MOVE YOUR BODY

 

PERSONAL TRAINING-YOGA-PILATES-MEDITATION-NUTRITION

 

Based in New York, Soul Force Fit's multi modality approach  to exercise makes learning about the body more accessible.  Elevate your mind and body with a method that infuses traditional personal training, yoga, Pilates, Cardio dance/HITT and meditation.  You will establish functional core stability, joint mobility, coordination, strength, muscular repair and integration.  No matter where you are on your road, be it injury recovery, pain management, or bodybuilding,  we have the program for you!   Sessions are In home and  online.

Are you body aware?

Nothing is more important than proper alignment and functionality of your joints. When you first start lifting weight, it is important that you honor where you are at. Challenging yourself is one thing, but lifting too heavy too soon is a recipe for poor biomechanics down the line. Try yoga and pilates before you start lifting weight, oftentimes your body can become compromised when you misunderstand length tension relationships, joint spaces, and basic planes of motion. Yoga and Pilates can bring you into conscious contact with how your body naturally moves, thus preparing you for weight lifting and proper weight loss techniques.

FLOW- ALIGN- CONDITION-MIND-BODY-SOUL

Corrective Exercise is great if you have a lot of muscular imbalances, or are recovering from injury.  If your goal is to correct your posture and train your nervous system to align correctly under tension, corrective exercise is for you.  

It is vital to have muscular balance, functional skeletal mechanics;  and pliability in the soft tissues of your body.  Exercises like shoulder screws, the Pilates roll-up, ragdoll and Warrior Postures from Yoga, will all be included in your mechanical assessment.

After your assessment, you will begin conditioning phases, to improve strength in your connective tissue and musculoskeletal system. These phases are set in an individualist order, as a way to measure your specific progress. As the body becomes conditioned to moving naturally, as it should, the intensity and duration of your session will increase. You will always have a dynamic warm up and static portion of your session and be expected to perform self-myofascial release properly, to increase hydration in soft tissue as well as promote circulation throughout your body.

During this session we will explore your limitations as well as your strengths.  Nothing feels better than being aligned. 

Pilates: was created by Joeseph Pilates in the 1920s, intended for rehabilitation, flexibility, and core training. Pilates is a great way to build your core, develop breath control  and stay flexible.  It is also a system that has been used by all physical therapists to support muscular functionality.  Pilates is a great method if you are trying to prevent injury and pain. A pilates session will leave you feeling strong and lean.

Yoga(to yoke) is a mind-body practice, it involves the integration of the mind and body, it was originally intended for spiritual practice. The best teachers still use it for such intentions today. There are multiple styles of yoga all of which can be of service to you.

During a Mobility session you will primarily focus on mobility drills which will consist of the most subtle forms of isolation you can imagine. You will relearn how each joint is supposed to function and be glad you didn't forget!  If you are an athlete, body builder or just an average gym rat, you should really do mobility training, at least one day a week. 

Incorporate recovery into your life, with assisted stretching.  This session will teach you all about how fluid moves in your body and how to connect with your neurofascial system.  Allow yourself full recovery and learn how to provide your body with proper hydration and extensibility.  Our largest organ is our skin and much deeper than our skin is the connective tissue, a structure that holds the true secret to how our body functions. Recover and feel supported with an assisted stretch! 

Utilize your fullest energetic potential! Book a Nutrition consultation. A key component of Health is Nutrition: You are what you eat. Eating should be a happy and  healthy habit. Nutrition and a healthy attitude towards food is what you need to have a truly content experience with a healthy lifestyle.  

A meditation session can  help you fully recover from exercise and prepare you for greater physical and mental strength. If you feel stressed in any way a guided restorative meditation session will get you on the right track.  In this session you will learn restorative yoga techniques in combination with guided breath and meditation techniques.  This is a session you can not afford to skip. 

Doing Yoga and Pilates in a chair can help all people young and old, understand  how they hold themselves while under tension.  This session is one I practice with people who have  several injuries or need simpler instruction in how to connect to their body, with out placing a tremendous amount of pressure on the joints and sensitive structures of the body.  Does your mother or father need to workout but they cant because of pain, exhaustion, or an overwhelming sense of doom?  This session is for them. : ) 

We all know that when trying to loose weight we get too much in our heads and are unkind to ourselves about failing to loose weight.  Why do we do that?  Part of it is due to  our society  distorting our minds about what physical beauty is, and also, many of us are perfectionists/control freaks.  Often times when we are busy thinking about what we want to control we loose control of what we actually have control over.  Eating!!!! In this session you will be consulted about your relationship with food and exercise, you will also obtain skills of how to mindfully workout without injuring yourself.  Oftentimes when we are overweight, we think we can just go work out hard without considering the toll it can take on our ankles, knees and hips.  The biggest load we face against gravity is our body weight, training properly is essential for the process of weight loss.  Please know you are beautiful and that you deserve to feel that way. 

 

“The molecules that makeup cells and the cells that comprise tissues continually turn over; it is the maintenance of pattern integrity that we call ‘life’. The pattern is a manifestation of structure and structural stability results from the establishment of spatial relationships that bring individually destabilized structural elements into balance.”

-Donald Ingber, MD, PhD

Recovery is a SKILL

Restorative yoga, meditation, and  assisted stretch give your nervous system what it needs to recover from stress induced by workouts and life. Your athletic performance, can only be as strong as your recovery program. 

Healing is an Art: Insight to Recovery and Meditation

Healing is a process, of introspection, regulation, and self-expression. What can you do to stay in your most awakened self? What kind of process do you need to create for yourself to stay in your best mental, physical, and emotional state? Healing happens when you learn to regulate and recover. Practice wholehearted self-discipline and self expression, this can be found by simply practicing breath. What is a healing art? A healing art is any and every art on earth. Invite yourself to participate in recovery, it is work to dedicate time to your recovery practice. Recovery is just as important, if not more important than productivity. The way you choose to recover is instinctive and is an art in and of itself. Your healing is a gift to the whole world but first it must start as a gift to you. Be you.