Bringing Science and Fitness Together
This desire to deepen his own understanding of the limitations of traditional training modalities led him to examine the body and being as 'One' - to look inside the structure of 'Us'.
From this Jack began to explore the Nervous System and how this affects movement and in turn, overall quality of life. After attending numerous courses hosted by Industry Leaders such as Posture Pro, who too share the same vision that the Brain controls all, El Habitus was born.
A visionary fitness company that revolutionizes the way we approach physical well-being, El Habitus emphasises conscious and controlled breathing techniques, guiding clients to tap into their nervous system in order to optimise the body's ability to reinstate neural pathways.
4 STEPS OF EH METHODOLOGY
El Habitus recognises that our bodies are designed for movement patterns that have evolved over countless generations. By understanding our sensory receptors and reintegrating natural movement patterns into our modern lives, EH aims to restore our body’s innate alignment and unlock optimal performance. Isometric contractions take precedence over traditional repetitions and it is these contractions that build the foundations of strength from within.
Step 1: Proprioception and Sensory Input
It is crucial to assess the state of your sensory receptors as they play a vital role in maintaining posture and balance, regulating your nervous system, ensuring proper form, preventing injuries, and maximizing the benefits of physical activity.
Step 2: Pelvis Alignment
Aligning your pelvis on top of your feet before starting an exercise is the essential first step as it establishes a solid foundation, promotes proper posture, and optimizes biomechanics for effective and injury-free movement.
Step 3: Scapula Stability
Stabilising your scapula is crucial for maintaining proper upper body and breathing mechanics, promoting postural stability through the diaphragm, and optimizing the activation and function of the core and shoulder muscles.
Step 4: Integrated Corrective Exercises
With the body realigned and positioned, it’s now primed for optimal biomechanical movement; ensuring controlled breathing and nervous system regulation, reducing the risk of injury and allowing for efficient execution.
Your El Habitus Process
This 1:1 consultation with Jack will establish your goals, explore your current concerns and identify the most appropriate service for you
A full body assessment that goes beyond physical alignment alone; here we consider the broader context of foot imbalances, foot receptors, jaw function, breathing and nervous system regulation so as to provide you with a programme that optimises your performance and overall well-being
We begin the journey of recalibration by placing focus upon Pelvis Alignment and Scapula Stability, crucial points for rebuilding the foundations of improved movement
Online Realignment Programmes
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Frequently asked questions
Not at all. It takes a little understanding in the beginning but watch the foundation videos and then a lot is repeated throughout the course in each video, so you will soon get the gist of it! To help you out, we have created a handy glossary where you can look up the terminology used in each video.
Posture is largely misunderstood, even by medical professionals. Most think that good posture is something that can be done consciously – pull your shoulders back and stand up straight, but posture is a lot more complex than this. As posture is unconsciously maintained by reaction to stimuli, posture is not something we can change without sensory intervention. We can define “good posture” as any position that maintains balance and alignment with maximum stability but minimal energy consumption and negligible stress of the anatomical structures.
When you think of bad posture, you probably think of someone hunched over or with their head positioned forward. But this is not necessarily “bad” posture, in the way one might think it is. It is a common phrase that no posture is bad posture and your best posture is your next posture but this isn’t the EH philosophy. Bad posture is when there aren’t congruent messages being provided to the brain from its sensory receptors and it is unable to efficiently maintain balance and stability without excess strain on muscles and joints.
There is a different “expert” for different parts of the body; the problem is the body isn’t split into parts, the body is interconnected. Whilst you might be trying to treat pain in your knee or back by looking at strengthening the surrounding muscles, the problem may be coming because of imbalances in your feet and the way you walk – hence the pain always comes back. No amount of stretching, massage or exercise will make it go away – it is responding to the sensory stimuli it receives. You must address the root of the issue, and not simply try to treat the symptoms.
Based on recent neuroscientific findings, it is known that not only the inner ear (vestibular system) but also the eyes, feet and jaw truly position us in space, giving us proper spatial awareness and equilibrium. Whilst concentrating on how the fascia acts as an intermediary between all systems of our body, posturology focuses on the tuning of 4 key sensory receptors: the feet, eyes, jaw, and skin in recalibrating an individual’s posture.
Statistics show us that less than 10% of the population corresponds to the criteria for normal orthostatic posture – that means an incredible 90% of people suffer from postural imbalances. Though many almost never notice, and most won’t suffer from chronic pain, almost everyone will find they have considerably restricted range of movement, especially when compared to that of a toddler. They will also experience “tightness” in muscles, which can be temporarily relieved through stretching.