Proven Methods

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Train others in WholyFit (GBP)
or refer others to a WholyFit certified professional near you.

 

WholyFit.Lowres-042WholyFit trains people to be fit physically, emotionally and spiritually. WholyFit-ness trainers work with the body, not against it, in the natural way the God made it to work. We call this “working with God’s creation principles.”


Clinical and Health Care Related Benefits of WholyFit GBP (sample list)

..for the benefit of  fitness professional or health care workers.

WholyFit-specific (GBP) exercises:

  • balance muscle groups which prevents injury
  • improve proprioception
  • enhance balance, gait and agility
  • will help you and your clients or patients overcome neurological muscle inhibition
  • prevent nerve restriction, compression
  • fibromyalgia relief (provide myofascial release which can aid in relief of that specific type of fascia pain associated with fibromyalgia)
  • prevents trigger point development
  • prevents bursitis and tendinitis

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WholyFit GBP: the first eccentric strengthening program

  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle tone
  • Energy
  • Counteracts Depression
  • Strength & Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular Efficiency
  • Muscular Balance
  • Posture
  • Coordination
  • Neurological Processing
  • Equilibrium
  • Sleep Better
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hamstring flexibility, quad and illiopsoas strength, core stability

As far as we know, WholyFit is the first of it’s kind. Begun in 2001, WholyFit features eccentric contraction – lengthening the muscle while working it.

It is well known that proper scientifically based stretching is imperative to healthy movement patterns and can prevent as well as heal injuries. Exercise is God’s good medicine for our benefit. Anatomy, Kinesiology and exercise science is all based on God’s wonderful creation of the human body.

Health is the utmost goal of WholyFit, inside first (soul and spirit) and then body. Cooperating with God in the way He has created our bodies to work is the way to fitness. Depending completely on the Lord by entering into an exercise program through prayer and faith is the key to the many, many WholyFit success stories. Try it and advocate it for your patients/clients and you will agree that this fitness program is the most efficiently powerful fitness system you have ever used!

WholyFit Gentle Body Power core strength and flexibility program is more than fitness, it is a focused HEALTH and wellness program which brings fitness in the most time-efficient way. Fitness on the inside brings health on the outside. Living a Biblical life brings health and well-being to the whole body. Experiencing the love of God brings wellness to heart, mind, and spirit which transfers outwardly to the physical shell of the body. This is taught throughout the Bible:

 

 

Proverbs 4:20-22
… life and health to all their body.

Proverbs 3: 1-8
… length of days and years of life
…  healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.

 

WholyFit-original Biomechanics and Techniques

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abductor strength, adductor flexibility

WholyFit (aka Gentle Body Power) biomechanics are based on eccentric, isometric activation of muscles to achieve static stretches that tone muscles, create incredible flexibility and can even produce a cardio effect. Workout stretches are not passive, but rather muscles are lengthened with muscular energy and held in an activated state. This activated stretch technique requires guided mind-body concentration: a visualization of and focus on the anatomy of the posture, as taught by the WholyFit instructor/trainer.  WholyFit (GBP) postures stretch muscles and active muscles at the same time. Motoneurons like the golgi tendon organs are activated during each flexibility exercise pose, lengthening the muscles in the safest and most effective way. The original WholyFit word for this technique is “Musculo-neural Activation Technique,” or M.A.T. These “neurotechnics” (neurological techniques) and other trade secrets are used to develop body fitness. Simultaneously, Scripture is applied as RX for the soul, mind and spirit. Scripture meditation is Scripture medication.

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Release of lower back and fascia of ribs

Restoration is the time at the end of the exercise session where the heart rate and blood pressure are allowed to return to normal. The focus is stress management and relaxation. The practitioner lays quietly in “Rock” position on their back, or in any position in which they can relax. The Certified WholyFit (GBP) instructor/trainer leads the client through relaxation. Relaxation techniques are many: music, prayer, Scripture, etc… is applied with complete rest and/or restorative stretches.

Restorative stretches refer to passive stretches at the end of the workout. Restoration is the only period in which passive stretches are used in GBP. WholyFit Passive stretches are original, engineered from the ground up based on purpose, safety and the needs of the client. They are gentle, using gravity to re-form the fascial network of the body. Gradual overload is employed to allow the practitioner time for muscle fiber repair and connective tissue reformation. Patience is a virtue well respected. Straining positions or common passive exercises that compromise the spine are contraindicated in GBP. For example, the “Pilates Plough” position is contra-indicated in GBP. Other examples of contraindicated passive stretches are the  “yoga Cobra,” “yoga Lotus,” and “yoga Locust.”

WholyFit exercises are original,
in that they are engineered from the basis of biomechanics and target purpose. WholyFit (GBP) poses are developed to accomplish specific biomechanics purposes and each has it’s own WholyFit-specific technique and form. There’s nothing like it for safe, effective and therapeutic exercise!