Let's rebuild your foundation
You wouldn't build a house on land that was prone to sinkholes would you? Then why would you take that same approach to your body? Think of posture as the foundation of your body, just as the land is the foundation of your house. Most people's foundations are rife with cracks. If those cracks go unfixed, they turn into bigger cracks. Before you know it you're getting x-rays and MRI's trying to diagnose why your neck, back, knees, etc hurt. Avoid the pills and operations. Build your house upon the solid grounds at Apex.
Posture today versus "back then"
In today's society, we are constantly doing anti-posture work. Whether it's at the desk, in the car, or on the couch, we are deactivating important muscles while tightening others. Never in the brief history of humanity have we spent so much time sitting - which is quite possibly the worst anatomical position to be in.
It wasn't long ago when were tilling fields, hunting game, squatting down for various reasons, and possibly living nomadically. All of which took: strength, flexibility, joint range of motion, and cardiovascular health. Plus the food available was all locally sourced and organic.
Apex's approach to unlocking your body's true postural potential is unique. We don't skip steps. You deserve to be pain free, functional and strong. There are no shortcuts when all those things are at stake.
Food: highly sought after, seldom truly understood. Apex isn't in the diet business per se - we are in the wellness business. Food is the most basic, and often the best way to directly affect inflammation (pain), energy, and body composition (fat loss). If we can't get our ground level right, the other levels will be affected. Nutritional guidance is most certainly part of the Apex Solution.
Fuel your body
1st/ Postural Reconditioning
Deactivate hypertonic muscles
The very backbone of the program begins at the Postural Reconditioning level. A building's foundation needs to be precise or the finished product doesn't function as intended; your body operates on the same premise. At this level we will gently recondition your body's foundation so the other levels are able to be stacked upon it in a nice orderly fashion. :-)
2nd/ Central Nervous System Retraining
Retune dormant muscles
Now that we've had a chance to address some of those over-tight often weak muscles, we'll start to turn those same muscles as well as others back on. Over time, our bodies adapt to the environment in which we find ourselves most often. That usually means in a seated position. Therefore we need to get those scapular retractors/depressors, humoral rotators, gluteals, adductors and hip flexors, functioning properly. This block will focus on just that: getting those muscles and others, turned back on.
Range of Motion
Retake control of your body
In this block we will work on all the tight muscles, and gaining functional Range of Motion (ROM). For most people, increasing flexibility in the: hamstrings, quadriceps, pectorals, calves, lats, serratus anterior, to name a few, will be addressed! Not only that, but we will also focus on: scapular, thoracic and hip flexor ROM. Once we start to gain the upper hand in regaining flexibility and ROM, you'll be on your way to feeling better.
4th/ Core & Stabilizer Strengthening
Now that we've retaught your body how to abduct, adduct, elevate, depress, flex, extend, rotate, stabilize, etc, we can start to strengthen those muscles that will hold you in your new-found postural excellence!
Rebuild your body
Balance & Spacial Awareness
Gain comfort in, and new abilities with, your body
We have now successfully laid a sturdy foundation, and can build some pretty cool things upon it. There is more to being fit and functional than just eating right, looking good and feeling well. It takes being well balanced on all fronts to truly reap the benefits of what life has to offer. To that end, we will now work on some balance and proprioceptive abilities.
Nearing the top of our pyramid is the development of your cardiovascular system. We'll utilize longer bouts of sustained light cardio along with sessions of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and other forms of cardio to strengthen your heart and respiratory system.
Move further, faster, easier
Now go climb that mountain!
Atop the pyramid is the strengthening block. It's not because it's the most important; rather it is the capstone that will finish off the pyramid. We can now shore up your body with adding strength and muscle. Think of it as adding durability and increased output. You are now fully functioning and pain free; let's add "strong" to that list too.