

Also, with the recent upgrades, I’ve got your back.

In Joints for Life, you won’t be alone as you start your practice. I’ll be there to support you every step of the way.

I’ll reach out to get you started safely and effectively.

And I’ll be in your inbox every week with a gentle reminder about which CARs to work on next. 

We’ll go step by step together, until one day you discover how it feels completely automatic to wake up, brush your teeth, and do your morning routine. And in fact, it would actually feel weird to not do your CARs!

CARs were created as a foundational piece of the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) system approach to joint health and mobility. You can learn more about FRC and its associated modalities at the Functional Anatomy Systems website. You may also enjoy this podcast from FRC creator Dr. Andreo Spina talking about the origins of human movement.

One reason I love CARs is that you basically don’t need anything at all (though you might prefer a yoga mat). I also like having a yoga block and a pair of tennis balls around to grip for tension.

You will want to have a wall or a piece of furniture around for balance during the hip CARs, and for the Spinal Mobility class you’ll need a square eraser and an elastic pull-up assist band (a pair of nylons is a great alternative).

Yep. I believe everyone should be able to access healthy movement. If you’re BIPOC or need some support right now, email me and we’ll make it happen for you.

Most of the Joint by Joint classes are under 15 minutes long (many are under 5 minutes). The flow classes range from 12-30 minutes. Most of the classes include timestamps so you can easily jump to the section you need if you’re in a hurry.

The end goal of this program is to help you create a daily 10-15 minute CARs mobility practice – no video required. But you can practice as long as you like (I love CARs so much I often find they take me more than 30 minutes – but that’s because they feel great and I’m having fun).

Good question. CARs are not therapy and this program is not intended to address injuries or be taken for medical advice.

If you feel pain during a CAR, you should change the range you’re working in so that you don’t go into the area that hurts. If you’re experiencing pain in the closing angle (e.g. the side of the joint that’s getting smaller as you bend it), I recommend that you go to see a Functional Range Certified manual practitioner who will help you work through it.

That said, CARs can be very beneficial for injuries and I’ve noticed that a number of old nagging body ‘things’ have been resolved for me as I’ve practiced. As long as you modify your CARs so you stay pain free, they should be safe and helpful. You can also ALWAYS email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Any time, anywhere is a good time! But I recommend first thing in the morning because that way they happen for sure, and they help you warm up your body for the day.

Ideally, do the entire CARs Morning Routine once a day, and add in extra CARs as movement breaks, as a warm up before other physical activity or to work on improving the health and mobility of any specific joints you wish to target.

Basically the answer is yes, but with care.

First, check with your doctor or surgeon to find out if any movement or range is contraindicated for your particular replacement. 

Then also, your movements should be modified so you don’t push into the weaker areas of the replacement.

That’s typically when you externally rotate and abduct your hip – or any other contraindications that your care team has discussed with you. For that area I would recommend working in a small, careful range – do not push into it.

CARs in the hips should actually end up being very helpful since movement is so useful for healing but you want to be very conservative with your range.

If that doesn’t feel like something you can do safely, you have two options – one is to work with someone like me – trained in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) – to take you through the hip work personally, or you can use the program for all the other joints, since they’re all important!

If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, please learn neck, upper back and spinal CARs by working 1-1 with a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist like myself or a Functional Range Release Spine certified manual therapist, ideally one who specializes in working with people with these issues. 

Because spinal CARs move you into end range flexion, side bending & rotation, there is a non-zero risk of fracture so it’s important to get personalized coaching. However, the CARs for the rest of your body will be great, and I’ve flagged all the exercises to avoid in the program.

CARs should be a great option for you, because they’ll help you build muscular control. Since relaxin impacts connective tissue and not muscles, it’s a great time to get your muscles connected and online. I do recommend using a few modifications.

First, you should use lighter irradiation/body tension, especially later in pregnancy and during postpartum – instead, prioritize frequency. Don’t push to reach your absolute end ranges, and really listen to your body – if it hurts, skip it! Post-partum, relaxin usually sticks around for a year or so, so keep it light during that time. Especially keep tension light if you have any pelvic floor or diastasis recti symptoms because you don’t want to add pressure to those issues.

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