Fascial Fitness

November 2012 Cathy completed her training as a Fascial Fitness Trainer with Robert Schleip PhD and Divo G Muller at the London School of Osteopathy.

Fascia Fitness

  • A new training program for the development of supple, flexible and strong connective tissues.
  • Fascia is tissue that CONNECTS all parts of the body and plays a fundamental role in our physical health.
  • Good function of Fascia underpins quality athletic performance.
  • An important part of every comprehensive training program.

Training Examples

Elastic Recoil – Rebound Elasticity e.g. The Flying Sword
IN: soft elastic dynamic, jumps without noise and a micro bouncing rhythm, a sense of ease (like a rubber ball)

Elastic Recoil

2. Fascial Stretches e.g. Cat Stretch, Elephant walk, Warrior
IN: long chains are better than short ones, the body as a bodywide network and integrated tension.

Fascial Stretches e.g. Cat Stretch

3. Release and Hydration e.g. Balls: Big foot – foot on balls * Roller: Fascia lata * Roller Upper spine.
IN: Melting movements of body at super-slow speed; few millimetres per breathing cycle only.

Release and Hydration e.g. Balls: Big foot

4. Proprioceptive refinement e.g. starfish, octopus tentacle
IN: refinement of movement and body awareness. Developing elegance, grace beauty in the body’s expression. Sense of feeling at home in one’s body, integrated tension and wellbeing.

Proprioceptive refinement e.g. starfish, octopus tentacle

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