Michael Polito teaches his students an approach utilizing an evolving body conditioning method. It is a method that is constantly adapting and improving. The method is based on Michael's relationships with gymnastic conditioning, yoga, martial arts, calisthenics, meditation practice, breathing, and connection with nature and human evolution. It focuses heavily on improving and restoring functional movement, strength, and mobility. Our bodies were designed to move, yet most people use only a fraction of their potential. Michael believes strongly the importance of integrating movement throughout the day. Michael's Progressive Movement Method, has been devised to help people increase their strength, flexibility, agility, dexterity, balance, mobility, mental awareness and coordination. Most physical problems and inabilities that people encounter are most commonly contributed to inactivity, improper form and technique, too much specialization in a certain aspect of training, or diet and lifestyle. In most instances, a combination of all of these.
A good teacher, or trainer will explain and educate. Michael teaches movements slowly, with utmost control to protect against injury. He will also listen to problems and frustrations you may be encountering and design a program that is practical and doable for you personally. You do not need to be an anatomist, doctor or nutritionist, but a basic understanding of how your body works will help guide you.
Michael concentrates on a number of different training aspects. Some include; Simple to complex strength movements, re-hab & pre-hab drills and exercises, mobility training, ground flow (using nothing but the floor), gymnastic conditioning methods, and exercises and movement practices obtained from ancient martial arts and yoga practice.
Michael believes that your training and movement practice should be enjoyable and playful. Something that you look forward to. It should be rewarding and improve the quality of your body, mind and life. If you are not enjoying it, you need to re-examine your chosen method, and make adjustments.
PLAY...To be a need and unconscious awareness. An instinctive action.
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