Is Your Fascia Fit?
In the fitness industry there’s no shortage of trends and buzzwords, with ‘fascia’ being one of the latest terms, but make no mistake – the significance of fascia is here to stay.
The energetic, youthful grace you may observe in someone is a representation of their fascial health, radiating resilience throughout their body. Fascia is a multi-layered, fibrous network of connective tissue that surrounds individual elements of the body, including organs, muscles, nerves and blood vessels, binding them together – energizing and connecting us as a whole. In essence, fascia assists with turning muscle contraction into coordinated, efficient movements with minimal wear and tear on the joints. Science is revealing the vital role that fascia plays in optimal human performance – with fascia ideally being so responsive to its environment that it operates without our conscious control.
To maintain a youthful and balanced body, fascia must be moved on a three-dimensional plane, achieved through programming like ZEN•GA™. ZEN•GA, a synergistic blend of mind-body modalities, supported by exercise science and the newest findings in fascial fitness, focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience. The increase in demand on the neuromuscular system affords the benefits of improved strength, enhanced elasticity and creates a more youthful, resilient and fluid body.
During September, National Yoga Month, we’re shining a spotlight on ZEN•GA and fascial fitness. How do you ensure that your clients are ‘fascially fit’? Tweet us @STOTT_PILATES to let us know!