Fascia Training: What’s New in Fitness?


In your health and anatomy classes you learned about the fundamentals of basic biomechanics and how the body functions. Throughout these classes do you ever remember learning in depth about the tissue that connects it all together? Most would say no. That speaks volumes! This is no minuscule detail that should be left unacknowledged; this fascia, is a system of its own.


   The fascia is a network of connective tissue throughout the body. This network is truly a master system; connecting the muscular, skeletal, and nervous system all together uniting the body as a whole. Aside from structural stability, the fascia system holds mechanoreceptors responsible for motor and sensory reflex. In other words, you can thank this connective tissue component for your ability to move, develop muscle memory, and because it is also a pain generator, determine when something doesn’t feel right.

         Because the fascia is always responding and adapting to motion, it can develope issues when improper form is repetitively demanded of it. A simple example would be an office worker who slouches over his keyboard day-after-day. This plain action of poor posture will activate the fascia to tighten and pull on the chest muscles and lengthen and loosen the muscle in the upper back. In turn, the tight muscles will become overactive and the loose muscles, underactive, developing imbalances that increase risk of injury. In turn, a ripple effect will take place as injuries persist and imbalances will continue to develop. This repetitive cycle can only be stopped when the fascia is corrected and retrained.

    Until now, exercise professionals have been taught to address clients muscle imbalances or injury through stretching and foam rolling.

However, the NCEP believes that’s just the tip of the iceberg…

Our highly trained professionals will pass along their complete knowledge of the thorough training and conditioning program needed in order to correct imbalances and prevent future injuries that would have otherwise occurred. With that, the painful cycle of injury-to-imbalance is broken and the client can confidently move forward with their progress.

We believe a holistic approach to fitness means starting at the foundation in order to correct and prevent future complications. It only makes sense that a reliable foundation would incorporate an intricate system such as the fascia.

Fascia research is relatively new to the world of health and fitness, previously being undervalued. With that said, the NCEP is ahead of their time in implementing the latest research and seeing incredible results first hand. Fascia specialist Michele Bond M.S. is using her passion in this specific subject matter to develop full workshops and classes dedicated to unveiling the technicality behind this incredible system.


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