The core is a perfectly orchestrated combination of motion and stillness. The ribs, sternum, spine, and pelvis are the foundation of the core. We will explore the musculature (over 4 dozen muscles!) that controls posture and movement of the core. The mechanics of breathing influences the position and movement of the ribs, the shoulder complexes, and the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. We will synthesize this information to enhance the design of core exercises found in yoga, Pilates, and circuit training, including novel strategies for breathing.
How much range of motion (ROM) is good enough? Whether it's hamstrings or hip flexors or pecs, how loose should your muscles be? How flexible should your joints be? How can you work best with your body's individual anatomy? This workshop will help you experience the multiple factors that determine your current and potential range of motion. We will look at many strategies to alter your range of motion. If you want or need more ROM, you'll have a strategy to create customized, progressive motion enhancing exercises.
This interactive workshop will focus on the many intricacies of the hip and SI joints. How are they connected to each other? How do we increase motion without compromising the health of the joints? We'll take a close look at the structure of the joints and the 37 muscles that control their motion and stability, and explore dozens of ways to expand the efficacy of hip openers and SI joint stability exercises (including yoga, Pilates, and circuit training).
Under the right conditions, your muscles produce certain chemicals that can nurture and change the structure of your brain. When your muscles produce these brain altering factors, we have the opportunity to change the structure of our brains to favor the behavior, feelings, and attitudes that we want. Explore the conditions that stimulate the muscles to make those brain altering molecules, and how to take advantage of this opportunity to rewire our brains. In addition, we will explore how different mental states influence how well or how poorly your muscular, cardiovascular, immune, endocrine, nervous, and digestive systems respond and adapt to exercise. It's true: what you think about and your attitude while exercising can influence your results!
Control and alignment of the core are major points of emphasis during a Pilates workout. Let’s explore exactly what this means. By taking a detailed look at the bones, ligaments, nerves, tendons, and muscles of the spine and ribcage, let’s see how these structures are designed to move and how they support motion. We will also break down the mechanics of breathing and observe how the muscles of respiration can influence spinal posture and motion. This analysis will help us fine-tune exercises and create new ones that comply with the design and function of the core.
To facilitate an optimal learning experience, we are offering an exciting, new format for SFA: Pilates. It has two components:
1) A webinar that can be attended live, in the comfort of your own home or office, and/or downloaded for later viewing.
2 ) A live workshop that applies the material from the webinar to specific Pilates exercises.
In the webinar, we will cover:
The structure and function of the spine and ribcage.
The muscles that control the alignment and motion of the spine and ribcage.
The mechanics of breathing and how it influences the position of the spine.
A rationale for using the mechanics of breathing to design customized Pilates exercises.
How to determine the resistance profile of an exercise and the many ways that it is useful and important.
In the workshop, we will have 2 hours of practical application of the concepts that were discussed in the webinar. From cueing and custom exercise design to muscular participation and joint forces, the workshop brings it all together. Click here for registration information.
Myotopia: Neuroscience and Movement
Four workshops, April 9-10, 2016: This series of workshops will be facilitated by Jacques Henri Taylor and Alex Newell Taylor
Sunstone Academy 4540 Beltway Dr. Addison, TX 75001
To Register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (972) 591-1155.
Dates: February 19- 21, 2016 • Time: 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday. 9am to 1pm on Sunday • Location: Temescal Gateway State Park, Sunset Blvd and Temescal Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 • Hotel Information.
Early Registration Discount available until January 19th ($50 less, $750 thereafter). Register for FNS 1 & 2 at the same time and save $150.
Dates: January 15-17, 2016 • Time: 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday. 9am to 1pm on Sunday • Location: Temescal Gateway State Park, Sunset Blvd and Temescal Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 • Hotel Information.
Early Registration Discount available until December 15th ($50 less, $750 thereafter). Register for FNS 1 & 2 at the same time and save $150.
Dates: October 23rd-25th, 2015 • Time: 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday. 9am to 1pm on Sunday • Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - West End, 92 Southhampton Row, London, WC1B 4BH, United Kingdom. • Early Registration Discount available until September 28th (£30 or $47 less, £530 or $827 thereafter).
Dates: September 25th-27th, 2015 • Time: 9am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday. 9am to 1pm on Sunday • Location: NPTI Education Center Gym, 10516 Sawmill Road, Suite C Powell, Ohio 43065 • Hotel Information.
Date: June 14, 2015 • Time: 9am to 3pm (30 min break) • Location: Pilates & Beyond • 2210 Encinitas Blvd Suite B, Encinitas, CA 92024
The new RTS Practical Series is coming to the Westside Recreation Center in Calgary, Alberta.
The material covered is appropriate for fitness professionals of all types and levels of experience.
The three RTS Practical weekends are independent modules; meaning, if you can't make it to the first weekend, join us for the second or third.* You can always take the module that you missed whenever your schedule matches up with ours.
To register CLICK HERE.
The three RTS weekends offered at the Westside Recreation Center are independent modules; meaning, if you can't make it to the first weekend, join us for the second or third.* You can always take the module that you missed whenever your schedule matches up with ours. Class will begin at 8:30am and end at 5:30pm both days.
To register CLICK HERE.
INSTRUCTOR: Jacques H. Taylor, RTSm, MATSm, Muscle System Specialist
LOCATION: Calgary, AB
About the Force and the Nervous System® Course Series: FNS1 and FNS2 are Resistance Training Specialist® (RTS) Mastery Courses and continuing education for Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT).
This course is about developing tools to help ourselves and our clients shift - body, brain, and mind. FNS2 is a movement oriented course. In this interactive course, participants will experience the practical application of material that is covered in a variety of physical scenarios.
A 2.5 day workshop in Los Angeles. All fitness, health care, and wellness professionals are welcome. Instructor: Jacques Henri Taylor
The new RTS Practical Series is coming to the Westside Recreation Center in Calgary, Alberta. The Westside Recreation Center has a fantastic array of training equipment. It is sure to be a fun, practical, and inspiring experience. Class will begin at 8:30 and end at 5:30 on both days.
To register CLICK HERE.
FNS1 and FNS2 are Resistance Training Specialist® Mastery Courses and continuing education for Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques®.
Our focus in this interactive experience is understanding the relationship between physical forces, the body and the brain. Physical activities shape the body by stimulating the tissues to adapt. It turns out that physical activity also shapes your brain.
All fitness, health care, and wellness professionals are welcome.
2.5 day workshop in Los Angeles. Register here
Instructor: Jacques Henri Taylor
Advanced Training for the Exercise Professional.
First of three, 2-day modules.
The brand new RTS Practical Series is coming to David Barton Gym in Los Angeles. This is the first time that the new format is being offered in California! It is sure to be a fun, practical, and inspiring experience.
Chicago is home to one of the most vibrant, intelligent, and enthusiastic community of personal trainers, exercise and MAT specialists in the country. I look forward to the stimulating questions and conversation. Our focus in this interactive experience is understanding the relationship between physical forces (both internal and external), the body and the brain. FNS 1 is a 2.5 day workshop in Chicago. Register by Feb. 14, 2014 and get a discount! REGISTER HERE
Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2013 (12pm to 2pm) at David Barton Gym in Los Angeles to learn more about resistance training. We are a group of exercise professionals exploring ways of enhancing our understanding and application of exercise science. While we are using the RTS® Principles as a context for discussion/application, this is a study group and NOT a seminar or CEU course. We meet monthly, all are welcome and its free!
Location: David Barton Gym, 12100 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064 (See map)