Newsletter March 2015

Welcome to the March Newsletter 2015

here with VIVESCO Mobile Health & Fitness!!!
Simply watch the video or scroll further down should you prefer to read it all 🙂

These are the topics for this month:

1. Continuing Group Fitness Sessions

2. Farmers Markets

3. Green Goddess

4. Introduction to Myofascial Lines

5. Juice/Smoothie of the month

 

1. Continuing Group Fitness Sessions
You may remember that I ran FREE Outdoor Fitness Group Sessions all through February on different days.
Well, the turn out hasn’t been that great, but nevertheless I have 2 Ladies that are keen to solider on.
So for the next 4 weeks I will continue training with them every Wednesday morning at 9.30am.
The session is open for anyone to join! And the first session will still be FREE, so you can try it out without financial risk.
However, I will need to know prior to the session should you wish to join so I can adapt the lay out of the session.
Please send me an email, a text message or write to me on FaceBook to secure your spot.
Sessions will include loaded movement training with VIPR and Sandbells, boxing, body weight exercises, games and competitions, and more.
Come along and join us for a fun filled workout that will leave you sweating, as well as smiling 🙂

 

2. Farmers Markets
Personally I am a big fan of Farmers Markets and there are heaps in and around Perth by now, trading weekly.
Besides getting a wide variety of produce, you can have a chat to the Farmers directly, investigate how they grow and where they are situated.
You will often find only seasonal fruit and vegetables, but that is a good thing. Should you need out of season foods, you can still get them other places.
Though it is a very good feeling to know that the foods you just bought have not been stored for ages already, has not been on the road or been transported by plane for days, but is rather fresh picked most likely the day before.
This is the website of the Australian Farmers Market Association
http://farmersmarkets.org.au/markets#wa
where you will not only find markets in WA, but also anywhere else in Oz (should you go on holiday but not want to miss out on your fresh produce)
Then there is another good website to have a look at for Farmers Markets, and everything else healthy living, but more about that in the next section.
If you haven’t yet shopped at one of the markets and tasted some of our great local produce, autumn is the perfect time to go and check it out as the mornings are coolish, but not freezing, and what better way to start the day than to stroll around stalls with fresh food and other produce, take in all the smells and colors….a party for the senses 🙂

 

3. Green Goddess
Green Goddess is a fairly new website that has done an aboslutely amazing job, collecting vast amounts of information about anything healthy living.
On this website
http://www.greengoodnessco.com.au/
y
ou will find alternative health care practitioners of all kinds,
cafes, markets and restaurants that serve healthier food options with organic/pesticide free ingredients,
and movement professionals like myself 🙂   but also Pilates and Yoga, or Bootcamps!
It is a very cool directory for the health conscious people!!

 

4. Introduction to Myofascial Lines
I have decided to write little summaries about the myofascial trains, to give you a better understanding of what I am always on about, but also as a reference point to go back to.
Today I will start with a little introduction about what the myofascial trains are and their role in movement.

The word Myofascia relates to the connective tissue which connects with muscle tissue.
However there are multiple types of fascia within our body as fascia is simply a collective term.
As the term ‘connective tissue’ implies, this tissue connects: it connects the separate layers of our skin, it connects organs to its surroundings so they stay in place, it connects muscles through tendons to bones, and bones through ligaments to bones. This is why our body is a tensegrity structure: A 3D structure consistent of members under tension which are continuous throughout the structure (fascia) and parts which are under compression which are not continuous (bones).
This way forces get transmitted throughout our body, instead of being impacted only on the pint of entry. If the fascia is fully functional, that is.
The below video may explain it a little more clearly (Anatomy Trains Pro, Tom Myers)
Forward to 1:50 minutes  to see how a tensegrity model works, 3.07 and following makes it even more clear 🙂

Now looking at this one could say that everything is connected to everything else in the body. That is true.
However, everything is relative 😉
Just because the fascia tissue connects everything does not eliminate the value of many individual muscle-based techniques and analyses. It just sets them into context of the system to a whole.
For fascia to function properly, in most areas in the body it needs to be proper hydrated, as it helps the muscles to glide when moving. When the fascia becomes dehydrated, that glide turns more into a friction action, which we can feel as tightness/being stuck/discomfort/pain.
Take the almost ‘normal’ posture of most humans nowadays: Head shifted forward and forward rounded shoulders. There is current tension on the trapezius and rhomboid muscles, they are pulled long/forward, but are also under tension, they are locked long. Where as the pectoral muscles are locked short, as they are squished together.
That usually goes along with a tilt in the pelvis, and maybe more, but that is going to deep.
But I hope that makes clear why it is so important to not only work on the sore neck and tight feeling shoulders, but more so on opening up the chest, to give the tissue in the back the chance to coil back and be successful with what they have been trying for so long, to pull them shoulders back and shift the head back.
To make this point more clear it is worth while watching the video as I will be showing explaining what I just wrote.

Hopefully that will give a bit more understanding of what fascia is and how it works.
In the next newsletter I will then go into the first of the 12 lines.
1. Superficial Back Line
2. Superficial Front Line
3. Later Line
4. Spiral Line
5. Arm Lines
5a. Superficial Front Arm Line
5b. Superficial Back Arm Line
5c. Deep Front Arm Line
5d. Deep Back Arm Line
6. Functional Lines
6a. Functional Back Line
6b. Functional Front Line
6c. Functional Ipsilateral Line
7. Deep Front Line
And even though they are called lines, they are really more guidelines. The only reason things get pulled apart and put into sections is for us humans to make more sense of it.

 

5. Juice of the month
Valencia Oranges
Apples
Passion Fruit
Lime

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