Overview of Courses

Exercise scientists have shown that achieving the benefits of exercise (less pain, more control, increased strength and performance, less body fat, lower cholesterol, mental clarity, etc.) depends on specific changes in the neuromusculoskeletal system. Without these changes, exercise is a frustrating and often futile endeavor. MyoTopia’s continuing education series seeks to empower professionals to do what they do better, and develop new skills and tools, therefore increasing the value of their skill-set and time. Better results through science. 

The Exercise Design Lab: A Study Group

We are a group of exercise professionals exploring ways of enhancing our understanding and application of exercise science. We use physics, joint structure and function, and FNS principles as a context for discussion/application.

In this highly interactive, practical course we explore how the neuromuscular system responds to the  exercises we design. Using the Delsys Trigno surface EMG system, we will observe, in realtime, how the design of equipment (free weights to Pilates equipment to body weight), the object(s) of focus, length of the repetition, amount of effort, fatigue, etc. determine muscular participation. Then we'll use the information to rethink our exercise design strategies to suit the needs of an individual's goals. This is a study group and NOT a seminar or CEU course. All are welcome!

Force and the Nervous System (FNS)

The focus of the FNS curriculum is to help professionals understand how the modalities and exercises that they use influence the structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal system. With this insight, we will develop new tools and practice ways of using our current tools more strategically and effectively. Students are empowered to do what they do, better. The FNS1 course is two days, offered twice a year, while the FNS2 course is two days and is held once per year.

Strategic Force Application: Pilates and Yoga

This is a series of 2 to 3 hour workshops exploring how principles of physics and engineering can be applied to yoga and Pilates. This objective examination helps to reveal and manage potential risks while enhancing the benefits of asanas and Pilates exercises. New cues, strategies to build strength, and exercises are developed based on the material covered.