Published on November 5th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
The Core Expert™ Jessica Schatz Shares Health Tips On The Doctors
Last week The Core Expert™ Jessica Schatz made an appearance on The Doctor. She shared some workout tips that will help you tone your waist and strengthen your core in just 60 seconds. Doing this three or five times a week along with eating right you will start seeing a difference according to Schatz.
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to speak with The Core Expert™ Jessica Schatz about her “prehab” process.
“My prehab approach was created to help elite athletes, dancers, and others decrease if not eliminate the chance of injury and the need for rehabilitation. I was a professional dancer for a number of years and recognize first-hand that injury and time spent in rehabilitation can be catastrophic to the career of a professional athlete or dancer. With Pilates as a basis, I design exercises and activities that build on mindfulness and attentiveness – to reinforce the bond between mind and muscles. I combine Pilates, physiology, and kinesiology to strengthen the individual’s core and center and build proper resistance.” Schatz told me.
Schatz would add:
“Pilates integrates the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle and emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment and smooth flowing movement. A trained athlete can learn to recognize, sense, and access each part of the body individually and become easily familiar with the functional mechanics. Pilates reinforces the bond between mind and muscles and allows one to engage the right muscles of and from the core. This work leads to better posture and control over the body’s movements, critical when engaging in a fast-action, high-endurance sport. With Pilates training, athletes run faster, hit a ball further, jump higher – all without pain or injury.”
One of her clients is Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthew and the two met during his free agent period with the Portland Trailblazers years ago. Matthew suffered an injury and was going through his rehabilitating process in Los Angeles, and he found Schatz.
“I am a firm believer of Pilates it strengthens every muscle in your body in ways that are difficult to train traditionally. There is never a dull moment because it always presents a challenge and for me I love it.” Said Matthews.
“Injuries typically happen when there are small weaknesses in the muscles and parts of the body that you would not train. It is easy to train the big muscles but to able to be strong in multiple positions that you can not necessarily predict on the court. If you can find balance, strength, flexibility, and core stability it gives you a shot to minimize the risk of injury.”