After the Q&A published in the Telegraph Magazine in India, we now got our second post, which is a review of the FOM Seminar. Thank you Manju Bagur for coordinating the media in addition for caring to make the event happens with this much success, it would had never happened without you, great to see the appereciation of the people who came, seeing their new gained perspective that could lead to anything.
There are a few ways to get started training with Fundamentals Of movement (FOM)
At the moment there are people around the world that are training and studying the system in order to become certified instructors, and be able to hold FOM classes possibly in your neighborhood.
However for today, August 2015, we still don't have such classes.
FOM is geared more toward individualized work, which can be done also in a group setting, people could work in little teams, or by themselves if they are advanced enough, together with the group flow.
At the moment there are four ways to get started with FOM (and of course aside from those you are always welcome to book private sessions or join me to my own training). All ways support each other and it's most recommended to do all if the interest is there.
First way is to start with an online program, you can find out how the Online programming can help you achieve your own personal goals here. In the process you will also realize how well the system work, fixing weak links and taking you to your next level. What you will not get is a comprehensive explanation as to how and why it works.
Second way is to start with a Nutritional program, getting healthier through better eating habits. In FOM we implement small changes to the personal eating habits, in order to facilitate a slightly better lifestyle, or bigger changes, depends on our judgment and consultation with the client. For more information about Nutritional Consultations click here.
Third way is "the Healthy Body program", this one program is a combination of the first two and more, it is our most hands on offering, where results will be most powerful, for information about that click here.
Fourth way is to take a FOM seminar, or Intensive, or a Cert. Seminar, where you will learn the theory behind the system, you will get to understand many of its ways, and play with different concepts. You will get a great wide picture that will give you tools and perspective to analyze everything you had done so far, and get more out of them.
In order to qualify for a Certification seminar you will need to have experience in both sides of the ladder, both the training, and the theoretical part that would need to be implemented by the time of the Cert. The practical knowledge for the cert. is quite comprehensive even for level 1, be ready to work hard to be able to represent us delivering quality health to our friends.
It is interesting to ask people why they train. Usually you get some simple answers like 'I want to look good', when digging a bit deeper you can discover other reasons and deeper interesting perspectives like why a person thinks a certain look is better than another or how would it change their life if they did look a certain way.
Looking at the simple answers there are three themes that we usually come across, that can be present individually, or as a combination of the three.
First theme, people that want to look good, and might not care about anything else but how they look.
It might seem shallow but who is anyone to judge? People have their own reasons in life, people been through different things, they might not even like to exercise, but at the end of the day they are willing to do the minimum or the maximum to look good.
You would see these people going to the gym or the cross-fit box to lift weights and get more muscle size. Or you would see them at the aerobics room trying to lose weight, or using the cardio machines.
Fundamentals Of Movement offers resistance training that will increase muscle size. Problem with other resistance type training is that muscle does grow, but it doesn't always look proportional. The work doesn't always distribute evenly throughout the body, and many times doesn't target the weaker less fun parts. With FOM it's always about body alignment for bodyweight resistance and real proportions will always be the results. Instead of only doing robotic moves which are more suited for rehabilitation, we actually get to have fun in the process, using real skills.
Second theme, people who want to be healthy, some might not care about how they look, but rather want only to preserve their body, so that they can happily live in it, free of any pains and disease, plus the doctors recommend it.
For this one FOM is a no brainer. Increasing mobility, giving attention to joint health, and building strength that applies to daily activities, will make any other life activity more rewarding. With whatever time limitation you might have, you could only learn how to Maximize the health benefits from your day to day activities by using your body correctly shopping for groceries, or learn how to better your posture consciously. The more time you invest in yourself the better your health will become following this specific system created for that.
The third theme we come across is people that want to be able to do a certain move, skill, or combination. These types of athletes are often performers at various levels of ability, as well as regular people who are fascinated by these abilities.
What these people sometimes forget, is to work on the conditioning side of things. Without strength, balance in the joints, and active flexibility, there will be more injuries in the process, which could take a toll on the speed of progression. Specific strength can help overcome plateaus in the progress, and help to increase abilities, so people can also improve beyond their current physical capacity. Strength also helps stabilize the joint preventing injuries, where Active flexibility will help absorb shocks sparing body tissue. Don't forget fat loss to get lean, and energy production systems.
With these the system is well equipped to mimic the type of strain a particular skill demand, and enhance that according to supercompansation/ adaptation principles.
Beyond the conditioning factor we also work with various skills that compliment each other.
- Floor acrobatics to enhance posterior shoulder and back health.
- Aerial skills to develop more pulling strength (opposite from pushing the floor during acrobatics) with apparatuses such as fabric, rope and gymnastics rings.
- Explosive skills for expression of power. We work on various balance work on the floor, as well as partner balance work, various strength and flexibility skills and the system is open for other types of skills that can be analyzed and enhanced through its principles.
FOM is accommodating, it is planned to fit the lifestyle of the practitioner, and maximize her results within the constraints of her time, abilities or desires. The door is always open for further growth and development. It has room for people who only want efficiency in their limited training time, as well as education for those who would like to invest more in their knowledge about these topics as the system is very comprehensive.
I believe that moving ahead in life is about gaining a new perspective.
Are you familiar with the old adage about the 1% that control most of the money in the world economy by controlling banks and governments, basically stealing money from the poor?
Well that very well might be the case. Another way to looking at it is that money wasn't developed by nature wasn't it, so people like you and me are those who created it, basically from thin air! Now some of us managed to create more of it, maybe also by getting us to give it to them, but ultimately we all created it into existence.
It is similar to our quest for health, we create it! people can learn how to have more for themselves. Health is yours! Whether you have more of it or less, you should claim it. And here it's obvious I couldn't take mine from you, though some dictators do take health from people.
Now part of my ways of staying healthy are eating meat. I take animals life to sustain mine, and I will do so till the animal can out smart me into not eating it, it's called the process of evolution. If I really went to hunt it, it might try to fight me, but in nature animals found better ways to escape and avoid the costly fight.
Same about your money, instead of going on about your life while blaming the rich for your misfortune, open up your eyes, and learn what it really take to change your conditions and how to go about it. the ones you criticize the most probably should be some of your best teachers.
It's far easier to blame powerful successful people for taking what is rightly yours, then it is to ask maybe they are willing to share the wisdom and information. Truth is most people don't have strong enough desire to be truly educated! most desire to stay the same much more then they desire to change. Pessimism has low requirements, learning to ask the right questions is an acquired skill.