Neufit = Neurology Fitness
NeuFit exists to help willing individuals activate the potential that is present inside of them. Our neurologically-based system is designed to help you achieve greater levels of neurological activation and control in order to heal faster, get fitter, and perform better. Click the number below to learn more about how we can help you.
The Nervous System
The Nervous System controls virtually everything about the body. When you work neurologically, you can change everything else for the better – and do it much faster.
We use advanced technology to accelerate your body’s internal processes. When given the right signals, your body heals itself from injury, builds muscle, and creates good health.
Designed to Push
Traditional training and rehabilitation often do not achieve results. We stimulate the body to adapt, so that it can make lasting improvements.
Most athletic injuries happen because of poor neuromuscular control, meaning deficits in strength and coordination. The body encounters force in every moment, with every move it makes. And it is the job of the muscles to absorb that force and protect the rest of the body. If your muscles are working correctly, they can protect you from injury in most cases. We know that when muscles don’t absorb force correctly that force is transferred to tendons, ligaments, cartilage, etc. and may cause damage to those tissues. Since those muscles are controlled by your nervous system, we know that ultimately these injuries come back to inappropriate neurological activation patterns. Using the NEUBIE, we can find exactly where these dysfunctional neurological patterns exist. And when we work at that level, we find that we improve function and accelerate the body’s natural healing, which usually allows the symptom to resolve itself much more quickly than with traditional therapy.
With modern advances in science, we now know a lot more about pain than ever before. Pain is not actually experienced in the body, but in the brain. It is an active output signal from the brain, generated in response to perceived threat – not necessarily damage. And it is an attempt to make you change your behavior to move away from a threat. Sometimes it is a “1-to-1” correlation, and you are having pain because of a real injury. In that case, read more on our approach injury rehabilitation. However, sometimes pain lingers even after an injury has healed on its own or been surgically repaired. Or it happens for other reasons, independent of any actual injury or damage. In these cases, an advanced understanding of pain is necessary to help overcome it. Because pain is a neurological output, it can be affected by neurological inputs. As seen in the ‘Threat Bucket’ image, that threat can actually come in many forms. Several forms of threat can be addressed with a healthy lifestyle. Others, coming from inside the body, require a very targeted approach. If the brain cannot, for example, tell precisely where all parts of the body are in space, then it doesn’t know what to do next and feels threatened. This is a deficit in “proprioception,” and is one of the major targets of our work.
There are several approaches to building muscle, and they all come down to one basic premise: you have to deplete a muscle of it’s energy and cause break down of its structural proteins so that it will grow bigger as it replenishes its energy and rebuilds its structure. There are always two parts. First, stimulation and depletion. Second, recovery and growth. During the second phase, it is necessary to get enough raw materials in to replenish the energy (carbohydrates and fat) and structural building blocks (protein) that are necessary to grow. In the first phase, depletion, people have traditionally had to spend hours and hours in the gym to get growth. With our technology, we can intensify your workouts so much that you can get 2-3 hours worth of work in 20 minutes.
The modern fitness industry is built on “weight loss.” And there are all sorts of fad, “quick fix” diets, exercise plans, and other strategies all targeted to the massive numbers of folks trying to lose weight. Can diets work? Yes. Can exercise work? Yes. Can meditation work? Yes. Can getting more sleep work? Yes. Ultimately, fat loss and storage come down to hormones, like insulin and cortisol. These two hormones, in particular, are among the most significant influences causing the body to store more fat. Insulin is most affected by blood sugar, which in turn relates to nutrition and activity. Cortisol is a hormone released in response to stress, and, in the long run, it causes the body to store fat. Often, “crash” diets have people eating very low calories for a short period of time, and they will likely lose some weight in the beginning. But, because of the stress on the body, they end up having issues cortisol and tend to rebound, putting weight back on in the long run. Similarly, workouts that attempt to burn off the fat may have some short-term benefits, but have the same effects on cortisol in the long run and tend to cause rebound weight gain. The key to healthy body composition is having a sustainable lifestyle, which includes all aspects – movement, breathing, sleep, nutrition, and doing something in the world that brings joy and satisfaction. Training at NeuFit is a very efficient way to rev up your metabolism, so that you will burn more calories, and also avoid the excessive cortisol spikes to keep your hormones healthy.
You already have inside of you tremendous speed, power, endurance, flexibility, and whatever else it is that you’re looking for in your training. The problem is that your brain is limiting you from expressing it. If you are capable of jumping 36”, but your brain only thinks you can safely land from 24”, guess how high you will jump. 24 inches. The brain’s NUMBER ONE priority is survival. Above all else, your brain wants to be sure you live to see tomorrow. That often means “putting on the brakes,” and limiting your performance to ensure that you don’t get injured and threaten survival. Many generations ago, an injury meant that you’d be unable to run away from a predator and would, literally, have your survival threatened. Performance is, of course, an output. Most training systems try to change output (“push harder,” “shift your weight to that side,” “reach your arm higher in your throwing motion”). However, we know that output is dependent on inputs. If we can change the inputs, the outputs will naturally improve. What does this actually mean? It means that strategic joint mobility drills, neurological stimulation with the NEUBIE, lots of eccentric movement with an emphasis on position, and amplifying your ability to psychologically engage can all cause outputs to improve. The net result is increased performance, and it often happens quicker than you’d think.
Triathletes and other long-distance participants are often obsessed with VO2 max. And it makes sense. VO2 max is a measure of how much energy the body can generate, and of course that energy is used as fuel to propel the body through all that mileage. There is another area that is often overlooked, however, and that is fuel efficiency. Ultimately, most seasoned endurance athletes cannot bring up their VO2 max levels much higher. They are already generating about as much energy as they’ll be able to. So the biggest factor becomes how efficiently they are using all of that energy that they’re generating. Most athletes waste a large part of their energy fighting their own internal resistance. It’s just like driving while pressing both the accelerator and the brake at the same time. So, the biggest gains in performance often come from mastering neurological coordination, so that more of the body’s energy goes to forward propulsion and less to fighting against the body’s own brakes. How do we do this? Well, we start by first finding where those inefficiencies are. With the NEUBIE, we can identify very quickly and precisely where any deficits in coordination exist, and then we can reprogram them so that the body starts to work more efficiently, very quickly. Then after that “reboot,” we can continue to train the body to work more efficiently at higher and higher levels of challenge.