The Importance of a Principle Based System When Exercising

There is a great quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “As to methods: there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

Often the new year brings the need to evaluate, make changes, etc. Health and fitness are significant areas where people consider and want to make a change this time of year.

If you are finding that you are in that place this time of year and are looking to start a fitness program, be sure the program or the professional you are working with works in a principle-based system.

You can use many different methods when you exercise with a set of principles. 

The Integrative Movement System which we use in our studio is based on three simple principles to ensure your body moves with its greatest efficiency:

  • Alignment
  • Breathe
  • Control

When you move and exercise, utilizing optimal joint alignment, three-dimensional breathing, and using the right amount of effort or control for the task or exercise you are doing, you are ensuring you are moving efficiently.  

Exercising under these principles allows your body to move with greater ease and less effort throughout your day.   

Exercise and fitness can be overwhelming. Many options are available, from what you can do online in your home to joining a gym or studio.

One of the favorite moments in a session with a client is when they realize they have the framework (principles) to know if an exercise is proper for them at that time or if they executed it correctly.  

The Integrative Movement System is a simple principle-based program that follows you into every exercise you do.  

Go ahead, and start the exercise program. I recommend starting it with Integrative Movement Specialist, so each session allows your body to move more efficiently!


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