lori_michiels_1365_LRDo you have it? What difference does it make if you don’t?

There was nothing more invaluable to my clients than the methods I employed after I completed a course called “Three-Part Cueing.”

In my practice, I teach clients ways to improve their form by implementing various corrective exercise techniques and healthy movement. Cueing, along with guided imagery, is a major contributor to their success.

By definition, kinestic awareness refers to how our senses take information from our brain and translate that data into movement. Touch and closed-eye patterns are sensory tools I use when I see my clients get stuck in an inefficient movement pattern. For example, think about people with poor posture, unrelated to nothing more than bad habits. Suppose they bend down to pick something off the floor and when they start to get up back up, their body gets stuck half way between bending and completely standing up straight. It becomes an incomplete movement pattern. Their brain forgot to tell them to straighten back up. I see this happen to my husband from time-to-time.

With effective cueing and practice, these patterns can be altered. Poor posture habits can be broken. As a result, you can breathe easier, have less stress on your back (85% of the population will have back pain in their lifetime and, by age 50, 85% will experience some kind of back pain) and, most importantly, reduce your risk of falling because gravity pulls you further down when you do not stand straight.

If your trainer fully understands cueing (visual, auditory and kinestic awareness), you’ve got it made! Trainers that aren’t able to adapt their teaching style to their client’s learning style will be ineffective (with that particular client) and their client will become increasingly frustrated. At Lori Michiel Fitness, we focus on the individual client and what helps them succeed in their health.

For more information about how to learn the best movement patterns and reduce bad habits so you stand less like a cashew or over-ripe banana than an arrow, visit our website at www.lorimichielfitness.com or contact us via email or call 818-620-1442. We see fitness differently!  We have trainers in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County.

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