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Think Fit. Be Fit.
Effective thinking for potent workouts
Think Fit. Be Fit. podcast is dedicated to optimizing exercise and overall human function.  It is best described as the intersection of exercise mechanics, muscle expertise, and embracing curiosity.  The human body is a wonderful teacher if you know how to listen to it, being open and having fun is part of that process.
Jennifer Schwartz, hostess and founder of Impact Your Fitness and Impact Sport Science Group has helped hundreds of athletes and people around Washington DC move without pain and exercise to their fullest potential.  
This podcast is important because people are missing out on living a better life because they don't understand that body awareness is a combination of taking feedback, listening, and learning.  It is not a practice of self-judgement and societal expectations.  Don't choose unhappiness over uncertainty.  Embrace the process!

May 20, 2020

Title: Independent Thinking and the core with Dr. Paul Juris Ed.D.

Exercise Science Insider ep #12


This is a conversation on independent thinking about the core with Dr Paul Juris Ed.D.


Paul is a noted kinesiologist specializing in education, motor skill development, sports performance enhancement, rehabilitation, and intuitive program development. He has also provided extensive sports development, rehabilitation and education consulting for organizations including the NBA, NHL, USTA, US Cycling Federation, the PGA and US Equestrian Team.  Paul was previously Vice President of Science and Education at PGA Kinematics Lab.  He served as Director of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute.  He was also the Chief Science Officer at Cybex International for 9.5 years.


A strong core has long been THE main goal of many people enthusiastic about fitness . It seems that we’ve been conditioned to believe that the “six pack” is the embodiment of health and athletic performance. This belief has covered up the true essentials of movement which seems to have little to none scientific relevance to throwing medicine balls and planks.


I have a lot of questions about the ‘core’ because the more I learn about the science of the core the more I realize that the use of this term is deleterious and how the fitness industry has failed the consumers. 


Here are the topics covered in this episode:

  • Fixation on a ‘strong core’
  • Education facilitation for learning about the core
  • What are some important things to know about measuring core movements or strength
  • EMG studies 

Links of interest:


(not mentioned) Good story on how the fitness industry runs with little evidence and creates a market


Pump one lectures

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


2 previous podcast episodes on Motor Learning and Motor Control

April 1


Some of Paul’s work at Cybex

April 8