February is American Heart Month. In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the first American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease in the United States. Cholesterol became the villain.
We have provided a link to the article “The Cholesterol Myth Updated”, which we feel will be informative, perhaps eye-opening.
Exercise and a diet low in carbohydrates is the best formula for health for your heart and your life.
Later this month, one of our Saturday Group Workouts will be devoted to cardiovascular fitness. This class will be open to all levels…beginner to advanced. It’s never too late to begin a cardiovascular program. Look for this special session and an exercise tutorial on this topic in the upcoming weeks. Until then, clients can take advantage of Legacy’s cardiovascular center during Open Gym sessions or by booking private time with Claudia.
Student-Practitioners who follow our Newsletter: the ELDOA Level 1&2 Certification has been changed. ELDOA 1 is scheduled for Thursday, March 14 and ELDOA 2 begins Friday morning, March 15 and runs through March 17. For Course specifics and enrollment, see the Education section at the end of the Newsletter or use this link to enroll:
Clients and members of our community, we invite you to enroll in ELDOA 1, and learn all the benefits. There is so much more to the ELDOA than back pain and spine health! If you are unable to attend the one day course, we invite you to sit in on the first two hours of the course during which Scott discusses the benefits of the ELDOA.
In the month of January, we devoted a portion of each Newsletter to an explanation of how our Center is organized and Legacy’s Foundational Pillars. We would like to welcome new readers and members of our community who are committed to living a better life.
If you are new to our community or unfamiliar with all the programs our Center has to offer, we invite you to visit our website and take advantage of the resources provided. Our Center is so much more than just ELDOA, and we have pioneered a new approach to sport and wellness training.
In each weekly Newsletter, we ask our readers at least one question. To see this week’s question, read the Newsletter to the end!
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Feb 9-11, 2024 (Fri-Sun)
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February – March
Calendar: Exercise & Training Information:
February 10: No Group Workout
From 9:30 to 1:30
Open Gym: $15.00
Open Sauna: $30.00
February 17: 9:00 am Tutorial on L5-S1
February 17: ELDOA Classic Group Workout 9:30 am
February 24: To be amounted
March 2: To be announced
March 9: To be announced
March 14: ELDOA
Level 1 Certification Course
March 15-17: ELDOA Level 2 Certification Course
March 16: 9:00 am Early Start ELDOA Classic Group Workout
March 23: 9:30 am ELDOA Classic Group Workout
March 30: 9:30 am ELDOA Classic Group Workout
Link to Register for Workouts: https://legacyperformwell.com/
Purchase a Class Card and SAVE on Saturday Workouts.
For a description of the ELDOA Classic Group Workout and other types of sessions we offer at Legacy, see the link:
How does a Private ELDOA Session differ from the ELDOA CLASSIC Group Workout?
2024 GYM CHANGE
DROP IN GYM
What is Open Gym and how is it different from a Drop In Gym Session? Legacy Sport & Wellness is a private facility with a Cardiovascular Center, Group Exercise Area, Dry Sauna and Recovery Program, and a fully equipped Gym. These services are reserved for our private clients who have a custom designed Home Program. An Open Gym Session is a specific block of time that we schedule throughout the month in which clients can come and take advantage of the services we have to offer. For example, many of our clients have experienced back pain at some point in their life and our Gym has several pieces of specific equipment to help them which are typically not found in most other facilities.
During Open Gym sessions, often times a workout is written on the white board for clients to follow and post workout myo-fascial stretching/ELDOA exercises are suggested. If necessary, clients are permitted to take shoes and socks off for specific exercises. All the participants who attend Legacy’s Open Gym or Drop In Gym Sessions respect our NO VIDEO policy. Open Gym Sessions are never over-crowded therefore our equipment is always available…no wait for the equipment.
If you have a Home Program, Sauna Card or a Group Class Card, you can drop in and workout in our Gym for $15.00.
Without a card, the fee is $25.00.
Saturday, February 3, there is NO ELDOA Classic Group Workout. We invite you to come to Open Gym and Open Sauna from, 9:30 to 1:30 and do either your Home Program or the Saturday workout Scott writes on the white board. The Cardiovascular Center will be open as well. Immediately following your workout, we invite you to take advantage of our Dry Sauna and Recovery Area; a Flash Sauna session is one round of sauna following your workout and a Class Sauna session is three or more rounds followed by a relaxing Recovery Session in our zero gravity chairs outdoors – indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Wellness Tip: At minimum, to begin a Cardiovascular Program, start with 20 to 30 minutes of continuous exercise. It’s best if you can do this five (5) days a week. Cardiovascular health, the importance of VO2 Max, the difference between aerobic and interval training, and how to organize and progress a Cardiovascular Program will be topics of discussion this month and in the exercise Tutorial Scott will offer later this month. It’s never too late to begin a Cardiovascular Program…but the cardiovascular system is one of the quickest to decline without regular use.
