Whole Body Fitness: Get Fit with NeuroMovement®

What Does It Mean To Be Fit?

We all want to be fit and healthy. “How fit you are” is often based upon your body and physical assets like strength, endurance, flexibility, and body composition. And much of fitness training focuses on your muscles, repetition, trying harder and harder, and continuing to practice through injury and pain. But does this approach really make you fit?

Whole Body Fitness is defined as the ability to execute your intentions in life, whether you’re a high-performance athlete or a grandmother who wants to get down on the floor to comfortably play with your grandchildren. Becoming a fit human being involves far more than simply developing certain muscle groups through activities like running or lifting weights. Whole body fitness includes how you think and the way your brain works.

Your brain plays an essential role in your level of whole body fitness.
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What Is the Best Way to Get Fit? Focus on Your Brain!

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NeuroMovement®: A Holistic Approach to Fitness

It is your brain that organizes and controls all of your movements, thoughts, and emotions. It is your brain that tells your muscles what to do. For your brain to figure out the best, most harmonious way to perform any movement, it needs lots and lots of new information.

With Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®, rather than focusing attention on your muscles, we focus on your brain.

NeuroMovement and the 9 Essentials provide the conditions that flood your brain with the new information it needs to successfully create the neural patterns to overcome pain and achieve whole body fitness.

Whether you’re a world-class athlete or a beginner on the path to greater fitness, your brain is at the ready to make movement easier and you more powerful. With NeuroMovement, you will increase your flexibility, strength, coordination, and stamina. Learn more about NeuroMovement and the 9 Essentials.

Why Is It So Difficult for So Many People to Follow Through on Their Fitness Goals and Routines?

The answer is that there are certain myths about what it takes to become more fit, that contradict what your bodies really need and require.

Trying to achieve fitness is based upon myths that make it challenging, if not impossible, to commit to and achieve a successful fitness regime.

If your brain has not gotten the information it needs to be able to create the necessary patterns of the movement you are trying to do, you may simply fail and eventually give up. Or you’ll do the movement poorly, making it painful or very difficult to do, and at times, resulting in injury.

There is no question that stronger muscles provide you with the possibility for stronger, more powerful movement and stamina, making you more fit. However, muscles do not know what to do on their own. It is the brain that “tells” the muscles what to do—when to contract and when to let go—through the signals it sends to the muscles.

By using the 9 Essentials, you will access the power of your brain and challenge these commonly accepted beliefs about fitness and health.

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How to Get Fit and Healthy: Fitness Myths Debunked

Click on the links below to learn more about these five fitness myths.
Discover the Essentials that will help you get fit and healthy, and succeed with any fitness program.

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Training Your Muscles Myth

The “Training Your Muscles” myth assumes that you can train muscles directly by doing lots of repetitions of certain movements.

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No Pain, No Gain Myth

One of the biggest fitness resolution killers is pain. “No pain, no gain” is a harmful myth that is deeply ingrained in our fitness culture and beyond.

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Stretching Myth

Muscles can only contract or let go. When you try to force a muscle to relax by stretching it, you’re applying force against an actively contracted muscle.

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Flat Stomach Myth

When your abdominals are chronically contracted, your back muscles cannot work to their fullest capacity. And it is primarily your back muscles that are engaged in the powerful movements of your body.

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Practice Makes Perfect Myth

When you do something over and over again the same way, the brain quickly grooves in very deep connections and patterns, creating strong habits. These habits will limit your ability to reach higher levels of mastery.


Adults who have experienced breakthrough results with NeuroMovement®

high performance
Carrie Edwards
olympic rower, winner of 6 national gold medals

“I am now training for the next Olympic events. As extra benefits I have noticed that my running has become easier, my performance on exercise machines has improved and my recovery time is easier and shorter. All this without additional training!”

natural pain relief
Joan Parsons
a woman with chronic back pain

“I need to comment on my 5-star outcome from my sessions with Neil, along with my occasional re-runs of Anat’s Healthy Backs and Necks video exercises. My once broken back is SOOO much better! My brisk walk/jog routine is for the most part completely pain free—for the first time in 30 years. This is some sort of miracle!”

rehabilitation & recovery of function
Dr. Rebecca P.
a woman with a sports injury

“After sustaining a sports injury, I pursued diverse therapies and medical approaches…before I discovered Anat Baniel. A combination of periodic office visits and regular use of her DVD programs has dramatically reduced my pain level and, more importantly, they have given me back my life. Once again I am able to hike along mountain trails and meet other physical challenges.”

Anat Baniel works with children and adults

About Anat Baniel: Her Books and Articles

A trained clinical psychologist, dancer, and close professional associate of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for over a decade, Anat Baniel is perhaps best known today as the founder of Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®.

She is the author of two highly acclaimed books about this transformational methodology: Move Into Life: NeuroMovement for Lifelong Vitality and Kids Beyond Limits. Anat has also written and published articles on whole body fitness and health.

Click on the links below to read the articles:

Easing into Fitness

Powering Up the Middle

Dynamic Sitting

A Fine Balance: Exercise to Regain Your Balance

For the Busy Woman: 3 Tips for Easy Ways to Become More Fit
These fitness tips are for men or women!

NeuroMovement®: The 9 Essentials

Quick, daily tips to overcome pain & increase your vitality