Fitness & Athletics

Get More out of Your Fitness Program with the Alexander Technique

What are you trying to get out of your fitness program? A fitter, leaner body, more energy, better overall health? What you probably want most is peak performance—the ability to get the absolute best out of yourself when everything is at stake.

For more than 100 years, the Alexander Technique has helped athletes and physical fitness enthusiasts master the secrets of peak performance for better overall results. The Alexander Technique doesn’t replace your training program—it makes it more effective by helping you develop self-awareness of your movement. When you recognize the mental and physical causes of tension in your movement, you can restore the fluidity and grace you need to be at your best. You’ll then be on the road to released energy and easy poise.

When you use the principles of the Alexander Technique as the foundation of your fitness program, you’ll do more than just improve your coordination and avoid injury. You’ll also gain a sense of lightness and effortlessness in your movement. The result? Workouts that leave you feeling energized rather than drained.

Sensory Awareness

To understand how the Alexander Technique can help you get more out of your training, you first need to understand a concept called sensory awareness.

Sensory awareness is the ability to constantly monitor your balance, muscular tension, and movement. With Sherry’s guidance, you can restore and even increase your sensory awareness. That means you can begin to make the changes you need to boost your strength, endurance, and skill.
 

You may be reading this page because you’ve had to reduce or even give up favorite activities such as golf, tennis, running, or racquetball. Physical stress and pain can make it difficult or impossible to follow strength and conditioning programs. And even those who press on through the pain often lose their enjoyment for physical activity—and can risk causing themselves permanent damage.


If this sounds like you, you’re probably suffering from a simple problem: poor sensory awareness. When you exercise or train with stressful tension and faulty posture, it starts to feel normal. Even when your training breaks down your body and causes pain, you persist in doing what you’re used to—and little by little, you lose your energy and your potential for performance.


By learning the Alexander Technique, you can reverse this process. You can move freely and easily without pain, but that’s only the beginning. By retraining your brain to know that speed and accuracy don’t have to involve muscular tension, you open the doors to entirely new levels of physical performance.


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Getting Started

If the Alexander Technique doesn’t replace your fitness program, then what can it do for athletes and physical fitness enthusiasts? Rather than providing you with a series of exercises to do, the Alexander Technique helps you do three things:

 

1. Build awareness of your poor postural habits

2. Inhibit these self-limiting habits

3. Replace these habits with

natural muscular movements

Imagine the difference these three simple steps could make in your fitness program. The Alexander Technique could enable you to resume activities you previously had to give up, restore ease and enjoyment to movements that gave you pain, and catapult you to new levels of athletic excellence.

How the Alexander Technique has helped Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON GIVES HIS APPROVAL

“Patients who do not respond satisfactorily to traditional treatment often seem to improve markedly with Alexander training.”

—Stuart Springer MD

Orthopedic surgeon

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