February 17 at 9:00 am, Scott will present an exercise Tutorial on the Classic ELDOA: L5-S1, and the TV L5 posture. There is no charge for this Tutorial and immediately following is the ELDOA Classic Wellness Group Workout at 9:30 am.
Sports and Performance News
This is Super Bowl week!
Solomon Thomas, #94 for the New York Jets, a member of our community and a native of Coppell, Texas, has been nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
In past Newsletters, we have shared different aspects of Solomon’s story, from playing football at Stanford University and being drafted third overall in the 2017 draft with Patrick Mahomes and Solomon’s college teammate, Christian McCaffrey. Solomon had a career best season with the Jets last year and is now a free agent. The SomaTraining and ELDOA exercises have played an important role in Solomon’s career up until this point. Solomon’s Foundation is The Defensive Line and his parents, Martha and Chris, help operate the Foundation.
This week, before the Super Bowl game, the Man of the Year will be announced.
Best of luck, Solomon, you deserve it!
Lifestyle & Recovery Center
Saturday, February 10, Open Sauna is scheduled from 9:30 to 1:30. If there is inclement weather, we will move the Recovery area indoors. The fee for a regular sauna session is $40.00 without a Sauna Card. During Open Sauna, the fee is $30.00 which includes two sauna towels and one bottle of mineral water.
A Sauna Certification Course will be scheduled within the month of February or early March. Enrollment is limited to eight (8) people: email Claudia directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up,
Topics of discussion include the importance of sweating, what is the optimal time for a single sauna session, what is the optimal temperature to use in a Dry Sauna, how to use cold water therapy by itself or in combination with dry sauna, and the importance of drinking water.
New Dates: Legacy is hosting ELDOA 1&2 Combination Certification Course. Date for Level 1is March 14 and for Level 2 March 15-17.
Course specifics and Enrollment: https://legacyperformwell.com/
This week’s ELDOA question: see ELDOA News below.
The SomaTraining/Therapy schedule for 2024 will be announced soon. Courses are scheduled to begin in April. Email your course requests for 2024 to Claudia at email@example.com
The 2024 Education calendar for SomaTraining, SomaTherapy, and the ELDOA is being finalized. Certification Courses are scheduled to begin in February, New for Scott’s Teaching Calendar: ELDOA Level 1&2 Combination, ELDOA Level 4 – Trainer Certification Practical (April-May dates to be announced), Sauna Certification Course, Cardiovascular and Conditioning Practical, ELDOA Level 3, Summer School Intensive, and ELDOA Level 4 in the fall of 2024.
Other SomaTherapy Courses are being finalized and will be added to Scott’s Teaching Calendar on the Legacy website soon.
Quiz: This week’s ELDOA question is two parts – first, why are the diaphragm and the abdominal muscles described as antagonistic-synergists?
Second – why did Guy VOYER organize the ELDOA?
ELDOA Trainer Level 4 Certification will be hosted in Dallas Spring of 2024.
In addition to Level 4, Dallas will host an ELDOA Level 1&2, and ELDOA Level 3 this Summer and possibly a second ELDOA Level 4 in the Fall of 2024. All of these courses will be hosted by Legacy Sport & Wellness and taught by Scott.
If you are an Instructor Candidate looking to assist a course, contact Claudia in the Business Office to be put on the list.
We would like to host a combination of ELDOA Level 1 (in the one-day format) combined with an Introduction to Myo-fascial Stretching in 2024.
We ask all ELDOA Practitioners – at any level -to visit the official ELDOA website – eldoavoyer.com – to make sure your contact information is accurate.
This was posted on our Instagram account and we have heard from several Student Practitioners. Thanks!
The way Legacy has our School set up in Dallas allows for Students to travel from all parts of the country for training and continuing education, while at the same time creating the opportunity to invest some of their personal time in their self-care using our Gym and Lifestyle-Recovery Center. We believe that this one-two combination can’t be beaten and we invite you to enroll in a course with us in 2024.
Client Education News
A client Exercise Tutorial, February 10 at 9:00 am: the benefit of the L5-S1 ELDOA and TV L5.
If you are from out of town, but would like to participate in our wellness educational series, consider scheduling a Wellness Immersion in Dallas and combine it with an educational workshop while you are here.
Coming Soon: The Professional Development Series: live workshops, homework lessons, and remote learning for Student Practitioners enrolled in the SomaTraining, SomaTherapy, and/or ELDOA Comprehensive Program..
For more information, contact Claudia in the Business Office.
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