Flow Sequence 1

Another full body workout on the Galileo, inspired by flow yoga.

This program moves through two ranges and 3 frequencies: beginning with focused flexibility for the hamstrings, then moving to an optimal strength and flexibility setting for the bulk of the flow, and ending by building power in the squat at 26 HZ.

An exercise "step" on top of a yoga mat is used to equalize the " floor". If you tend to use blocks in your downward dog, you may want to raise your step higher than the plate for the same reasons. 

This is an active program designed for healthy bodies. It is not intended to diagnose or cure any medical condition. 

Please consult your physician before embarking on any exercise program. 

Ball Workout 1

This 9 minute full body workout on the Galileo Device is designed to tone and align, while driving circulation and building muscle. Three different frequencies are used, targeting flexibility, motor control/agility, and foot strengthening at the highest frequencies, building muscle to support alignment from the ground up ( literally).

The use of an exercise ball allows for greater feedback and a larger range of training environments. 

If you control your Galileo device from the handle, please adjust directions accordingly, and if any movement is too challenging, stay with the previous one and endeavor to master it, by holding at the range that can be stabilized. 

Foot Release

A small shift in your workout environment can create massive shift in how the body responds.

In this case, adding a soft half-roller changes the effects of the mechano-stimulation in the body, opening the connective tissue as well as releasing the muscles. 

This is an excellent place to begin a workout, or unwind yourself from daily tension.  

Basic Foot Program 1

This is an excellent program for anyone who struggles with foot/leg alignment. 

The mechano-stimulation from the Galileo plate helps to equalize muscular contractions. Whereas your brain only fires approximately 60% of the muscle spindle, the Galileo devices fire 100% of the muscle spindle, as the contraction is driven from an outside force. In cases of misalignment, it is common for only one part of a muscle to be used, and stress on the bones is also not even. 

By mobilizing the lower leg bones, we act on the ankThis is an excellent program for anyone who struggles with foot/leg alignment. 

The mechano-stimulation from the Galileo plate helps to equalize muscular contractions. Whereas your brain only fires approximately 60% of the muscle spindle, the Galileo devices fire 100% of the muscle spindle, as the contraction is driven from an outside force. In cases of misalignment, it is common for only one part of a muscle to be used, and stress on the bones is also not even. 

By mobilizing the lower leg bones, we act on the ankle, which in turn, acts on the foot, therefore building muscles necessary to support the tiny bones of the foot, and allowing for greater alignment through the leg, and ultimately, the entire body. 

The 26 Hz frequency is ideal, building muscle while still keeping the frequencies low enough to allow for great mobility within exercises.

Feel free to play within the 22-28 Hz range, your body may respond differently. Any time you feel like you may be approaching a "weaker" area, slow down, and hold right before you enter the least stable area. This will help you to build 360 degree strength.

le, which in turn, acts on the foot, therefore building muscles necessary to support the tiny bones of the foot, and allowing for greater alignment through the leg, and ultimately, the entire body. 

The 26 Hz frequency is ideal, building muscle while still keeping the frequencies low enough to allow for great mobility within exercises.

Feel free to play within the 22-28 Hz range, your body may respond differently. Any time you feel like you may be approaching a "weaker" area, slow down, and hold right before you enter the least stable area. This will help you to build 360 degree strength.

Advanced Foot Program

By adding a stiff half-roller to your Galileo, you create yet another versatile training environment. 

Now the body is stabilizing over a curved surface, adding additional challenges, both proprioceptive and structural. 

This program is essential for dancers, gymnasts, hikers, anyone who requires extra strong and agile feet. If you are an athlete who struggles with pronation/supenation, or suffers from foot issues, this is also a fabulous way to build strength within much greater ranges than the flat plate provides. 

The basic foot program is an excellent way to prepare for this series. 

Lower Back Program 1

This sequence is designed to release and strengthen the lower back. It addresses stiffness as well as pelvis instability in a standing position. 

Begin with bent knees and slowly straighten in order to control where the mechano-stimulation is directed. Using the Galileo to develop internal awareness around positioning is an invaluable technique to improve alignment, which in turn can address many instability issues. 

We move between 18, 24 and 12 Hz for a full array of training benefits, from mobility to muscle building, and then back to agility. 

Is Galileo Training effective in decreasing back pain? 

Spinal Articulation

Caution : This sequence is designed to strengthen the muscles that surround the spine, not to treat any injury. It is not appropriate for those suffering from herniated disks, or any type of severe tissue degeneration. Consult your doctor or physical therapist before embarking on any type of exercise program. 

 

This Spinal Articulation sequence uses a 5-10 lb weight for additional feedback as the client sequentially mobilizes the spine up and down. The sequence begins at 18 Hz for optimal mobilization/strengthening of the core muscles, and then ramps up to 24-26 Hz to drive blood to the legs and pelvis at the end, balancing out the workout. 

A small stool may be placed in front of the Galileo in case the weight needs to be changed. In certain cases, clients may want to hold on to something at various levels, and maintain the challenging position for an additional breath or two when further stabilization is necessary. 

Hamstring Flexibility

The lower end of the middle range of Hz is wonderfully effective at increasing flexibility. 

At 12 Hz, the mechano-stimulation provides enough involuntary muscle contraction to drive circulation to the tissues, without contracting so frequently that the muscles become tense over the period of Galileo training. 

Because many inflexibility issues come from instability ( i.e. a misaligned region of the body will often display as "inflexible" as a result of the body protecting itself from further instability), Galileo Training is invaluable, firing 100% of the muscle spindle where the human brain only fires 40-60%. By driving contraction/circulation wholistically, entire muscle groups are brought online, correcting alignment and often reducing the causes of inflexibility at the source. 

If the client is unable to reach the floor, a stool, pilates box, or exercise " step" may be used to elevate the height of the hands to an appropriate level. If the down dog/calf stretch exercise is being attempted, please be sure to have stabilized beneath the elevated surface. 

Pelvic Floor .1 ( Mobility and Toning)

This 5 minute flow starts at 12 Hz and goes through a concise pelvic mobilization sequence, inner and outer thigh activations as well as deep abdominal and lower back exercises. 

After effectively " warming up" the area, the movements are repeated at 18 Hz for stronger muscle building, and hip flexion/stabilization is added in in the end. 

The final exercise ( Hip extension in tall kneeling) is optional and should be applied at the trainers discretion. 

Accessories : a minimum of two layers of yoga pads each for the knees

                     a stable  " step" to equalize the height of the hands and knees